Pretty Peonies, Part 1 1 comment

May 5, 2016, posted by Gina – This post is a bit of a teaser but we just couldn’t help ourselves.  We are designing arrangements for a luncheon this Friday and the hostess requested peonies.  We thought it would be fun for you to see the behind the scenes of floral design as well as the after once everything is arranged.

The original variety of peony that we wanted, Karl Rosenfield, was not available so we were given several other options and selected the Paula Fay variety for their beautiful hot pink color.


This box was shipped overnight from Holland and delivered to our door.  Of course, once the box arrives we have to move fast to begin the flower processing.

in box

Upon opening the box, we found the most beautiful peony stems and gave them a fresh cut and placed them in water with floral preservative.  Just like people, after a long journey they are tired and thirsty so we gave them the TLC they needed.

pink peonies

Happy as they can be in their fresh buckets, they will be ready for us to make beautiful arrangements and help our hostess create a lasting memory for her guests.  Stay tuned for the finished creations!


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