These tree peonies have been blooming as I have traveled several cities across the US.
The fragrance cannot be enjoyed through the photographs, but I promise those of you who have not experienced peonies that it is nothing to treat lightly. There is reason why peonies are so popular.
This last weekend, in NYC, my sister got beautiful white roses with one deep red peony as a hostess gift. The peony opened up beautifully, fooled my mom for a few minutes into believing it was a big rose. But the smell was sweet and wonderful. How I crave being at the farm... enough that I beg for photos and then find myself wanting to be back even more so.