Saturday, June 06, 2009

Finally, a nice spring day

It's been cool and quite rainy lately, except for a freak day where it got to over 30C! These are some of Freda's flower gardens in the back yard, but this is her new peony - a General MacMahon. It's a stunner!

This flower bed is anchored by an unusual pink lilac at one end and some peonies at the other end (not yet in bloom, sorry).

The plant in the big pot is called a heliotrope, and it smells wonderful. Freda describes it as "grape". This pot is right by the deck so we hope that we will be able to smell it when we are sitting on the deck. The little dog family seems to enjoy the heliotrope too. Did you notice the rusty rock at the bottom right of the photo? It must have a lot of iron in it.

This was an unusual colour combination for a pansy.


Little Dickens Designs said...

That is a gorgeous peony! I just love them.

Mark said...

Thanks! That is a General MacMahon peony.