Peonies 101

DIY Floral Tutorials

Need inspiration? Check out these videos below on flower arrangement tutorials by some of our favorite professional floral designers using our Alaska peonies. Designer // The Floraculturist IG // @thefloraculturist Website // www.thefloraculturist.com Foraged Log Center Piece Materials // Peonies, Oasis UGlu dashes, foraged log, pliers/wire cutter, power drill and bit, 12 gauge steel wire, acrylic water tubes   Multiple Clear Vase Center Piece Materials // Red peonies, Japanese maple (acer palmatum), low cylinder or tray, bud vases, floral scissors, Oasis bind wire  

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Peony Anatomy

Peony Anatomy

Types of Peony Blooms In the variety descriptions, you will notice we make reference to the type of bloom that variety will have. Every peony is unique, which makes them such a renowned flower. Below are descriptions of each of the types of blooms. Some varieties have characteristics in between different types of blooms.               Start of Harvest We harvest our peonies at the height of the Alaskan summer in early July. It's probably not a coincidence that our peony harvest coincides with the salmon run in our Cook Inlet. Just like the salmon species, every variety...

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Peony Care

Peony Care

Peony care after your peonies arrive Our peonies are harvested at the mature bud stage. When your flowers arrive, they will be thirsty. Protect them from excessive heat, and follow the instructions below: Upon arrival, immediately remove the stems from the box. Prepare containers with cold water so they will quickly hydrate. Use the floral preservative included with your order, or one of your own choosing. This will prolong the vase life of your flowers. Trim the stems at an angle, and remove foliage that will be beneath the water. The size of most of our blooms will surprise you, so make sure there are not too many...

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