Tom downloaded images off his camera today and there were a bunch of the garden, so I thought I would share some of them:
For Christmas, Tom got me a peony plant- it was basically a root sticking out of a tiny pot of soil. So I transplanted it, put it in the sun, and within two weeks it grew to about knee-high and BLOOMED.
We had a few days with the beautiful flower, then the plant slowly withered and turned brown. I know we are totally out of zone with this one, and I’m going to bring it inside and see if I can’t coax it back, but I wanted to give it a try. Plus, we got that beautiful blossom. I try and think about it in terms of cut flowers- a bouquet of flowers is much more expensive than a plant, and so it was totally worth it. The flower was pretty dazzling!
Onto something a little more approrpaite for this zone: