Garden blogging

In a Vase on Monday – Perfect Peonies

Ok, I’m going to be very honest these are Waitrose bought peonies. They are so beautiful I couldn’t resist. Although peonies in a vase may not last long it is wonderful to be able to have a week or two enjoying them.

I found a vase I don’t often use because of the narrow neck and wide top – not all flowers lend themselves to this design because they need more support or maybe it’s my poor floral design technique! However the peonies seem to suit this shape.

What I found of interest was that although all the buds were the same size at point of sale, they have all developed at different times. This was of benefit which has been great for this short post because I managed to take a number of photos of peonies at various stages of development.

Please pay a visit to Rambling in the Garden where you will see some inspirational posts for In a Vase on Monday.

Garden blogging, Photography

Fleeting Moments

There are a few beautiful flowers that pass in a fleeting moment.   They frequently take a long time to open, staying in tight buds week on week and day after day.   Suddenly one morning, behind your back when you are not looking, they open and by the evening or the next day they are over.  The great thing is that they have more flowers to surprise you, so the whole plant flowers for some time, making the fleeting moment not so sad.

Some of the flowers that have fleeting moments over the Spring and Summer months in my garden are:-

  • Poppy

  • Peony

  • Day Lily

This one teased me for a long time as I waited daily for it to flower.

Even if it was for a fleeting moment, it was beautiful while it lasted.

What flowers do you have in your garden that pass in a fleeting moment?

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