Thursday, June 4, 2015

Brazen Hussy

No, not me, although I did have my day many, many.....many years ago.

I'm talking about my Itoh peony 'Cora Louise' who burst into ecstatic bloom while we were away in California, and was still in bloom when we returned. She's flaunting a handful of blowsy flowers, all in various stages of openness.




Cuddling up with the foliage from an Eryngium 'Jade Frost'

At least she has the good sense to blush

Sneaking a peak at Cora's naughty bits

The poor girl, looking the worse for wear -- I fear the bees have had their way with her, and now the Dactylhorizae flower beside her is trying to steal her thunder

She's my only Itoh peony, and I'm as taken with her as the bees are. I don't know much about Itoh peonies, so I'm wondering if those naughty bits are now going to turn into an interesting and colorful seedpod. I sure hope so!

12 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful flower. I know nothing about Itoh peonies, very interesting.

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  2. You certainly gave her the press a brazen huzzy deserves. You didn't mention if she smelled good.

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  3. Quite a delicately coloured peony, which also somehow reminds me of magnolia blooms

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  4. Oh heavenly days, more plant porn. I suppose that if plants choose to flaunt their reproductive habits, it's o.k. to watch. Your brazen hussy is beautiful.

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  5. This siren could definitely lure anyone onto the rocks.

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  6. She's a beauty, will be fun to see what develops.

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  7. I'm glad you got a chance to enjoy the blooms. My own Itoh peony ('Keiko') has been in the ground just over 2 years now but didn't bloom this year or last. I'm still holding out hope for the future, though!

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  8. Nora Louise a beautiful name for a beautiful peony. Nice you were back in time to see these wonderful flowers.

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  9. Gorgeous! It is a risky business going away at this time of the year. These lovely peonies don' t last long in bloom. I went away and spent my whole holiday worrying in case I missed my Gansu peony blooms. You need to be a gardener to understand this. Anyone else would think you are mad.

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  10. What fun! And a lovely bloom too.

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  11. So beautiful, kind of her to wait for you to return! Enjoy!

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  12. Gah, I LOVE her! AND, I just bought that Jade Frost on my trip with Grace. It has buds and I'm so dang excited about it.

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