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.
 
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:

PARIS BEE kids blog said...

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

xoxo

Judith said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

Exactly Judith
Another trick question
It IS a Poppy

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

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

La Table De Nana said...

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!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

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. :)

365 Dresses said...

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.

A Brush with Color said...

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

A Brush with Color said...

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

sillygirl said...

Your pink peonies and poppies put me in the pink!

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Connie said...

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!!!

Jill Colonna @ MadAboutMacarons said...

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!

sukicart said...

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

Mary said...

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!

Olga Sahrsoui said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Parisbreakfasts said...

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

Nikon said...

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

Painting the hamptons said...

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!

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

These peonies "coupe the soufle!"
Jeri

Judi said...

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

Jeanie said...

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!

Bertrand said...

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 !

Louise said...

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.