Tell the Truth. Just what were YOU thinking when you read the title of this post just now? *giggling* I’m talking Peony Balls. My Peony plants have so many buds on them, I do not know how the flowers are going to be sustained on the stems. When Peonies flower, the flower is so huge that the stem groans under the sheer mass of them. And then IF it rains [OH PLEASE DON’T RAIN!] all the Peonies fall to the ground at which my Heart does cry. The flowers then become Peony mush.
I am in awe because I have never seen so many buds on my Peony bushes which I have had for a good 10 years. I am right now considering making stakes, and attaching them to the stems for added strength. I know I did that one year in sheer desperation when my bushes were just covered with gorgeous petals and rain was coming. With bated breath I do wait for these petals to unfold!
For now, I have individual images of the Peony Balls. Do enjoy!
[Photos taken with 60mm macro lens, without tripod/unipod and without image stabilizer]