The Classic Peony

By: Anne Corke

Jun 10 2011

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Category: Gardening

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Aperture:f/5.7
Focal Length:92.791mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/640 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

June, and the peonies are in bloom. Arguably as beautiful as the rose, peonies are a lot easier to live with. They are hardy, drought resistant and live for decades. In fact we brought several peonies from the house we had in town where they were planted by the original owners in 1926 and they continue to thrive! At the old farmhouse where I lived as a child, a hedge of peonies lined the driveway, and at every house we lived in throughout my life, we have planted peonies. Peonies have been cultivated for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Their voluptuous blooms have inspired generations of artists. Indeed, peonies are one of the classic garden plants and deserve a place in everyone’s garden.

Copyright 2011 Anne Corke

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One comment on “The Classic Peony”

  1. Ohhh…what a breathtaking photo! The subtle graduations of colour from butter yellow to pristine white with all the various hints of pink, blue, and green/grays in between are so calming to the soul. Perfect composition.


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