June 21, 2011

Camping and Peonies

Hi Everyone!

I'm back to blogging after a week of camping with the family.  Everything is unpacked and the laundry is done.  Now I can concentrate on gardening, a few projects around the house and of course, blogging.  I've missed you all and can't wait to catch up on what you've been up to.

You may remember a while back I was moaning about the lack of blooms on my Peony plants.  Much to my surprise and delight the day before we left they exploded into full bloom!   Not wanting to miss all their pale pink gloriousness, I picked as many as I could and brought them along camping.

Old mason jars and a vintage Pepsi bottle carrier worked perfectly for transporting them to the campground.

Plus the arrangement worked as a instant centerpiece for the picnic table.  I added two more jars to hold candles on either side of the peonies so I could enjoy them by candle light.

Mmmmmm, looks like next year I'll need to get a new tablecloth to better match the peonies!

Oh well, it's still pretty.

When we met up with mom and dad that their house, I noticed mom's Peonies were in full bloom too!

I of course asked mom if she planned on picking some. 

She say "No, I don't like them"  


After a stunned silence, I had permission to pick all I wanted.

After seeing them arranged in a cute enamel pitcher, mom's coming around.  I think by next year she may be looking forward to a few blooms as much as I have been.  LOL!

Have a great day,



  1. Oh, my. We will just have to convert your Mom then. Your peonies are very pretty. Love the old Pepsi holder.

  2. I love that you took your peonies with you camping, lol!! What did your family have to say about that? Both your arrangements are beautiful!!!

  3. i'm thinking that you may be the first person ever to take fresh flowers (peonies in fact) camping. love it!

  4. Come on everyone loves Peonies. Glad you had fun camping I love it!

  5. The flowers are just gorgeous! I love the fluffy, fullness of them!!!

    And camping is by far the best vacation!

  6. Camping and peonies! LOL!!! I love peonies, Not So Much for camping!
    Glad you had a nice time.

  7. Peonies are my absolute fav, Robin! I never get tired of seeing photos of them. Sadly, mine are done for the season. I miss their beautiful fragrance drifting throughout my home.... :) Love that you took them with you on your vacation! :)

    xoxo laurie

  8. Those flowers are so gorgeous!! It really prettied up the camp table!!!! Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday! X

  9. Aren't the peonies so fun? Yours are lovely, I love the pale pink ones especially. They looked gorgeous in the old pepsi bottles.


  10. Peonies and camping? Love it!


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