Pretty Peonies

Happy Tuesday! Today it feels like summer here in Connecticut. The sun is shinning, the temperature is around 85 degrees, and humidity has set in. Yep, Summer is here! I want to share with you the Peonies I picked from my Mother’s garden yesterday. I love white Peonies! These have a splash of pink in them. They are beauties! After Roses, Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! They are so lush and full, and have an intoxicating aroma. The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. The peony is named after Paeon, a student of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. When Asclepius became jealous of his pupil, Zeus saved Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius and turned him into the peony flower. Mischievous nymphs were said to hide in the petals of the Peony, giving it the meaning of Shame or Bashfulness in The Language of Flowers. While the peony takes several years to re-establish itself when moved, it blooms annually for decades once it has done so.

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I set up a small display of the Peonies on the desk in my family room. The Staffordshire dog figurines blend in nicely with the flowers.

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I used this pretty green vase that belonged to my Grandmother (my Mother’s Mom), for the Peonies. The footed base gives it a daintiness and delicate look. I love that it’s my Mom’s flowers, in her Mom’s vase! Very sentimental!

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I like to set up small areas of loveliness where ever I can. Using fresh flowers is one of the best ways to accomplish this in your home. It’s so exciting to gather the flowers right out of your garden and display them! How gratifying!

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Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishing You a Lovely Week,
LuAnn