The peonies are in bloom just in time for Mother’s Day!
Time to celebrate the blooms with some Ball jar bouquets!
I cut some blooms to enjoy on a window shelf in the Potting Shed.
Peony blooms are so fleeting, you have to enjoy the beauty and sweet fragrance while you can!
Heavy rain and storms are in the forecast this weekend. . . not a good environment for peonies, which will be reduced to petal confetti.
Note to meteorologists: Peonies in bloom are a reliable predictor of hail and thunderstorms. ;)
‘Sarah Bernhardt’ is one of my favorites with pink double blooms that resemble old-fashioned roses.
And ‘Festiva Maxima’ with white double flowers with crimson flecks.
In addition to mason jars, I gathered some blue and white transferware to pair with the peonies. . .
Pieces collected over time with no special pedigree. . .a little shabby and time-worn.
Privet blooms the same time as the peonies. . .
Japanese privet is considered invasive here in the South, popping up from seeds carried by birds that spread the plant.
You can cut the flowers to help eliminate potential reseeding. . .
Or to enjoy with peonies. ;)
Happy Mother’s Day Weekend. ♥