Thursday, May 19, 2016

At the cemetery

Some of the prettiest flowers this time of year are at the cemetery.

Phlox subulata

Phlox subulata at Riverside.

Fern leaf peony

A beautiful Fern-leaf Peony ( Paeonia tenuifolia) in bud at Linnell.

I was glad to see that this plant was untouched by the frost the other morning.  I enjoy this plant every year.  It marks the grave of a young neighborhood boy who was five when he died.  In a few days the flowers will be open.

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22 comments:

  1. phlox is a welcomed spring arrival

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  2. Love that pretty phlox, and that's a sad story about the young boy who died at five. I hope you will show me the flowers once they open.

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  3. Beautiful flowers. I enjoyed the photos of your granddaughters in their prom gowns, too. I intended to get back to your blogs about them and say how pretty they were.

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  4. The flowers look so nice! I saw news about fires in your area- sounded like the firefighters were on top of things and took care of several fires. Did you see effects of this?

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    1. http://farsideoffifty.blogspot.com/2016/05/smoke-and-fires.html

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  5. I love the flowers of spring. Phlox is a beauty!

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  6. I've never heard of a fern leaf peony. It's a very eye catching plant.

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  7. Oh I love phlox! What a nice colorful patch you have a the cemetery.

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  8. Lovely flowers - I love that ferny peony bush!

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  9. I have not seen a fern leaf peony around here. I know they like cold winters
    to warm here in winter.

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  10. Made an early trip. Wise. I don't think I've ever seen a fern-leaf peony. What a beauty--and it's not even opened up yet. :)

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  11. Beautiful flowers - I am envious of the fern peony but it is "special" so gives it all the more reason to be beautiful! Mom and I still need to make our trip for the cemetery cleanup :)

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  12. I have never seen a fern peony. It is gorgeous!!

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  13. Those flowers really are pretty. I've never seen anything like that fern-leaf Peony.

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  14. Hi Connie, These are such pretty flowers. I remember one Mother's Day riding thru several cemeteries looking for ancestor's graves and seeing so many old fashioned flowers. I'm trying to catch up after having computer problems. Using an old spare computer!!!

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  15. Such pretty flowers. I'm trying to get that Phlox to thrive in my garden but so far it is barely hanging in there. In your cemetery it obviously is very happy.

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  16. Our Fernleaf Peony is just about to bloom too.

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  17. Beautiful. Those fern leaf peonies are very special.

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  18. I never heard of that type of peony. It's beautiful! Is it very tiny? Hard to gauge the size from the photo. Looks like a miniature.

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    1. Just a little smaller than normal peonies...but NOT a miniature

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  19. What beautiful phlox! I used to have a fern leaf peony on the farm....every year it had one flower....only one. The one in your picture looks lots healthier!

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  20. Both are blooming here too.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie