Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring Blooms and Flower Questions

This flower was a lovely surprise from the bf (he plucked it but "not from someone's yard, promise!") I have no idea what kind of flower it is though! Flowers are always such welcome gifts, but roses smell kind of gross to me and most other flowers smell like death, because I associate them with funerals. This one however is completely new to me and smells glorious. It has bright yellow stamen (I think I have my flower anatomy right...) and is a bit larger than my fist.

Any ideas what it could be?

Update:  I had a strange compulsion to google image search 'peony' and found some that matched, some that didn't. Is it a peony? It never opened up in the middle, it just kinda died after a handful of days. Idk if that's because it's just not a peony or because of my brown thumb...


  1. Were there ants on it? Ants love peonies. Looks like a double one to me........beautiful!

  2. Nope, no ants! Thank goodness. I think you're right, I looked up 'double peony' and it's an exact match :)

  3. Peony!! Gorgeous just like you!