Saturday, June 13, 2015

peonies already??? really???


This garden in the mountain west seems to be about 3 weeks ahead 
of a normal year.  I've never had peonies by the middle of June!

but---I'll take 'em!





 a pretty reflection in the the mirror on the pine cabinet




 


My peonies usually bloom around the 4th of July or so. 
Last year, I had to move several to sunnier spots in the garden
and didn't expect many blooms this year, but I was able to 
pick a couple of large buckets of them to photograph.
I will share a few more photos of them in the next post along with 
more of the lilacs photos I haven't gotten posted yet.
(yes, I still have more lilacs)
Everyday I get out in the garden a take photos of what's blooming,
but never seem to get a post done. I always think I will get on top of things,
and never seem to, but I may just surprise myself (and you) and get another 
post done soon.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!!!

55 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So, so beautiful! Do you submit your photos to magazines? Or do they come knocking on your door for submissions? Seriously, your images are definitely magazine-worthy. Always so beautiful and dreamy. There's no spot in my home, except maybe the living room, that I can photograph where there's not something piled up with stuff. Ha! Have a great rest of the weekend. Tammy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, such a beautiful sight. My lilacs have been done for some time now. The lavender is having a good year. The summer phlox is showing signs of bloom, but I'd give that all up (except the lavender) to have peonies like yours. So pretty..Happy Weekend and thanks for sharing..Judy

Kris said...

Very beautiful! I like paeonies. I like how You use them in your pictures. Ansambel is very warm.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

June, your peonies are so beautiful and I can't believe that you still have lilacs.How lucky is that? My have been gone for some time. Your pictures are so dreamy and beautiful. Have a lovely Sabbath day. Hugs, Jo

oldgreymareprimitives said...

We'll take whatever you have time for girlfriend <3

sarah said...

so pretty!

Home and Lifestyle said...

Just wonderful, June! I suspect the peonies looked forward to summer and did not want to wait anymore ;-).

Have a wonderful week! Sending hugs, Ingrid

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous ….. envy, envy, envy June !!!!!!!! haha. XXXX

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi there
Your Peonies are just gorgeous!! we are having some bloom now also, I am in CT. I love the way you display them. Enjoy your beautiful weekend
deezie

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Beautiful photos as always. They are so calming. Your peonies are just beautiful! I love that pine cupboard.

Have a lovely day & wonderful week ~ FlowerLady

Mari Mora said...

Unas fotos maravillosas.
Un saludo

Lady of the Woods said...

June how beautiful, ''peonies in June'' :D....If I may ask, where do you get your pillows from? the square ones with the ruffle? they are delishious and I need a few....did you make them or buy them?
Your home and pictures are always such a soft place in my world. thank you!

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful. Peonies are one of my favorites. They are so soft and gorgeous to bring in doors. Have a great start to the new week ahead.
Kris

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

June,
Your Peonies speak beauty to your homes interior like your white sofa with gorgeous layers speak relaxation to the body. A visit here makes me feel enriched in natures beauty that you lovingly nurture.
xoxo,
Vera

bobbie said...

I'm going to come steal some of those peonies! Simply gorgeous ~

Art @ Home said...

What a dreamy post....I think peonies are my very favorite flower. Yours are stunning! When do they normally bloom?

xo,
RJ

Lana Manis said...

You must be in peony heaven! I had 2 blooms this year.... so I always devour your photos! :)

DD's Cottage said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Dorthe said...

Hello June, you surely must have very many peonies, to be able to pick such stunning bouquets , they are so beautiful. I wonder how you dry them June...do you let them stand in the vases, or are they hung by the stems ? I would love to try, and my first attemt was not satisfying .
I hope your summer is great !!
Warm hugs, Dorthe

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So beautiful, June...the peonies must have love the new sunny spot! Pure eye candy...

Marrianna said...

I always love your photos of your beautiful flowers and especially the peonies. I need to drive by the one place I know that has a large peony bush and see if they are blooming yet. If so, I can cut a few for my house and my own photographs. However, we are still having VERY cool nights here at 7,000 ft. elevation in the high desert of Northern Arizona so I don't know if there are any blooming anywhere in town. If there are, I'm going to find them. If not, I'll look in July when it gets warmer.

Thanks for the lovely photos.

Marrianna

Junebug said...

My Peonies are done, boo hoo! Isn't everything early this year. I'm lucky I have other blooms in the garden but already miss my Peonies!! Glad you are getting to enjoy yours. Wish me luck on my flowers for I will be traveling for the next 4 weeks, yikes!! I "think" I have the soaker system set up. Fingers Crossed!!! Yes, I will be coming through ID but think Northern route, another boo hoo!!! Take care sweet one and hope this posts!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Spectacular! Summer is so busy. Glad you shared the beauty!

Rita Reade said...

Dear June,
They are absolutely stunning!
Do you get to grow hydrangeas?

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, your incredible green thumb is at it again! Your peonies are simply gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing, I hope the blooms last and last. Love your beautiful vignettes.
Hugs,
Patti

Susie said...

