They grow in clumps in swampy areas. They are invasive species that should be destroyed.
I love the smell. it looks like a weed and maybe it is but it is a nice smelling weed and it is native to the area.
I managed to photograph some peonies during Sunday’s 20+ MPH winds by using a faster shutter speed. The flowers are a favorite of mine. My mom and my grandmother grew them and I grow them too. As a small child, I used to see ants crawls in the blossoms and on the buds and I believed that ants came from the flowers.
I have a huge lilac bush in my backyard. I trimmed it last year and now it is hard to reach the blooms. I love the color and the smell and wish that the blooms could last longer.
I take these shots every year and it is hard to know when to stop. Pink flowers always look so amazing to me after a long cold winter. Flowers if any type are fun to photograph.
So many plants blooming at once it is hard to decide which ones to photograph. Bleeding heart is one of my favorites. They just started to open in the last few days.