WELCOME to the 2014 #AtoZ Blog Challenge
Inspired By My Pinterest Boards: This Year’s Category is GARDENING
–Alice Harding, The Book of the Peony
I walked off and left some beautiful peonies in my first North Carolina garden because I’d been told they don’t like to be moved. A friend driving by that garden several months later slammed on her brakes to get out of her car. Two men were digging up the entire front bed where I’d left the peonies. “What do you think you’re doing?” she asked. “The lady of the house wants roses here.” When my friend called to tell me what had happened I practically took to my bed. I should have transplanted those peonies and taken my chances. I vowed, never again.
In my next garden I planted anew the peonies pictured here in a boxwood parterre, along with ‘Immortality’ white iris and other cottage garden plants. They were in the ground almost seven years where they flourished season after season. (I’ve written in an earlier post about the heartache of leaving this garden that made my heart sing. See category-Stepheny the Gardner) It remains to be seen in a few months time if the peonies I moved will make it. I learned my lesson, however. I’m keeping faith that I will be rewarded for my devotion to these plants. We will see what we will see……If you want more information visit The American Peony Society.