Peek of Peonies

My favorite flower, along with tulips, is the peony. I love how they unfold like a rose, only with a larger bloom and none of those pesky thorns. I get more than a kick out of my peony bushes because they’ve been through a lot. Transplanted twice – once in the back yard and then a few years ago moved to the front and side, they have continued to bloom and flourish. I think they are floral warriors.

Based upon their proximity to sun, they bloom at different times, so that there is a steady flow of blooms.

So, every day or so, I’m out snipping a few and bringing them inside. They accent almost every room.

This is just a peek, as they haven’t reached their peak. Just gives me more to look forward to.

Hoping that things are blooming in your garden and that you have lots to look forward to this weekend!

Little Flower School – appears in Martha Stewart

 Do you remember when I posted about my experience at the Little Flower School? I attended their Peony Workshop last May….and had such an incredible time.

Well, imagine my delight when I read the February issue of Martha Stewart Living (via ipad) and saw an entire article dedicated to Sarah and Nicollete and the following they have developed! Not only did they highlight their relaxed philosophy of flower arranging, but a number of adorable bloggers, too.
You can read part of the article here.
Have you had a marvelous long weekend and feel ready to tackle a new week?! 
images: Little Flower School, PPT, Martha Stewart & Ali Bahrampour for MSL

Friday Flowers – Little Flower School

  Last weekend, I attended the annual Ode to Peony Workshop in Brooklyn with Nicolette & Sarah of Little Flower School. 

We were a diverse group – 4 brides to be, a mother-daughter duo, 1 Columbia Law student, a jewelry maker, one woman from Maryland and a blogging housewife from Westchester.
Sarah and Nicolette were so fun and easy going….walking us through all of the beautiful blooms we had to work with and then each demonstrating how they put together their lush, wild, exuberant arrangements.

Here’s my arrangement below and what I used:
Plum leaves
Coral bells
Iris
Pulsatilla
Tulips
Lambs Ear
Scabiosa
Peony
And my new favorite……Oregano
In addition to our flower arrangement, we took home these fantastic clippers. And guess what I’ve been using them for. Cutting peonies, of course!
Have you taken a class recently? If so, what? If not, what would you take if had the time? 
Now, let’s get about arranging our weekend!!!