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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

How to prolong life of your fresh cut bouquet of peonies

So you just received a beautiful bouquet of peony buds as a gift and you want them to last as long as possible. What to do? Here is some tips on fresh cut flowers care from Natalia, the owner of Motle Grass floral studio.
Leave you peonies in a cool place for several hours to let them recover after the transportation.

Prepare your glass or ceramic vase: clean it thoroughly, pour some clean warm water in and add a cut flower food provided with a bouquet.
Take your flowers out, place them in a separate container with warm water. Re-cut the stems at an angle about 1" above the old cut with a sharp clippers. Remove the leaves from the stem's bottom up to the point where they will be exposed to the air when placed in the vase. Do not remove all the leaves, only the ones sitting below the water line in the vase. This needs to be done to prevent bacteria and fungi growth in the water.

Transfer your peonies into prepared vase and place it in a cooler room for 1 or 2 days until the buds will open. Check your water daily and top it up.

If your flowers are intended to decorate an event, try to keep them in a cold place as long as possible to prolong their life. Do not put them close to the heat source or direct sunlight  and bring them out only as needed.


woolsolution said...

Thanks for sharing,
I found the combination of peonies and astilbe is very pretty. but my astilbe blooms month and a half later after peonies :(

SocksAndMittens said...

Yes, I love both plants, too. We can not grow them here unfortunately, it's too hot for them