Monday, October 6, 2008

Peony Alternatives

Previously (here: "" and here: ""), I discussed the many virtues of peony bouquets. I also discussed their downfalls (namely their short season and their cost).

Now I'm going to discuss a common alternative, English Roses, and a hidden alternative, carnations.

English Roses, also called David Austin Roses, are a great alternative to peonies:

Claire Austin:

Fair Bianca:

Glamis Castle:

Lichfield Angel:

Winchester Cathedral:
Source for all English Roses: David Austin Roses, Limited

And even carnations, when you have enough, create a full look:
Source: Amy Lynne Originals

Any other alternatives to peonies?

1 comment:

Amy@Fiancé Meeting You Here said...

I feel the same way- I think I love garden roses more than peonies (I know, I said it!). I also love the fully, fluffy dhalias. They are nice and big and very budget-friendly!