I am so happy (doing a little dance) that I gave it another week and a few more clues. It makes it so much more fun when you get correct conjectures!
In a bit I will list them, with their names also a link to their sites (the names of their sites are click-able links) so you can visit and see all the great things they have to share! Besides being Wordless or Wordful Wednesday participants they all offer many things to explore! Some even have contests with prizes and of course lots of good stories to read and information to discover.
But first one last clue from last weeks perplexity...
I did divulge more last week with a lone bud showing color, but this is the "Tree" variety with several buds in color and starting to open!
Doesn't the color look inviting? It really doesn't show the true color it bedazzles, as it turns more magenta. While the pinkish bud from last week turns a lot more red!
Yup! They are Peonies! The small one was the transplant that hubby moved and it still will only grace us with three blossoms each year, one on each stalk. I was wrong that they or at least the tree peony would be open or showing more color this week, they are still tight. So I went searching in hubby's photos to find some to share.
This is the Red transplant, that we are hoping will grace us with more than three! Last year was a harder winter and it only had two blossoms. This one blooms later than the tree, so you can see some late blooming Iris stretching to be in the photo as well.
Here is a close up and following another as it is almost blown.
Doesn't it almost appear to be made of paper?
Now the Tree Peony had the same hard winter too, and had only a few blooms,
but I found a few photos showing it with more.
The first is from afar with some wild strawberries blooming on the ground surrounding it, waiting to feed the wildlife later.
Now from another angle showing lots more to come!
This year appears to be a bumper year, as I see many buds that will display!
Now for the accurate guesstimates in order of post...
Susan from Grandparents Guide
Katie from Katie Talks About
Henrietta from A Hens Nest
Kate from High Altitude Gardening
Aunti E from Auntie E's Yard and Garden
Titanium from Titanium Vertical
Jen from A Garden of Threads
Icy BC from Dances of Dreams
Theresa of Faith and Family Reviews
and last but certainly not least
Jacqueline of AK Blessings Abound
Thank you so much for playing! I wish I had a gold star to give you all!
I hope you return and enjoy each visit!
With all of that, I could not leave you without another puzzler. I do not think it will be to hard, as I have seen lots of these open and blooming already (indeed mine is and almost done!)
These were from my aunt's garden, so I consider them an heirloom. Now no peeking at anyone else's guess, play fair
I await your wonderful guesses and comments!
If you are playing along with WW, please leave your link in Mr. Linky's box for others to find, and do not forget to comment/guess too!
With dirty hands until next time,