I like to deadhead spent flowers and keep the foliage as a hedge row between Rose of Sharon.
An ant crawls on the unopened blossom.
Paeonia sinensis, pink variet
A beautiful, deep red-maroon.
A real pretty pink!
Fall foliage, mid-Oct, Zone 5 (Ottawa, Ontario)
June 12, 2006. Spokane, WA.
Seed pod ripe and bursting open with big seeds.
Seeds ready to fal out of open pod.
One intact unripe pod and 1 opened and ready to spill ripened seeds to ground or in my pocket.