Monday, June 2, 2014

Peonies, Peaches, Garden Update and Happy Birthday

Today I am celebrating another year. Grateful to be here, to be gardening, for dear ones. I look at my chalk-clay paint and projects waiting and I am grateful.

Peonies are my favorite flower and this is their season.

To me this is a painting.

Raindrops on peonies.

Beautiful blue with poppies vase/container, holds 4 litres of water !

Then there is the wedding dahlia progress, now up several inches and so far not visited by garden insects (weeds yes).

The raised garden tomatoes are doing well as are the beans, kale, radishes, beans and just a few carrots. Found the first brown slugs of the year in my garden, tough to see against the soil, they love the marigolds.

Peaches is keeping watch.

I forgot to take a before photo of the vase so I did and then rearranged the peonies again (front and back views).

Thank you for stopping by.
See you again on Thursday.

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  1. A very happy birthday, Sister dear. I know this year will be 1000% better than last.

  2. Your peonies in that gorgeous blue and white vase are beautiful! I love marigolds but it doesn't matter where I hide them the slugs find and devour them. Happy Year!!!~

  3. I too love peonies though I don't have my own bush...I enjoy my sister's MIL's adjacent to my property. Your photos are absolutely stunning!!! I remember as a young married the first place we rented was out in the country and there was a peony bush on the propery. I cut loads of them and brought them in and discovered they were loaded with ants later on, lol!
    Happy Birthday!!!!!! :) XO

  4. Happy Birthday to you! You are a very special person and I hope you have a wonderful day full of joy and laughter. Your photos are just beautiful and so are your flowers. Great job!


    The garden is looking good.

  6. The photos are gorgeous! Love peonies.
    Happy birthday, I hope it was a fabulous day!

  7. Happy Birthday, Joy! Enjoy this time. Your post today is beautiful, made me happy just to see it.

  8. Happy Birthday Joy! I really appreciate all your positive energy. May the coming year be your best. ttys love Rob

  9. Happy belated birthday!!! I love your peonies - they are gorgeous. I have never tried to grown them, but my mother did with no success. I think it is just too hot for them where we live. Enjoy your garden. It is lovely!

  10. Peonies are favourites of mine. Love the vase. Happy birthday!

  11. Happy birthday, Joy! You are so lucky to be able to grow peonies. You must have a beautiful garden!

  12. Don't you love peonies? Yours are gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! Have a great week! ~Tammy

  13. It looks like your garden is lovely. One of these days I'll get around to having a garden, I hope! Your photo with the raindrops is great. Thank you for joining the History & Home link party. -Dawn @ We Call It

  14. Happy Birthday Joy. Your arrangement is gorgeous! I love Peonies also. Mine are just about through and I will miss them dearly! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Belated Happy Birthday! Keep enjoying everyone you've got!


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