Monday, May 18, 2015

2015 Peony Blooms Week 5 - Late Mid

Last week in my Peony Blooms Week 4 - Mid there were so many different and exciting colors of peonies in bloom. This week we get back to more lactiflora peonies in bloom with the standard pinks and whites, and less of the herbaceous hybrids with the reds and yellows. This week my peonies really seemed to be winding down with the week 5 blooms really seeming like week 6 blooms. Winter was late here this year, which caused lots of the early peonies to either not bloom because of frozen bud blast or bloom a bit later in concert with peonies that usually bloom after the early peonies. It seems like several of the bloom weeks were merged together this year, perhaps shortening the entire bloom season by about a week. Also we had pretty moisture with constant rain shower up until the last week when it started to be a little drier, with the rain storms a bit farther apart. The reduction in rain affected the blooms a bit, with some of them becoming wilted much sooner.
Peony 'Guidon'
Peony 'Karl Rosenfield'
Peony 'Pink Firefly'
Peony 'Belleville'
Peony 'Laura Dessert'
Peony 'Feather Top'

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