So…while in Philly, Eldest and I picked up a couple of things from the nursery…and planted them in her yard…for Mother’s Day! She bought me a peony and a hydrangea.
We saw this one in bloom at
. Not your typical hydrangea, and I liked it, because of that. I told her about hydrangeas being pink or blue depending on the alkalinity or acidity of the soil. We are scientific that way...but I went on to say it was more like coffee grounds and lime....not sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid... Longwood Gardens, and that is what we chose (or one close to it)
The peony was on sale, being rather puny in comparison to the big, robust bushes we found down the bench aways. I am a sucker for the scrawny plants….at 50% off. And a peony? It’ll do. I just love me a good smelly peony! Reminds me of old farm gardens, and big bouquets on kitchen tables.
But the big news on Mother’s Day? Her first two tall bearded iris opened up. Two that came from my yard, that I helped her plant 3 years ago.
Doesn’t get much better than that.