The 'Coral Supreme' peonies are magnificent this year. After several years in the ground, they have matured into large plants with giant blooms.
Here is a full view of the peony on the southwest corner of the house. 'Walker's Low' catmint is blooming vigorously on the left and a flowering cherry tree grows behind the peony.
Speaking of catmint, this wide view of the house shows several catmint plants in full bloom. The Korean dogwood is hiding the peony flowers on the left, and the peony on the east of the driveway is just out of the shot.
Here are several peony buds just beginning to open. The color is almost neon at first - it just glows in the evening or on cloudy days.
These blooms have faded after a few days in strong sunlight. They are as big as both of my hands spread out together.
The catmint makes such a great backdrop.
This flower is about to drop its petals. Soon all the blooms will be gone until next year, which makes them even sweeter while they last.