Saturday, November 11, 2017

How Big is the Peony Flower?

Jeanette asked in a comment how big the peony flower is. It is not easy to take a photo holding the camera in one hand, the flower in another (because the weight of it needs to be supported), and a ruler as well. A couple of photos taken this morning with my hand in the shot might give you an idea:
 It is huge!

This evening, after another warm day, its colour has faded more. The petals are becoming limp, so this might be the last chance to get a photo of it with a ruler:
Not a brilliant shot, but if you might just see that the flower is about 20cm across.


  1. You must have planted it in just the right spot; I never grew one more than 12cm across.

  2. Your winter cold then the warmth of the wall must be the perfect spot. It is indeed huge and still beautiful as it fades.

  3. Lovely shots of that gorgeous BIG flower...hugs, Julierose

  4. Wow, that's a huge bloom as well as beautiful