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“Gran's Peonies”


Description from OK Jacki: When I first viewed the Ruby Impression Jasper I fell in love. When it arrived, I realized the rich color reminded me of the peonies in Gran's garden. Peonies are divine, whether white, the palest of pink, or that lucious ruby red.


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  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    A lovely Pick to commemorate a sweet memory. :D

    Wish I could grow peonies here, but our climate is just not right for them. I don’t think I will try again. Much better just to see your pretty Pick. At least it won’t turn brown from West Texas heat. LOL

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    K H says:

    Great pick!!!! Mom has peonies and iris of all kinds in her yard. The fellow who built her house (years ago) was a WW1 vet. His goal was to have enough fresh flowers on Memorial Day to decorate the grave of every vet at the local cemetery.

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Jacki, I love your pick! Peonies (I say pee-OH-nees, which my hubby says is wrong!) are wonderful flowers, and my favorites are the pale pink ones.

    KH, I would love your mom’s yard! My mom had a similar goal with her flowers, though not a yard full! We always took peonies to the cemetery too. I love peonies and iris together, and tried to do that at my house. Some lived, most didn’t make it. :( Between deer, gophers and wet weather, only the hardiest and luckiest survive!

  4. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    In Okie land we love our Pee-OH-nees – and anyone who says it otherwise is a sissy. lol And the standard yard in memories is Peonies, Iris & ‘old roses’ that are all ready by ‘Decoration Day’ (that would be Memorial Day). I’ve managed to keep a start of each from Gran’s in every house I’ve lived. Lv it.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Oh peonies and lilacs are two of the flowers I really miss here in Florida. I tried last summer with 2 bushes of peonies, however I think my husband sprayed them with the weed killer. I(ah ha) don’t think he will ever admit to it. I live in zone 9. The town just north a hair and west is 13 miles from us and is in zone 8. I guess it has to start somewhere. Darn. Oh the scent of peonies is heavenly and so are lilacs.

  6. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    I feel the same way you do about the ruby impression jasper – and they look divine next to those gorgeous peridot drops!!

  7. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    oh, this is wonderful! is the ruby impression as pretty in person? Love it w/ the white keishi pearls!

  8. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    The ruby impression is even more awesome when you see it ‘in person’. There is so much depth to the color – ranging from pale pink/lavender in a few to that deep, deep fuscia and almost burgundy. Can’t say that I’ve ever seen anything quite like it. Most veins are somewhat tan in color.

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