My first peony bud promises to be all I had hoped for.
Planted shrub in the fall of 2008. Last summer it only grew about a foot and half, a few small sprouts developed but never progressed further.
This year the bush stands about four feet tall and has several buds of different sizes.
I am so excited! This variety is a deep red.
Shot just after a rain shower, trying out new macro filters.
Nikon D60m Nikkor 18-55 lens and macro filter