The adorables call these “the pricker bushes” and they don’t have the same affinity for these roses as I do.
Mostly because they remind me of my favorite flower…
The Peony – Sarah Bernhardt, to be exact.
Which blooms, thanks to…
Its an old wives tale that peonies need ants to bloom or be pollinated by them (which I believed until 30 seconds ago when I just read otherwise), but its really the sweet nectar they love to eat. Think of it like an ant’s hot fudge sundae. With a brownie. Heated.
Last year I reworked this area of my garden. I had 8 or 9 rose bushes in here, but they weren’t happy, so I moved them to the front and replaced them with lillies.
Here they are pre-blooms. This will smell super-sweet in a month or so.
Now this is what I’m currently losing sleep over:
This is one of my Blue Endless Summer Hydrangeas. This one is now more than 6 feet tall and 7 feet across. I have 5 of these in the backyard, and I CAN’T WAIT for them to bloom.
In a month or so, this will be covered in gorgeous blue blooms.
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