I hadn’t intended to write this post as these beautiful flowers remind me that my lovely undergardener passed away two years ago. However, they are so beautiful I had to share them with you. They were sent by my very caring daughter who wasn’t able to be with me as she was at work. They were beautiful when I first arranged them in their vase, the peonies were in tight bud, I don’t think I have ever recieved peonies in a bouquet before.
Within an hour the peony buds had started opening.
Two days later the peonies were looking stunning.
The roses and the peonies are also gradually changing colour. This is 3 days later.
I think this one is absolutely gorgeous, I must try and paint it sometime!
The same with this one.
I just cant’ stop photographing them, they are so gorgeous! I have now had them for a week and they keep on getting better and better. They remind me of old Dutch Master paintings, so beautiful and blowsy. If anyone wants to send me flowers in future, just make it peonies, these are the best flowers I have ever been given. Thank you so much Rachael, they have turned a sad time into something I will never forget, something truly beautiful.
This has made me want to fill my garden with peonies, so that I can cut armfuls for the house in future! Will I ever do it, I don’t know, we will all have to wait and see if I remember in the autumn!