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my peonies

© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett

© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett© Azzari Jarrett

I planted peony bulbs in my garden about 3 years ago.  It has taken them this long to develop, establish themselves firmly and grow.  And oh my, how they have grown this year!  A little tip that I learned that I want to share in case you decide to plant your own.  My peony buds were covered in ants at certain times.  I almost got rid of them, thinking that they would harm the blooms.  Quite the opposite, the ants actually eat the sweet nectar of the blooms in exchange for attacking bud-eating pests.  They actually help the peonies to bloom.

And bloom is exactly what they did.  I was able to fill the house with these beauties, and if I could bottle the sweet aroma and and insert it here, I most certainly would.

And because I can’t help but shoot with film, I captured the peonies on Polaroid film~

© Azzari Jarrett

When I photograph with Polaroid film, I always get the feeling that it will live on forever.  Far beyond my years.  Only time will tell.

  • line - May 12, 2014 - 8:48 am

    I love Polaroid is it the impossible project film and what kind of cameraReplyCancel

    • Azzari - May 12, 2014 - 9:29 am

      Hi Line, this is expired Polaroid 600 color film. I used a polaroid 680 camera.ReplyCancel

  • Jay - May 18, 2014 - 9:07 pm

    Same for me! I was so disappointed planting them the first year then they got moved around and I thought they were gone forever but this year it looks like they’re finally going to bloom and I am so excited!ReplyCancel