Sunday, May 31, 2015

Peonies ~ The Queen Of The Garden

Hello...  I hope you are all doing well.  It was another warm and sunny weekend here.  Well, it feels more like true hot summer heat around here to tell you the truth but I am not going to complaint since we our winter was terribly long and cold.

Nothing special going on.  The weekend was just taking care of normal house work.  I have been enjoying a little time off and to spend time with family doing some local touring on the weekends. We visited lovely Longwood Gardens, Lambertville, NJ, New Hope, PA and the Jersey Shore.  All very refreshing for the soul and incredibly inspiring.

Most of all, I have enjoyed spending time in my garden.  May is pure magic for the garden.  It is what I dream about all winter.  Warm sun, blue skies, pretty green grass and new blooms announcing the arrival of spring and summer.   But there is nothing more anticipated than the opening of my peony blooms.

Here I share a few photos that capture all their majestic beauty.  I hope you enjoy.




Like jewels in the garden....  The peony is almost regal....  Its delicate petals and fragrant charm captivate our  hearts as well as our sight....  I can't imagine a more majestic flower in the garden.







Don't you just love all the pretty shades of pink???








Delicate blooms that speak to the heart.









It is difficult to determine where inspiration begins and ends when graced by such luscious blooms.




I hope May was as beautiful and glorious in your garden as it was in mine.



Fondly,

Janet


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35 comments:

  1. I love your pictures! Everything about your blog is so serene!!! Love the pink! Thank you for sharing and God Bless you and the family!

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    1. Hello Iris,

      Reading your sweet comment truly made my day. So glad that you stopped by to visit.

      Blessings to you and your family too.

      Janet

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  2. Janet, your peonies look sublime....absolutely beautiful! Longwood Gardens are enviable aren't they? I definitely want to tour some day, maybe the next time we are out on the east coast. :0)

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    1. Hello sweet friend... Thank you for the kind words. I love peonies and capturing their beauty with my camera will let me enjoy them for much longer... I visit Longwood Gardens each year and it grows more magnificent and spectacular with each visit. They are now restoring the gorgeous vintage fountains and I can't wait to see the final restoration. I do hope that you get to visit these enchanting gardens someday. I will share a few pictures with you guys soon.

      Have a great week,

      Janet

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  3. My dearest Janet, given that your peonies are so gorgeous and given that I think them to be the most beautiful flowers in a garden after roses, I think this post of yours to be wonderfully lovely !!!
    Thank you so much for the delicacy you always gift us, and the preciousness of your soul.
    Sending love and hugs, with all my heart
    Dany

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    1. Oh sweet Daniela, your words always touch my heart. I am so thankful for your kindness and your blog friendship. It truly means a world to me.

      Have a lovely week my friend. Hugs from across the ocean.

      Janet

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  4. Hello dear Janet! So lovely to be greeted by such an array of beautiful blooms when I opened your blog this chilly June morning... Oh, your peonies are exquistite and the shades of pretty pink and the intricately layered petals bring such delight to my beauty loving soul:)
    One day I want to grow my own peonies...I can just picture them gracing my home!
    Hugs to you and much love! Your gift should be about halfway to you now...I hope!
    Xxxx

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  5. I just cut my peopnies last night as were were to have downpours overnight and they would be ruined. This is the FIRST year I have had peonies and they ARE spectacular!

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  6. Just gorgeous, such beautiful, feminine and delicate photos.

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    1. Hello Gill,

      Thank you for visiting me. I do appreciate your sweet and kind words.

      Janet

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  7. I am very envious...I would love to be able to grow peonies, in fact I long to be able to grow them but alas, it just isn't possible here. But it is so nice to be able to enjoy them via your beautiful post. Thank you these are spectacular!

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    1. Thank you Carrie. I do appreciate your sweet comment.

      Janet

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  9. Your peony photos are beautiful! I would love to see Longwood Gardens.

    Have a good week!
    Carolyn

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  10. Love......loved beautiful photos!!
    Happy somer
    Blessing
    Isoramartinez
    XO

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  11. What gorgeous blooms, and such a pretty vignette you have created. I love peonies too, they smell wonderful, and remind me of my mom's gardens. Love your pretty vintage tea cup, too!

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  12. Your peony blooms are absolutely gorgeous and paired perfectly with your teacup and pearls. I can see why you are so happy this time of year. I love it too.

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  13. They are gorgeous, and I wish they could grow here. The table setting is beautiful. xoox Su

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  14. beautiful peonies. The whole setting is just so romantic.

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  15. Absolutely delightful!!! I do envy you these beautiful blooms, I too wait for mine to open in the spring. This year I didn't pay enough attention to the weather and when I got up Monday morning it had rained in the night...ruining my lovely blooms. So thank you for these wonderful pictures!
    Have a grand week ~ Mickie.

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  16. Such pretty pics of my favourite and precious peonies! You must be in pure peony paradise!

    Thanks for the charming images!

    Poppy

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  17. Hi Janet!
    Thanks so much for coming by and taking the time to come by and leave a comment. I enjoy reading every one of them!
    Your peonies are so beautiful! I particularly LOVE the cream colored ones. I don't see those often.
    They're just stunning!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Suzanne

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  18. Gorgeous! I also like your pretty pink teacup!

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  19. Janet, your peonies are gorgeous! I love all the ruffly, soft pink and cream petals. It must be wonderful to be able to just go out and pick them from your garden. Unfortunately peonies won't grow where I live, it doesn't get cold enough. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment.

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  20. They are gorgeous (and certainly rival the rose but do not tell her I said that!)!! Thank you for sharing these beautiful photographs on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

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  21. Oh my, your peonies are simply scrumptious, Janet, and so is your teacup! Beautiful posting filled with all things girly; love it! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a lovely day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  22. Wow, what a lovely tea vignette! The peonies really are gorgeous!

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  23. Beautiful peonies with a wonderful selection of beauties.
    Enjoy your day and lots of blessings from South Africa

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  24. Peonies, my ultimate favorite. Thank you for sharing yours.

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  25. Oh my Janet,
    Those peonies are absolutely breathtaking! I love the shade of pale pink and the pink teacup and pearls make my heart skip a beat! Thank you for sharing such beauty! Belated Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  26. Dearest Janet, how I love visiting your beautiful blog and seeing your lovely photos. Your peonies took my breath away....they are stunning! Thank you for sharing your beauty with Roses of Inspiration. Happy weekend, my dear.

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  27. Your peonies are gorgeous- such soft and romantic colors! And you have displayed them in such a pretty setting. I can almost smell them- all the way in Chicago! Susan @ Romancing the Home

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  28. Beautiful photos Janet, I can almost smell those peonies!

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  29. Beautiful teacup!! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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  30. Janet, Peonies are pure bliss! Love your gorgeous displays. I too look forward to May wholeheartedly every year. My Peonies were gorgeous and now that hubby and I have been vacationing for a week I'm afraid they'll be all gone by the time we return home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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