Oh my gosh! I'm surprised ya'll didn't hear me scream when I saw these!
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!
I honestly don't think I have ever seen Peonies before!
They just aren't out here in California.
Now mind you, it's not like I have been hunting for them,
but you just don't regularly see them when you walk
into a florist, let alone a garden center!
At least I haven't.
I just ran into Trader Joe's to grab some produce
and there by the doors were just bundles of them!!!
OH MY GOSH I WAS IN HEAVEN!!
People must've thought I was out of my mind
because I continued my shopping with my face
buried deep in 2 bouquets.
I never knew what they smelled like!
It is very similar to a rose.
Aren't they just GORGEOUS!!!!!
Are they supposed to be this brown on the edges?
I know they will open into a HUGE bloom.
I am so excited. I bought 2 bouquets.
I was kinda sad when one bloom literally fell apart.
No worries! I saved it! :) well - kinda.
As soon as I got to the car I called my husband -
"HONEY! You'll never guess what I found at Trader Joes!!!"
His reply "Honey - it doesn't take much to make your day."
NOPE!!!! :) I am a HAPPY CAMPER!
My only problem now is . . .
where to put them!
I could be selfish and place them right here next to my chair in the family room . . .
I could be nice, and place them up on the mantle
in the family room where everyone could enjoy them . . .
I could put them on the kitchen table . . .
Nope - these are going back over by my chair!
Now - the other one is going upstairs . . .
Maybe on my desk, right by my computer - I'm up here a lot . . .
Or maybe on the coffee table in my workroom . . .
Or maybe right in front of my FACE on my worktable! HEHE!!!
(Wouldn't get a lot of work done with them there.
I'd just be breathing it all in!)
Oh well! Maybe I'll just carry them from room to room . . .
Thank you for your patience and allowing me to indulge myself in my most favorite flower of all. Kinda silly I've loved a flower all these years, and never even seen a real one before! But a big thank you to Martha Stewart who introduced me to them.
Have a great day!!!!!