Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Peony Time

Everywhere I go, everywhere I look, peonies are blooming.  They are everywhere at our Saturday Market.  In my yard they are blooming like mad.

I have three different peonies blooming in my yard right now.  Two pinks and a dark red.  Next year I should have blooms from the yellow peony I added this spring.

I love how they look like cups made of velvet when they first open.

They resemble fluffy pompoms, full of edges and softness and fluff.

I have peonies in vases all over the house.  I'm going to be really sad when their season for this year is over.  I'll miss their exuberance and lushness, and their bright yellow stamens.

Of course, the hydrangeas are coming on nicely....