|pink peonies, viburnum, hellebores, andromeda, hypercurium berries and fern|
i'll warn you ahead of time that i'm feeling a bit loopy right now. i had to sleep with my windows open last night to cool my apartment. i don't have a flower fridge so windows or air conditioning are my options to keep the flowers looking fresh (thank goodness for a cool spring). our apartment faces a busy avenue and it's really a terrible thing to hear every car and truck pass by through the night.
anyway, it's administrative professional's day today and pete and i delivered a number of arrangements this morning. we worked pretty hard on these bouquets last night, all of which showcase the peony among the other spring beauties. it's a bit too early for local peonies, so these came france and california. otherwise, the hellebores, viburnum and ranunculus are local and i greedily snatched up more than needed, particularly the hellebores (the spotted variety is my favorite). and the andromeda are the ones that i cut from my friend's garden in shelter island over the weekend.
as an aside, yes, anna, i always overbuy. sometimes things don't work out as planned so i always want enough product on hand as insurance. i don't want a repeat of the cafe-au-lait-dahlia-episode.
peony wonder world (i used three kinds: darker pink, light pink and white. smelled so good):
|dark pink, light pink and white peonies with viburnum, hellebores, andromeda, hypercurium berries and fern|
|coral peonies with coral and raspberry ranunculus, hellebores, andromeda, hypercurium berries and fern|
woodland magic (and my favorite):
|light pink peonies with viburnum, hellebores, andromeda, hypercurium berries and fern|
|coral peonies with viburnum, ranunculus, hellebores, andromeda, hypercurium berries nd fern|
btw, this is likely the last post you'll see on flowers for a little bit. pete and i are heading to london and holland! i'm hoping to see fields and fields of tulips. i'll try to update photos regularly but we'll see how it goes. i still need to post pictures from our paris trip; maybe i can get to them before we leave.