Rhododendrons, irises, and peonies are flowers that have large buds. So large and so 'pregnant' with beauty that the anticipation is almost too much to bear. I picked one of the peony buds to force it open. My plan really did not work well. I guess I will just have to live with anticipating the opening of these flowers just a bit longer.
I have a confession, I am cheating since all of these buds have already opened by the time I am posting this post. But it ok, as you all UNDERSTAND the feeling of anticipation-don't you?!
What do you anticipate the most? It does not have to be something in the garden. For me it was always my retirement date from the Army. Now that it has come and gone, it is now my husband's retirement date from the Army, and visits with families (few and far between unfortunately). Buds are neat but not as neat as the flowers themselves. What do you anticipate the most in your life?
in the garden....