Monday, 23 April 2012

First Tree Peony - coming into blossom!



I know - I know....the promised  Linen post.....!
 While working on it..."spinning and weaving"...looking through the windows...thinking what to write next...
and....couldn't hardly trust my eyes.....just over night....

 

 ...first blossoms on one of the  Tree Peonies !!!
 What a good 'girl', so brave....against wind and weather!
I'm really  exited!

 

 So, I couldn't resist to take some shots as soon as the rain had stopped for a few minutes,
the heavy cold wind calmed down a bit,
and a few rays of sun found their way through the gray sky and grim clouds.....

At the same time I made a quick inspection saying hello to "everyone"...
...talking to nature...to my shrubs and plants....

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Clematis Montana ....


....growing in its natural way into the hazelnut tree...


.....in and out of/over shrubs...


just so reliable....despite the worst case weather conditions.



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Lovely fresh green leafs of lavender and poppies,
an interesting contrast to a few tulips which are, depending on the light, almost black.

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And... my "Chinese Beauty"...

...is simply waiting patiently for more sunshine!

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Short preview to   Old Linen Part 2
which will be about pure antique Hemp, called in French  Chanvre



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A bientôt...

17 comments:

  1. i adore your garden pictures! peonies are simply adorable!

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  2. Fantastic pictures. There's just something about water beading on a flower that makes it that much more special.

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  3. Love the garden show! So beautiful, raindrops and all. You have a gorgeous collection of flowering plants. The linens are very nice too :) -Al

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  4. You're killing me with those linens...I want them all! No, no don't email me a price....;) I love your garden and I would be torn as to what to play with the flowers or linens...tough choice my friend!

    XX
    Debra~

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  5. The peony is gorgeous...oh how I miss my garden.... And then there are the linens. Beautiful!!!!

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  6. Spectacular, that first image took my breath away, I LOVE peonies!

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  7. Karin, the tree peonies promise to be breathtaking, I think!! We are so far behind you, however much needed rain is expected all week, so we have the same Spring conditions. I hope to see some colour soon, we are at the leaf and bud stage still! Will be posting the garden soon. N.xo. Also LOVE the linen!

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  8. Isn't it a miracle what sunshine can do to plants? I am in love with the 1st photo, Karin. It is beautiful, and I love peonies too.

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  9. Watching a garden come to life in spring is such a beautiful thing. Your peony photos are stunning!

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  10. See? You thought that last winter had done its worst but your garden is strong and full of hope--just like you!
    Bisous,
    Heather

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  11. Amazing that it survived the winter ! beautiful photos and I don't mind being teased with all that lovely linen !!! Gail x

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  12. Ah, your spring photos are so lovely. It is amazing what a little sunshine combined with April showers will produce. Your peony is lovely and just waiting to burst into full bloom. I am looking forward to Linens part II. The naturals and the dyed colors are so inviting and I'm looking forward to seeing more.
    xx

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  13. Do you know the name of your tree peony? I had them in my prior garden and would love to get one for me new garden.

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    1. reikimargret:
      Have to go through my garden files to see if I can find the original label, planted this tree peony about 12 years ago. Should I find out the name I'll publish it.

      Thanks a lot for your visit and comment. k

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