Pink peony, with golden stamens, the flowers paling as the bloom ages
Peonies with irises and violets in early summer flower borders beside the glasshouse at Arley Hall
A pink peony with heavy, nodding, double blooms
Red peony in an early summer border in one of Arley Hall’s walled gardens
A double cream peony with red stamens and red tinged buds
Shrub peony with clusters of cream blooms held on strong stems
Pink peonies with golden stamens
Pale pink peony with many flowers gracefully turning to face the sun
Chalice shaped pink peony starting to open
Pink peony in sunlight
Bright, lipstick pink peony
Bright pink peonies across from the kitchen garden
Pink and cream peonies and purple and white irises with a decorative, wire gazebo
Pictures of some of my favourite cottage garden plants, peonies, in a garden setting. I haven’t quite captured the true shade in my picture of the bright, lipstick pink peony, which was a bit too challenging – I’ll just have to try again next year!
If you love gardening, I’d encourage you to call in to visit the beautiful Arley Hall and Gardens in the North West of England for some peace and inspiration if you ever have a chance. It’s beautifully tended and planted, so you’ll find something of interest throughout the seasons, although I photographed the peonies over a couple of visits in early to mid June.
I’m planning to post more pictures from Arley before too long. Please follow me if you’d like to see them!