Two weekends ago, I was looking for flowers to make arrangements for house guests and could not find much. However this past weekend brought about a different picture in my garden. I could not resist taking pictures of the lovely colors of spring, although these are blooming about 2 weeks before schedule.
My favorite–the peonies
They have it on their schedule to bloom on schedule!
A few tips on Peonies. They need a lot of sun and you will usually find ants on the buds. Do not worry about them but be sure and wash the bloom off before bringing it in the house or you will have some unwanted visitors. I also read once that you should only cut 1/3 of the buds on your plant. You have 3 flowers, only cut one to bring indoors.
Cat enjoying the garden
Hostas that hopefully will last all summer!!
Cut a few flowers and bring them into your teacher next week for Teacher appreciation. Many times in my preschool classes the room mother would provide the vase and kids just bring in whatever they had in the garden. Inexpensive way to say thank you.