January 10, 2013

Pink Buddies

One of the great pleasures of early summer is finding that peonies are available again in June. Last year, I got kind of busy and somehow missed the season and was very sad (I won't use the hyperbole of "devastated"). I did find a few brownish little buds at a florist, but they didn't flourish into the pink puffs that I'm used to.

So imagine my delight when I walked in to Whole Foods a few weeks ago to find a few bunches of healthy-looking pink peonies looking out at me from their thin black plastic flower containers. They were calling, "buy us, buy us!" So I did.

With the dining table still crowded with craft items, I wanted to put together a low arrangement that could go on my coffee tables.

I've seen quite a few arrangements lately that leverage the small bud vase as a way to arrange flowers, so I wanted to try it for myself.

I used three small (identical) glass vases and put my peonies and some greens in them.

I basically like how this turned out, but I think I made a mistake by not having any variation in either the flowers or the vases. Next time, I would try to use vases of varying heights or try to mix the flower color.

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