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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Brooks Gardens

For an opportunity to walk in peony fields on a smaller scale, we traveled four miles northeast of Aldeman's to our fourth stop of the day at Brooks Gardens. 

Not nearly as fancy or groomed as Aldeman's, it was nevertheless a fun stop, reached by a gravel road off the main thoroughfare. Exploring hidden treasures is always a fun adventure. 




This one was HUGE!


The display garden.



This fading flower reveals its structure. 






If you want to know how we find all of these places, they are all in this book, including gardens in our own back yard, so to speak. 
Our back yard hasn't quite qualified for the book, ....yet. :-)

11 comments:

  1. I see the bees are enjoying the peonies too! I have that book as well, I really should use it more often.

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  2. I am continuously amazed at the number of gardens and nurseries in your area. We have nothing like that here.

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  3. Handy book and I'll bet you will be on the tour one of these days.

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  4. Lots of big showy peonies. I'm surprised at the large variety.

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  5. What an amazing variety of Peonies!! Mine are just beginning to open.
    Thanks for recommending that book. I've requested it from the library.

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  6. What a dream to have enough space to grow so many gorgeous flowers! It was a delightful surprise to see you yesterday. I've thumbed through that book before but haven't bought it. I'll certainly remedy that next time I'm at a nursery or bookstore!

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  7. thanks for sharing lovely flowers and gardens...

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  8. Wow that is one pretty spot and it looks like you hit it at the right time:)

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  9. Oh my gosh! A peony garden? I would love to have seen that. Thank you for showing us all the different varieties. They are gorgeous!

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