cran·ber·ry
1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
cot·tage
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Peony

A peony is almost perfect beauty. What a shame their beauty is fleeting but for that short time, we can admire them in a vase...


I bought some peony stems and mixed them with some Lady's Mantle and white harebells from my own garden. When I looked up the language of these flowers, I found the combination not only pleased the eye but also worked together in meaning...

Language of flowers:
Peony - Bashfulness or happy marriage
White harebells - submission or gratitude
Lady's mantle - comfort of protection


"The bee emerging from deep within the peony departs reluctantly."

- Basho, Matsuo

Heidi

6 comments:

  1. I love peonies, though I don't have any peony bushes myself. Such large, lovely flowers. Your arrangement is beautiful!

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  2. I love peonies. Love this arrangement and the meanings of the flowers :)

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  3. Mine came and went very fast too, but they are pretty. Glad you got to enjoy them.
    Love Mom

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  4. I love peonies! I do have some, but with the heat and wind this year, they got pretty beat up, so I only got one vase full before they were done. Your arrangement is lovely.

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    1. What a lovely combination of flowers!!

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