peonies on the porch

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I’ve been working hard this week finishing up trim and painting the inside of my porch.  Now it’s to a point where I can sit back and enjoy it . . . just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend.

I see a little ant found his way into this photo.

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Although I’ve never seen English Cow Parsley, this is my American version of what I think it looks like.

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This plant with white umbrels reminds me of Queen Anne’s Lace, but I think it might possibly be Bishop’s Weed, and an invasive weed it certainly is.  I’ve been battling with it for years in my garden, trying to eliminate it . . . without success.

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I will continue to do battle with it or it would entirely take over everything, but I decided to at least declare a truce and enjoy it’s beautiful and delicate flowers when in bloom.

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It certainly pairs well with pink peonies and the delightful Ragged Robin ‘Petite Jenny’ Lychnis flos-cuculi.  They make an amazing summer bouquet for the porch . . . don’t you agree?

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Linking with A Stroll Thru Life for “Inspire Me Tuesday”

4 thoughts on “peonies on the porch

    1. What a very sweet thing to say. You’re going to laugh, but I need to know which Mary you are. I have 3 Mary friends and your mary423 doesn’t give me a clue as to which one you are.

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  1. Thank you Ali for your kind words and confirming my thinking that they are similar. Unfortunately this sweet flower is an extremely invasive weed. It’s so invasive, I doubt I’ll ever win the battle against it, so there will always be a few flowers around to enjoy this time of year.
    I look forward to getting to know you and following another English gardener as I’m always trying to get my gardens to look like they are in England.

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