Wednesday, June 3, 2009


We recently moved back to South Florida, and while the sun shining for at least part of the day is a welcome change, there are some things I miss about Chicago and the midwest in general. When we moved to the suburbs of Chicago 6 years ago I fell in love with the city, the culture, the fabulous antiques and vintage buildings that surrounded me and the many different flowers that were cultivated through the seasons changes. With the month of June here I realized what I was missing around my home, my favorite flower, peonies. Beautiful, big, gorgeous peonies that are surely popping up everywhere this week. It's far too hot here in Ft. Lauderdale for these beauties to survive so I went on a little walk through internet gardens to pick my favorite flower. I hope they brighten your day as much as they did mine.


  1. o.k., hubby grew up in south i hope you love it. we get down there about twice a year.
    I don't know if i could live there, but i will live viacriously thru you!!
    p.s. the shop is open.

  2. Come by for a visit. I am from Lake Forest and I have peonies on my blog...It will remind you of Illinois. xo Joan

  3. These are so beautiful - peonies are one of my favourites too, xv.