We Heart Flowers: Peonies

Peony Passion, I can't help myself!

Peony Passion, I can't help myself!

Like a fleeting Summer romance, or maybe more like a high school crush, Peony season comes and goes, with almost as much passion and wistful feeling. I absolutely love Peonies and my FOMO issues with this gorgeous bloom is up there with coffee withdrawal. We are so blessed to have the amazing Spring Hill Peony Farm just around the corner, the down side being I start behaving like a crazed rock groupie! Driving past looking for the sign, is the sign up? I think I saw it? Quick pull over!!!! Actually I've found out I can subscribe to the Springhill Peony Farm newsletter and can now still my beating heart by checking my inbox, genius!

So it's no surprise for this, my inaugural 'Flower of the week' post to be dedicated to this beautiful bloom. For the longest time I didn't even know how to pronounce Peony, making it sound like some sort of smelly horse, when in fact it sounds like pee-a-nee, so much sweeter than the pongy pony!

Peonies make for Wedding magic!

Peonies make for Wedding magic!

It was while planning my wedding that I discovered the peony after believing it was some sort of super rose, so romantic and full it's a nuptial favourite. The peony also has the most delicate fragrance and is very kind to hay fever sufferers like myself and I can sniff away to my heart's content with out a single 'achoo'!

Peony heaven in the Spring Hill Peony Farm paddock last year.

Peony heaven in the Spring Hill Peony Farm paddock last year.

So if you're lucky enough to have a ticket to this weekend's open day up at Spring Hill enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. It's absolute heaven, and I'm definitely going again next year. And if you don't have a peony farm around the corner then make sure you check out your local florist or flower markets as these stunning stems are only going to be around for a few more weeks. Making sure to keep them cool and they might last that little bit longer. 

So until next year my darling one, parting is such sweet sorrow. Or until next week when this flower flirt moves onto her next bud crush!

If you'd like to read about our visit to Spring Hill Peony Farm last year click here.

Looking for Peony inspiration, check out our Pinterest Board by clicking here.

Jess x