The Arch City Gardener

Journeys In St. Louis Gardening and Beyond

Budding Spring


Like a baby, the garden is in a constant state of growth and change now and each day’s walk-about reveals something new. On a windy, feels-like-a-lion Sunday in late March the rhododendron, compact buds just a few days ago, are beginning to bloom. And I scouted a lone peony emerging. I imagine there were peonies in the yard at one time and this is what remains. I moved it last year to what I think might be a more suitable location and thereby improve its odds of developing beyond the lowly spike you see here.

budding rhododendron budding rhodo II peony


Author: mjarz

Welcome to the Arch City Gardener. My name is Mimi and I started this blog to share my journeys in learning to garden in St. Louis County, Missouri and learn more from my readers who garden. Thanks for reading The Arch City Gardener.

2 thoughts on “Budding Spring

  1. Peonies are my favorite flowers, but I can’t grow them in my shady garden. Hope you have better luck.

  2. Yes, those lone baby peony buds emerging are exciting somehow, aren’t they?

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