I think it's pretty fitting that the New Year has begun, and I'm already making sugar peonies like crazy! Ever since I attended a fabulous flower class with Ron Ben Israel several years ago, and he demonstrated the gorgeous peony, I have been absolutely smitten with them. They truly are one of my favorite flowers, I will always enjoy making them, and you can be pretty sure they will always be a staple in designs and bouquets at Petalsweet. And while a New Year may call for new flowers...I'm afraid I'm awfully happy with continuing to use peonies...but hopefully in new ways, and then taking lots of new photos of them to share with you.
Here are a few photos from the other day when I was putting some peonies together. These large flowers were made with quite a few petals, and had pretty yellow stamens in the center.
Here are the pieces that make up the pistil:
The stamens added:
Lots of peony petals ready to be taped together into flowers:
The finished product...I just love these:
And a little bouquet I put together to top a small tier...something fresh and sweet to celebrate a good friend:
Thanks so much for stopping by...Happy New Year!
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