Saturday, June 11, 2011


Peonies are the drama queen of all flowers. Voluptuous. Dreamy. Excessive. Not to mention...episodic and fleeting! One morning they are a sunburst of exurberance and with the first summer storm they droop into that ridiculous but destined gloom.

Why do peonies make our hearts flutter? Like anything...they are drop dead gorgeous

They go with everything

Photo Jerry Yoon Not Just flower

Especially weddings

We love this fabulous print on a dress as seen by Giambattista Valli
Peony Dress at Barneys New York. Priceless. Actually, $2,230.00.

If you're thrifty, why not make your own with this Joel Dewbury Fabric.

Or here is something for your cutie pie at Royal Baby

These beautiful hand stamped bookplates. Buy them at $6 for eight plates, buy at Etsy.

They are fairly easy to grow on Cape Cod or chilly climates.

Most happy in direct sun but can tolerate a little less. Best to get inspired by their beauty in the spring but wait to plant in the fall. Some good local sources

  • Hart Farm in Dennisport located at 21 Upper County Rd. in Dennisport. 508-394-2693

  • Agway in Chatham, 1105 Main Street. 508-945-1555

  • Mahoney's in East Falmouth and Osterville, 508-548-4842/508-420-4428

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