Coral Charm

Coral Charm Peony by Georgianna Lane

The coral peonies are among the most beautiful and dramatic, especially when used in arrangements or bouquets. Even a single bloom can make quite a statement!

Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus and anemones by Georgianna Lane

Coral Charm Peonies at North Field Farm by Georgianna Lane

The corals are big, showy flowers that have multiple petals, open beautifully and fade gracefully into pale pink and ivory. Here are ‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ peonies growing at North Field Farm in Ferndale, Washington. The owner, Geraldine, generously provided most of the blooms for this post.

Peonies by Georgianna Lane

The shades of coral stand out from the usual pinks and whites of many peonies.

Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus and poppies by Georgianna Lane

‘Coral Charm’ peonies, ranunculus and poppies. Soft, faded blue is a wonderful background to compliment the coral tones.

Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus and poppies by Georgianna Lane

Pink Hawaiian Charm peonies by Georgianna Lane

‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ peonies with ranunculus, David Austin Roses and Snowball Viburnum. Look at the size of the peony!

Coral Charm Peonies by Georgianna Lane

Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus and anemones by Georgianna Lane

I couldn’t resist these purple anemones. They add a punch of vibrance to the overhead arrangements.

Purple anemone by Georgianna Lane

Coral Charm peonies in Paris by Georgianna Lane

These ‘Coral Charm’ peonies were photographed at the Rungis wholesale flower market outside of Paris. It’s a massive market that I was fortunate to visit last spring.

Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus and anemones by Georgianna Lane

Peonies, ranunculus, anemones, petals from Snowball Viburnum and little heart leaves of viola growing wild on our property. 

Peony season is so fleeting and bidding them farewell for another year is difficult. But they make way for a summer of roses and other beauty to come!

Happy weekend, my friends!

Love,

G

 

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

A Tale of Two Cities in Spring

St. James's Park, London, in April

St. James’s Park, London, in April

Hello, dear friends! I’ve just spent several weeks photographing a spectacular April in London and Paris for clients, amid gorgeous weather and blossoms at their perfect peak. As always, I covered much ground, documenting all the beauty discovered along the way. Join me now on my early morning walks through the gardens, parks and beautiful streets of these most iconic cities. Happy Spring!

The Eiffel Tower, April, by Georgianna Lane

Pink and White Cherry Blossoms at the Eiffel Tower

 

Cherry Blossoms at Notre Dame, Paris and in Kensington, London by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Blossoms at Notre Dame, Paris and in Kensington, London

 

Pink Magnolia, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Pink Magnolia, Notting Hill, London

 

Notting Hill, London, by Georgianna Lane

Notting Hill, London

 

White Cherry Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Paris by Georgianna Lane

White Cherry Blossoms, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

 

Tuileries at Dawn; narcissus at Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Tuileries at Dawn; Narcissus at Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris

 

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Shakespeare and Company, Paris

 

Cherry Tree, Primrose Hill, London, by Georgianna Lane

Cherry Tree, Primrose Hill, London

 

Yellow Magnolia, Paris; Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Yellow Magnolia, Paris; Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London

 

Pastel Houses, Primrose Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Pastel Houses, Primrose Hill, London (yes, Paddington’s house from the movie!)

 

Enormous Kwanzan cherry tree, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Enormous Kwanzan cherry tree and a tiny admirer, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

 

Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, London by  Georgianna Lane

Pastel Houses, Notting Hill, and a Green Beetle in Chelsea, London

 

Rue Crèmieux, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Rue Crèmieux, Paris

 

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London by Georgianna Lane

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, London

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Notting Hill, London by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms, Notting Hill, London

 

White Cherry Blossoms, Notre Dame, Paris by Georgianna Lane

White Cherry Blossoms, Notre Dame, Paris

 

Dawn, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Dawn, Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

 

Wisteria on a Fence, London by Georgianna Lane

Wisteria on a Fence, Kensington

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms in the 16th arrondissement

 

Magnolia Blossoms, Eiffel Tower, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Magnolia Blossoms, Eiffel Tower

I hope you enjoyed this springtime stroll. And I’ve not forgotten my promise for sharing advice on getting to Paris. In fact, I’m working on something very special for you right now. And I’m currently in negotiations to teach a series of photography workshops in Paris over the next year. Hands up (you can email me directly if you’d like gl (at) georgiannalane.com) all those who might be interested in attending. We’re setting up gorgeous Parisian venues and a dream curriculum of study and locations.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

with love,

G

 

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