By the end of May and beginning of June, our peonies are usually in full bloom. At the time of this photo, in 2016, we had the strangest winter; flowers were growing and blooming slower than usual. For me this was a minor inconvenience since I wanted to use a certain peony, from my garden, in my wedding bouquet.
The peonies in these photos did not bloom until after we returned from our honeymoon in late June, but I believe someone was looking over my garden and me and made one of the peony plants bloom the morning of our wedding, which was on June 4th. I had no back up plan since I was determined I would even carry the greens (yes I am that stubborn when I have a vision) and I was so happy to assemble my wedding bouquet the morning of our wedding. l share a bit more about why that one particular plant is so special to me in my next post, but in the meantime, I wanted to show you these gorgeous pink and white peonies that I am leaving behind. You can be sure I will be planting peonies in the garden of our new home, including my one special peony plant which I DID exclude from the sale and dug up. It now sits in a large pot in my sister in-laws garden until we are in our new home.