Tree peony flowers survived heavy rain last night!
We got 41mm. (1.6") of rain yesterday evening and overnight, much of it heavy rain in thunderstorms. The tree peony flowers were just starting to open so I figured they'd be mush on the ground this morning! But they came through the night just fine. These ones are not prolific bloomers and the leaves tend to get messy with some disease by late summer by I like the color. Some pictures...
With the Chinese wisteria tree in the background:
With the pearlbush (a floppy shrub I've staked to be a small weeping tree...):
With 'Carol Mackie' daphne shrub and forget-me-nots: