Just before leaving Georgia, I dug up and packed up as many plants as I could possibly stuff into our truck. The week prior to our move, I actually priced out U-Haul trailers, but one-way rentals were ridiculously expensive. I'll admit that I was tempted ... but in the end, I bid farewell to a lot of my pretties. Despite hearing mixed messages as to whether or not they actually survive and thrive in Texas, I brought two peonies with me.
Well, I am happy to report that my transplanted peonies not only survived, but bloomed this year! And I was thrilled to discover two peonies from the previous owner coming up through the leaf litter. I actually talked to the previous owner today, and she used to ice her peonies in the winter (something I did in Georgia with my lily of the valley), but I didn't ice these peonies nor hers (since I didn't even know they were there). Needless to say, I am beside myself ... if you hadn't already guessed. :o)
Some clippings from some of my "inherited" roses and one small branch of confederate jasamine are enough to scent the whole living room. I love spring flush!