Here is a good size comparison for our peony bud heads.  There is an old grading scale for peonies established back in the early 1900's but Alaska Peonies tend to top right off of that scale, so we are a grade of our own!

Here is a good size comparison for our peony bud heads. There is an old grading scale for peonies established back in the early 1900's but Alaska Peonies tend to top right off of that scale, so we are a grade of our own!

160 peonies, shipped from Alaska on a Wednesday, arrives in Texas on a Thursday, are used for a wedding Saturday!  Alaska peonies, shipped nationwide!

160 peonies, shipped from Alaska on a Wednesday, arrives in Texas on a Thursday, are used for a wedding Saturday! Alaska peonies, shipped nationwide!

For a special display peonies can be submerged in water to create an ethereal effect.  Petals on lighter colored peonies will become almost see-through after a few days.  Here we have a Festiva Maxima peony and bud.

For a special display peonies can be submerged in water to create an ethereal effect. Petals on lighter colored peonies will become almost see-through after a few days. Here we have a Festiva Maxima peony and bud.

"Etched Salmon" peonies, photo by LynnVale Studios, llc, www.LynnVale.com

"Etched Salmon" peonies, photo by LynnVale Studios, llc, www.LynnVale.com

peonies are my absolute favorite flower. if i saw stacks of them i think i would cry :)

peonies are my absolute favorite flower. if i saw stacks of them i think i would cry :)

Felix Supreme peony petals, Alaska Grown

Felix Supreme peony petals, Alaska Grown

Bartzella peonies are rare and slow to grow, but the petals are some of the most vivid!

Bartzella peonies are rare and slow to grow, but the petals are some of the most vivid!

Sarah Bernhardt peonies are one of the most recognized varieties out there.  Did your grandmother grow pink peonies?  This would have been her bloom.  Rootstock of this variety was brought with settlers in the Conestoga wagons as they came west.  A classic pink bloom with a wonderful scent!

Sarah Bernhardt peonies are one of the most recognized varieties out there. Did your grandmother grow pink peonies? This would have been her bloom. Rootstock of this variety was brought with settlers in the Conestoga wagons as they came west. A classic pink bloom with a wonderful scent!

Putting things in perspective.  #quote #flowers #peonies #peony

Putting things in perspective. #quote #flowers #peonies #peony

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