Forever Young Peony messages:
- A peony for your thoughts.
- When in doubt, add peonies.
- Pink is my signature color.
- The best is yet to come.
- We’re peony wise and pound foolish.
- My love costs only peonies.
- I equate them with love because they’re the first blooms of summer. ~Isaac Mizrahi
- Plato is in the peonies. ~Ray Bradbury
An artist friend bent the sides of this card into a heart shape and used it for a place card. We’ve posted photos to show you.
We love it when artists use our cards as starting places and add their own touch. A little girl came by yesterday with her glitter pen to decorate her favorites. Feel free to add your own words or decoration to any of our cards. Please send us photos of your embellishments.
From bridal bouquets to showstopping floral arrangements in the background of high-end homes in interior design magazines, peonies are beyond popular. They’re lush, showy and offer all the fullness of hydrangeas, only they’re a little more elegant. But there’s so much more to these blooms than pretty petals. Let’s dive right in to their meaning, history and other facts that will make you appreciate each bud even more.
Known as “the floral symbol of China, the state flower of Indiana, and the 12th anniversary flower,” this versatile perennial blossoms into lush flowers between late spring and early summer and, if cared for properly, can continue blooming for nearly 100 years. You heard that right, a century.
Peonies first appeared in Chinese gardens and later landed in Japan thousands of years ago, where they were used for medicinal purposes, eventually making their way to Europe and North America. Today, they are most often used in decoration and for celebration, and rightfully so given their charm.
By the way, their petals are edible. In China, the petals are parboiled and sweetened for use as a tea-time delicacy, tossed in summer salads, or as garnish for punches and lemonades.
See also Monet’s Radiant Water Lily
Peonies embody romance and love, and are regarded as the omen of good fortune and happy marriage. Therefore this card is especially suitable as a gift to a hostess, bride, a Valentine, a gardener, a thank you note, or for long-lasting love. Peonies can live 100 years!