I've been waiting patiently for my peonies to bloom this year.
I got them for free from Craigslist 2 years ago. The first year their blooms were already spent for the season, and they didn't bloom last summer at all for some reason.
So I walk out yesterday to see this...
And I get all excited and look around at the other bushes....
when I notice that most of them are missing all the bulbs that just a few days ago looked like they might bloom soon.
Then I look on the ground and see the missing bulbs and a couple of blooms....hmmmmm what sneaky creature could have done this? My heart fell. How entirely disappointing.
After considering it for a moment I knew exactly what had happened and called my 11 year old daughter outside to question.
Yep, she beheaded my peonies! No good reason, not to give the blooms as gifts, just tore them up and threw them on the ground.
So it looks like I will be waiting yet another year before I get to see all these peony bushes in full bloom.