Nostalgia, romance and old country gardens
”Very pure, with some foliage and branches in a vase.
That shows off peonies to their best advantage” believes Pierre Veugen.
“The soft yellowy green of lady’s mantle also looks very good with it.”
He prefers the pale pink Sarah Bernhardt and an early dark-red peony.
“We are going to be using nothing but white peonies for the floral work
for a wedding. That will be lovely too.” The florist associates the
flower with nostalgia, romance and old country gardens. “Young people
hardly know the peony any more. It really is a flower that you have to
show to people. Then the say ‘wow, what a lovely flower’.”