Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink Peonies...the delicious looking flower

If flowers were edible...(and I know that some are)...there would be no more delicious flower than peonies.  They look like a cross between cotton candy and swirly pink ice cream.  I just can't get enough of these gorgeous flowers.  

They remind me of going to my grandmothers house when I was a little girl...she had an amazing garden and whenever the peonies were in bloom, I would stare at them transfixed, wanting to pick them and bring them inside, but never daring to because I was afraid that my grandmother would get mad at me.

They are not that easy to find where I live so when they are available, I happily over pay to get them.  I was so obsessed with this little bunch of five that I was able to get at Fresh Market...that I had a little photo shoot to capture their essence. My husband was looking at me like I was crazy - but in the end, he had to admit..these were beauties.  

Hope you enjoy these precious flowers...



These are just so yummy & fluffy looking.....



Aren't these fabulous....
What's your favorite flower?

Linking up with:

Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound

44 comments:

Jane said...

Peonies are one of the most beautiful flowers! We had 3 peony bushes in our home in TX...I always wondered why there was always an ant in each bloom...

I wish they would grow here in coastal FL...
Have a wonderful weekend...
Jane

beachcomber said...

beautiful and lovely photos too!
cheryl x

Jenny said...

Tulips are my favorite, but these peonies are gorgeous! I love that light pink!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

They are so pretty. I really like peonies also. You have them displayed so nicely! I really like gardenias because a few of the blooms can make an entire room smell awesome.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are stunning. Maybe my Fresh Market has them, too. I feel a trip coming on. I have to drive 30 minutes to get there.

Kathysue said...

They look so pretty in the turquoise jar. I saw some at Trader Joes and I fogot to get them, I need to go back!! Kathysue

Bren said...

I love tuberoses for their heavenly smell, but for beauty in looks and color peonies are tops! I hope to get a peony plant this weekend!

Janie said...

I Love Peonies...as yes they are edible..but so much prettier to look at (I think)

If they could be candied whole that might be a treat...the Chinese use the petals for tea..and surprisingly, they use the browned petals in salad!

Sherry said...

These are beautiful! Love the jar and the color of it with these flowers! Thanks for linking it up to HSH!
Sherry

Susan said...

Oh, your peonies are just GORGEOUS! Looks like we were both shopping for them this week. They're irresistable, and look so pretty in your jar.
Happy PS,
Susan

Heaven's Walk said...

Yup! MY FAVS, Debbie!!! I love the feminine fluffiness, the shape, the scent, and the way they look beautiful in any type of container they're plunked in. ♥ Mine are still blooming and our house is filled with them, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

These are gorgeous, Debbie. Cotton candy!

Beach House Living said...

Absolutely fabulous and a flower you simply can't have too many of. Peony season came and went in flash here due to the heat wave that came out of nowhere.

Light and Voices said...

Your peonies are so gentle and sweet looking. HPS!
Joyce M

Atelier de Charo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs
Charo

Donna said...

I can almost smell your pretty peonies, Debbie! They are gorgeous! They grow here, though we don't have any in our yard. My favorite flower? Well, I love so many, that it's impossible to pick just one! But, a few of my favorites are wild violets, pansies, columbine, delphinium, ok, I could go on and on! I love them all:)

Cat & Cricket said...

Ok.. your pink peony post is wayyyyy prettier than mine!
HEHEHEE...
have a fabulous weekend...
Cat

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Debbie,
These are so beautiful!!! My favorite flowers? Pink roses with baby's breath...(I think they look the same!) This post is so beautiful! Cat and Cricket have peonies today too!!! How serendipitous!
XO
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Della said...

These are gorgeous! We had peonies when we lived in Idaho(everybody there does!) I didn't realize how much I missed them. I may have to go buy a bunch for myself :)
I have soooo many favorite flowers. Magnolia, gardenia, bougainvillea, jasmine, lilies, and I know it's considered a weed of sorts, but I love the scent of the blooms of the Mimosa.
Beautiful pics Debbie! I love all the pink!

Gayle said...

