Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Peony or Ranunculus ?

The gauntlet has been thrown down (a metal glove worn by knights in the Middle Ages. When challenged to joust someone would throw down their glove). Name this flower PBers!
I bought this bunch of _____ at the marché Bastille Sunday for a mere 4€. Name the fleur!
Someone is getting a nice surprise...
Well that's how I read this bouquet of pinks and deep, dark red ----?
Hmmm...3 guesses?
OK, Trick question. Even I know this one! :)
At Giverny...loverly non?
Also at Giverny. Name the tune flower?
A week ago walking down rue Saint-Honore passing Hotel Oriental,
I was floored by this wallflower arrangement!!
Yesterday I passed by again and the - - - - - - - were out full blown!
What to drink with your peonies? A pretty Rose of course.
What to munch with your Rose? Mini madeleines framboise non?
And these very special dragee, the best from Sicily, Avola made by Adams. More Peonies to come.

33 comments:

  1. So happy les pivoines are in bloom! They are my favourite and so beautiful!

    xoxo

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  2. Are you SURE about Also at Giverny, Name the flower?
    Looks like poppy (papaver) to me.

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    1. Exactly Judith
      Another trick question
      It IS a Poppy

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  3. ranuncoli and peonie ....great paint ,love it!!!!

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  4. pink madaleine j'adore Fauchon...Proust could love them!!

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  5. Love this post:)

    I am laughing out loud!
    The wtaercolor is beautiful..Love the bike w/ the side compartment..how practical.
    And the wallflower:)
    Perfectly pretty pink poppy/peony post.
    Le tout..parfait!

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  6. You are so cute. I just saw someone selling poppy seed on her Etsy in that very color. I thought they only came in gold and orange. I love what ever color that color. You can google Antelope Poppy Reserve to see fields of golden poppies - if you are so inclined. :)

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  7. The vertical peonies are superb! The peonies in Jardin des Plantes were in bloom in mid-May when I was there. They were as big as dinner plates! Love peonies---so many of them here in Maryland, too.

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  8. Peonies! My favorites--so elegant! Lovely painting, Carol, and I love the swatch left there...xo

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  9. and poppies...and ranunculus--they're all so beautiful.

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  10. Your pink peonies and poppies put me in the pink!

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  11. You have done the world s service by setting the flowers straight. But you will have to weed the garden very early to fool moi.
    Ok, Plan B for the t shirts: Paint on paper and go to Zazzle to make your shirts.

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    1. I wish it were that easy.
      the colors never come out bright enough like commercially done T-shirts..

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  12. Anonymous11:07 AM

    Wonderful flowers! And what a good brain teaser. I love the wall of flowers is so clever. Nice how Peonies slowly open and turn into a different shape. Beautiful Giverny and all the textures. Good job!

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  13. Oh peonies. I love them. Especially since they don't grow here in So Cal. Boo hoo. And ranunculus...be still my heart. Is that a pink poppy? Fleur folie!!!

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  14. Beautiful - love that wall arrangement; it's stunning! Lovely watercolour too, Carol. Hm. Love pivoines and have them in my garden but this year I can't get them to flower. Perhaps too much rain, boohoo.... what a pinkie inspirational post!

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  15. Love peonies & ranunculus & poppies - I miss peonies in So CA.

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    1. Hmmm...you're making me wonder where these are grown..?
      but they are in Monet's garden so...maybe not imported?

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  16. That wall art at the Hotel Oriental with pink and white blooms would make me stop in my tracks! Ranunculus and peony and papovar (poppies) are some of my favorite flowers!

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  17. Carol, this is an amazing article. Peonies are so gorgeous.

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  18. Anonymous1:08 PM

    I had no idea that peonies were celebrated in such style in Paris, I shouldn't be surprised. I have them in the front and in the backyard. Your post was so lovely to read. I wish that I was there, it will have to wait until next year.
    Laurie

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  19. Anonymous2:42 PM

    Can you imagine living in such a place ..flowers, beautiful food everywhere...Eye candy!..Dream on. Fran

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  20. Anonymous4:58 PM

    Definitely peony! Thanks so much for the beautiful emails it always gives me a smile when I read it - oh how I wish I was in France rather than New Zealand!
    Kathryn

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    1. But all those nice sheep and the pig and the wines and the butter and kiwis and...

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  21. Love the watercolors as always, Carol.
    The flowers are gorgeous, the brilliant color, and the surprising (to me) size of the blooms.

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  22. The scent of the wall of peony (peonies?) must have been amazing. I would have been hyperventilating. Loved the bike too..have been quite fascinated by them this summer!

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  23. Oh wow.. Lovely everyone of them and all in pink tones.. my favorite. :)

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  24. We don't need Chanel ,Louboutin ,Cartier or Dior..all we need to be happy is a bunch of flowers..maybe...

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  25. Anonymous7:11 AM

    These peonies "coupe the soufle!"
    Jeri

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  26. BEAUTIFUL! Pinks make me swoon:) Love looking at France through your "artists eye"!

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  27. Well, ranunculus is one of my favorites! So is that poppy from Giverny! I swear, I took photos of the same purplish pink poppy when I was there! I'd never seen them that color here! Lovely, all!

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  28. Good job ! I like the artist's eyes on these beautiful flowers: ranunculus, my favrite are peony.
    Do you know the french song : "Je vous ai apparté des bonbons..." Here I prefer Flowers !
    See you soon !

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  29. I think we've been crisscrossing the streets of Paris, I saw that wall of peonies a few days ago. Totally gorgeous. I received an astonishing bunch of peonies for my birthday last month. Am planning to buy a bunch again soon.

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