Peonies bring me back to the time when I was a little girl.
My paternal Grandma grew them in her yard.
They had huge, luscious blooms and a delicate yet heady fragrance.
One thing we didn't do was bring them into the house in bouquets.
As gorgeous as they are, they tend to be ant hotels.
We have two generous peony plants in the front of our home now.
I have brought some in but they get a good soak, upsidedown, in cold water before they ever make it to the table or counter.
Did you know there are more than three dozen species of peonies?
I also read they were around in the years B.C. (before Christ) so they've graced this earth for a long, long time.
Hopefully they will be around for a long time to come!
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH PEONIES? WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR PEONY?