Peonies: Garden to Vase
In the garden, peonies take a couple of years to establish, but this is truly a flower that pays off with patience! Boasting big blooms in cut flower gardens, peonies are the perfect flower for enjoying indoors. Here are a few simple steps to enjoy cut peonies from your garden.
- Morning is the best time to cut garden flowers. Cut so that you have enough stem length for your vase and bring inside.
- Remove any leaves that would end up below the water level as you don’t want any unecessary leaf rot.
- Immerse flower stems in a bowl or sink of cool water and cut off 1/2″ of the stem under water. This gives your cut flowers a good start.
- Keep out of direct sunlight and keep your water fresh.