(Closed) Am I the only one that doesn’t care for peonies?

posted 9 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • 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 # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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 # 12
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Honestly I am totally indifferent about them!!!!

Post # 16
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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.

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