Already? Too soon, too soon for this acclimated Northwesterner. But it’s true that local growers have had a bumper crop of peonies — of which these beauties are only a small sample.
I get to play with all manner of luscious flowers at a volunteer gig I’ve taken on with the Bloom Project, a nonprofit here that repurposes flowers and greens to distribute to hospice organizations, nursing homes and local hospitals and care centers. Each week I and my fellow floral volunteers get to design with tens and sometimes hundreds of blooms turning this:
I volunteer Monday or Wednesday when I wear more modest clothes (even pants!) to work with these floral beauties. But Wed. is my day to teach and this Wed, June 1 is also time for Judith’s Hat Attack.
I love the color which just speaks summer to me, like this glimpse into my garden.