I was blessed with an abundance of peonies this year. It's not often that I can cut enough flowers to enjoy several bouquets so I've really been enjoying them. And they're still blooming!
Peonies are delicate and just one heavy rain away from total destruction so I don't feel the least bit guilty cutting them to bring inside.
This peony was divided from one in my Mom's garden that she had for years. The original plant is gone now but mine is thriving and I'm so grateful to have it.
This is my favourite ironstone pitcher and I use it for almost all my flowers. It's the perfect height and shape. Vintage white ironstone isn't something I find too often although it has been awhile since I've hit the flea/antique markets! (I think I need to get out there again!)
I'm hoping to cut the last few this morning before the rain comes later today. It's devastating to see all the petals on the ground afterwards!