peony bouquet

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A peony bouquet has become very popular in the last few years.  Realize, however, that these lovely blooms are seasonal and don't always hold up well in bouquets (especially in hot months) without a water source.  You may want to consider creating a mock hand tied bouquet, which provides the critical water source that helps flowers last longer.

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For this peony bouquet, you'll need the following flowers and supplies:


I think a peony bouquet represents pure romance.  Peonies are seasonable, so be sure to check and see if your wedding date coincides with peony availability.

Some brides have brought me blooms from their gardens.  Be careful doing this, as they are a favorite bush for ants.  You would need to cut the early and in the very tight bud stage.  Inspect them carefully and soak if necessary to rid of any ants to harden the blooms.

Keep in mind that peonies have to be tended a little more carefully than more common flowers, such as roses.  If possible, store the bouquet in a vase of water immediately after designing.  Mist well with a flower sealant such as Finishing Touch.  Hot outdoor weddings and using peonies as a hand tied design could cause the blooms to wilt early.

I believe this product is an essential one when designing from home.  Home refrigerators and air conditioning are units designed to remove moisture from the air.  A professional florist cooler has 80% or higher humidity.  Finishing Touch will help seal the moisture in.

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