Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Peonies, please!





Why, oh why.....
can't they find 
a way to make
a peony bloom longer?













Please tell me why?
:)













28 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Those are just gorgeous! I love peonies. Ours don't do very well any more. I think some of them are just old, but also there are walnut trees which have gotten larger and maybe there is too much shade. One of my plants made only two buds this year, and neither one opened! :(

Salmagundi said...

You sure can't go wrong with an alabaster lamp, brown transferware and peonies - perfect harmony! Sally

Cozy Little House said...

Well at least you have pics to remind you of their beauty.
Brenda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I know what you mean! Your pictures are beautiful!

Ron said...

I love white peonies and wish they would last longer. I find a great selection at our Whole Foods Market. Beautiful:)

Glenna said...

So beautiful!

MarmePurl said...

Silver and Peonies. Perfection.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I so agree! I would love to have them last twice as long as they do...or bloom in succession so that it didn't all happen at once. They are at the top of my list..right after Lilacs and Roses. xo Diana

michele said...

same with my lilacs this year! like one day of fragrance, and poof, outta here.

gorgeous photos.

michele

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

I always pick a large bunch of peonies while they are in the soft "marshmallow" stage, and store them in the refrigerator for a few weeks until I want them to bloom. My sister has 120 peony bushes, so she is thrilled to have me pick hundreds!

Sarah said...

Oh, my, but these are gorgeous. I'm asking: "Why can't they develop a peony that will grow in Zone 9. ;-)

Lucy you, even if they don't last long! ~ sarah

Keeping it Cozy said...

They have to be the most beautiful flower and the best smelling! This delicate pink is just gorgeous.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Alison they look gorgeous in that silver pitcher!

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! My absolute favorite flower....and so wish they could invent something to make them last longer, wouldn't that be amazing? Your pics are gorgeous!

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous! My absolute favorite flower....and so wish they could invent something to make them last longer, wouldn't that be amazing? Your pics are gorgeous!

laxsupermom said...

Your peonies are gorgeous! Love that soft pink color! I know exactly what you mean. I'd love for ours to be able to bloom for longer, too. Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Peonies are my very favorite! I can almost smell these beauties from here! They look so lovely in the silver bucket!

unikorna said...

Your camera lenses are magical :) and so is the photographer :).
I have a vase with peonies just like yours on my night stand. Their fragrance is intoxicating :). Love them.

Garden, Home and Party said...

Alison,
No whining allowed :-)...we can't grow them in our area (no frost) and the ones we can buy at Trader Joe's are $2.00 per stem. But you're right, I feel that way about some roses too, why won't keep their petals once brought inside for a longer period of time? Your vase and flowers are spectacular.
Karen

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I so agree, but i guess if we had them all the time we would not find the magic in them. The scent and the beauty, yes we wish would last longer....till next year.

Richard Cottrell said...

One of my favorite flowers. They remind me of 1940's ruffled net prom dresses. My sister has a pink one and I thought it was the bomb. I am so glad you are still with me, life has been a challenge for a couple of weeks but is on it's way up now. Come visit soon. Happy summer. Richard

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH your peonies are gorgeous, Alison! I've never been able to get them to grow at the house here! I have some at the lake...hope they are blooming!

Bliss said...

Peonies are in bloom here right now. Is there a more beautiful flower?

~Bliss~

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I think beautiful flowers were created for us to enjoy their beauty for a limited time...for if they lasted forever, we would take them for granted...So we enjoy them immensely during their "lifetime" and cannot wait for them to emerge again in their great glory.

Your photography is perfection...I love how you showcased them...gorgeous....

Have a wonderful day with your magnificent peonies!!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your peonies are gorgeous. The dark edging is so dainty and delicate. I posted the last of mine today, too, after I saved them from the pouring rain. Linda

Babs said...

Alison, your peonies are gorgeous and I'm loving them. I wish they'd grow well in our area. I know they're supposed to grow as far south as zone 8, but I've never had any luck with them.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lovely, lovely peonies! Fabulous alabaster lamp and the transfer in brown..just my cuppa tea!
Have a great weekend pretty lady.
FABBY

Karena said...

I have loved peonies since a little girl Alison! They are so gorgeous while they do last!

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Karena
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