It’s now peony season, which makes me very happy as I adore this wonderful flower!
And they are the beautiful blooms which are featured in today’s blog post…
Aren’t they just absolutely stunning?
I love their delicate layers of petals. And what’s truly amazing about this particular variety of peony is that it changes colour as the flower matures.
The buds start off as deep coral. Then when the flowers opens, the petals gradually change to pink, then peach, then yellow and finally to ivory.
It’s been such a joy seeing them every morning on my dressing table. Even my husband was amazed at their colour-changing ability.
Whilst I was researching today’s blog post, I discovered that this particular variety, as well as being a cut flower, is also a popular garden flower.
And as we’re currently looking at having some work done in our garden, I think I just may have to put them on my wish list!
P.S. Did you know that in the Language of Flowers that peonies represent bashfulness?
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)