Saturday, May 30, 2009


Hello and welcome to the First Year Anniversary of Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound! Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun and successful pink event. It's been so much fun sharing pink with everyone! I usually take all week long to look at all the pinkness since I don't get as much blogging time as I would like.

Today I'm sharing with you some of my flowers blooming here in WV. Right now the scent outside my doors is heavenly! The wild roses are blooming and it's the prettiest scent. When my windows are open the heavenly scent comes right through the house. We only cut about 5 acres around the house so the roses are all through the woods surrounding our home. In this pic you can see the white roses just trailing down anything they can cling too. Most farmers hate these but I love, love, love them. LOL

Next I have my peonies to show you. I adore this flower and it is a gift from God that I am so thankful for! The scent of this plant is also heavenly and I can't resist filling every room in my home with a vase of them.

I only buy the pale pink peonies but they must have been marked wrong because a few of the bushes are a darker pink.

Pretty pink peonies all over my porch in the next few pics. After enjoying them on the porch for a day they will go inside to grace my home.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me today. I hope that you have a wonderful week. I will be back Monday for a Porch Party with Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses & Blue Monday with Sally of Smiling Sally.


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, Oh I love your pretty peonies. The pink is gorgeous. I planted a bush in my new garden in the very light pink. It already bloomed, but I think it needs the frist year to seat itself. I am giving it lots of attention.

Your wild roses are amazing. I would love those all over. Your yard and the surroundings of your home is just beautiful. I can imagine the heavenly scent of all those pretty flowers. So lush and green.
See you on Monday for the porch party. Looking forward to it again this year.
Have a wonderful weekend sweetie.
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. Thank you for being such a loyal participant.

Your home is so beautiful. Your flowers and peonies are gorgeous.

You can click anywhere on the paragraph about my son, and it will take you to his blog.

♥Mimi♥ said...

With our little PINK SATURDAY having a birthday this week, I am on "pink overload" and that is difficult to do to me! I'm lovin' it like crazy!

What lovely pinks this week you have, my dear. The better to see your through my rose colored glasses!☺

Have a great weekend. Not all that warm up in my neck of the woods but the sun is out and that makes the day good. I hope you are surrounded by those you love and that you, too, are bathed in sunshine.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

peonies are one of my favorites - and these are gorgeous!

HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awwww shirl.. look at your peonies! am drooling.. and look at the small creamer to go along with the peonies.. beautiful! Happy Pink saturday! have a great weekend..

someplace in thyme said...

I really can't imagine why farmers would hate them, maybe there are just too hard to work around. I love the pink peonies too, and a couple of darker plants only add to the beauty, I bet your home looks wonderful inside with all the gorgeous blooms, happy pink saturday, Char

peppermint said...

Your pink peonies are just beautiful! You have such a lovely yard! You really have a "pink" thumb! This is my first time to visit you and I will be stopping by more often! Happy Pink Saturday!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Roses and Peonies are two of my favorite flowers, if I had to pick a flower = oh my! Your cream pitcher vases are gorgeous and a perfect compliment to Mother Nature's splendor, lovely garden you have. Everything is so green here in VA too, LOTS of rain!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Bertie said...

Love your pink peonies!! We are over-run with wild roses, too. Ours have not bloomed yet but will in a week or two and I will get to enjoy that wonderful scent, too.

Aren't we lucky to live in the "wilds"?

Aunt May's Cottage

Secondhandrose said...

Peonies are wonderous aren't they!? Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard.


g said...

Oh, lucky you for being able to grow peonies! I adore them, but they don't grow where I live. Yours are gorgeous, and I think it's a stroke of luck you got a bonus dark pink one, too!

Your garden looks so wonderful and I am just imagining the scent of the roses from the woods.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

I LOVE your peonies against the soft green of the vase...lovely!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Pretty ballerinas in tutus. Happy Pink Saturday.

She'sSewPretty said...

Happy Pink Saturday Shirl! Your yard and your peonies are gorgeous! I've never grown them but I am going to have to try next year.

Robin said...

Your flowers are beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Linda said...

Lovely Shirl!! My peony's are blooming too! I must go and take a picture of them!! Happy Pink day!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, you just can't beat those pink peonies in the jadite vase!! Such a stunning picture! All of your flowers are so very pretty. And you have such an incredible way of displaying them all.

Angelic Accents

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Shirl.. peonies are some of my favorites too! I wish they lasted longer! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, this is the prettiest post ever! i love the pink peony contrast with the jadeite green vase! So pretty!!! Peonies remind me of my grandma. They are one of my favorite flowers in the world!

Love you,

Candy said...

Lovely, Lovely pink flowers.
Now am off to see your flea market stuff.

Livin' PINK,

KatCollects said...

The peonies are beautiful. I have a big rose garden but have always wanted to plant peonies too. Happy Pink Saturday.

Katie said...

Shirl I have never in my life smelled a peony. Having lived in too hot a climate for so long, they won't grow here and I just don't have a clue what their fragrance is like.

Love them in the jadeite, wow is that ever a combination made to be!

Happy One Year Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

Love all your beautiful flowers and the glassware you display them in! Happy Pink Saturday, and have a wonderful week!

Claudia said...

The peonies look so lovely in that green vase! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lynn said...

I love your yard! That bird house! It reminds me of Harrison Ford in Witness!

Jennifer said...

Mom I loe the pink peonies too there just pretty.I think the wild rose scent blowing in the woods is heavenly right now.That and the honey suckle too.Happy pink sat.Love ya,Jen

Lisa said...

Very sweet!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Pearl said...

How beautiful your yard is. The peonies are one of my favorites. And I must say the pot there in is just as pretty.

Anonymous said...

Wow, those really are huge and I mean hhhhhuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeee! Your garden is surely a sight to behold with all those pretty pink flowers

Happy PS!


Becky said...

I wish that peonies grew in Fl. I grew up with them in Indiana and so I know how wonderful they smell.
Enjoy them for me too.
Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday

debbie said...

Dear Shirl,
Happy belated Pink Saturday Birthday. If it takes me all week I am going to visit everybody. Your peonies are so BEAUTIFUL. I can't even imagine being surrounded by such beautiful white is like a beautiful fairy tale.
blessings and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful garden

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. This post reminds me of my Mother,she loved peonies and grew them, they do smell wonderful.

Smilingsal said...

Love those giant peonies!

Sherry said...

Your peonies are gorgeous! Mine haven't bloomed yet, but they will be a dark pink. The ones you have are the same type my Grandpa used to have in his backyard. I'm finding all kinds of memories today by visiting your blog!