Peony Passion

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Hello, friends! I’m back from an adventurous trip to Alaska for a charming, back-woods, country wedding and now am literally knee deep in peonies! I’ve made a few trips up to visit my delightful and generous friend Geraldine at her North Field Farm, where she grows an incredible 60 or so varieties of peonies. The season is nearly over and the fields are loaded with fully opened peonies. I’ve gathered armloads to bring back to document and share with you here.

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

You know that I’m a rose girl through and through, but honestly, is there anything more sumptuous than a bucketful of peonies?

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Made myself a peony petticoat!

Peonies, David Austin roses and ranunculus in Mason jars by Georgianna Lane

The last of the ranunculus, peonies and the first of the David Austin roses, both from my garden and from my friend Dawn at All My Thyme farm.

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

More varieties than I can count!

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies, David Austin roses and ranunculus in Mason jars by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

In this post I featured many of the pink and white varieties but the corals are just as special. I’ve prepared a separate post on them which you’ll see after a few days break. Peonies are so rich, it’s almost like too much dessert!

Sending love and wishes for a joyful June.

G

21 comments


  • Just beautiful!! I do love roses but peonies are my absolute favourite and you have captured them perfectly. My first Sarah Bernhardt bud flowered today, so I am looking forward to taking lots of photos over the next few weeks. Thank you for this lovely post and I am looking forward to seeing the corals.

    June 3, 2015
  • You have such a gift for capturing the beauty and delicacies of the pink peonies! Unbelievably gorgeous! I, too, am looking forward to seeing the corals! Thank you for sharing all this yummy “dessert” with us!

    June 3, 2015
  • Perfection! I do love peonies and am looking forward to mine blooming soon.

    Alaska must have been beautiful ~ my friend is going there next week.

    Thanks for sharing the beauty.
    Carolyn

    June 3, 2015
  • Tina

    What stunning flowers and the pics – WOW!! You never cease to amaze me G!!

    June 3, 2015
  • Oh be still my heart….the aroma must have been overwhelming as are the images.

    June 3, 2015
  • Linda

    Absolutely stunning!!

    June 3, 2015
  • A joy to look at this post, really really beautiful ! All this pink ! Gorgeous photos Georgianna :)

    June 3, 2015
  • Every single one of the flowers and photos are sensational Georgianna. Your home must look and smell amazing!

    June 3, 2015
  • Devon

    They are so beautiful… Peonies are my very favorite flower, I have had them in vases all over my house for the past month. It is no wonder why David Austin roses are my second favorite!
    Your photos are just wonderful! You have such a gift for composition, lovely.

    June 4, 2015
  • oh i can smell their divine fragrance from here .. exquisite

    June 4, 2015
  • Beautiful as always !!!! If I could grow peonies, I would.

    FlowerLady

    June 4, 2015
  • Wow!! Wow wow wow! The only ones I took pics of this year were from my yard, and boy did they go fast! I am very thankful that peonies are not eaten up by the deer though :) These are all so gorgeous G!

    June 4, 2015
  • The first photo of this post; I wish I could cover a wall in my house with that photo. A stunner and it took my breath away.Gorgeous; as always. This blog is my favorite place to sit down, have a coffee, look, read, relax and enjoy.
    XX

    June 4, 2015
  • Judith@Lavender Cottage

    This is peony heaven G. Mine are just starting to open and I have vases and jars just waiting for them.
    Wishing you days of sunshine and flowers!

    June 4, 2015
  • I`m speechless! the only thing I know now is that I have to grow peonies!!!

    think I know that enamelware pitcher…jejeje

    June 4, 2015
  • Olga

    Dearest Georgianna,
    At last you are back here with your lovely flowers! They always seem to me more beautiful than the flowers usual people have! That’s because of your pictures! They are just fairy-tales! You cannot imagine how much I love to watch them! Some of your posts are in my heart forever: clouds of pink in Paris, the valley at dawn, the Venice masquerade, the autumn in your garden and the lovely mirror, Savannah… And I loved your “Dear January…” posts. I’m sorry you stopped writing them :(
    Oh my God, that’s not a comment, but a real letter! :)
    Looking forward to the coral peonies and Alaska woods!
    Love,
    Olga

    June 4, 2015
  • Vesna Armstrong

    What a glorious post, dear Georgianna! A marvellous celebration of peonies! Thoroughly enjoyed it.
    P.S. I am glad I can comment on your posts again.

    June 5, 2015
  • Absolutely stunning, Georgianna! Each an every photo is just perfection. :)
    Looking forward to hearing more about your adventurous trip to Alaska, too.
    Huggles and happy June.

    June 8, 2015
  • Jill

    oh, they’re completely gorgeous!

    June 8, 2015
  • What a sea of wonderful peonies, your photographs are charming more and more, they make me feel enthusiastic of life, they give such a deep joy inside !
    My dearest Georgianna, I hope you and David are having a lovely June and wishing to meet you soon I’m sending much, so much love
    Dany

    P.S. Tenuta Geremia has just become a Short Lets ;) !

    June 9, 2015
  • Christina

    These are so gorgeous! Love your peony petticoat!

    June 17, 2015

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