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Another Peony Update 2014

If you hate photos of peonies, or flowers in general, you should probably just exit out of your browser now. Or check out some of my other non-peony posts to entertain yourself. Or read about how to grow these beauties in your yard. Whatever you want to do.

fresh cut peonies

Well, the peonies have run their course for this year. They’ve been deadheaded. Now all that’s left is green plants. No more gorgeous blooms the size of your face. No more fragrant bouquets littering our house. No more peonies photos filling up your Instagram.

Just kidding, I hoarded some photos away to post later.

peonies in blue mason jar

The light pink peony plant finally decided to bloom. It’s always the last plant to bloom for some reason. I’m guessing it’s due to the variety of peony.

peony garden

The blooms are gorgeous and huge. They aren’t as fragrant as my other pink peonies, but their looks make up for that. I also like these blooms because they’re tipped with a darker pink color in certain spots. It gives them an unexpected flare.

light pink peonies


I took a couple photos of bouquets inside with my DSLR last year so I thought it’d be fun to do the same this year.

pink peonies

I’m convinced peonies look best in vintage blue mason jars. Good thing I’m a blue mason jar hoarder.

Now that I think about it I’m kind of mad I didn’t use my giant blue mason jars as vases this year. Mason jar hoarder fail.

pink peonies in blue mason jar

fuschia peonies in vase

In other non-peony news, we had the 32 week 4D ultrasound (by ‘we’ I mean me– Brad just sat there and observed) of the nugget yesterday.

Our little guy is head down and weighing in at 4lbs 6oz– 59th percentile for size. We weren’t able to get good photos of his face because he had his face pressed up against the uterine wall so he had a blurry, smushed piggy nose.

It’s crazy to think the next time we’ll see him is when he’s born. Seriously, time has FLOWN by.

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  1. We are getting ready to move and I would love to get some peony bushes in our new back yard. As it’s still two weeks til the move, I ended up getting some hen and chick starters. I plopped them in a planter on our current front porch. I’m hoping they take off! You make it look so easy!

  2. Your little guy seems to be as cooperative as ours! We haven’t gotten a good profile or face pic since he was 12 weeks because he’s either facing my back or covering his face. At 30 weeks, best we got the smushed piggy nose… And were told it was par for the course with our ‘little’ guy tipping the scales at already 4.5 pounds and being 90th percentile for size!

  3. Gorgeous flowers. Just gorgeous.

    No belly pics?! Come on, 221, don’t let us down.

  4. Our peonies may be done blooming, but I just bought two bunches at Trader Joes yesterday for $6.99 each, and they are GORGEOUS. 🙂

  5. Shirley Lupton says:

    Peonies are beautiful. We had them on the side of house when I was growing up. The problem were tht ants that wasin them. Mom wouldn’t let us bring them in the house till we were sure the ants were gone.

  6. Those are some beautiful peonies! I may have to go all green fingered in the garden!

  7. Oh, peonies are my favorite! They were the best thing about my last home, and sadly, I am garden-less this year. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures so I can live vicariously through you!

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