Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peonies in November

It's a gray day, in more ways than one.  
I am not a fan of November. 
I look for things that brighten my spirits and flowers always do the trick.
I happened upon an enchanted place in Michigan this Fall
while exploring with friends-
Karen's Flower Barn in Three Oaks, Michigan.  
She grows rows and rows of flowers 
and dries them into the most gorgeous bouquets
and hangs them from the rafters in her Barn.

These are dried Peonies!

I did not know you could dry Peonies.
I think Peonies are right there at the top of my list of favorite flowers.

Aren't these gorgeous????

The buds are beautiful, too.  
Just a whole lot of potential wrapped up in one gorgeous little package.

 Masses of ruffly petals on every flower.  
Lush and luxurious.

 This is exactly how I bought them, wrapped in florist paper
   and that's how I think I will leave them... 

Peonies in November!  

They would be positively decadent if they were fresh
like these beauties from my friend Alice's garden-


Lucky for me, Alice is very generous with her garden's glories
and someday, I will share her garden with you....

Spring seems like an eternity away right now.
These will help.  A little.

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  1. Ohhh they are soooo pretty! Sorry this is not a happy month for you....I hope the flowers help lift your spirits!

  2. Those are beautiful. I, too, had no idea you could dry Peonies. Glad to hear someone figured that out so we could all attempt this. Enjoy your beautiful Peonies and thanks for sharing them with us.

  3. I never knew you could dry peonies either I will be anxious to try it come spring, like you I long for spring and all it's beauty on the gray November days in Ohio. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  4. Erin, those are so so pretty. I didn't know they could be dried either. What gorgeous color.


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