How about a flower therapy and a little giveaway to kick off the weekend?
I always eagerly await peony season which is usually early to mid-May in our zone 7b garden.
Our garden peony blooms have all faded now and I’m sharing a little peony love
for a flower fix and a remedy for the short but sweet season!
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Peonies celebrate the delicate palette, sumptuous beauty and sweet perfect of one of the world’s
favorite flowers. This lavishly illustrated guide shows how easy it is to grow these bountiful blooms
and fill your home with spectacular cut flowers. From the strikingly simple Claire de Lune to the frilly,
petticoat-like Bowl of Cream, you’ll discover a splendid collection of classics,
as well as the best modern varieties.
Over 50 types of peony have been captured by leading floral photographer Georgianna Lane,
and are brought to life with fresh commentary and no-fuss growing advice from
award-winning author Jane Eastoe.
This gorgeous book has been out for a couple of years now and is a beautiful
addition to your library and way get a flower fix if you’re a peony lover!
Peonies is split into chapters outlining the history of the peony,
then divided into categories: Pure, Dramatic, Romantic and Fragrant.
A final chapter on Growing and Care, shares planting tips, the perfect bed,
deadheading, staking, peonies as cut flowers and more.
Feast your eyes on the florabundance. . .
I’ve long been a fan photographer and author Georgianna Lane, known for her romantic,
light-infused images of flowers, gardens, and iconic travel destinations.
Sarah Bernhardt is one of my favorite varieties of peony with
big pink double blooms that resemble old-fashioned roses.
I’m sharing a little peony love and giving away a copy of Peonies,
along with some fragrant peony foaming hand soap,
and a pair of pretty-in-pink floral scissors to one winner.
To enter the giveaway and for a chance to win, leave
a comment telling me your favorite variety of peony.
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This giveaway is open to those living in the continental U.S. through midnight June 25th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
Whether you have a lavish garden or a simple container, lose
yourself in the enduring charm and classic beauty of peonies.
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