Thursday, May 23, 2013


The peonies are blooming. 

These magnificent flowers just pop out of the ground each spring and reward us with somewhat blowzy-looking but abundant blooms. We. Do. Nothing. Just enjoy what nature offers. 
Of course, we discovered that last year's distinct lack of peony blooms was due to a common pest (in our part of the world), commonly referred to as Lucnicmiettaitis. Apparently, our little darlings wanted to remove the ants attracted to the sugars secreted  by the peony buds... so removed the entire bud. ALL of them!  :-/
Peony bloom... with ants
We are enjoying the Iris and Roses that also 'garden' themselves. Our visiting cicadas appreciate our blooms too.   

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