In A Vase On Monday—Peonies

In A Vase On Monday – Peonies

Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.

The garden reached its springtime peak this week as irises, roses and peonies shared the spotlight in the borders. Today’s vase focuses on 3 varieties of frilly pink peonies with a couple stems of phlox and roses as companions.

In A Vase On Monday – Peonies

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ was the first peony I bought for my garden—fully double, vibrant pink, lightly fragrant.

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Pink Parfait Peony)

Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Pink Parfait Peony)

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’ has salmon-pink and rose flowers with a double center and is highly fragrant.

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’ (on right)

I think this light pastel pink is Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt,’ a passalong from my garden club friend Jane. This is its second year in my garden but its first year blooming. Flowers are large and very fragrant.

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’
Paeonia ‘Pink Parfait’ (Pink Parfait Peony)
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ (passalong from Jane)
Phlox divaricata (passalong Woodland phlox)
Rosa (old-fashioned family passalong rose)
Tall Glass Vase

Have a great week!

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.

13 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Peonies

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Yes, it does feel luxurious. I’ve enjoyed them in the garden but we had rain the past several days and I knew they wouldn’t last long outdoors. Hope you’re doing well Christina.

  1. Kris P

    ***SIGH*** Despite our heavier winter rain, there’s no sign that either of my 2 peonies is going to bloom this year. I’m watching for their arrival at the discount market that usually offers them each May.

  2. Cathy

    Yes, I know what Christina means about luxury – not that I have had any paeony flowers worth picking for years now! Your pink froth is just plain gorgeous and that vase with the splayed sides is perfect for them – thanks for sharing your luxury with us all, Susie

  3. Joanna

    Such billowing beauties! I love to bury my face in peony blooms, they are sooo soft and smell wonderful. My peonies are just starting to break through the soil here!

  4. Beth@PlantPostings

    Oh gosh, I love Peonies! Mine are spiking up and preparing to bud and bloom now. Everything happens so fast in spring! Thanks for sharing their beauty–I can imagine the scent, too. 🙂

  5. tonytomeo

    I probably already mentioned that we do not grow those here because they do not get adequate chill. I know neighbors grow them, but I can not figure out how they do it. Supposedly, they have been grown in the cooler parts of the Santa Monica Mountains down south.


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