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Peonies

In early spring, lots of bunches of what looked like reddish-purple celery stalks started sprouting. I thought maybe rubharb. Not so, I realized when they got bigger and sprouted perfectly round buds that they were flowers, and then when I saw ants on them I instantly knew :-). I am so excited to have our very own peonies. There are 4 or so bushes, and most seem a bright red. I'll know the colors for sure next month. Each day another millimeter or more opens up.

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