Here are the captions from Barbara ... about the peonies, I think I read somewhere that they can take up to seven years to bloom the first time.
Picture #1 - The peonies by my swing finally bloomed today -- it might not seem
very impressive, but it's only their second year so I consider it lucky to have
any flowers at all. Also, with a little encouragement, the native virginia
creeper has been taking over the tree to my delight. #2 - The dogwood tree is
in full bloom, this picture is from the top of the deck stairs. #3 - Lots of
lush green in the garden, soon there will be astilbe flowers.