Saturday, June 29, 2013

Romantic Peonies..............



Peonies are plentiful in this garden and I am taking full advantage of it. 
I love arranging vase after vase of these gorgeous blooms.
To me they are the epitome of romance.







I have been cutting them everyday and enjoying their beauty not only in the garden
but in the house as well.
I sold several to a local florist again this year and still have several on the bush,
so I am sure I am not finished taking photos of them yet.






























I hope you don't mind if I share a few more in a following post.
We had a downpour this afternoon,
so I hope I still have some in the morning : 0
I love this time in the garden like no other time of the season.
What a glorious romantic flower the peony is!

69 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh-June- Your peonies are so very, very gorgeous. They are the one flower that always remind me of my sweet little country grandmother. She never drove and never went anywhere much but she walked about 3 miles to dig up some peonies (from her nearest neighbor) when the neighbor was going into a nursing home. She had 3 or 4 kinds (I don't remember) but they bloomed at slightly different times. It seemed like she had about 3 or 4 weeks of blooms-but I could be wrong.
Anyway, I can remember thinking of them as "ladies" in full floaty skirts nodding in the wind.
I hadn't thought of that in a long time until I saw your mix of blooms here. Thanks for the memory jogger. Gorgeous images- you have such a way with your photos- I'm jealous (but it's a nice jealousy) xo Diana

joanne said...

such sweetness! I can just imagine how wonderful you home looks and smells right about now...lovely photos June. I hope your heart is feeling a little less heavy as you look around at the awesome beauty of our Lord. take care.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wonderful, wonderful! So very beautiful. Every one of these photos is spectacular. I just love that pretty print in the first two pics too. I just can't imagine having so many exquisite blooms. And your home is the perfect place to show them off! Such a pleasure to visit you, June!

Diane said...

Your peonies are spectacular and so are your photos, June. I need to plant more, I agree, they are a romantic, beautiful flower. Diane

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your peonies are so very gorgeous, dear June. They have the most wonderful shades and I'm in love not only with your flowers but also with your decoration style and your stunning pictures. The wood beam with the peonies in those silver bowls would be an awesome wedding decoration.
Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Blondie's Journal said...

Don't we all love peonies...maybe because their bloom time is so short and we appreciate them more. You pictures are amazingly beautiful...I love the ones where they are posed on the slab of wood (wrong way to describe it?!). Yes, the rain makes them look very sad. :)

BYW...mishap with the RH feature but I AM in August rather than July! A blogger just got hers in the mail and emailed me that I am famous! lol!

XO,
Jane

Victorian1885 said...

June your soft pink peonies are spectacular! I can imagine your home is filled with their lovely fragrance as well.
Enjoy your luscious garden & Happy July 4th to you & your Family!

Hugs,
Wanda

Jade said...

Oh June, your pictures are so heavenly........the most beautiful Peonies I´ve ever seen!!!! Have a wonderful sunday and thank you so much for this lovely and romantic inspiration!!!

Hugs Jade

Rozmeen said...

Breathtaking pictures. LOVE the peonies and your pictures WOW Cant you make a book?

xoxo Rozmeen

Tania, The Old French Doors said...

Hi June,
How romantic they truly are. Were we live we cant grow them, but we just sold our home and are moving somewhere were we can grow them in australia, so I cant wait.Yours are truly magnificent.
Taniaxx

Geli said...

Dear June!
I looooooove your peonies in these dreamy colors!
Really wonderful and your decoration with the old wood on the table is absolutely mine!!
Thanks for your dreamy photos and enjoy your garden dear June!
With love,
Geli

Mistinguette said...

Vos photos de pivoines sont magnifiques.
La pivoine est une très belle fleur, si féminine et romantique.
Douce journée

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your peonies are just beautiful...such a soft pink color. Your photos of them are so good--really love the fabric under them in the first few shots. I hope the remaining ones survived your downpour!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wow, your pictures are really great. I like the peonies in the wooden beam, it looks spectacular!

