Peonies and Hydrangea

June 7, 2009

Two lovely bouquets from the hospital.  Both arrangements have amazing combination of peonies and hydrangeas — but the top is my favorite bouquet of all time.  The blue flower is a type of hydrangea I’ve never seen before.

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abigail June 7, 2009 at 8:11 am

both are beautiful, but that top bouquet is incredible.

bethan June 7, 2009 at 8:44 am

ah i love


evencleveland June 7, 2009 at 9:51 am

That top one … words escape me. It’s ravishing.

Anonymous June 7, 2009 at 10:39 am

oh, man. Peonies and hydrangeas are my two all-time favorite flowers. You’re a lucky lady.

erika @ urban grace June 7, 2009 at 10:53 am

so glad you photographed these… so they will last forever! how gorgeous!!!

Helen June 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm

I almost didn’t know those colors {esp. in the top one} existed!

life according to celia... June 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm

oooohhhh, the top one…

Michelle June 7, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Gorgeous, I absolutely love peonies, what a wonderful bouquet to get in celebration of your baby. Congrats!

Melissa June 7, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Stunning! I love the first one most…gorgeous!

Tricia - Avolli June 7, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Wow the first arrangement is like nothing I’ve seen before. It is amazing!

Tricia – Avolli

Yellowgoat June 8, 2009 at 6:02 am

so pretty. ;D all of my favorite flower are in there.

Chloe June 8, 2009 at 9:24 am

GORGEOUS! I’m a southern transplant currently in the midwest and I just planted my first hydrangea. So far, so good, if it can just make it through the winter…

The Lil Bee June 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

So pretty! I’ve never seen hydrangeas like that either. I hope you are relaxing and enjoying every second with that little munchkin. When you get a second, will you email me your address? Thanks, love! xo

Amy@OldSweetSong June 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

Congratulations. I’m quite sure I’ve never seen prettier flowers. How nice!

joanna goddard June 8, 2009 at 12:37 pm

i lOVE the top one — the color combo is gorgeous and so soft and subtle.

C June 8, 2009 at 2:52 pm

Beautiful both. I’m in with love Ranunculus at the moment, can’t believe I only recently discovered it but I try to pick some up when I come across them at markets.

please sir June 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Congrats again – these are amazing – I can smell them from here!

layersofmeaning June 8, 2009 at 4:35 pm


Kathleen G. June 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm

So beautiful, would you mind sharing the name of the florist?

Mouse June 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm

lovely and unexpected!

Leonie June 9, 2009 at 12:41 am

Gorgeous flowers, I bet they smell lovely too!

carrie @ bloomacious June 9, 2009 at 12:27 pm

wow – I took some shots of some peonies and iris in my garden last week but the colors weren’t quite as distinct as these – these are gorgeous!

Carrie @

Bri June 9, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I’d love to know exactly what kind of hydrangea that is – so unusual! Looks like someone has a great eye for the kind of flowers you would like.

Oooh, and congrats again!

gaia June 9, 2009 at 7:02 pm

That’s THE FLOWER to me…congrats for your baby boy!!!

jen jafarzadeh June 11, 2009 at 5:06 pm

such gorgeous flowers! the top bouquet is so unique and wonderful.

kat June 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

That top bouquet really is a beautiful combination of blooms. Congratulations on your new baby!

amanda June 15, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Absolutely beautiful!

Tina June 17, 2009 at 12:14 pm

what a beautiful baby!!!!

jen laceda June 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Congrats! Peonies and Hydrangeas are my absolute faves!

morgan January 31, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I am planning for a wedding and I was wondering if anyone knows where to buy fake peonies from? I live in Idaho and we don`t have very many options for craft and flowers stores. I love how the peonies on this page look I like when they are big but look like they are still buds. Can anyone help me out?

Kirsten November 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I’ve gotta say I think the first arrangement is actually hellebores/Lenten Roses and Peonies. I’ve never seen any hydraegeas that have layered petals like that. The colors do remind me of Lenton rose and it could be double blossomed variety.

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