Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Perfect peonies!


I have a whole hedge of peonies in my backyard. I love them so! When I was planning for wedding flowers, I knew that I wanted peonies. Every florist told me that peonies bloom in May, and so by July there will definitely be none left. Well, last year was a very cool June in Seattle, and my peonies did bloom in July, so I was hoping that mine would be blooming for the wedding this year and I could bring flowers of my own to round out our florals.

Well... wouldn't you know it... It hit 90 degrees in May and June here, and we haven't had a drop of rain in weeks. My peonies are in full bloom right now. It's sad because we won't have any for the wedding, but I'm trying to see the glass as half full-- after all, they are gorgeous.

I made a bouquet yesterday in honor of the wedding, and the beautiful flowers are now sitting on my dining room table!

6 comments:

Snowflake said...

Aww, that sucks. At least you have some pretty flowers for now though. What will you sie for a bouquet instead?

Sweet Tooth said...

That's terrible. On the other hand I hope you are enjoying the flowers now.

Jen said...

peonies are truly truly beautiful!

Mary Kidwell said...

Wow, these are really gorgeous. Don't worry, your wedding will still be beautiful!

Becky said...

I bought my first bouquet of peonies EVER this weekend! We walked in to the grocery store and I saw them, instantly fell in love and told my fiance he should buy them for me. He grabbed them and put them in the basket. That was Saturday. I woke up Sunday and they were ALL (about 5 of them)fully open. What a sight! Beautiful! I think they are my new favorite flower. :) How lucky for you to have them in your backyard. I doubt they would survive the Texas heat...

WideEyedBride said...

Awww... I wanted peonies too. Try a "california rose" - I think it's called . It looks very similar.