Peonies are blooming in Kentlands
The peonies are blooming in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Peonies can be found in many of the home and public gardens in the area. Click on the following link if you wish to learn about growing peonies.
Subhash Sharma There are a number of varieties of these pretty peonies which not only provide a delicious scent but also a long flowering and fabulous display to make them useful for the garden as well as the flower arrangements. Their colours range from pure white to deep pink and into rich crimson, with all shades in between. There are singles (with one or two layers of petals), semi doubles (with more petals, but you can still clearly see the golden anthers in the flower's centre), Japanese (where the stamens are replaced by narrow petaloid filaments) and the fullest and most spectacular of all – the fully doubles (great puff balls of crumpled petals, row upon row).
Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.
Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs