Notice any difference between the top and bottom photo? Subtle. Just angled slightly different, but I just couldn't make up my mind so I kept them both.
I am always ridiculously pleased when my peony blooms. Just one bloom. But I'll take what I can get.
On March 27, I noticed shoots reappearing.
May 12 at 8:31 a.m. Almost there! And the blooms were starting to wilt at the edges so I cut it and put it in a vase.
At 6:16 p.m., I got this gorgeous bloom.
So pretty! And worth the annual anticipation.
Much, much more spectacular than last year's peony.
Other garden updates.
1 year ago today, once upon a time, Garden Cafe - Alhambra was my favorite Hong Kong cafe.
2 years ago today, how I learned to cook and my ba noi (Vietnamese paternal grandmother)'s death anniversary dinner.