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!
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.
The shades of coral stand out from the usual pinks and whites of many peonies.
‘Coral Charm’ peonies, ranunculus and poppies. Soft, faded blue is a wonderful background to compliment the coral tones.
‘Pink Hawaiian Coral’ peonies with ranunculus, David Austin Roses and Snowball Viburnum. Look at the size of the peony!
I couldn’t resist these purple anemones. They add a punch of vibrance to the overhead arrangements.
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.
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!
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.
You know that I’m a rose girl through and through, but honestly, is there anything more sumptuous than a bucketful of peonies?
Made myself a peony petticoat!
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.
More varieties than I can count!
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.
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!
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!