Thursday, June 3, 2010

{i love me some peonies}

so, ever since peony season began, i have been searching florists and markets obsessively, 
but i couldn't seem to find a single one. they seemed nowhere to be found... 
i hadn't even spotted them in a garden.

that is until this past sunday, our wedding anniversary :)
we were walking to kensington market in toronto, when i noticed from the corner of my eye a peony bush growing in someone's front garden. 
i squealed with excitement. it was so special to have had my first 
"sighting" on that particular day, 
as peonies were our primary wedding flower.
to my sheer and utter delight,
i found a gorgeous bouquet of peonies waiting for me on my parents' kitchen
counter when we returned from our trip. their neighbor had picked them 
from her garden for me because she knew 
how much i love them.

how perfect.
they smell amazing and have bloomed beautifully.
these vibrant roses from our rose bush joined the photo-taking party.
oh how i love fresh flowers around the house!
especially when they picked right out of the garden.

what kinds of flowers make your heart sing?


mandiegirl said...

Yay! I'm so glad you finally got your peonies! I think I'm heading over to Trader Joe's tonight to get some more(if they still have them, that is!). :)Happy anniversary Meg!

Mostly Graysie said...

Oh! I want peonies at MY wedding too! How lovely.

Olivia said...

I think I love 'em all. We have a zinnia and a few daisies about to burst out of their buds right now, and I'm so excited!

ALFIE said...

oh i have been peony obsessed and i too couldn't find them anywhere around here!!! my friend kelly found a bush out near her house and bought it for me! i just planted it the other day! i've been out there taking pics obsessively :) so beautiful!

LOVE your wedding bouquets!!!!

jozen said...

oh i love peonies too! really wanted them for my wedding, but they were out of my budget :(

Iva said...

so sweet! so beautiful! Happy Friday! Have a great sunny weekend!

Becca said...

Peonies are some of the prettiest flowers! We can't grow them around here (heat, I think), but looking at pictures is always nice.

Poppies are favorites of mine, as well as succulents. Are succulents considered flowers? Just plants, I guess. But still beautiful.
Those two are my wedding flowers for my imaginary wedding :)

Dionne said...

Oh I love peonies. They are one of my favorites along with hydrangea, ranunculus and anenomies. Lovely.

Megan said...

I love dahlias and zinnias. Trader joe's has the zinnias and peonies right now, and they are AMAZING. The peonies fill the house with a wonderful smell throughout the day :) beauitful wedding day!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

They are gorgeous!!! Simply beautiful. I really wish they were available for our September wedding but oh well :) I shall live through you hehe XOXO

Kim said...

gahhhh i love peonies. my favorite part about them? i'm about to sounds weird...but i love the huge ants that bury themselves inside. wouldn't you live there if you could? haha

ours won't bloom until july but i will be anxiously awaiting with some flower shears.