Welcome, Sweet June . . .

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Swan_in_Golden_ Light_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com Drifting Through the Long, Luxurious Days of Late Spring . . .

Tangled_Webs_in_Morning_Sunlight_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comSparkling with Sunlight . . .

Golden_Light_on_the_Cove_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comOnward, to the Golden Hours of Summer

Welcome, sweet June; half spring, half summer and completely overflowing with loveliness . . .

Secret_Garden_water_bowl_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.comMorning Light Reflects Upon the Glassy Surface of the Secret Garden Water Bowl

Paeonia_mouton_x _lutea_'High_Noon'_michaela_medina_harlow_thegardenerseden.com The First of the Golden Girls, a High Noon Tree Peony Blossom (Paeonia moutan x lutea ‘High Noon’) Basks in Filtered Light (Read more about High Noon Tree Peony here)

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Glistening Gold, Perfumed Peony Petals

June 2nd, 2011 § Comments Off on Glistening Gold, Perfumed Peony Petals § permalink

‘High Noon’ Tree Peony (Paeonia moutan x lutea ‘High Noon’)

A cool morning after rain in the Secret Garden, and the fragrance of the first dew-kissed, peony blossoms fills the air. The scent of this favorite, golden flower —exotic and deep— is an eagerly anticipated May-time pleasure. Life gets so busy, and the seasons pass so quickly. Filled with an impossibly complex set of emotions, I pause and breathe deep; drinking in the moment, and the sweet perfume of springtime…

Paeonia moutan x lutea ‘High Noon’ an American hybrid (1952)

Paeonia moutan x lutea ‘High Noon’ is a deliciously fragrant, golden-petaled, tree peony, introduced by American hybridizer A.P. Saunders 1952. Originally from Asia —mainly China and Japan— tree peonies are long lived plants; often as much prized for their beautiful foliage as their large, fragrant blossoms.

Dessert Plate Sized , Golden Blossoms: Fragrant as Old Roses, Exotic as the Ancient East

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