Hot Pink Peonies

Last week I got an email from Flower Muse, a flower farm in California, asking if they could send me some of their peonies for artistic inspiration. Who could say no to that?! An armful of hot pink single bloom peonies showed up at my door yesterday, and they’re some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen, much less had sitting in a vase on my table!

The peonies arrived in perfect condition with their buds tightly closed, and within a few hours the petals magically opened. Below there’s a little animation I made of the progression from bud to bloom, so you can savor the full peony experience with me. What amazing flowers! I took a bazillion photos of these lovelies, and of course I grabbed my sketchbook to try to capture their beauty on paper.

single bloom peonies

single bloom peonies

single bloom peonies

single bloom peonies

single bloom peonies

Flower Muse sells a huge variety of flowers at wholesale prices right from their farms. Their blog is great too. Check out the peony farm post! I loved seeing where these gorgeous flowers came from.

21 comments

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      I do need to make another video sometime soon. Thanks for reminding me!

  1. Kat

    I loved this post! Peonies are my favorite flower, though I have never received one. Loved your gif and drawing :) Brightened my day for sure!

  2. Brandy

    Amanda I love your Peonie sketches! I hope they inspire you to create a new print, I could see it hanging in my living area, peonies are my favorite flower.

    1. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

      Thanks Brandy! I’ll have to see what I can come up with. :)

  3. Amanda (wit & whistle) Post author

    I’m so glad you all enjoyed these too! I wish you could’ve seen them in person, oh man!

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