Peonies are my absolute favorite late spring flower. We have several varieties in our yard and sadly due to the recent heat they are done blooming. Which brings me to the second favorite thing about them---the beautiful green busy plant that remains as a background all summer. Some people shy away from them because of the ants but it has never been a problem and I have heard that they help with the bloom opening.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Peonies are on of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. We have a white one in our yard and when it blooms I am just awed by it. I am also a huge fan of Gardenias!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, I'm with you...they are such beautiful flowers, aren't they? I think their size makes them so eye-catching :)

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Those are so pretty. Almost too pretty to be real

ProjectHope7 said...
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ProjectHope7 said...

thanks so much for sharing such beautiful photos with us! So uplifting! LOVE LOVE LOVE peonies and there are none around me... thanks for blessing my day!

Cathy B
http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com
@projecthope7 twitter

NanaDiana said...

They are just beautiful! My favorite flowers are lilacs but roses and peonies run a close second. I love them. I'll bet your grandmother would not have minded at all...I sure wouldn't mind it if my little grands picked some to bring inside.

I moved some of my peonies from my old house here about 4 years ago and it looks like they are going to bloom this year! Finally!

Have a great weekend..xo Diana

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

I just love this flower..although I have never seen one other than in photos...I have contacted several nurseries here in Australia to see if I can buy one. Fingers crossed cause I think they are gorgeous.
Love yours in the mason jar.
HPS
MIchelle

The Sterling Cherub said...

They are just gorgeous, and definitely one of my top flower favs, along with blowsy, heirloom-style roses, tulips, and hydrangeas. Yours are particularly pretty in that sweet baby pink color!

Best,

Kimberly

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your peonies are beautiful. Spring just wouldn't be the same without peonies! I always consider Roses to be the royalty of the flower world with peonies and lilacs closely following. What a gorgeous bouquet that makes!!!
Blogger has been strange again this week. Several people lost their followers for a day or two but tonight I lost my post for a few hours and it came back published as a new post! I'll wait and publish a new post tomorrow when things settle down again.
Hope you're having a great weekend.

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Absolutely stunning photos! So happy to have stumbled across your delightful blog!

handipeep said...

thank you so much for sharing. it is rainy and miserable here - not spring at all - and i'm struggling w/ illness and i really needed some cheer. pink and peonies are just the combo i needed. thanks for the long distance hug!!!

Melissa F said...

I love your blog and I'm looking forward to exploring it more in depth. I'm your newest follower. :)

Eileen @ Cottage Beach House said...

Debbi, these peonies look luscious in your photos. I love the stripe on your sofa. it is so pretty and summery.
My absolute favorite flower is this shade of pink peonie, or pink roses.

sealaura said...

that arrangement is divine, so pretty, you just reminded me to water my plants so I can have some pretties like you!

what a yummy pink color!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! I never thought of them as looking "yummy" before, but your comparison of them to cotton candy convinced me, ha!

Fairfield House said...

Just discovered your beautiful blog but am adding it to my daily read list! Your peonies are perfection. Asking a gardener to name a favorite flower is like asking a mother which is her favorite child -- I love them all -- the peonies, the lilac, the pale pink cabbage rose, the simple daisy, the scented bee balm...the list is endless. Just posted my peonies: http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2011/05/18/timeless-treasures/

Deborah

Passionate for White said...

You've captured their beauty perfectly.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Pink peonies (all shades of pink) are one of my favorites. I used them in my table arrangements at my wedding. I also had a couple peony bushes in my childhood house and I always remember those black ants that crawl on them! I would love to grow them at my house now but I have to make sure the deer won't eat them...we have tons of deer here! I also love tulips.
-Shelley

Fishtail Cottage said...

such pretty peonies! coming over from the Picket Fence Link Party to say hello. oxox, tracie

michelle said...

These are beautiful and the color is so soft. I love them in the blue mason jar too and hey, I am reading that book right now. :)
XO

Kat @ Justabeachkat said...

I love peonies too. Yours are so pretty.

Thanks for your visit tonight. I'm so glad you stopped by and left a message so I could find my way to your oh so cute blog.

Hugs,
Kat

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

They are so, so, SO gorgeous!! They do look good enough to eat LOL! I love them in the blue Mason jar. ;o)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Hugs,
Marie

Chic Coastal Living said...

Those glowers are gorgeous!!!