My mother joined me at the Farmers' Market this morning and while she got several hanging baskets and potted flowers, I only got more peonies. The ones I bought last week lasted until Saturday, when I saw that all of the petals had fallen off overnight.
This week, I bought a few stems of open blooms and a few of buds. I will be very curious to see if/when the buds actually bloom.
I put the peonies, which were white with streaks of pink, in a pink tin from Fauchon, which I brought back from Paris.