I’m in the Potting Shed with peonies which have been blooming for a couple a weeks now.
I cut the last few blooms right before a heavy rain this week to prevent the flowers from shattering.
I found a pretty blue and white Johnson Brothers Prince Royal transferware platter on sale while shopping with a friend a couple of weeks ago. She asked me how I was going to use it for and I decided it just the right size to serve up peonies!
Soon our fragrant blooms will become petal confetti. . .*sniff*
Time to celebrate the blooms with some Ball jar bouquets!
Privet blooms the same time as the peonies. . .
Pretty white blooms appear in the spring that the bees love.
Japanese privet is considered invasive here in the South, popping up from seeds carried by birds that spread the plant.
Our privet volunteered and grows in a hedge mixed with wax myrtles by my Potting Shed.
You can cut the flowers to help eliminate potential reseeding. . .
Or to enjoy with peonies ;)
Japanese privet is a fast-growing shrub and hardy in zones 7 – 11, growing as much as 25 inches during one season.
Too bad peonies don’t grow with as much gusto! I picked up some peony roots to plant this spring which will take about three years to flower.
Hope you’re enjoying some pretty blooms where you are!