I forgot to stake my paeonaes this year, so they are flopping everywhere. Jon came out while I was taking these pictures, and he propped a few up in the magnolia tree so they would photograph better. He is such a linear thinker. I would have just crawled under the flopping plant and took a picture that way.
Nurse Charlotte gave me the red hot poker for the tropical garden last year. It has tripled in size this year. I think she may be having second thoughts now. So am I, they really belong in a tropical garden. Maybe I will try that again.