The peonies are gone this year but man did they ever make a splash! Shouting we’re here and fading just as quickly as the month in which they arrived. Yes, May is gone too. I’m left with nothing but a calendar page to turn this evening before June arrives. May just slipped in at full throttle and blew through West Georgia like greased lightning. Gone with the peonies.
They should be glad they don’t last into June because the dadburn Japanese beetles would just devour those gentle blooms in a heartbeat. If we could only train those demons to eat oil slicks they might be useful for something. Some idiot is probably working on it. They’ll turn loose a genetically altered Japanese beetle one day and zap, your local gas station will crumble. Having found the local station a much more refined taste plus more convenient than an ole salty oil slick out in the Gulf why travel the extra miles for a meal.
It kinda reminds me of the useless beetle bags people hang out on their properties trying to protect their landscapes from the ravages of those little devils. If you’re going to use them hang on the far corners of your property and not by your prize rose.