Friday, June 20, 2014

Stockholm Gardens

Have you been to Stockholm lately? No, not that Stockholm. This one
The one you don't need a passport to get to that is also the home of Stockholm Gardens.

A garden club field trip took us there. We took a leisurely stroll around the grounds and made the acquaintance of these beauties.

We were tempted to rush the season and buy a bouquet to go. We had traveled from zone 3 to zone 4 you see. But sense prevailed, helped by the image of an ant invasion in the car, and we managed to delay gratification.

Big rains a few days ago and true summer heat have pushed our personal peonies into a profusion of pretty pinkness. Come by if you need a few.  Ants included!

1 comment:

Jerilynn said...

I have been seeing peonies here and there in posts, and In yards as we zoom by. Your post today reminded me why my first instinct is AVOID. We had a big peony bush in Wanatah, and early on I found out that a few picked flowers brought in the house was NOT a good idea! So scary! I have no idea how old I was, but I fear I am scarred for life.