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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sculpture and Adelman Peony Gardens


It's that time of year.  
Peonies
If some peonies are beautiful, how about fields of peonies of every color and fragrance? 

 

Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon was our destination. Visiting the growers lets you see acres of color. Walking in the rows that seem to go on forever, you notice when the sun backlights the flowers. Each different shade of pink, coral, red, yellow is illuminated. Thousands of flowers are glowing just for you. It is so beautiful that it feels like a kind of eternity.


Then comes the difficult part of narrowing your choices down to what you have room for and what you can't live without. 
 
 Welcome, if you are visiting from Rose Notes. Thanks, Carolyn.

4 comments:

Merisi said...

That must be truly hard to decide which peonies to take home when you are surrounded by such an abundance of glorious blossoms!

I came here from Carolyn, glad she showed my the path! :-)

Sherrie Y said...

Soooooooo... what DID you decide? Or is that a secret? ;-)

Patrick Gracewood said...

No secret,Sherrie. With so many to choose from I was overwhelmed. I did'nt buy anything!

It reminded me of visiting a paper store in Kyoto, Japan. Each new paper I looked at erased whatever I'd seen moments before. All so over the top, it seemed I had to buy everything or nothing. Nothing was more within my budget.......

I did write down Mrs. FDR, big, pink and fragrant for future purchase.....

Sherrie Y said...

Your self control humbles me. Did you say "paper store"? Argh. I have an entire drawer of no-project-in-mind-but-it's-so-beautiful-I-must-have-it sheets. Some day.....