Sunday, 19 May 2013

Whitsun - Pentecôte - Pfingsten

Meine Pfingstrosen - My Peonies....

It's raining "cats and dogs" here...

 Rubra Plena

and only some are fully in blossom

Chinese tree peony




Japanese 'Honor'  still not ready....

as well as the..

Festivia Maxima

which will look like...
...when in full flower.


Which you all a sunny and flowering Whitsun 
without rain!!!

Rubra Plena


A bientôt....

- Pfingstrose (Whitsun rose) 
is the German designation, the common name, for Peony -


  1. Chère Karin,
    Quelles jolies fleurs que je n'ai vues que chez les fleuristes, jamais dans les jardins. Elles sont vraiment majestueuses et encore plus grâce à ta touche personnelle. Aujourd'hui c'est une journée chaude, impossible de faire du jardinage avec le soleil qui brûle, tard dans l' après-midi peut être ...
    Gros bisous et que toutes les publications venant de
    Périgord soient toujours brillantes...

  2. Je vois que nous avons eu la même idée : regarder le jardin, et oublier cet horrible temps!
    Echangerai brassée de rhododendrons contre pivoines blanches...
    Bonne fin de week-end.

  3. Oh Karin,
    Your peonies are amazingly beautiful .... I only have a couple in the garden and two of them are probably Victorian, so they are struggling a bit !!
    Enjoy your beautiful plants and lets hope that the weather will cheer up soon. XXXX

  4. Karin your peonies are gorgeous! Funny but I literally just got home from the nursery ten minutes ago and bought two peony trees in yellow. These peonies are going to have to wait to be planted until next weekend since it just started to rain here and will be all week. At least I have something to loook forward to!

    Wishing you sunnier skies!

  5. Hello Karin

    The peonies are spectacular. I have two favourites, the Japanese Honor and the tree peony.
    Hope the rain disappears and you have a sunny weak

    Helen xx

  6. Something beautiful to look at on your blog --- as usual.
    I saw my first real life tree peonies last week, and was overwhelmed by their beauty.
    No, not in my own garden, but in a splendid private/public garden in Pennsylvania. I posted lots of pictures on A View Fro the Woods and will be posting more (only a couple of the tree peonies).
    Gardens can be even more gorgeous in the rain, can't they?

  7. a peonie tree? who knew. the rain on the buds + flowers is divine.

  8. Hi Karin...beautiful tree peonies ! my sister bought me one last year and now it has a single fat bud on it... I am waiting patiently for it to open .... it going to be white exciting ! Gail x

  9. Bonjour Karin,
    Your tree peony flowers are really spectacular!! I do not grow tree peonies, and each spring when I see them flowering in the neighborhood, I get very envious. Then when I finally make it to the garden center, the tree peonies are all gone. Spring is indeed a very busy season, and I am so behind in garden chores, etc. I hope you are well, and enjoying spring in your beautiful region of France ~
    Take care,

  10. Take a bow for these gorgeous images. Peonies are my absolute favorite and a few years ago I found them after a rainfall. Magic.

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  12. Karin

    Your peonies are spectacular! I so wish we could grown them here! Beautiful photographs as always!

  13. My mother-in-law’s peonies have now bully bloomed. They are the first that you see when coming up to her walkway. Here’s are pink with white edging. These are somewhat similar in color to the bloom of the festivia maxima in your photo. Everything will be in spectacular bloom soon but until then the rain is good for the garden.

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