I love how, even in its tightly coiled state, this peony bud hints at the exuberance and crazy, unorganized extravagance that’s to come. No symmetrical, mathematical order to this flower. At least not obviously. These photos were both taken in June a few years ago, after a light shower, in local park/public garden near the FG offices in Newtown, Connecticut.
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This peony bud looks more like a fun piece of art, a ball created from fibers, than a flower bud!
This is a lovely photo--it does look like art! This shows why it is so much more interesting to witness a flower develop from shoot to bud to blossom than to get a cut stem full blown.
Peony the energy of this plant is truly unmatched. I love the photo! I will now have to forward some of mine from last year, they scream there is hope for spring!
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