Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.
I cut two newly opened Coral Charm peonies on Thursday and the rest of these peonies Friday before an expected rain and conditioned them overnight. I arranged them Saturday morning and have enjoyed watching them open from almost bud stage. Here they are just after being placed into a vase Saturday.
The color is softening as the flowers mature, shifting from pink coral into yellow apricot by Sunday morning, especially noticeable in the ones cut earlier in the week.
By Sunday night the peonies were even more magnificent. I did not think they could get any fuller but they have.
Allium Aflatunense ‘Purple Sensation’
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Coral Charm’ (Coral Charm Peony)
Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’
Rosa (old-fashioned family passalong rose)
Dark blue matte ceramic jar
I could show you dozens and dozens of photos of these Coral Charms, but none of them do justice to the real thing.
Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.
They are very charming with so many colors.
I can’t stop looking at them!
I’m glad you could share with your photos.
Loving the coral color 😍😍
Yes, very satisfying range of color. Thanks.
My peonies are opening. I take too many pictures of them. They amaze me. Coral Charms is beautiful!
Seems to suddenly be peony time. Enjoy each moment!
What a gorgeous group. ‘Coral Charm’ was hybridized by Roy Klehm whose nursery is not far from my house. Alas, they are selling it after many generations of being family owned. A source of beautiful Peonies.
Oh, what a wonderful connection Linda. Thanks. I’ll look him up.
I have never seen such a colouring in peonies – most unusual (to my eyes, anyway). The (very) dark blue matt vase seems to set them off perfectly and I am so pleased you found time to pick and observe them
Don’t think my other peonies age so beautifully. These have brought joy.
SO GORGEOUS! What lovely colors. I’m beyond envious. I keep staring at my Itoh peony but so far that hasn’t prompted the appearance of a single bud 😦
I’ve enjoyed watching these flowers evolve the past few days. Dropping a few petals now and nearly ivory. Itoh peonies are stunning. Look forward to seeing yours.
Wow, peonies already!! I also have a Coral Charm peony and love it, but it usually blooms about the 4th of July here. The vase complements yours perfectly! 🙂
Oh wow Joanna. It will be 100 degrees F. here July 4th so the peonies wouldn’t have a chance. I’ll look for yours this summer and enjoy Coral Charm again.
Gorgeous vase and glorious peonies. Coral Charm is one to look out for, for sure!
Thanks. Yes Coral Charm is an exciting peony. It’s petals are already dropping and the color has become pale yellow, almost ivory.
Fabulous arrangement! I love Coral Charm, it is sumptuous.
Thank you! Sumptuous describes it aptly.
These are gasp-out-loud beautiful, Susie! I love them. My peonies are barely out of the ground, so this is a real treat to see. I think I need to add Coral Charm to my wish list. 🙂
Thanks Eliza. I have been amazed how quickly the peonies went into flower this year. Over too quickly!
Peonies are so RAD! I wrote about a peony nursery in Oregon, well, it’s been more than two years ago now. I was so impressed with their blooms because they do not do so well here. They do not get much chill in winter. I can not figure out why some of us can grow them, but most can not, and even the best do not look as good as yours.
We’ve had a fairly long, cool spring here but now the heat is hurrying along the blooms.
Wow, peony time already! Time is flying, They are gorgeous!
Thanks Cathy. It will be 86 F. today so the peonies just run through their cycle very quickly in that heat.
Just beautiful…such a range of soft colours.
Thanks Noelle. The petals are paler today and a few have dropped now.
Your peonies are lovely and so early. Mine are not even to bud stage. I have never seen them in those lovely coral colors before and they make a spectacular display. How do you condition them?
I just cut the stems and place them in cold water overnight before arranging the flowers.
Oh my goodness– peonies already! This just gave me so much joy! Ours are just starting to come out of the ground! Beautiful arrangement.
Thanks Angie. They fade so quickly but are fabulous for a short time.
What a very beautiful colour and right up to the minute fashion colour wise! The opulence of cut peony flowers is gorgeous.
Coral charm is very gorgeous, I want some!
Oh Suzie – your peonies are absolutely exquisite! I especially like the combination of ‘Coral Charm’ with the allium. I now have a serious case of peony envy 😄