I absolutely LOVE peonies! The best thing about them, aside from their knock out blooms, is how great they look on their own. There is no need for lots of filler or a a fancy vase. Like a fine piece of art, it can stand alone and capture you. Recently, I was asked to participate in a luncheon where each table has it's own theme. This is by far one of my favorite things to do! I have no idea what my theme will be but this is the kind of project I get into. It's one of those rare moments where it is late into the night and I forgot to eat because I wanted to create something that was fabulous in my head but I never thought about how difficult the details might be! True to my personality, beauty and passion first, those annoying little logistics later. I'll let you know what I come up with. Until then, take a Zyrtec and smell the spring flowers.

Photos by and via: Ralph Alswang, Martha Stewart, Ling Photography