Over the past week all my herbaceous peonies have come into bloom. Creating a Vase this week centered around one of my Arranger’s favorites was an easy decision.
This peony was given to me almost twenty years ago by my Aunt Martha in Chatham, VA, who obtained it from my grandmother. I have no way to know its name, but I do consider it to be an “heirloom” peony, having been handed down in my family for many generations.
My Arranger and I both love the shade of pink in this one. Also included in the arrangement are Cornus kousa, now coming into full bloom in my garden, and the very last blooms of ‘Caesar’s Brother’ Iris sibirica. This has been a particularly good year for ‘Caesar’s Brother,’ and I will miss their deep lavender until next spring.
Once again my thanks go to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who invites us each week to share in a vase something from our gardens. Please visit her site to see what she and others have selected from their gardens this week.