Here Are Some Lovely Peonies to Take Your Mind Off of Donald Trump
I feel that right about now we all need something calming and beautiful to look at. And back in early June there was a lot of beauty at the Oshawa Peony Garden outside Toronto.
In fact, the Oshawa Peony Garden has about 300 varieties of peonies, like ‘Requiem’ above.
‘America’ – I have this one in my own garden.
‘Illini Warrior’ – are you paying attention, Rose?
Like the poppies from The Wizard of Oz, the peonies of Oshawa lulled us into a sort of trance in which we took photographs rather than slept.
This Peony Garden is part of the larger Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden, which features a stream where small children hunted for crayfish.
There were also some truly enormous lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) in bloom, sweetening the air all around them.
There. Feel better?