Post # 1
Every spring they appear at the entrance to our house where my mom set them up…I find them so annoying especially b/c they are so delicate and the petals fall off and leave a mess everywhere…
Just thought I’ll share the blooms from this last spring for those that love them.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Yes, you’re the only one. 😉
Just kidding! I actually hated them when I first saw them… they looked so messy and I was all about the Calla lillies. But they’ve grown on me (unfortunately, since they are so freaking expensive!).
Post # 4
here are 2 more pics
Post # 5
Yes? LOL I don’t hate them, but I’m not obsessed with them like most people. They’re like the rustic wedding of flowers lately though. EVERYBODY has them. They smell a little too strong for me too.
Post # 6
I’m one of those obsessed types. It’s a curse, really. But I’d probably hate them too if they cluttered my garden 🙂
Post # 7
The only thing that I don’t like is that they get ants, so I can’t really bring them in from the yard too often.
But only pure love from me other than that!
Post # 8
I think they are beautiful. But I don’t really get spending SO much money on them. It is just a flower, after all. A nice garden rose will give you basically the same look.
Post # 9
I didn’t like them until I started wedding planning and saw how beautiful they are in bouquets. As a kid I would see them in people’s yards and they looked really droopy because when it stormed it would make the blooms fall over and look really sad. I wondered why anyone would grow them because the bushes looked so sad. Now I get it.
Post # 10
I don’t care for them. I’m like Marigold said she started out as, I love the more structured flowers like cala lilies.
Post # 11
They are pretty for a week and then I don’t want to see them. It rains they fall over, like DG said the ants, and then if the wind is too strong petals all over the place…just too much work
Post # 12
I’m indifferent to them. I just don’t think they are so great that the price for them can be justified. Plus I’m not a fan of the color pink….and most peonies are pink. No thanks.
Post # 13
I don’t care for them. The arboretum in Ann Arbor had a peony garden and the smell was really suffocating when I would go running. I also think they fall apart really quickly and are just a little too fluffy.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I grew up with them in Indiana, liked them, but never pictured them in a bouquet until I started looking at wedding stuff. Since I’m having an early summer wedding in Indiana, well, it just seemed fitting.
Mine won’t be expensive since they’re in season and I’m buying directly from a grower. Not sure what the “retail” versions cost.
Post # 15
Honestly I am totally indifferent about them!!!!
Post # 16
I really love that flower for it’s delicate look and it’s scent; however, in a garden not so much. HAHA Most of the time, once the flower has finally opened up all the way the branches start to bend due to the weight and they almost always seem to face the ground more than not and you can’t see them like normal flowers! You’d think after awhile someone would have figured out a way to fix that issues with all the hybrids and stuff out there.
As for the ants, yup, that’s an issue, but just cut them, give them a delicate shake and usually they’ll go away. Ants are what make the flower open actually. Most people don’t know that I think.