The peonies have been in bloom like crazy at our house for the last few weeks. The first week, we had the white tree peony bloom. The second week our two white peony bushes bloomed. I saw the buds forming on the bush the week before last, and posted it on Instagram. The Flower Muse spotted them and generously tweeted that they wanted to send me a few bunches of these pink beauties to tide me over until ours were ready to be cut. Pink peonies in my house? Yes, please! They looked particularly lovely in the fireplace room.It was cold, rainy, and gloomy for most of the week, so I appreciated that happy pop of pink color even more. The grey, dreary light shining though the windows was so perfect for photographing these pretties. They were closed, but soft like marshmallows when they arrived at my doorstep. I cut the stems on a 45 degree angle and popped them in warm water with some Floralife Crystal Clear Flower Food. By that evening they were plump and happy. And by the morning they had burst open and put on a week long show.By midweek, our peony bushes were dying to be cut back. Their blossoms weighing heavy and falling to the ground under the incessant rainstorms. I cut them back, brought them inside to arrange them – and my oh my – it was a total peony extravaganza at our house! I was obsessed with taking their photographs as they blossomed. My instagram feed was on serious peony overload. For a moment I worried about posting too many photos of them, but how could I resist, really?I had arrangements in the kitchen, the library, the dining room, the fireplace room, and the screened in porch. What a joy!! Last week we transplanted the Perennial Garden from the raised planters on either side of the arbor in the back yard out to the front of the house. It is a slightly sunnier, larger area. (More on that later!) You bet when I was filling in bare spots with a few additional peony bushes for next year’s harvest!