Friday, July 13, 2012

Pink Peonies & Roses

 Hello everyone,
          I was lamenting that I didn't take as many peony photos as I usually do so I picked the last of my garden peonies for bouquets today.It seems with the hot dry weather they came and went faster this year.
 I love this pitcher too.

 I mixed a few roses into this bouquet.

 The roses are doing well this summer.
 I love these sun-kissed roses.
I am joining How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday.

Wishing you all a great weekend!



Cathy said...

Beautiful photos!!

I love pink peonies! They are my all time favorite flower. Wish they lasted longer. :)

Anne said...

What lovely Roses.You never disappoint with your beautiful photos.Have a wonderful weekend.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your peonies are beautiful! Mine are long gone. One of my favorite flowers!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word you are the queen of PINK, Carolyn!!!!

I am so glad you posted more peonies - they came and went too fast here, and it has been a pleasure to "experience" yours a bit later as well.

Breathtakingly beautiful and your roses and your pitcher and sweet birdhouse, all gorgeous!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I brake for peonies! haha! These are such a sweet, sweet color. Your photos are truly gorgeous. How nice to see these lovely flowers again!


Beautiful photos and gorgeous pink peonies!

LV said...


Marti McClure said...

Your peonies are stunning! I can't believe you grow them. I have to get mine at Trader Joes since they don't grow in Southern CA. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Deb said...

All I can say is WOW!

Merlesworld said...

I too love the Peonies I have only seen them growing in The Blue Mountains here the summers are too hot in Sydney.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such beautiful peonies. Mine did not stay long either and were gone before I got many pictures. I'm so glad you post often so we can see all your beauty! Have a great weekend.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful Peonies! The pinks are my favorite. Happy Pink Saturday!

chubskulit said...

How beautiful! Visiting from Pink Saturday.

Polka Dot Pink
Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

I love ALL your flowers in your enchanting garden, Carolyn. Peonies are most regal flowers and I think the pinks are truly fit for a Queen. Susan

Larry said...

Hi Carolyn... this post is gorgeous but I have a question regarding the delphiniums in your previous post. I'm curious how you manage those marvelous delphiniums without any obvious signs of staking. I switched out my plants for 60 of the New Millennium series this year hoping that their stronger stems hold up better. Your "Shades of Blue" post is an absolute delight! Larry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your peonies are scrumptious and what a beautiful bouquet they make! Pity they don't last longer. Have a lovely Pink weekend. Nice to hear the rain falling at last.


Lisa Mozo said...

Dear Carolyn,

I love your garden, the peonies are a jewel to the eyes, they're soft and dreamy; perfect for this early summer season. One of my fave is the hydrangeas. Love PINK, I am elated to see your Pink Saturday. Take care and best regards :o)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

oh those pink peonies are just lush aren't they? I love your artful photos as always~

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
That´s an amzing post.....just lovley to mix peonies and roses.....
You are still Number ONE :)^
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

joanne said...

You sure can 'pink' (is that a verb?) Each and every photo has such muted beauty and a delicate feel - espec. the flowers.....lovely work

Lavender Cottage said...

It doesn't get any better - pink peonies and roses together.
Very pretty.

Madelief said...

The peonies look beautiful in those pretty pitchers Carolyn! So thick and fluffy!

Thank you for putting a link to my giveaway on your blog. I appreciate it very much!

Wish you a lovely weekend,

Madelief x

Light and Voices said...

Softly your photos of peonies approach our eyes for viewing. It is so sweet and nice to visit your blog each week. Perfection is your goal. HPS!
Joyce M

Anonymous said...

I love roses and peonies :-)

Bonnie said...

ust drooling. So beautiful.

Larry said...

Carolyn... regarding your question at my site... You can go on line at

and order seeds from New Zealand... I did that but had poor germination so I bought plants this spring. I feel delphiniums can sometime be hard to get going, but once they take off... wow! Larry

bleudelavandou said...

Just so lovely the roses with the pink peonies.

Groetjes from

iris said...

c' est magnifique
on dirait des fleurs en papier
la couleur rose , pleine de douceur
à bientôt
edith (iris)

bozenas said...

Beautiful, I love peonies:))))

Anne Yusnizah said...

Your peonies is very beautifull, i wish it can be plant at my place....Love it soo much...

Beverly said...

Oh my goodness! So beautiful. And I love that pink and white polka dot pitcher!

June said...

Well the photos you did take of your peonies this year are gorgeous! I love your amazing roses too Carolyn.
I loved your blues in the garden in your last post. The delphinium are just gorgeous. I lost so many to last winter and not really sure why, so I have had to replant.
I always get so inspired here Carolyn and would like to thank you for opening up your world to us all.
sending hugs...

cassandrasminicorner said...

So lovely!

Visiting for PF- hope you can stop by..