Flower of the Week: Peonies

It’s hard for me not to fall in love with peonies this time of year. With there feminine shades of pinks, magentas and cream and their overwhelming fullness, peonies have so much to offer as a flower. And they are everywhere right now – I spotted local varietals at the Hollywood Farmers Market on Sunday and even Trader Joe’s has loads of them in stock. I visited my friends at Hollyflora this week and was dying over this pile of aged blooms. Amazingly, they sent me home with three peony-stuffed vases. I then went a little nuts decorating my dining room table with bud vases, each one threatening to topple over. And they’ve been making me happy all week.