Sending big hugs from Holland! Ingrid

Mary Ellen said...

June what loveliness you always share with us- your garden is truly a friendship garden though in a different way that we normally think of one. You share your beautiful flowers with us via your fantastic photography- would love to have you share some of those beautiful peonies physically too! My peonies bloomed but still have some small buds on them- will they open eventually- they seem to be just sitting there doing nothing! Have several plants that haven't bloomed in 3 years and think they are not getting enough sun so have replanted 2 of them. Of course we have a heat wave the day after I do!

Did I tell you we had a forest fire here in our area? Our town was on pre- evac status for almost a week- God was so good and changing the wind directions so they could get a handle on it!

bee blessed
mary

iris said...

lever dans le brouillard
mais il fait du soleil enfin
la présentation de toutes ces
merveilleuses pivoines
dans une lumière pleine de douceur
cela fait plaisir à voir
bon dimanche
tendresse
edith(iris) France

Olive said...

Oh the glory of this flower which I have never seen in person. Thank you for showing it to me as only you can June. blessings, Olive

Boxwood Cottage said...

Your peonies and the decorations you did with them are to die for beautiful dear June!
It was a pleasure visiting you today!
Happy Sunday!
xoxo~ Carola

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning lovely one! Yes, I have to say that next to the specialty roses we have here, the peony has to be my favorite, for the multi-layers of delicate petals, the color, but also for the MIRACULOUS and ingenius way they open up...with the help of ants.

Your vignettes are mind-altering, heart-stopping. HAVE FUN IN THE SUN my dear! Anita

whimages said...

SUCH VERY lovely way to showcase those gorgeous peonies! LOVE them!

Denise Masyga said...

OH MY GOSH! So so gorgeous. In those sterling silver cups down that board......be still my heart! So so lovely! Keep thise pics coming! I love seeing pics of your garden.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

To have such an abundance of peonies is my idea of heaven...alas, I can't grow them in my area and they are my favorite flower. So pretty! Love the way you have displayed and photographed them.

Victoria said...

Your peonies are so gorgeous and the way you have them arranged is lovely! I love the photo of them in the silver goblets, stunning! I'm sure none of us will mind you sharing as many peonies as you want!!!

Sara.RêveBlanc said...

Uno dei miei fiori preferiti....
La sua delicata bellezza lo rende unico e prezioso!
Prossimo anno mi sposerò, ammetto che non mi dispiacerebbe avere un bouquet con questi meravigliosi fiori!
con affetto
Sara

My name is Riet said...

Good morning dear June
Your photo's take my breath away. They are so beautiful, and of course I want to see more of them and maybe of your whole garden?
Hugs from Riet

Tracey said...

So, so gorgeous June!!!!!!!

xo

:) T

Deb said...

beautiful!
our peony are finished for the season so it was lovely to be able to see yours still in abundance.
I LOVE the idea of the plank of wood going down your table ... gorgeous with the nails and containers of peony. Was this a find or from your property? xo

Debbie said...

Such lovely photos, June. The fragrance must be overwhelmingly intoxicating at your house. My white ones smell the best!! But I do love the soft pinks.
Don't you wish they were here all summer?
xo

maría cecilia said...

Since I met you, my dear June, I always expect your peonies to bloom and enjoy your most beautiful arrangementes with them. And the most beautiful images as well.
You give me such a joy, my friend.
sending you big hugs from my lovely winter time

p.s. I would love to post in my blog your peonies, if you don´t mind.

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!! These pictures are just gorgeous. So so pretty. This post was so sweet and I just am swooning over your peonies. So beautiful.
Kris

Dorthe said...

Dearest June, they truly are the most beautiful flowers, but unfortunately I have only one precious plant here in my garden..that however I got from my mother many years ago, and will hopefully follow me also to a new destination, when we in some few years move away from this beautiful place!
Your garden must be huge, so filled it is with all the most beautiful and romantic flower busches and plants,-I love how you displayed the silver cups with them on top of the driftwood piece !!!-
Thankyou for evening beauty-
Hugs and x- from Dorthe

Deborah said...

