In A Vase On Monday – Peony Trio

In A Vase On Monday – Peony Trio

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.

While peonies are in flower they are the obvious choice for a Monday vase.

In A Vase On Monday – Peony Trio

I used a large rectangular floral pin holder to support the stems. While there are some differences among the three peonies they are essentially the same size and shape. The design might have been more interesting with some in bud, with more foliage, with secondary flowers, or just with the stems inserted into a bowl or vase.

But never mind, they are peonies, fragrant, sumptuous peonies. Each year I find myself amazed when they bloom in my little garden.

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’

Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’

Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ (I think)

Paeonia ‘Festiva Maxima’
Paeonia lactiflora ‘Sarah Bernhardt’
Paeonia ‘Madame Emile Debatene’
Lathyrus latifolius (Everlasting sweet pea)
Peony leaves
Black-glazed ceramic square

As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden amazements she and others are offering this week.

30 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Peony Trio

  1. tonytomeo

    I have not tried peonies since the late 1990s. They are variable here. I know that some of the neighbors have grown them, but others have tried unsuccessfully. Chill is minimal. When I try them, I want to try Festiva Maxima, not just because it is such a nice white, with a bit of red to enhance the white, but also because they seem to be one of the easier cultivars where chill is minimal.

      1. tonytomeo

        That little bit of extra chill makes all the difference. Peonies do very well in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, where many are commercially grown. The climate there is not very cold either.

  2. Chris Mousseau

    SO beautiful! Peonies are a few weeks away here, but right now I have a bowl of lilacs providing fragrance. We’ve jumped from spring to summer quite abruptly!

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Chris. I’ve never grown lilacs although there are a few people who are successful with them here in NC. Bet yours are beautiful.

  3. Annette

    Awesome indeed and such a treat if you can cut them so generously for the vase. This looks just heavenly, I can smell them from here 😀

  4. Noelle M

    Wow, wow, wow…like a huge pile of strawberries and meringue, a feast for the eyes. Each one has been positioned beautifully.

  5. Cathy

    My, that’s a frothy vase – and the sheer abundance just adds to the impact. I especially like ‘Madame Emile Debatene’. Thanks for sharing them with us, Susie

  6. krispeterson100

    I any flowers can stand entirely on their own, it’s peonies, They are fabulous and perfect in their utter voluptuousness, Susie. Thus far, even my Majorcan peony seems disinclined to bloom this year but I’ll be hanging on to it and my Itoh peony as long as foliage continues to appear in the hope that I’ll see blooms someday.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I do hope you’ll get some blooms on those peonies Kris. My vase is overfilled but actually I took out a bunch of flowers before sharing the photograph. Originally it had some roses too.

  7. Cathy

    Mmmm, delicious! I love the smell of peonies as well as their beautiful soft petals. I am excited at seeing my new ones all ready to bloom in their first year and some I planted last year have buds too, including Sarah Bernhardt. Gorgeous arrangement Susie!

      1. Eliza Waters

        Thank you, yes, they arrived today! So excited to get them started. And coincidentally, my first columbine blossom opened today as well. Serendipity!

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