After Style Court's series of posts about peonies, I've been on the look out for them at the Farmer's Market and other places. I saw some last weekend, but at $6.00/stem, I felt that was a bit much, especially since I was sure that they'd lose most of their petals before I even got them home.
This morning, the Farmers' Market was full of peonies. Some were still closed tightly and some were blousy and full. I bought a bunch of white ones, streaked with pink and some pink ones. You could have kept track of my where-abouts at the market by following the trail of dropping petals. I expect them to last a day or two, but at $3.00 for a bunch of 10 flowers, I am not complaining.