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Peony Bouquet

IT’S PEONY SEASON HERE IN MICHIGAN AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR I HAVE BLOOMS FROM A TRANSPLANT I DID 3 YEARS AGO! NOTHING SMELLS MORE HEAVENLY THAN A FRESH PEONY BOUQUET!


Summer Cut Flower Bouquet Using Peonies, Sunflowers, Carnations and GreeneryMy peonies are blooming! This is the first year since the transplant that every plant has bloomed. A few years ago I dug up several root clusters over at my Grama Red’s place. It was early in the season and they were just emerging from the ground so I had idea what color flowers I’d be getting.

Garden Cut Flower Arrangement, Peonies, sunflowers, Carnations and Greenery

Nothing bloomed that first summer due to them just being moved and the second summer only one plant had a single peony on it. I was delighted when every plant bloomed and I had a variety of colors and textures. Everything from bright pink to a very pale baby pink with spiky white centers.

Summer Cut Flower Bouquet Using Peonies, Sunflowers, Carnations and Greenery

I really wanted to enjoy them so I cut the blooms and added them to a bouquet that the girls from work got me for my birthday. I had no idea how fragrant peonies were. I was mesmerized with their strong perfume scent that’s very intoxicating.

Summer Cut Flower Bouquet Using Peonies, Sunflowers, Carnations and GreeneryIt’s such a reminder of all the gardening my Gram has done over the years. She’s 99 now, but in her younger days she always had beautiful flowers and a well manicured landscape design, even living on the farm. Now her eyesight is so bad she can’t tell a weed from a flower but I’m glad I have a little piece of her love for flowers in my garden.

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7 Comments

  1. Happy belated birthday Dawn….I love peonies also…

    1. Jeanie, thank you for the birthday wishes 🙂

  2. Laura Harrie says:

    So glad you have a living history growing in your garden. I am sure Grama Red’s nose can smell the wonderful scent from the Peonies too! Enjoy your beautiful blooms!

    1. Laura, do you grow your garden from seed or starter plants?

      1. Laura Harrie says:

        What we have done is use the little recycled cardboard or peat moss started trays. They kinda look like an egg carton. Once you have a good sized seedling then you plant the whole little pot, which eventually dissolves as the plant grows. If the weather is good during the day the trays are put outside for sunlight and we bring them in at night. Also many plants can be sown right into your garden soil. Radishes is something we always start in the garden. I love growing potatoes. You can buy started potatoes or we just buy our favorite potatoes, mine are Red Rose, and cut them up. Make sure you have an eye or two in each piece. Start with a 1.5 or 2 inch piece of potato and plant it, maybe 8 inches down in the soil. You need to read up on growing potatoes for all the info. I love nothing more than digging up my potato crop! Hope that helps. The little started trays are at nurseries or the big box stores. We do the same with flower seeds in the little pots. Good luck!

  3. Peonies are my favourite flowers! Our are later blooming here on the east coast of Canada…but I expect to have gorgeous bouquets within the next week of two!

    Happy belated birthday as well!

    1. Charlotte mine are still blooming here while others around me have already faded. I think mine get half a day of shade and that makes them bloom later. Thank you for the birthday wishes.

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