A passion for peoniesPosted: May 28, 2012
The ants certainly feel passionate about the peonies. I learned a long time ago to admire the peonies from outdoors because no matter how well I think I’ve knocked off the ants, there will always be a dozen or so hiding within the petals. I prefer to keep the ants outdoors, so that is where the peonies will have to stay as well. That’s okay. They last longer out there.
I do love the scent of peonies. Their perfume floats along with the breeze and makes it almost up to the house. That’s a pretty good distance. The peonies are located out by the rhododendrons in my favorite little niche of the property.
The neighbor across the street has several clumps of peonies so it’s possible her peonies are perfuming the air too.
It’s terribly hot and humid today. I’ve spent most of the day indoors, cleaning house. Specifically, cleaning the basement. It’s always a nice, cool 64 degrees in the basement. It’s a walk-out basement with lots of windows so it doesn’t resemble a cave. We spend a lot of time down here. The office area is in the basement. M’s entertainment area is also down here. There’s a laundry area and a second kitchen. We do our canning and brewing (beer, cider, and mead) in the basement kitchen.
M has been swimming in the pond, repairing the ladder to the swim platform, and spraying the poison ivy. It looks like this will be a good year for poison ivy, mosquitoes, and deer flies. I blame it on the mild winter.
We finally got a good soaking yesterday evening. First there was hail, some of it a little bigger than pea-size. I’d have taken pictures, but I was too busy watching it to grab the camera. After the hail, it poured and poured for about 5-10 minutes. Everything has perked up as a result. It’s also made it steamy, but I’m not complaining. The trees and garden are much happier.
I guess that’s it from the Bogs for now. Thanks for visiting and taking a look at the peonies with me. 🙂