Sigh~ such gorgeousness June!
I a d o r e peonies!!
Yours are so romantic ;)
Tell you a secret???
They are my favourite bloom ;)
Love & hugs to you my sweet friend!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxooxxo

Michaela Staňková said...

WOW-beautiful peoines and amazing decorating!!!!
Have a nice sunday!
xoxo

Julie Marie said...

Hello June... your Peonies are just stunning!... I love how they look all lined up on the old wooden beam so much!... and yes, this is a favorite time in the garden for sure... would love some of your rain though!... we had bad east canyon winds in the night and it took me several hours to clean my gardens all up this morning... 102 degrees here today... not complaining though!... isn't Summertime the best!... xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

I would like to inquire how you got to the place of such a beautiful blog. I am a mom, my children are yet home, girls 19 and 16 and a 12 year old son. My son is nonverbal, lower functioning, diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I am divorced, work as a nurse. I love creating a home and my abilities to do that are not the same as they once were. I want to keep such parts of my inner life alive.

Steph

Simples momentos. said...

Lindas flores! inspirador!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon, June! Dear one, neither do I have a clue as to what the "change" from Google Reader will look like...I don't even know what Google Reader is!!!!! I just took the advice of a friend who suggested I give my readers who DO use GR the option of following me on Bloglovin' or via email...OK.....still don't understand, but we'll see....TOGETHER. Have a super evening! Anita

whimages said...

June, thank you sweetheart for your sweet compliments on my blog post. I swear you make a couple small changes and it's going to make a big difference!!!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I agree. Your peonies are just gorgeous. Your pictures are amazing and they captured the glorious beauty of this grand flower.


Please come by and visit..

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

Your peonies are so lovely and add so much romance throughout your home! Your gardens must be a sight to behold, June, as you have the most gorgeous blooms from your garden to enjoy inside!
Mary Alice

Barbara said...

I always love dreamy pictures, but these are gorgeous. I love their soft colors, although this week I added some textures om my Peony images.

Hugs,
B.

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear June these just take my breath away and they are by far the most beautiful rose of all. You have such a variety of shades and you must have so many bushes to pick so many from!

Your photography also takes my breath away sweet woman - a natural gift for you!
I have been wanting to email you but it is still coming!
I do hope you have more inner peace and balance these days with all that you are facing.
Thinking of you with warm hugs and days filled with beauty in your delightful garden!
Suzy

Shabby Passion said...

Dear June, these peonies are soo beautiful and you made great shots...I love it here, and I can't wait to see more!
Much love
Lisa

Shabby soul said...

June, beauty lives here!!!!!
My darling post and post again, we are never tired of them and of your magical photos!
Many hugs
Silvia

Bella said...

Hi June,
I hope those beauties made it thru the rain! A whole house full, beautiful and they must smell amazing! Mine came and went too fast. When I see Peonies I always think of your dried wreath, I hung a few to dry this year, and they are nice, but not amazing like yours.
Happy July!
Bella

Nely said...

My dear June,
Ohh what a beautiful peonies,your beautiful pictures take my breth away,so dreaming..you are my idol!
Many hugs dear friend
Nely

Pondside said...

I haven't been able to grow peonies here but I have a friend who makes me a bouquet every June - such a treat!

Diana`s said...

dear June ..i love your Pictures of beautiful peonies, and would like to see more.
I have only one plant in my garden,and it`s the pink one ,i can see that i have to by another one in a light colur
Diana

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet June, I love this pretty post! Your peonies are stunning! I love the picture of them all in a roll in silver goblets! Did you get those for your wedding? Looking at yours I regret getting rid of my several years ago.

Congratulations on being in another lovely publication! Your photos are priceless!

Love,
Maryjane

Anna said...

I agree that the peony is one of the most romantic flowers that exist ... shame I'm waiting for years that my plants flourish!
Your beautiful, you have so many that they can sell? What luck!
A hug from Italy
Anna

BECKY said...

