I may be slightly obsessed with my peonies.
I planted three peony bushes last spring and they have rewarded me with tons of amazing flowers!
If you want these beauties in your garden, don’t miss my peony growing tips.
What’s a girl to do with this many blooms? Make a WOW bouquet of course.
Flower Arranging Tips
Choose a unique container (you can add a vase inside a non-waterproof container like this metal garden tote)
To encourage flowers to open before arranging them, place freshly cut stems in tepid water for a couple of days
Add (affiliate) floral preservative to water
Cut stems with a sharp knife or scissors right before placing them into water
Cut off any leaves or greenery that fall below the water line
Make a DIY flower frog to hold blooms in place by criss crossing tape over the vase as shown (or use flower foam)
Turn the vase as your work, adding large blooms first then filling in with smaller ones
Keep flowers out of direct sunlight and heat vents
Recut stems and add water as needed for longer lasting blooms
Then sit back and smell the flowers.
I’m a lover of monochromatic flower arrangements – peonies, hydrangeas, tulips – they really make such a huge statement.
What’s your favorite flower?