Sunday, May 25, 2014

Flower of the Week: Peonies, Wearing Their Foundational Undergarments

If you are looking for a reason to justify holding onto an excessive number of bud vases that take up too much precious storage space in your cabinets, peonies will offer you just that.

They only last for a couple weeks.  Beautiful, ruffly, sweet and spicy, fleeting.

In the oh-so-eloquent words of my husband, they are like a beautiful woman hunched over from back pain because her breasts are too big. 

Fortunately this year I got them in their foundational undergarments in time to keep them perky.