The peony is one of my little spring pleasures. What a joy to come back from the garden with an armful of multicolored flowers to make bouquets. In good conditions, they last a few days in the vase , 5 days at most, but are of incomparable charm and generosity. Today I give you my tips for making beautiful peony bouquets!
1/ Choose your peonies while they are still in buds , very round, not too closed. The buds will bloom in a vase and you will enjoy them for longer.
2/ Remove the leaves on the bottom of the stem , they should not be soaked in water.
3/ Cut the stems at an angle with sharp scissors to optimize their hydration.
4/ Peonies need a lot of water : it is therefore necessary to fill the vase well and possibly add a pinch of baking soda.
5/ Renew the water and cut the stem a little every day .
6/ Place the bouquet in a cool place , away from direct sunlight.
The peony is a self-sufficient flower. To make a bouquet, you can either use it alone or mix different colors. You can also mix it with other flowers: baby’s breath, lilac, astilbes, wild chervil ( Anthriscus sylvestris ), small-flowered roses , lady’s mantle, Smyrnium perfoliatum , spirea branches or even fern fronds or eucalyptus stems. Let your imagination be free !