Peony Love

From the time it is a tight bud, the peony is a thing of beauty.

The bud stays closed until a few days of warm sunshine opens it to its full glory.

Now, the blooms are beautiful in place, but where they are in my garden makes them scarcely visible. What that means is that I gather a few every day to enjoy in many ways.

There are several varieties of peony, and the colors range from white to palest pink to fuschia, all beautiful.

Few things are lovelier than peonies arranged as a centerpiece on the dining room table. They certainly contribute to our sense of taste and smell as well as add texture and color.

Though generally the star in an arrangement, they mix well with other blooms that add color interest. Though not as common, the bloom with the yellow center is a peony. Because of its uniqueness it is my favorite.

Sadly, peonies don’t last forever, but even as they become faded beauties they are special. When the petals fall, it makes me think they would be perfect for a bride’s path down the aisle. Wonder if anyone has used them in place of rose petals.

16 thoughts on “Peony Love

  1. So gorgeous! My paintbrush is itching 😊

  2. Love peonies and yours are beautiful!

    1. Now all gone. As you know, it’s a short blooming season.

  3. Your peonies are lovely…I’ve never seen one like the yellow center one. I can see why you would like it.

    1. I just wish they’d last a little longer.

  4. I love how frilly peonies are. They are delicate and ladylike — from bud to full bloom.

    1. I do love their varied colors and textures.

  5. Beautiful photos of those lovely peonies. I, too, think they leave a wonderful path when the flower falls apart. Love your arrangement.

    1. Oh, if they’d just last a little longer.

  6. Beautiful. The pale pink ones are my favourite. I always treat myself if I see them for sale.

    1. Having peonies in my yard is a special gift!

  7. Peonies are so special. Love the colors you have!

  8. Linda, your peonies and photos are stunning! Thank you for sharing them.

    1. You could do wonders with paint and brush!

  9. I love flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful photos!

    1. It is always a pleasure to share beauty.

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