Pink Peony is looking a little fuzzy today. Was she out late last night doing things she shouldn't have been doing with a certain someone? Did she cave to the allure of domestic beer in a bottle? I say no. She wouldn't do such a thing. I think she may be just a little under the weather. And I mean literally. Under the weather. While she was out all night in the rain, she had her priorities straight. She was focused on her own personal growth.
So, what all did we learn from Day One of The Peony Watch 2006? Let's review.
We learned that ants may or may not be of the utmost importance for The Peony when one wants the blooms to be as beautiful as possible. I think I may err on the side of caution and let the ants have their way with her and then dunk the blooms in water as Scorpio suggested. But that time seems to be far into the future. For now, we just need to focus on her overall health to make sure conditions are at their finest in order for her to bloom.
We learned that there are many urban dwellers (Kevin, whose most recent post's title I will shield from Pink Peony lest she become corrupted, Anita and Claire) who don't have a yard in order to grow their own garden. I imagined immediately that if I lived in the city, I would have a luscious, gorgeous, overflowing container garden.
But I immediately snapped out of it knowing what my containers look like at the moment.
Look, ma! I can grow trees...from seed! And isn't the lawnchair a nice touch? It's there for convenience. A place to plop down and relax while one seeks to enjoy blue girl's container garden!
So. What else did we learn yesterday? Besides the fact that commenters Chrys and Scorpio are all...we're so awesome?
We learned that Pink Peony likes to be serenaded. Although she truly enjoyed the unique interpretation of My Sharona, she especially loved Jennifer's rendition of Unforgettable.
Remember to keep talking to Pink Peony! Read her a sonnet, write her a love letter or serenade her at will.
While The Fat Lady Sings writes Peonies are indeed bullet proof, she's still suffering a tad as the rain continues to fall. But her motto has always been: No pain, no gain.