June, I bet your room smells so sweet. I love peonies ...even though I do not have any. That is something I need to try. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Too beautiful for any words...and they must smell glorious. I am quite envious, how I wish they would grow here.

an angel at my table said...

I agree with Tammy your images are definitely magazine-worthy!!! Amazingly beautiful! Here we have had a very cold spring so nothing is early this year!!! All the best Mari

toves sammensurium said...

How Lovely...I am so jealous...can You believe it,today it Was hailing here!!!!The closest spring I can remember,so everything is so late! Hopefully things will change soon so I can find peonis too!!! Until Them your beautiful picture is a delightful alternative!!!!
Tove-hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos as always June! My peonys are done blooming. :( I wish they bloomed all summer long!!
Hugs~

Trisha said...

I am always in awe of your beautiful flowers and photos! I can't wait to have my own peonies again sometime soon. Have you been staying cool? We've already had a 100+ day and I know it is just going to get worse. I hope you stay cool and get to enjoy your lovely garden!

~Trisha

Denise Masyga said...

Gorgeous. I can smell them from here.

Burlap Luxe said...

Peonies A favorite over here as well JUNE...
But I have to mention your home, sigh!! And that pine armorie is amazing anchor piece nested in the corner there.
How do you find these amazing pieces.

Every photos is like seeing them page after page in a favorite magazine.
Xox
Dore

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

It's always such a joy to look at your gorgeous pictures, dear June. The peonies are beautiful and luscious. Your garden must look amazing with all those peony shrubs in bloom.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy your lovely garden :)!
Hugs to you,
Julia

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

And harebell too? How wonderful that they are already in bloom! Things have been slower to wake up here with the late snows. ENJOY your beautiful, beautiful garden, June!
Hugs,
Lin

Things and Thoughts said...

Peonies are so impressive by themselves but you are so talented to give them a soul. Love this white, stylish sofa, the lace, the flowers, everything June!
Happy new week!
Olympia

Madelief said...

Your peonies look breathtakingly beautiful June! They bloom early in my garden too. I only have one or two baby pink ones, but several in bright fuchsia. Your white ones appeal to me very much as well.

Wishing you a lovely week!

Madelief x

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Thank you for sharing these stunning blooms! I'm patiently waiting for my one and only peony bush to bloom here in NE. I can't wait! In the meantime...I'll swoon over yours! Simply lovely June! ;)

maría cecilia said...

most beautiful peonies in the whole world!!!
hugs my dear

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June, I know I always have an opportunity to pin something gorgeous when I visit but these photos are over the top stunning and beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and enjoy this early gift from your garden!

Diane said...

Beautiful post, June. Your house and flowers are so lovely. Diane

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

How blessed you are to grow your own peonies June! I LOVE seeing pictures of them every year! Such a lovely post. xox

Maria Melendez Esteban said...

¡What a beautiful peonías, June!. Mine blossomed in the beginning of May. The weather is more moderate here. I already have no one. I think I told you peonias and lilacs are my favourites flowers, and yours are fantastics. I`m in love whit your garden.
Hugs.
María

Petit Coterie said...

Hello June! It was so wonderful to see your post on my blog today. Starting over can always leave you a little uncertain of what's ahead. So I greatly appreciate you welcoming me back.
~Hugs~
Michelle

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my June. Your photos are incredible. You are surrounded by so much beauty. I can't imagine a prettier place to be.

My peonies have already bloomed but I enjoyed every bit of beauty they shared in my garden. Thank you for visiting me. I do appreciate your sweet words.

Janet

Jennifer said...

Your pictures show off your peonies to perfection June! I have the same pink peonies. I took a stroll through the garden this evening and I noticed they have opened today. My favourites for sure!

Vintage Home said...

It is a crazy year! We are done Peony season! And my Roses are stunning!....yes they are really early too! My fear is that they usually last till November! I hope they still do!

Caroline shabby hideaway said...

Hello June,
your pictures are so gorgeous <3.I love peonies.Since it rained here,I need to go in the garden and cut my last peonies and bring them in my house.Thanks for sharing your beautiful images with us.I hope you have a wonderful week.
Hugs
Caroline

Niki Fretwell said...

So beautiful...Ours are still buds here in the UK...Niki x

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful! Ours usually bloom for Memorial Day. We seem to be about a week earlier than usual. Your pictures are so lovely. Mimi

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful pictures as always...your blog is just amazing!
Have a happy weekend, take care!
Titti

an angel at my table said...

Thanks for your kind words on my blog!! And I hope that you too are enjoying your garden! All the best

Victorian1885 said...

Dear June
Thank you for your sweet comment today on my new post!
Your peonies are so pretty...
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Wanda

Villa König said...

Oh how wonderful!!! Your photos are always so amazing! I love them! Today I count my last peonies, I really love this wonderful flower. You arranged your peonies perfectly. They look so pretty! Wish you a wonderful week, warms hugs Yvonne

Cindy said...

Ahhhh, those peonies are luscious, especially against your pretty whites. Everything is soooo clean. Your white sofa and lace are pristine! How do you do that?!

Cindy