Monday, June 29, 2009

Peonies Everywhere!

Did I tell you that I love peonies? We have over a hundred peonies in our garden and most of them are in bloom now. ther are a few early ones that are past and a few late ones not blooming yet but the majority of them are now in bloom.

I have picked lots of bouquets like the one above.

I think this one is Gardenia.


Pink Hawaiion Coral

Duchess of nemuirs

A single peony-not sure which one

This is Festiva Maxima-my first peony given to me by my Dad and he got it from his Dad so it is very special. I have divided it mant times. It is very fragrant.

this is Laura Dessert

unsure of this one,

This is Shirley Temple

pretty but I bought some at yardsales and they weren't named so maybe you can tell me which one it is.

peonies and lupins look good together.

another single-I don't stake these.

peonies in the garden.

peonies in a basket

peony on quilt

peonies and teacup

peony in bud

peonies in teapot

peonies in our sunroom

beautiful bouquet!

peonies over our picket fence

another bouquet

And to end of a peony collage. I hope you love peonies too!

It is raining off and on today and I have a home and garden tour with tea and dessert this afternoon so I am off to do some baking.

Take care,



Beverly said...

Wow, Carolyn. There is beauty all around you. Thank you so much for sharing.

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
I hope the sun co-operates with your garden tour today. Your peonies are out of this world! You have such an abundance in your garden. Every time you post I can't wait to see what the pictures will be and I am never disappointed.
Blessings, Rhondi

Deanna said...

Carolyn, I especially like the soft pink ones. These soft pink peonies in the white pitcher are my favorites. Though all are pretty, the ones in the pitcher on your sun porch are a gentle touch to enjoy.

I'm so glad that you have photographed your beautiful flowers and are sharing them with us via blog.

Kansas Peonies bloom in May. To see a large presentation, we have to drive through the local cemetaries where large amounts of peonies grace the grounds for Memorial Day.

summer blessings,

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love peonies! They are such a fluffy and frivolous flower! Yours are just beautiful...good luck with your garden tour today.

Milah said...

I had no idea there were so many varieties. I love the soft pink ones. Ours are done blooming now so I really enjoyed seeing yours. Thanks for sharing.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Carolyn your peonies are so beautiful! I only have 4 peony plants. And only two of them bloom! I don't know what I am doing wrong. The ones that bloom only get one or two flowers on them too.

Carolyn said...

Hi Penny,
Peonies like a lot of sunshine to bloom well.the other reason peonies don't bloom is if they are planted to deep.

Janie's World said...

Oh, Carolyn, I am so jealous! I love peonies and you just can't grow them here. I can't even find them at the flower stands :(. Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers today.

Oma Nijn's Country Huis said...

ik hou van pioenrozen,en van hebt mooie foto"s zo kleurig.
groeten oma nijn

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What beautiful peonies... Ours were great this year. Normly are all gone by Memorial Weekend. I hope the weather co-operates with your garden tour. Looking forward to those pictures.. I always look forward to your posts..
hugs ~

Crystal said...

Wow your peonies are absolutely gorgeous. They are one of my favorite flowers. I hope the weather cooperates for your garden tour.
I am glad I found your blog.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Incredibly gorgeous, Carolyn! I don't know which is my favourite; they are all so beautiful. I love your first photo. Enjoy your company!

lala said...

Oh how I wish I could be one of the lucky guests on your home & garden tour!!! It would be so lovely to have tea and dessert while sitting in your amazing garden. Please, please post lots of photos of inside & outside.

Southerncook said...


WOW, your peonies are absolutely gorgeous. I am so envious because I dearly love peonies and we can't grow them here in N FL either. I am so glad to be able to visit your blog and enjoy yours.

The one your Dad gave you that also came from his Dad's garden is so very special. Because of the story behind it that you shared I think that is my favoirte.

Hope the rain clears for you in time for your tour.

Carolyn/N FL

TattingChic said...

Beautiful photos as always! I feel like I'm browsing through a magazine everytime I visit. :)

(That's a big compliment-just in case you're wondering)

once in a blue moon... said...

oh its so DREAMY here! you know its 108 degrees here today, your blog is like a refreshing dip in time...

your basket shot made me gasp, my idea of perfection...

i love peonies too, they do not love ca...

Sandra said...

Wow, they are just beautiful! I love them all!

sweet bay said...

100 peonies?! Sounds like heaven!

Rosy said...

I love peonies, they are so gorgeous. I've been enjoying your garden so much. Thanks for sharing.

Rosy said...

I love peonies, they are so gorgeous. I've been enjoying your garden so much. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Carolyn..Peonies are one of my all-time favorite flowers, and yours are just beautiful!! I've missed stopping in to say 'hi'. My life is a rollercoaster right now. xoxoxox

June said...

I love your peonies. They are the queens of my garden. If I could only grow one thing, it would be peonies. But thank goodness, no one has limited me to just one flower. Yours are all so lovely.

LillyB said...

I am speechless!! Beautiful...God is amazing!!