A bouquet of flowers from our yard

jel48June 21, 2012

I love old-fashioned flowers.... like the ones my grandma had in her yard. This bouquet is peonies, iris, foxglove, and penstamon, with large hosta leaves in the back!

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patti43

Oh that's just beautiful. I love peonies but they don't grow here in Florida. Those are the biggest hosta leaves I've ever seen. You must have a really green thumb!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 6:54PM
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glenda_al

So very pretty!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 7:58PM
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alisande

Lovely! Do your peonies have a splash of red in the very center? Mine do. They're an heirloom variety called Festiva Maxima. Heavenly scent. Thanks for the bouquet!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:23PM
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Georgysmom

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:33PM
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missmaggierock

That is so pretty.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:06PM
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jemdandy

That is a very nice boquet, and I like the chair.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 10:18PM
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kacram

beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:26PM
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jel48

Thanks everyone! Alisande, they do have a splash of red in the center. And they are very, very tall, especially the stems with the blossoms! And heavenly scented :-) I didn't know the variety so thank you for providing that!

Jemdandy, our dining room (like much of our home) is furnished in antique furniture. We have six chairs, matching table and china hutch, and a buffet. We're as nuts about antiques as we are about flowers!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:12AM
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bee0hio

Very pretty!! I can almost smell that lovely peony fragrance! I wasn't familiar with penstemon, so I looked it up. And I actually have a small plant of it this year. It came in a potted arrangement I got as a door prize. I just planted it outside in the ground last week.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:01AM
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jel48

The Penstemon that I have is called 'Husker Red', Bee. I expect it's a relative to foxglove as it is a form of digitalis. I think of it more as a foliage plant, because the plant is large and the blossom stalk small, but it does have some pretty flowers when it is in bloom.

And scent, the house is full of the peony scent! For me, it's right up there with the smell of lilacs. I love that smell!

Here is a link that might be useful: Husker Red

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:07AM
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bee0hio

Jel, looking @ your link, I thought maybe on 2nd thought mine isn't penstemon, but then on checking with Wiki.... there are MANY different species of penstemon. Mine has red flower & the bloom resembles foxglove, except that it is a closed blossom (or nearly so) & is a short plant 10" or so high, no spikey leaves either.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:50AM
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