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.
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


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



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

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

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

  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.

    1. What a lovely combination of flowers!!


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