Could this be any prettier? I’m going to have one of these in my house at all times. This entire post is about peonies, so rest your eyes a while, and your mind, too, on these gorgeous blooms.
Did you know the peony is the official floral symbol of China? It’s deeply connected to royalty and honor. China’s been taking a more forward role in recent years, so maybe that’s why peonies seem to be everywhere. And I’m glad they are. I think we all respond to their delicate beauty and how they’re feminine, like a rose, only more complex, with their delicate, crimped petals. I almost swoon when I see a bloom.
They are omens of good fortune and a happy marriage. This multi-colored bouquet makes me want to be a young bride again. If you’re celebrating your 12th anniversary, this is the flower to give.
This salmony color is different but the flower is still lush and romantic in this color. Lucky Indiana: the peony is its state flower.
I love these fraternal twin blooms. The flower is symbolic of riches and honor.
The white is stunning. Romantic, indeed.
I don’t look like I’m girly, but I am. I’d probably put more pale pink in this bouquet than the hotter tone.
Talk about girly–peonies and roses define the term. But I read that peonies have a message: That we should always be aware of how our actions reflect on ourselves and others, and that we must always strive to act honorably and respectfully. We should never be afraid to apologize if we make a mistake. And finally, the peony tells us to share our love with others to help improve their lives, too. And that’s a message we can all buy into.
Just putting this post together inspired me to buy more peonies. They’re in season here late April to early June (I’ll be away most of May, sadly, so here’s hoping it’s an extended season!)
And maybe this gives you an idea for Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow. Just sayin’.