In a Vase on Monday: Peony Pause

Peony and Bluebells

Peony and Bluebells

Peony are such lovely flowers.  It is a shame how short their lives are!  I have to be sure to pause and take a moment to really enjoy them because all too soon they will be gone.  My plants have finally established themselves enough for me to cut a bouquet to enjoy in the house.

Peony in vase

I had a couple of monkshood stems left from a bouquet I had made last week (which I never posted about!).  I like the purple and red together, although the two stems seem to me like antenna.  This is the first year that I have been able to fully see that hosta on the left.  Normally the slugs eat it completely!   I rather like it.

Peony in a Vase3

Up close and personal.

among the plants

among the plants

The vase is among the plants due to the high winds we’ve been experiencing!  I do really hope that warm weather comes soon.  I am linking up with Cathy at Rambling in the garden for her “In a vase on Monday” meme.  Won’t you visit and join us?

Happy start of summer!  May the warm weather find us soon!



6 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Peony Pause

    • Hi Donna! I bet your peonies have opened by now, you get that lovely warm weather (once it decides to finally not be winter!). Our weather has only this week decided to act like summer. We are all delighted! It is mild, but at least warm and sunny. 🙂

  1. Who couldn’t love peonies?! I am hoping mine will flower this year after being moved, but mine are the pale pink that you see in my heading and gravatar and not gorgeous red like yours. I like the monkshood too, especially these deep blue ones. What a great clump of hosta – hope it continues to avoid the slugs! Thanks for joining in today

    • Hi Cathy, I know, peonies are so beautiful *and* fragrant! This has been a banner year for my peony with the amount of blooms, and with how long they have lasted. Yay me! 🙂 I have planted a few other colours last year and this year, so hopefully in a few years time I’ll have lovely bouquets for the vases!

  2. Your peonies are very lovely Dana! I too have Hostas that the snails have not yet discovered… only a matter of time, so enjoy them and your peonies while they last! 🙂

    • Thank you Cathy! I really think that the snails/slugs are not out in full force this season (should I even say that out loud???). There are a few plants that are really enjoying not being eaten up! and I, too, am enjoying them not being eaten. 🙂

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