With their lush, ruffled petals and generously lavish blooms, peonies are among the most popular spring flowers. In the language of flowers, the peony sends a special message – to always strive to act honorably and respectfully; to not be afraid to apologize if you make a mistake, and share your love with others to make their life better. This noble meaning makes it the perfect bloom for nuptials, as well as for a gift for anyone you love. The pink peony is considered the most romantic variety, and therefore is often used in weddings; white peonies show sorrow over your actions, so make a great apology bouquet; and deep colored peonies are associated with honor.
In the lower 48, the beautiful peony blossoms in the spring; however, with a traditionally later spring and cooler average temperatures, Alaskan peonies always bloom a little later. This season, with a mild winter and an early spring which arrived in May, the Alaskan peony crop is abundant and available weeks earlier than usual.
Alaskan peonies not only bloom through the summer, but they are especially coveted throughout the rest of the country. Here in Anchorage, we are especially lucky, as one of the best growers in Alaska is just north of us. Priding themselves on organic cultivation processes and unique varieties, they also supply Bagoy’s Florist & Home with our stunning peonies. Our owners and designers are very excited to work with these special flowers in the weeks ahead, and will be featuring local peonies in many upcoming specials and events.
The best growers, the best floral designers, and the best flowers guarantee that your bouquets and arrangements will be amazing. At Bagoy’s Florist & Home, we will ensure that you have the very best quality flowers, no matter the season. For the summer’s most beautiful peonies, stop into our floral shops and see what owner Chanda has selected for you! While everyone else competes to get the best flowers, Bagoy’s Florist & Home has them available for you.
Photo Credit to Kelly Nichols