Taken in a neighboiurs garden, A very young Tree Peony I believe the name to be ‘Banquet’ which is just laden with large crimson blooms, I have 3 of these but still too young to flower, can’t wait after seeing this.
Tree peonies are amongst the most superlative of all early spring flowering
shrubs that can be reliably grown outside throughout the UK.
Originating from China, tree peonies were cultivated in the gardens of the
Emperors over 2000 years ago. Some plants were considered so special that
only the Emperor himself was permitted to set eyes upon them.
The traditional style of the Chinese tree peony was for huge and very double
flowers on large plants. However the Japanese favoured more elegant flowers
with fewer petals. They bred many hundreds of varieties in their own distinct
Tree peonies first came to Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and
caused astonishment to all who set eyes upon them. They were commonplace
in Victorian gardens and they became very collectable with hundreds of
different varieties being imported from Japan

Taken with a Pentax Optio 600S Compact Camera on Macro


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  • naturelover
    natureloverabout 2 years ago

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    natureloverabout 2 years ago

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 2 years ago

    Great processing Pauline. Love the colours also. xx

  • They are really gorgeous, thanks for the lovelycomment Richard xx

    – naturelover

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Pauline x

  • Thank you so much Chris x

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  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1about 2 years ago

    absolutely stunning!


  • So pleased you like this Maggie, thanks heaps x

    – naturelover

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 2 years ago

  • Cheerts Val, really pleased you like it x

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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeabout 2 years ago

    My friend:)
    Such a beautiful artwork, thank you to inspire friends and me:)
    Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
    Best Regards,

  • Excellent quote Suinny,mand many thanks for the lovely comment x

    – naturelover

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • So pleased you like it Rick, thanks loads x

    – naturelover

  • Babcia
    Babciaabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much Barbara x

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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot Pauline.

  • Really appreciate your lovely comment Mark, thank you x

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