Today I like … Peonies

One of my favorite blossoms are the ones from Chinese tree Peonies. Yesterday evening it started to rain and I saved three of them from getting wet. A Vision of pristine white petals barely touched with pink in the central stamens: White Screen Reflects a Blue Jewel ‘Bai Bi Lan Duan’. Whereas herbaceous Peonies die back to the ground every fall, the woody-stemmed tree peonies form a long-lived deciduous shrub with spring blossoms.