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Monday, October 25, 2010

Another Tree Peony - "Good Lady"

This is a hybrid Tree Peony, "Good Lady" bred by Dr Bernard Chow in Melbourne. It is doing very well for me this season.I had some trouble with the strong winds last week, and I tied the shrub together, as when the flowers are developing the plant is subject to great risk of branches snapping off (if it is windy). The plant survived OK.
Buds developing on Good Lady.
Today picked 4 flowers, and gave them to a friend of mine, the artist Judy Benjamin.
A vase of "Good Lady" flowers in front of
one of Judy's own paintings.
Judy arranged my flowers, and
placed them in front of one of her painting.
Together we created a symphony in mauve pinks and blue.
I know she likes Peonies, and this one is special. I explained to Judy that it suits me to cut the flowers, as they last better when cut, and also, it helps the plant to focus its growth energy for next year.


catmint said...

Hi Denis, this sure is a stunning flower and looks superb in the vase. I must admit though I couldn't appreciate it fully straight after I watched the Gasland video. Thank you for including both in your blog. We need to know what's going on in order to work out how to oppose the ruthlessness of big corporations. Cheers, catmint

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Catmint.
Glad you took the time to watch the Gasland clip.
It is about to happen in Queensland right now.
They approved 6000 wells to be drilled west of the Darling Downs last week. I kid you not.
Enough of that.
We all need some beauty in our lives.
Glad you like my Tree Peony flowers.
More to come over the next few weeks.

mick said...

Hi Denis, we noticed all the signs opposing the gas drilling put up by farmers groups as we traveled west through the Darling Downs. It doesn't seem as if any one is listening :-(
Lovely flowers on the bush and cut as well.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Mick
The community groups out on the Darling Downs are strongly against coal mining and coal seam gas, but the Governments are pushing it hard.
It makes me sick.
Glad you like the Tree Peonies.

Miss Eagle said...

And here I was thinking this beatiful flower must have been named for me - but clearly it was named for Judy. (sigh!)

Denis Wilson said...

Oh, why does everything have to be so competitive?
Named by a Chinese Engineer and Peony breeder, in Melbourne. He has never heard of either of you, I am afraid.
But clearly he does know a "good lady".

wildwings said...

Absolutely stunning flowers Denis. I've heard of their beauty but haven't experienced it first hand....lovely photo of the flowers in vase too.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Barbara and Allen
Glad you liked the Tree Peonies.
Some others are more spectacular, but this is a very nice flower.