Saturday, June 6, 2009

Forever Raining



It was raining like crazy yesterday, so I went out and cut some of my poor flopping peonies.  I've always been reluctant to cut anything from the garden, but I've got to say that having these peonies inside has made me a convert.  Even with this dark and dreary day, they make me smile every time I see them.  :)

We will be taking my son back to Philadelphia on Sunday, so I may be a little later than usual in putting up Mr. Linky for Mosaic Monday.  But I promise to get it up by 10:00pm at the latest.  I hope you will join me.  :)

24 comments:

  1. The peonies have had a hard time this year with all of the rain beating on them. I am so glad you are enjoying yours. They are beautiful!

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  2. We've had more rain this year than I can remember. And you've had it worse over in Jersey!

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  3. I'm like you, I have to cut my flowers. However, peonies seem to be gone way too soon. They smell so wonderful, too.

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  4. I love peonies! Our office florist has been using them this year in our weekly arrangements and they are gorgeous. It is also a little unusual for an office to have something beside exotica but I love it. My peony has been in the ground for 3 years but has never bloomed :-(

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  5. I know, it has been a weird Spring. All the rain is good for your garden, especially the weeds.... going through that myself in Indiana!

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  6. I love how big and blowsy they are....beautiful, full flowers. Have fun in Philly.

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  7. It's finally, finally raining here and now as I am watching the radar, it's going south....drats! Your peonies are sure pretty! ~ Robyn

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  8. Beautiful flowers! We've had lots of rain, too...a real blessing for us here in the South since we've had a drought for several years! I think I will be joining you for Mosaic Monday for the first time! Enjoy yuor trip!...Debbie

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  9. Lovely photo... I do admit to being a huge fan of your photography! I am imagining smelling those peonies right now... Enjoy the rain and your visit with your son. Have a safe trip and I will see you for another Mosaic Monday!
    Having a good weekend?
    ~Really Rainey~

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  10. My peonies just came into bloom today!

    It's difficult to cut flowers from the garden but I do think you have to enjoy their beauty as much as possible, especially if it's raining. I always cut my peonies when it rains because I know the rain will kill them anyway
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    Beautiful photo Mary!

    Sharon

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  11. So beautiful, Mary, I wish we could grow them like and Sharon can. Yours are glorious! have safe travels...

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  12. Gorgeous! I think I'll snip a few for myself....and I am working on my mosaic!

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  13. It has been nonstop rain in the DC area as well!! Enough!!

    Love the milk glass...

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  14. I just cut 3 of our drooping beauties too!

    Enjoy your trip!

    Leann

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  15. Mary

    You hit it on the money--a wet spring and a loooong winter...we need a nice dose of summer like we have today-YEH!

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  16. Oh, my favorite!!! Beautiful!!!

    See you Monday!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  17. I love cut peonies ... and I had decided that this year that's what I'm going to do w/ mine ... They haven't opened yet (we're behind you quite a ways) ... but the ants are out working full time to get those petals open ... ;-)

    I love the way you have them displayed here, sitting on the magazine, on the footstool ... so homey and pretty.

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  18. Your photographs are phenomenal - just gorgeous. I recently found your blog, and look forward to more visit!

    Rhonda

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  19. I am ashamed to say I got so far on the directions to the mosaic, but then I didn't know what to do about the URL. When you return I will e-mail you again for help. You are so gracious.
    QMM

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  20. Very beautiul.Enjoy your trip.

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  21. I loved this post as I have had the same experience recently. I brought in two peonies that were rain soaked and now I have brought in some roses and others. I am a convert, too!

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  22. Here it's forever humid!
    Brenda

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  23. What pretty peonies. I love having flowers from the garden inside - no matter how small they are they just cheer you up.
    Alison

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