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Peonies are blooming in Kentlands

Peonies are blooming in Kentlands


The peonies are blooming in Kentlands, our home community within the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Peonies can be found in many of the home and public gardens in the area. Click on the following link if you wish to learn about growing peonies.





Subhash Sharma There are a number of varieties of these pretty peonies which not only provide a delicious scent but also a long flowering and fabulous display to make them useful for the garden as well as the flower arrangements. Their colours range from pure white to deep pink and into rich crimson, with all shades in between. There are singles (with one or two layers of petals), semi doubles (with more petals, but you can still clearly see the golden anthers in the flower's centre), Japanese (where the stamens are replaced by narrow petaloid filaments) and the fullest and most spectacular of all – the fully doubles (great puff balls of crumpled petals, row upon row).

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend from India. He now lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.


Peonies, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, MD

Photograph by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 16 commentsRoy Kelley • May 10 2018 05:38PM


A very lovely flower Roy. Our blooms are just beginning to bud now...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy.  The blooming Peonies in Kentlands must be beautiful to see and fun to photograph.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

Peonies are one of my favorites! I love them and grew up growing, White, light pink and hot pink ones. We made the most beautiful bouquets!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 6 months ago

There is a certain purity that white blossoms project.  It doesn't seem to mater where they are Camellias, Roses, or Peonies.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Roy, these peonies are so beautiful.  I bought some at the nursery a week ago, and they have not popped up yet.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 6 months ago

Mother's will certainly be enjoying beautiful flowers on this special day and I hope that you are spoiling chef Dolores!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 6 months ago


I just bought a couple of bouquets of them, and one is just starting to open.  It is a lovely sight to behold.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a very special Mother's Day and an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Good eveninhg Roy and what beautiful flowers. I love the narrative as well.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

What a beautiful flower Roy. It would be a nice addition to my flower gardens

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 6 months ago

Good evening Roy - great information on Peonies.  Now is the time to plant.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 6 months ago

I saw some pink and deep fuschia colored peonies today. Tis the season, Roy. They smelled fragrant, too.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

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