I was taking a walk three or four years ago when I came upon a neighbor cleaning up the end of what was a plant sale. I finished my walk carefully carrying, what I was told, a Peony and an Iris home. She has long since moved across the country and I am so glad to be the caretaker of a small piece of this very special person's garden.
With all our rain this year, the Peonies had a short season, and all that remains are a few fragrant stems in our front hall.
The Iris are just as pretty, I'll save them for another day!