I was out early yesterday morning, along with the birds and the mosquitoes, snipping a few peonies before the day heated up (which it did!) to attenpt a big, blowsy case of pink and red. Along the way, I also made two snips of a mock range (Philadelphus ‘Starbright’) just this weekend coming into bloom. In all, Four varieties of peony – only one that I know the name of (‘Bowl of Beauty’ – you’ll likely recognize it).
At first I arranged them in a Blue Mountain Pottery urn – it was a bit top heavy though, both in appearance and in reality, so I grabbed the lot and plunked them into a large Blue Mountain Pottery vase. Much better, though perhaps not so ‘artful.’ My apologies for the lighting on the latter – it was high noon!
The bees were out early yesterday, as well as the birds and mosquitoes, but it seems they were just trying to sip some of the dew from the morning flowers!
I hope your peonies are blloming as lovely in your garden as they are in mine! To see more vases of colourful flowers from all over, please visit Cathy’s page: Rambling in the Garden.