Monday, May 24, 2010

Peony Anyone?

The sun is finally shining. It has been in the high 80's for the last three days. While it's so nice would you like to go out to the garden and smell the Peonies?


The white one is so pristine against the dark green foliage.

Isn't this bright pink stunning with the yellow and pink stamen? The flowers are so large you need two hands to hold it.

The pink with white tipped petals is stunning.



The light pink with a lighter pink center looks like a butterfly floating on the breeze.











Many of the peonies didn't survive all the wind and rain we had the last week. But all of them smell so yummy when I bring in a bouquet.
Hope you enjoyed the
walk through the garden.

13 comments:

Rebecca said...

Let it be said. :( I kill Peonies. :( :( :( I don't know what I do! BAH!

Thank you for visiting me today! :) Your comment left about my Miss K made me smile.

I'll be back again soon to peruse your lovely site.

xoRebecca

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your peonies are stunning! I'm sad to say, I don't have any YET! I've always loved them. Thanks for sharing your beauties and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Just Breathe said...

I don't think we have peonies in CA but I could be wrong. I remember them in Chicago. They are so pretty. Great pictures.

daylily777 said...

I have enjoyed the walk very much , I almost thought I caught a fragrant whiff. They are very beautiful!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

Hi Stella! You know, you put me to shame because I live in South Florida and my garden is nowhere near as beautiful as yours. By the way, my favorite of all your peonies is the light pink. It looks so pretty and delicate.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every one beautiful. The pink-tinged one is my favorite. We grew peonies when we lived in Oregon, where they did real well. Except the tiny sugar ants liked them too, so I remember having to be careful when bringing them in.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a beautiful assortment of peonies, the white are so gorgeous. Mine are just putting up shoots, I hope to get some nice blooms (assuming I got the planting depth right!) :)

Chatty Crone said...

I love peonies - they needs ants to grow you know. sandie

Dawn said...

I love Peonies. I even like the way the name sounds, funny huh?

My giveaway is over, please stop by when you have a chance :)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Stella... Enjoy your weekend... It is lovely here today... I have been working around inside and outside and I am getting whooped... I am quiting now and may rest a bit as we plan on golfing in a mixed couples golf scramble tonight...gona need a might bit of energy stored up for that.

Rettabug said...

Oh Stella...I want a white peony like yours!! It is magnificent as are all your other flowers, too.

I hope you try the preserving method I posted about. Mine are standing in 2" of water in the garage fridge. So far, so good. They're alive & well & NOT opening. :-)

Kissed by an Angel said...

I love peonies!! The white one is especially gorgeous!!
xxxx

GWENDOLYN said...

Your peonies are stunning. I wish they bloomed longer than they do.
Blessings
Gwen