The Picket Fence and Peony Flowers

One of my favorite flowers
The Peony
My grandmother had a picket fence built many years ago. I remember as a kid the beautiful Peony bushes that grew along side of these pickets which always seemed to be lacking a coat of new white paint. I also recall my attempts to paint this stretch of fence every summer. Note… I said attempt; I never seemed to get the job completed before fall set in. Never-the-less the beautiful Peony’s would always bring a smile to my face and brighten my day. Not to mention the wonderful aroma they would send out to whom ever walked by or when I attempted to paint the pickets.
Late March 2010
New Life…
When the fence was torn down in later years, I removed some of the Peony bulbs and transplanted them to my home. They grew beautifully and when I moved several times later through out my life  I continued to transplant some of the bulbs. I still have some of these beauties…they are in their second season at my home now.  
 April 2010
May 2010
June 2, 2010
Their beauty is short lived…as so many things in life they leave us much to soon.
Make the most of your days…ENJOY!
The Gourmet Farm Girl