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Peony bouquets : how to care for them for lasting beauty

Les bouquets de pivoines : comment les entretenir pour une beauté durable

Peonies, with their beautiful, delicate and fragrant flowers, are pearls of the floral world. If you are lucky enough to own a bouquet of peonies, it is essential to care for them properly to preserve their beauty and freshness for as long as possible. In this article, we share with you tips and advice on how to care for your bouquet of peonies to prolong their life.


Choose fresh peonies

When buying peonies for a bouquet, choose fresh flowers. Look for flower heads that are firm to the touch with colorful buds. Cut peonies should have firm, green stems. Avoid wilting flowers or those showing signs of deterioration.

Peonies come in many varieties and colors. Do not be surprised if your peonies change color throughout their lifetime, until they reach full maturity. Peonies frequently fade with age, as the photos below demonstrate.

Bouquets de pivoines : Changement de couleurs possible des pivoines

Preparing the bouquet

Before placing the peonies in your vase, remove any leaves that touch the water. This prevents the proliferation of bacterias that can affect the longevity of the flowers. Next, cut about 2 to 3 centimetres off the base of the stems at an angle, to facilitate water absorption. Use a sharp knife or clean pruning shears to do this, so as not to crush the stems as you cut them.

Choose the right vase and location

Choose a clean vase filled with fresh water. Peonies like a cool spot, away from direct sunlight and draughts. Try to keep them as far away as possible from your fruit basket, as fruit gives off ethylene, a gas that accelerates flower ripening and wilting.

Change the water regularly

To keep your peonies fresh, change the water in the vase every two days. Before each change, rinse the vase thoroughly to remove bacterias and accumulated deposits. Trim the stems a little each time you change the water.

Avoid extreme temperatures

Peonies do not like intense cold or high temperatures. Keep them away from cold draughts and heat sources such as radiators. A mild room temperature will help prolong the life of your bouquet.

Remove wilted flowers

Regularly remove wilted flowers from your bouquet of peonies. This will allow the other flower buds to bloom to their full potential and prolong the overall life of your bouquet.

Peonies from our garden

If you have peony plants in your garden, you can cut a few to create a bouquet inside your home. You can cut the flowers as soon as the color appears. We suggest you not to wait until the flower is in full bloom before cutting it.

It is also important to know that, because their buds are sweet, garden peonies often attract ants. So pay particular attention when using them for a bouquet inside the house. Here a little tip If you are using peonies for a bouquet indoors : it is a good idea to run them gently under water before placing them in your vase.

As you can read, it isvery easy to make sure that you can enjoy these stunning flowers. With these simple tips, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of your bouquet of peonies for as long as possible!

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