May is a very special month for me. It's the month of mine and my husband's wedding anniversary. And it is also the start of the Peony season around here. My wedding bouquet was made up of the prettiest pink garden roses and pink Peonies. Peonies were, and continue to be, my most favorite flower of all. For me, nothing compares to those lush, beautiful clusters of ruffled petals.
So, just as soon as Peony season starts, I begin to fill up the house with them. I place them in vases and pitchers. In bowls and glasses. In arrangements of generous bouquets and single stems. On dressers and tables and window sills.
Yes, chances are, if it's a flat surface in my house, you will find a Peony on it.