I wanted to stop by Gear's Nursery to pick up a Mortgage Lifter Tomato plant since they were the only place nearby who had them. I never stopped in at Gear's in the Spring because I guess I didn't need to when Delhi Garden Center was up the street from us. Delhi moved--boooo who--but I have found other places such as Rahn's, Natorp's and now Gear's .
No gardener can ever go in and buy just a tomato plant. I walked into their nursery and it was astounding. My jaw dropped and the owner must have thought I had never been in a nursery before. I was just too excited. They have stunning plants and they grow most of their own. That is when I saw it. The Pink Parfait Peony. It is a double peony and I tried to back away, but it kept calling for me. The owner asked if he could help me and that is when we got into the peony conversation. I love peonies. So in the end, you guessed it, I now have a peony to plant. It has 5 blooms that have not opened yet, but I will take a picture of it when it does. Here is an example of the flower. Very pretty.