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Peony perfection

About 600 yards from my house..literally right around the corner..is a Peony research garden! Now I have driven by this on my way to many other places but it was only very recently that I had even noticed it.

 

Yesterday I ventured out for a little 'ME' time!! I immediately went to this incredible garden where there was a gentleman working in the field. Typical inverted type of scientist...the kind who would much rather be amongst plants than people. But anyhow I asked if I could take some pics and he gave me the OK nod..During my time there..he did chat it up with me somewhat..attempting to tell me about the Peonies and the research...but the sign on the gate better described to me what was going on here..

Every one of the thousands of Peony plants in this garden were one of a kind and grown for research purposes..finding better ways to engineer and perfect species of Peonies! The place just blew me away...Pictures cannot come close to describing the view..It seemed a shame that these flowers wouldn't ever be enjoyed in someone's home or as a bouquet..but it is extremely important to the research that no one ever takes any of these flowers..so I captured a small amount of the sheer beauty in the following photos..ENJOY!

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Taken on June 7, 2009