Peonies and Whirlwind Days of Planting

Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' in Aletha Soule Vase - michaela medina harlow - Paeonia lactiflora ‘Kansas’ in a Pitcher by California Artist, Aletha Soule 

A whirlwind month of spring planting —slowed and backed up by days of torrential rain— continues to keep my schedule quite full. There’s little time for writing, painting and tending my own garden these days, but the pace will surely slow as temperatures rise. I take a break from planting in the hottest months; turning my attention toward the studio where I’ll be working on designs for late summer and autumn installation.

I am grateful for June’s long days and for arms full of peonies —bouquets of scarlet-flecked ivory, pink, peach and cerise— tumbling over the cranesbill and lady’s mantle; spilling out onto the freshly mown lawn . . .

Paeonia lactiflora 'Kansas' michaela medina harlow - June isn’t June without Fragrant, Dew-Kissed Peonies

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