The week of peonies

Pink Peony with obligatory ant
Pink Peony with obligatory ant

As the wild roses enter their second week of bloom, the peony bush is joining in.  For about a week, it’s covered with huge, lush flowerbombs. And just as they peak, it rains and the waterlogged blossoms drag the whole thing down to the ground and that’s it. A week.

After that, the bush reverts to a boring green lump in the background for the tomato plant to clamber over. By the end of the summer, I’ll be regretting how much space it takes up and wondering why I planted it. But right now, it is so worth it.