Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PEONIES FROM MY GARDEN

The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creaturenational emblems in China.  It is also known as 富貴花 (fùguìhuā) "flower of riches and honour" or 花王 (huawang) "king of the flowers", and is used symbolically in Chinese art.[16] In 1903, the Qing Dynastydeclared the peony as the national flower. Currently, the Republic of China on Taiwan designates the plum blossom as the national flower, while the People's Republic of China has no legally designated national flower. In 1994, the peony was proposed as the national flower after a nationwide poll, but the National People's Congress failed to ratify the selection. In 2003, another selection process has begun, but to date, no choice has been made.


I think the rose with is scent and beauty is the Queen of flowers.  I truly believe the Peony to be king!
In my little piece of the world in southern  vermont….. Summer doesn't begin until the peony blooms, heavenly scented and graceful flowers.  The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers, a rare fusion of fluff and majesty, the peony is now coming into bloom.
–Henry Mitchell, American writer (1923-93)
Peonies are outrageously beautiful in bloom, with lush foliage all summer long. These perennials may live longer than you do—some have been known to thrive for 100 years. The plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves; they do not respond well to transplanting. Oh do I know this only too well.  It took me 10 years to wait patiently for 6 of my plants to grow happy in their new home when I transplanted them!




THE  CENTER PETALS HAVE EDGES ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH DEEP PINK



THIS ONE HAS BEAUTIFUL WHITE EDGES


PALE, PALE PINK, EAVER SO DREAMY

I LOVE THE SOFT CONFUSION OF MULTI PETALS


AFTER A WEEK IN A VASE SHE FINALLY OPENED TO REVEAL HER FULL RUFFLES

NOT REALLY RED, BUT AN EXPLOSION OF MAGENTA

ANOTHER VIEW


GRACING MY FARM TABLE

I LOVE THE LOOK OF THE CABBAGE ROSE CETER

MORE PINK WITH WHITE EDGES

WHITE WITH A BLUSH OF PINK CENTER AND THE FABULOUS CABBAGE SHAPE

GOOD BYE DEAR WONDERFUL FLOWER UNTIL NEXT YEAR
 HONEY HUGS UNTIL NEXT TIME 



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

COUNTRY LIVING FAIR

MY FAVORITE VENDOR= EARTH ANGLES AND MISS JEN O'CONNER

THE EXCITEMENT BEGINS THE MOMENT YOU HAVE THE TICKET IN YOUR HAND
 

CREATIVITY WITH SYTLE

SLIT IMAGE?

SO YOU DON'T SEW, BUT YOU LOVE THE MODELS

THE ENCHANTMENT OF IMAGES ON PILLOWS

LITTLE LAMBS VYING WITH PIGS WHO CAN FLY

BAD GIRLS LOVE TO DRESS AND TELL IT ALL

WHAT'S COUNTRY LIVING WITH OUT THE GARDEN ?

AND THE DOODADS

A JUMBLE OF BRILLANCE

A DARLING OF A SINK

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

ON MY WISH LIST

PAPER FANTASY

MAD FOR BUTTERFLIES

THE MAGIC OF WALKING INTO THE EARTH ANGLES BOOTH AND SEEING WENDY ADDISON'S PAPER MAGIC

TUTU CUTE FOR A SUITCASE 

GOLDLEAF?

PRECIOUS PURSE

CUDDLES ON A  "LETTY" CREATION/HANDBAG

HAMMING IT UP WITH A SELFIE WITH LETTY

LAURIE'S GIRLS


GLAD TO BEE WITH JEN O'CONNER

TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE TO EARTH ANGLES  WITH LETTY WORLEY AND LAURIE MESEROLL

MORE GARDENS TO TREASURE

FRILLS OF LACY DESIGNS WITH A BIT OF CHENILLE TO ADD SPARKLE AND COLOR 

DON'T YOU JUST WANT ONE?

AN EXTRA SPECIAL TREAT….. BEING WITH VICKI ORLANDO STEVENS

AND THE DOLLS TO DROLL FOR 

FRENCH MADAME

TEA POT CUTIE

TIN GIRLS ON PARADE

LOVE POTION #5

A CHARMING FACE BE SPECKED


TALK TO ME
THE DRIVE WAS A SHORT ONE…. GOING HOME WAS A BREEZE WITH A FEW TREASURES IN THE BACK SEAT…. AN ADVENTURE TO TREASURE TILL NEXT YEAR.
HONEY HUGS TILL NEXT TIME