Grandma Barb’s This and That

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Peonies and Salvia

My peonies really bloomed over the weekend.  I'm glad I captured them because after a hot and very windy day they are about done.




I had this old blue chair without a seat in the garage and I put my Salvia plant in it.  The wind kept blow it over in the stand I had it in.  I  like it better sitting in the chair and it didn't blow over.
















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Until next time


Barb

20 comments:

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Just beautiful. We don't get cold enough for peonies here so I really love to see yours. The salvia looks like it was meant for that chair. Patty

Amy Burzese said...

Beautiful. I love peonies, but do not have any. I like the chair too.

Dorothy said...

Your flower beds are so gorgeous, and I like your use of the little chair, very pretty. I wish I could grow peonies here. Have a good day,
Dorothy

TexWisGirl said...

it looks really lush!

Olive Cooper said...

Love the peonies. Salvia blooms almost 9 months here-it is a workhorse of a plant for me.

Gail said...

Your peonies are beautiful! I love how you added the chair to your garden. That too looks beautiful!! Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, Gail

~Mary said...

Beautiful peonies! My favorite flower. I am waiting for mine to open up. I also like the use of the old chair for the planter. I always look at old chairs by the side of the road to do that with but I don't know if my husband would like it. He doesn't see old things the same way we do! Lol. His mother used to make them go antique hunting with her when they were kids. Enough said. ;)

Bumpkin Bears said...

So pretty, i love peonies so i am glad to have found your blog. Catherine x

Mari said...

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! Ours are not nearly ready to bloom. I love seeing yours, and the Salvia too. The chair is perfect with the flowers in it!

Zoey said...

They are lovely. I only wish they lasted a bit longer. Great idea with the flower chair.

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love the white peonies. I wish mine did better, unfortunately they were among the first green things we got and the ducks 'investigated' at bit too thoroughly! Beautiful pictures!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful! I love peonies, but unfortunately they didn't do that well this year. My salvia is going strong though. I've noticed the bees really love salvia, too!

andrea@townandprairie said...

I have a huge yard and garden, but peonies is something that I don't have that I wish I did! When I photographed a bunch last year, it was from a house for sale down the street that was vacant and had been for sale and vacant for a long time... so I cut some in the middle of the night for my kitchen table because I felt they were going to waste!

heyBJK said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Great shots and wonderful colors!

Suffia said...

Such a pretty garden and lovely blooms. I love peonies unfortunately they don't survive in our hot weather.

Riet said...

Beautiful flowers and they are doing wel in your garden.

EG CameraGirl said...

Gorgeous peonies. I wish they bloomed longer.

Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love peonies so much! They are one of my all-time favorites. You have a wonderful garden bed there with them and the salvia, especially using the old chair. So pretty!

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Gorgeous! I love peonies.
Hugs, Cindy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello there! Love your Peonies - they're gorgeous! Their presence each year is so very brief, but also so very wonderful. I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy