"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
I've been waiting for weeks for the peonies to bloom. I even cut a fat bud and brought it inside, hoping it would bloom (even though I know peonies won't open up once cut if they haven't started opening already). I even peeled open a bud to try to see what color it might bloom(I think it is a white).
Surprise of all surprise today...a peony bloomed. A tree peony. I kinda knew tree peonies existed. I had never really noticed one.
This girl made me take notice today.
I might be tempted to try layering this lady because 4 or 5 blooms a season is just not quite enough.
Have you had any surprises in your yard yet this spring?