Thursday, June 7, 2012

'Sara Bernhardt' Peonies

My favorite flower of all time is in full bloom.  I have filled vases and urns with these lovely fluffy peonies ...


There are several varieties in my gardens, but I especially enjoy the classic 'Sara Bernhardt' ...


Luscious pink double blooms of fragrance ...


They photograph so beautifully and I am pleased to be linking with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.  These photos were processed using the Florabella Collection with Kim Klassen's Epiphany texture.

I'm also joining the following blog parties:

Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flower Art Friday @ Photos by Leanne
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby

37 comments:

lisa. said...

Donna, each of these is just beautiful!
I love the way you've composed them and that pink is so wonderful.
Sending you wishes for a fantastic weekend!

guild-rez said...

Very lovely pictures of very beautiful flowers.

Ida said...

Stunning Peony, Such a delicate beauty and the Teapot you've put them in is equally lovely.

Geneva said...

Those peonies are beautiful... I can only imagine what your garden must look like. Your photographs are beautiful!
Blessings!
Geneva

Beverly said...

So gorgeous, and soft looking. Your texturing and processing are stunning! Wishing you a wonderful week.

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, Donna,

These are just beautiful! I can almost touch and smell them through the screen! And the 'urn' is as pretty as the peonies!

You're very talented - a gardener with real and paper floral!

Blessings,
Donna

Michelle said...

Beautiful, flowers and china! One of my faviorite flowers also.

Andrea Dawn said...

Nicely done . . . gorgeous peonies.

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous photos, so soft and lovely!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful, lovely, gorgeous!!

Connie B. said...

I can't seem to grow these gorgeous flowers. Your pics make me want them even more. I planted one and it has no flowers. I moved it to a better place in my garden.. I hope. Maybe next year I can take pictures. Cross my fingers...

Ruth said...

These are beautiful Donna, peonies are one of my favourites :)

Darla said...

Such a romantic flower to me.

Beth said...

What beautiful peonies, Donna. They smell so good too.

LeAnne said...

These are exquisite! Pure romance! Thank you so much for sharing this with Flower Art Friday. :)

Cherie said...

Beautiful! I am jealous....I only had 3 blooms this year from my sad little peony. These are gorgeous.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these are looking gorgeous donna.

greetings karin

Cynthia said...

Great shot of the peony they look great and I love them in that coffee pot. They look so pretty and like the color.

Cynthia

Millie said...

Beautiful delicate blooms, and you captured them so well

Libby said...

The pitcher is so perfect for displaying them!! Great photos. I used the peony for my symbol on Twitter and FB and my blog - I love them too!

Gunilla said...

Very romantic! Love the old pitcher, it's perfect with the peonies.

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful photos. Peony is one of my very favorite flowers also.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Zena said...

So very beautiful

Au and Target said...

A very apt name for a very romantic looking flower!

NixBlog said...

They are extravagant, beautiful flowers!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Ann said...

such a nice soft colour, no wonder the royal ladies in China loved them,

Ewa Kelly-Miksa said...

they look beautiful displayed like that :)

Deanna said...

So soft and lovely!!

Lynn said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

denise said...

Hi Donna! What pretty peonies! I just started growing them this year. I love all the shades of pink they have. Denise englishpurpleribbon.blogspot.com/

romance-of-roses said...

They are so lovely and so pink. Thank you for visiting. Hugs...Lu

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely eye candy!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Em S said...

Beautiful texture work!!

Pam said...

My peonies did poorly this year, I'm not sure why.

Cheryl said...

Donna, These are gorgeous! So full and ans such a beautiful pink! I'm loving the tour of your garden.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

I love the pink peonies, and the teapot turned vase sets them off to perfection!

KER said...

i love peonies and Ms Bernhardt...so this combo is a favorite now!...just beautiful!

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