Sweet June,
Your stunning photos just make my heart skip a beat. The peonies are nearly breathtakingly beautiful, and your eye for photo styling and editing, just makes me smile!

How fun that you can sell some to your local florist! Don't you love thinking about who might get them??

Once again, the beauty you share has made my day! What a joy, my friend.

Big Hugs!
Becky

LifeStyle Interiors said...

Living a Peony Dream:))))

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Seeing your pretty soft pink peonies today has made my day, thank you.
It is raining outside and turned cold so it was a delight to come and visit you. Will be looking forward to seeing your next post too.
Enjoy your week and your pretty peonies.

hugs
Carolyn

flowersandhome said...

Must be heavenly to have so many peonies in the garden to be able to keep cutting them to enjoy inside the house as well AND to have enough even to sell to a florist. Wish that florist would live somewhere around here though ;) Gorgeous pictures. Can't get enough of them, especially since I have no peonies in the garden and can't find any really in the shops around here. Love the tender colours all your peonies have. So very romantic, you're absolutely right.
Marian


Peonies & Magnolias said...

Oh June, they are gorgeous and I can almost smell their wonderful fragrance. Our peonies have finished blooming and our daylilies are now in full bloom. Spring has come and gone and summer has arrived once again. I hope you have a wonderful 4th.

Sandy

Things and Thoughts said...

Your peonies are SUBLIME!

Laura said...

Hi June. I adore peonies. I just wish we were able to grow them here in Perth.. Its way too hot. I did the flowers for my brothers wedding a couple of years ago and we had to use imported peonies. It was around 40degrees c on the wedding day. They looked amazing but the next day all were pretty much dead!! such a shame but at least they lasted for the special day! Love how you have displayed them on the rustic wooden beam!! so pretty! Have a wonderful day!
Laura x

Nella said...

Dear June, I think it has been a great year in the garden for peonies...yours are gorgeous! I know how fleeting they are, subject to wind and rain at a moments notice...I cut mine all in a few days because of threatening rain, and dried them...I hope to do something with them soon...your pics are lovely
too! Hugs to you, N.xo

Tricia said...

These are so beautiful! I just LOVE peonies...sadly, most of mine bloomed when I was on vacation this year. Hope you have a happy 4th. xo

Ivy and Elephants said...

Sigh ...
Your peonies are just gorgeous.
Your vignettes look like something out of a dream ...
Hope the rain holds, and the peonies hang around a little longer, just so we can get a few more peeks!
Hugs,
Patti

Heavenly Rosalie said...

Your photos are wonderful!! Gorgeous! I love them.
Greetings from Germany
Rosalie

{oc cottage} said...

an absolute slice of heaven!

m ^..^

Tammy said...

Your photos are so gorgeous, June! The peony looks so dreamy and lovely. Your work in the garden is like my walking -- helps me sort through problems and think things through. And then sometimes I just enjoy the movement and don't think at all. Right now I have a wrenched back -- so aggravating, so am taking a rest. Hope all is well with you. Best wishes, Tammy

Cindy said...

Ahhhh! Those peonies in the little silver goblets are the epitome of prettiness! and... you had so many that you sold to a florist!? I wish i was your neighbor... ;)

Cindy

Villa König said...

Oh how wonderful! I am always so impressed with your amazing photos. The peonies are gorgeous! Hugs Yvonne

Lovey said...

Love you...

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me some pointers on drying peonies. Alias it is so humid here I think I would have to find another means to dry them. Your roses on your other blog are just stunning!

Sue Boyd - Online PhD Resources said...

This is a truly inspiring blog from a heart of a mother. Lovely pictures you have there and I know that it has something to do with the kind of love and care that you dedicated for your son. Truly Peonies are epitome of romance. You must be a loving mom. Your children should be proud of you!

Rozmeen said...

Hi June,

On my blogroll list I can see a new post called corners and a picture of this lovely frame.. I keep trying to see the pics but I cant open te post.
Do you have any ideas as I would just love to see those pictures.
xxx Roz