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Friday, May 14, 2010

Bowl of Beauty Peonies

Happy Pink Saturday!
The weather's been "funny" here in Philly. Oddly hot in March, then really cool and wet this whole week, until 80 degrees today. So, I'll share my first peonies of the season, but I think they are a bit confused...
I bought two twigs in a box at Walmart four years ago that were reduced to $2. I had no idea what to expect. Well, these peonies are called "Bowl of Beauty" and are really spectacular! This is one twig from the box, the second one blooms later, same color, but looks different - how fun!
This is what they looked like before Mother's Day

and this is what they look like today, May 14th. 
So they lasted pretty long this year, 
even through Mother Nature's fickleness!

Oh, and see those buds in the background, round two... oh yea!!!
Please stop by Beverly's to check out the other fun pics! I've also linked up to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and Bloomin Tuesday, there are lots of beautiful flowers over there!

My give-away winner is picked at 5PM on Sunday, you can enter here.

31 comments:

  1. I didn't know that you live near Philadelphia! I live in Lancaster County, just about 1 1/2 hours away. I love to go into Philly! And we are the biggest Philly sports fans. We often go to the Phillies and Eagles games! GO PHILLY!

    Now about your wonderful peonies! They are one of my very favorite flowers. And yours look like huge pink saucers. So very very very beautiful. And for 2 sticks, they have done wonderfully!

    To answer your vinegar question- this does work with any herbs, as far as I know.
    Just a hint- if you use garlic, thread it on a small skewer or toothpick- it's just easier that way.
    Yvonne

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  2. Well, you've certainly got your $2 worth. The flowers are beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and Happy Pink Saturday to you!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  3. I am new following you but love this pink post and am featuring you on my blog for Pink Saturday! I get ahead of the post so I used last weeks post which I am still reading to feature new bloggerettes to me. Stop by and join me so you can visit a bit and enter my teapot giveaway! I think you got a super deal with your flowers! Pretty.

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  4. What a beautiful color for your peonies! They are so vibrant and lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by the cottage. Be sure to visit again.

    There are eight more days to be entered in my giveaway. The link from the button in the sidebar takes you to all the details.

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

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  5. Pretty!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs
    Charo

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  6. I wish we could grow peonies hee in So Cal. Thank's for sharing. And for stopping by...Julian

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday .
    Happy weekend.

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  8. Gorgeous flowers, love the color!...Christine

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  9. Very different than our peopies, they almost look like shrub roses..I love Mother Nature's variety..very pretty pics!

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  10. Peopnies are my fav flower. Mine are starting to open, check my blog today. Happy Pink Sat

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  11. They're just beautiful! I've planted many a stick in my time LOL!

    Manuela

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  12. I love peonies and I love buying a big pink bunch when they are in season. I guess I will just have to enjoy yours for a few months!

    Happy Pink Saturday and best wishes for a beautiful weekend,
    Natasha.

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  13. Happy Pink Saturday, lovely flowers!
    CailinMarie

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  14. I LOVE peonies and the pink ones are my favorites. Yours are lovely ;)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  15. My goodness they look amazing!!! Unfortunately I've had the experience of buying some dirt and twigs in a box and they just stayed that way. A twig and dirt in a box.LOL! So glad you had sucess. They look amazing.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. Peonies are one of my favorites. I wish we could grow them here. Yours are a beautiful pink. Love this variety!
    Happy Pink Saturday on this Sunday morning. LOL ~ Sarah

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  17. Peonies are so gorgeous. I do wish we could grow them here, but they don't like our humidity and hot summers. Heck, I don't like our humidity and hot summers! But many plants do.

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  18. That is a pretty peony, and well-named, too. Thanks for joining in for bloom day!

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  19. Can I just say gorgeous? Those peonies are the perfect shade of pink! Such show-offs...they are beautiful..hope you had a happy pink day yesterday!

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  20. they are gorgeous....I need to try some in my garden!

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  21. For some reason, I've never paid much attention to peonies before, but, this year, I've fallen in love with them. Your peonies are lovely!

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  22. These are just beautiful. I love the color. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

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  23. I adore peonies. Yours are so beautiful.

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  24. I love peonies! And a bargain!

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  25. Wow they really lasted a long time. Mine bloomed just as we got hit with a bout of rain showers. :( Oh well I cut a huge bouquet for the house. :)

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  26. Those are beautiful peonies!!!

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  27. Beautiful peonies and at a bargin price besides. Perfect! Thanks for joining Bloomin' Tuesday. Looking forward to more bloomers! Jean

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