Countess Josephine

An Island Francophile with British roots rolled together with solid Americana, garnished with Asian/African heritage and a whisper of the Mediterranean, I love to practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty. Throwing some Sunshine your way - Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Spring and Sprigs - P*H*CB





Well you are all aware of my love for the Japanese Cherry Blossom. But I also have a great love for Peonies and Hydrangea. They are flowering trees or bushes that fill the air with subtle sweet fragrances and a wide variety of color. But, I wondered what theses flowers had in common that would draw me to them all the time. Here's what I found.










Delicate but hardy, their background stories are rich and diverse. Reading about them today, I found their history and existence to be as fascinating as their multi-cultural beauty. Let me introduce, Peony, Hydrangea and Cherry Blossom.






All photos courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peony

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrangea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_blossom

http://www.gardenguides.com/97411-common-garden-flowers-china.html

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