luni, 25 mai 2015

In a Vase on Monday - flower of the month

Nu puteam lăsa să treacă mai fără să fac o vază (chiar două!) și cu ei, că doar sunt floarea lunii. Unii zic că sunt floarea perfectă și cred că au dreptate./ I could not have let May end without arranging a vase (even two!) with peonies as here they are the flower of the month. Some people say it is the perfect flower and I think they are right.

 For the first vase I have used a lot of white to show off  the delicate colours of the Lady Alexandra Duff  peonies.



I have always dreamed of putting in a vase peonies buds picked from my own garden and here they are!




My peonies can be admired here.

19 comentarii:

  1. Oh so beautiful! Blousy and sensuous AND sophisticated at the same time - do they have a perfume? It reminds me, I must get some peonies - I had them in a previous garden and I miss them.

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    1. And what a perfume they have, DW! The perfect flower, queen of the garden!

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  2. The essence of summer. Just lovely! Your peonies are fantastic - you must be so proud!!

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    1. Thanks, Jane, you are right, I love my peonies, they are awesome this year!

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  3. Anca both vases are stunning with all these gorgeous fat peony blooms....love the colors.

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Later today I have made a third vase, I love peonies!

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  4. I adore peonies and yours are certainly spectacular, Anca! The herbaceous varieties don't grow here in Southern California because we don't get enough winter chill to make them happy and, thus far, I'm not having much luck with the Itoh peony hybrids either. Still, I can enjoy yours in pictures.

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  5. I have never seen such beautiful peonies as those in your first vase, Anca - and there seems to be something a little decadent in using peony buds from our own peonies in a vase, don't you think?! Go for it! :)

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    1. Your appreciation makes me so happy, Cathy! Decadent, why?

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  6. Your vases of peonies must have you smiling all day. Each vase is lovely in its own way. You really captured the soft colors of Lady Alexandra Duff well.

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    1. Thanks so much, Susie! I have just seen your vase, it is a very creative one!

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  7. They are beautiful! I really love the first one with the golden centre, but the mixed ones in bud also look so pretty together. I bet they smell good too! :)

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    1. Lady Alexandra peonies are beautiful and smell so good! Thanks, Cathy!

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  8. Oh what beauties Anca :) You must be so pleased with them.

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  9. I really am, Anna, thanks for stopping by!

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  10. That's really beautiful, such delicate shades in the first vase.

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