Hurray, it’s spring, and the season for peonies, my absolute favorite flower!
While I do love almost all flowers, peonies, best known in shades of soft pinks to deep burgundies, but also from white to corals and orange, are may absolute favorites.
When I moved into my current home I planted a bush…it took 5 years before I got one bloom on it. I’d almost given up! Now I have plants in several different areas of my garden and can’t wait for them to bloom too.
Peonies are the traditional floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th wedding anniversary flower. Peonies are known as the flower of riches and honor. With their lush, full, rounded bloom, peonies embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
No wonder I waited specifically to get married at the end of April in order to have peonies in my flower arrangements. I think they look fabulous mixed with all kinds of other spring flowers too.
From the simple to the sublime, peonies are a little bit of beauty™ for sure! Check out the video below and feast your eyes on peonies of all kinds!
What’s your favorite flower?