flower of the day: french peony

flower of the day, thursday, april 12

french peony

kerianne steele, les fleurs

these lush beauties are nestled amongst this arrangement.  

2 pink varieties were used for this table scape.

*i know it's no longer thursay april 12... im a few day's behind!!  it's been super busy at the shop (yippie!!!) so i never had the chance to post our beautiful flower of the day!!!

we had a tough early peony season so they are now just finally stating to arrive at the market, and these amazing blooms where from France!!

peonies are one of my



 flowers.  each year i can NOT wait until they arrive in the market and buy them every chance i can until the market has ran dry with peonies (which comes WAYYY TOOO soon!! usually end of june to the occasional beginning of july)  i will probably make peonies the

flower of the day

a few times as the varieties flurry into the flower market!!

the peony flower is indigenous to our region here in MA and can be planted and grown in your garden!!  ryan and i have the most beautiful in bloom and fragrant white peony plant called, 

Duchesse de Nemours



to read about peony varieties)

still on the bush...

i can't resist cutting and enjoying a few stunning blooms!!


the fleurettes