Thursday, May 13, 2010

A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.
Terri Guillemets

After a full year of my garden here in St. Louis, by far my favorite blooms are the two large peony bushes in the front yard. I've been waiting for them to "pop" and over the last few days they really did!

The blooms come and go pretty fast so I learned last year to just clip and enjoy them. This afternoon I cut a big bunch to take to the office so all of the ladies can have a bloom on their desk for some spring cheer.

Although there are a lot blooming now there are plenty of buds still ready to go. I always joke that I need to throw a big girl's baby shower in May because I could cover the house in fluffy pink flowers. I can't wait to enjoy them over the next weeks!

Peony bushes heavy with blooms

One of the big blooms, about twice the size of my hand

Vase of peonies ready to go to work in the morning


My Husband's Watching TV... said...

WOW! Love those, you did a great job!!!

emily said...

beautiful!!!!!! i love spring!

Casey said...

Beautiful! My mom & I saw peony bouquets in Fresh Market yesterday and thought of you!

Susan D. said...

So pretty. Our 2 bushes are almost done, but a few blooms are still hanging on. Yours are so full with so many blooms!

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