Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Peonies

On Friday I ran by our local Kroger grocery store to check out their newest plant additions and found this glorious peony "Sword Dance". I couldn't get to the check out fast enough with one of them. I called Mom to tell her about it so she checked out the other Kroger on her way home from Randy's house. Needless to say they didn't have any so she called me to go back and get 2 more as 3 would make a much bigger impact in our garden.

Sword Dance

just opening

lots of blooms on each plant

planted in the garden on Mother's Day

We planted all 3 together in front of my reading corner fence by the driveway. Now everyone driving by our house can enjoy these beautiful blooms as much as we do.

Sword Dance - with true red petals and a cluster of yellow and red streaked stamens is how this peony is described. I would not call these blooms red by any means but a dark pink and the stamens are gorgeous. They look like there were dipped in a bucket of yellow paint. Just beautiful.


  1. Oh, I've seen this one at my local Kroger's too...I love peonies, I might have to hurry back and see if they still have some!
    Love your garden view there :)

  2. Beautiful peonie! And I like where they're planted.


  3. What pretty peonies! I will have to keep my eye out for that variety.