I planted this tree peony about two years ago, so this is the third Spring it has shown it's wonderful, full, white flowers. It's finished right now (left). But what's that? A Volunteer?? Out of nowhere, this pink volunteer just popped out this year (right). It must have been in the pot from the nursery and was dormant for a couple of years before showing itself.
The reddish bush in the background is something we call a "Tea bush". Someday I'm going to have to look it up and give it a proper name.
The peony is fast becoming my favorite plant, what with it's showy pink volunteer and all. I don't think the pink peony is a Tree peony, because the flower isn't as full or as large as the white. I think I'll keep it.
Anybody have any thoughts on what type of peony has volunteered to live in my courtyard?