This peony bud was at my brother's house, and taken sometime in late May. I love the smell of peony flowers, and always felt bad for them as there were ants everywhere eating this plant.
Peony Begins to Open
But peony flowers are "super-duper" in nature, and they survived to give fragrance to the world. This was a really deep pink peony, and its head was huge. My brother said he only fed it used coffee ground.
Peony All Opened
The thousands petals in one peony was remarkable to see. When it was in full sun, the deep pink color looked almost red. I love the smell, but as cut flowers, peonies were not a good idea to bring inside the house, as ants will come out and invade your space.
With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of these things. Riches and honors acquired by unrighteousness are to me as a floating cloud.~~~Confucius~~~