Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Lovely Peony










The peonies are coming up in the garden. 

 I imagine that in the next week or so, we'll see some blossoms. 

To celebrate their arrival, I pulled a few blossom photos from the archives.

Have a wonderful day!

50 comments :

  1. Your pictures are incredible, Trina! I have one that is getting ready to bloom and my Grandmother informed me today that she is giving our daughter a gift of peony bulbs this weekend. Such a sweet and treasured gift.

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  2. I think all the other flowers must be jealous when the peonies come out.
    Lovely~

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  3. I love peonies! I wish I had some in my garden. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images.

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  4. I just love peonies bold statement. Question-how do you get rid of the ants before bringing them in the house?

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    1. I don't know what kind of tricks Trina might have, but i can share what i do. I have a tub that i collect rain water in during the spring months. It's big enough that i can dunk my peony cuttings in there to wash away the ants.

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    2. Me too! You really have to hold the blooms in there longer than you'd think...it takes a while for all the ants to come out!

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  5. Oh how beautiful these images are... Peonies remind me of a beautiful queen.
    Can't wait for them to bloom.

    Enjoy your day.
    Angela

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  6. Those are gorgeous Trina ! I hope you and your family are doing good and enjoying the spring

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  7. Beautiful!! Enjoyed seeing the flowers!

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  8. I'm pretty sure that the definition of peony is SWOON. I just sigh every time I look at these beauties.

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  9. How gorgeous! How romantic! How rustic chic! I am in love!

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  10. I can just imagine their beautiful fragrance as I scroll through your gorgeous photos. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. Follow and love your blog!

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  11. Amei conhecer o seu blog ,achei maravilhoso. Me visite:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  12. I think you mentioned you had a new camera recently, and I was all set to comment on how great the light is and how it must be due to your new bag of tricks, and then I saw that they are from the archives. New or old, these are glorious. I don't know that much about growing them, but have the sense that peonies require extra TLC, so you must have a real green thumb.

    Take good care!

    Em

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  13. I adore peonies! Can't wait until my start growing. your photos are amamzing.

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  14. Beautiful. I had to transplant ours last year, and prayed they would come back. Boy have they ever...should have blooms in a week or so!!

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  15. Did you happen to know that peony is one of the oldest flowers. It is beautiful.
    pve

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  16. Peonies are my all time fave flower.
    We named our house "The Peony Palace" b/c the original owner put in a heap of them back in 1948. Ours are the "Kansas" variety, and are about halfway to bloom. Spring IS coming!

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  17. So very lovely . . . I hope you never stop sharing your photography . . .

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  18. I love the fullness of their blooms...beautiful pictures too.

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  19. Mine are brewing up to bloom soon as well aren't we lucky to be able to admire such beauty xx

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  20. Love those! There is about one month when we can buy them in California!

    Is it coming up?

    They are very special flowers......I do not think we can grow them here!

    Penelope

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  21. so beautiful. just looking at those photos makes my heart sing. cheers to spring and all the flowers ready to bloom!

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  22. Oh I am so, so jealous our tree peonies here in London have been knocked out by the last snow and frost in March. I wait eagerly for them every year! On the plus side the later flowering shrub peonies seemed to have come through OK.

    Lisa, London

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  23. Peonies are my absolute favorite flower! Mine are about to bloom as well. Your pictures are beautiful!

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  24. I only wish I had, had peonies for my wedding day. They are my favorites!
    xoxo
    Lisa
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  25. Since you will be moving I was wondering if you would choose open shelving in your kitchen again. I am considering it, but mine would be over my stove and I'm wondering if it would get too greasy and grimy from cooking. Your thoughts would be appreciated. And could you please tell me how long your shelves are? Thanks much. Vicki

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  26. Vicki, We love our open shelving and would do it again in a heartbeat. But we're not planning on any major renovations at our next house - that is part of our criteria when looking for a new home. Best, Trina

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  27. I planted about 7 peony plants last year and cant wait for them to bloom this year! One of my favorite flowers... Just beautiful!

    Vera

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  28. http://rosamutabilis.tumblr.com/April 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Love, love love your peonies!!
    Your shelves are so inspiring too! I love the way the simple shapes of glasses, jugs and plates are like works of art on your white shelves. So pleasing...
    All the best for your upcoming move,
    Stephanie xx

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  29. So pretty Trina! Mine are just starting to come up and I can't wait! Hoping the maple leaves open this weekend- I am so ready for spring!
    Happy weekend!
    xxoj.

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  30. These are so gorgeous! I have a peony bush but it never seems to do well. Yours are amazing!~

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  31. Trina, we can't grow peonies in southern California (the winters aren't cold enough), so I always look forward to your peony posts! They seem almost impossible, they are so pretty. :) Thank you.

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  32. Here, the tiny pink shoots are just poking their way through the dirt. Warmer weather has just arrived so they will sprout quickly.

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  33. be still my heart...and your photos are lovely.

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  34. One word...no, maybe two!!!

    SO Jealous!

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  35. I have the biggest buds on mine right now and can hardly wait for that first bloom!!

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  36. Trina, what do you keep in the little wicker basket that sits on your kitchen cabinet? I have always wanted to know. :)

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  37. Hi Brandi,
    Our most often used recipes! It's really handy.
    Best, Trina

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  38. When I lived in an apartment several years ago I first came across a post here about peonies - I've seen them all my life, but your post planted the desire to plant some. Now all this time later my first blooms are coming up from a bunch I inherited from a friend who was halving her garden last year. Thank you, always, for the inspiration.

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  39. You are so very inspirational. Thank you for sharing your journey. Recently, I painted a still life and I thought that it reminded me of a place in time, but I couldn't think of it. Then, I stepped into your blog again and I remembered. Your photos create wonderful spaces that inspire my work. I wish you lots of happiness and many lovely experiences. Kindest regards, Carolina Elizabeth http://carolinaelizabeth-art.blogspot.com/

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  40. There is nothing more beautiful and elegant in a garden than peonies. Your photos are a lovely tribute. I just posted a few photos of my peonies which just started to bloom. I hope you csn drop by for a visit.

    Fondly,

    Janet
    rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  41. Trina I am a new reader to your Blog and how lovely it is. and it has pictures of my favourite flower! When I was very young, my mother had a peony walk and I promised myself that when I grew up, I would have one too! Well.. it took me until I was 63 but I completed the final stretch of my 100 foot peony walk last autumn, I am English and garden 8,000 sq ft near to Kew. Flowers / Fruit and Vegetables. I look forward to reading YOUR blog on a regular basis. Best wishes, Sara from GeeGee Parrot.

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  42. Just came across your blog and I'm transfixed. Love it. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful!

    Caryl

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  43. Your pictures are amazing! I love peonies, but have never tried to grow them. Just beautiful!!!

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