The Burden of Beauty

I love my single Peonies.

Krinkled White peony

I love their floppy petals and their dusty yellow centers.

But I adore the doubles.

Beauty can be a burden.

These blooms need staking.

They must be shaken lightly after rain to prevent broken stems.

Sarah Bernhardt Peony

I marvel at the loveliness of all those clustered petals.

Duchess de Nemours Peony

Oh, the burden of beauty!

Poor peonies.


5 thoughts on “The Burden of Beauty

  1. They are absolutely beautiful! Makes me think I should make space for some more in my garden! (I do have a couple – it will be a while before they’re out yet.)

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