First I had these ones, gracing the picnic table at Help Us Put Up The Porch day. (More on that later.)
Then I had these in the kitchen, adorably complimented by some candle holders given to me by the delightful K-star.
So beautiful. And they smell just like roses
That giant bouquet was actually commemorative of another bouquet I loved. About a year ago this week, I had this beauty:
So maybe those were my favorite peonies. When I said I wanted peonies, the florist said she ordered them from a local peony grower and that I could actually pick out my own here: http://peonyparadise.com/ and that she would order them to be at their peak. Love locally grown of course, but best of all, I could order rootstock from the very peonies that I had on my wedding day! I ordered six pieces of rootstock and tossed them in the ground late in the fall. I was nervous that they wouldn't come up at all but look!
I think this one is called "My Love". Awww.
I think this is Mrs. FDR
I love that I get to see the flowers that I had on our wedding day come up over and over again. Yay for early summer and good memories.