Peony balanced by the alyssum  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
12/11/2005 9:59 pm

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Peony balanced by the alyssum

I've often said that as much as I relate to the alyssum which is a quiet little flower that is commonly used in borders to showcase other plantings or showy flowers, that I also relate to the peony. Peonys to me seem to be rather strong flowers, strong in a feminine sense of being lushly overabundant in petals and fragrance.

But I find it comforting to know that the alyssum of my soul waits for me and is never to proud to welcome me home. Just sweetly nodding to me and saying somehow, "yes, that was indeed a stupid thing to say, but come rest and let me scent your evening with peace." She doesn't rail at me for succumbing to the peony side of my character. In fact, she seems to revel in it, knowing that her strength is in balancing out the peony's flamboyant nature with her silent humility.

And so I have to continue to strive to let both combine without overpowering each other, hopefully to hybrid into beauty of soul.

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
12/12/2005 8:43 am

Sometimes we all have to have a little bit of peony in is after all, a perrenial and has its day in early spring and summer.

Maybe it needs the balance of the alyssum- which is tolerant and heat resistant.....together they make quite a bouquet


gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
12/12/2005 11:46 am

As sure as the earth profits from balance in nature and physics, one's life will too. BTW.... do Californians say PEE - uh - ne or pee - OH - ne like my Grandmother did?..

sweetalyssum 47F

12/12/2005 8:22 pm

Mags, yes...balance in a garder or bouquet is always a thing of beauty. The perennial may look a bit shabby at times,'s a survivor and anchor for the garden as all gardeners know.


I say PEE-UH-NEE. I'll try to remember that balance thing.

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