Sunday, May 27, 2012


In German we call peonies "Pfingstrosen" which means "roses of Whitsun". 
The perfect flower for today! 
I am sure you agree - they are wonderful flowers with a special charm. 
My mum had deep red and pink ones in the garden so they have accompanied since my childhood. 
It was the start into summer when they bloomed.

 That's what it is like at the moment: Summery!
 Mild weather, soft winds, late sunsets, swallows breezing along
 and smells of fresh grass in the air. 
Hours and moments one must savour.

Take a deep breath and enjoy your life!

♥ Emilie's daughter 

pics via homelife


  1. I love peonies. We are lucky enough to have the pink variety. Unfortunately, here now they are just done blooming. The good thing is, for about 2 weeks, they filled every single flower vase I had in the house! Love this post! Cheers.

  2. Those are lovely pics...
    and I adore peonies ♥

  3. Dear Christa - lovely sentiments and photos which I echo wholeheartedly♥

  4. Suoer roses. I have never seen roses in such a field. Must be rare.


  5. ...ich liebe Pfingsrosen...ganz viele davon in einer riesigen Vase...das ist immer wieder eine Pracht...

    LG Pünktchen Punkt

  6. Lovely lovely flowers.

    I love the name "roses of whitsun" - perfect.

    I wish I could grow peonies but even though I have a plant
    I have never got more than one flower from it
    and it only seems to flower every couple of years.
    I was in the garden this morning and
    there is one bud - so fingers crossed!!

    Have a lovely day


  7. Schön, wenn dich die Pfingstrosen an deine Kindeheit erinnern.....da ist es was besonderes , wenn man sie dann auf demTisch stehen oder im Garten blühen hat.Zeigst du auf den Bildern ein Feld, wo man sich die Blumen selbst pflücken kann????Lg Tanja

  8. I love them, too, Christa! I had a massive bush in my old garden. The flowers were bright red, but I didn't take it with me when I moved, as I know paeonies don't like being moved.

    I planted ona last year and punctually, every time the grass was cut, the stems would go with it.

    I have now built a barrier (a tiny fence) round my plant. So far, just three stems, but I keep hoping!




  9. I love the German name and the flower although it's season is too short. Ours in the garden have at least a week or more before they will flower.
    I love also your wonderful description of summery.
    Sarah x

  10. Hej Christa,
    dieses Wetter muß man einfach genießen!
    Pfingstrosen habe ich ebenfalls in meinem Garten und ich liebe sie!

  11. Hello Christa
    It is a beautiful flower and we have always had them. The perfume is intoxicating. Beside us is a hedge row of French lilac and it too is so beautiful. Hope your week is very special


  12. So beautiful, I just love them. I want to learn how to make them in my cake decorticating class.

  13. The are so beautiful--and I love the German name.