Bouquets from my dotter, Lindsay's wedding. About 2 weeks before the wedding we picked over a thousand buds and saved them for the arrangements. This 1st picture were the bouquets for the bridesmaids.
The next picture was all the arrangements that we used tables at the reception.
I mentioned in an earlier post that I would tell you how to save peonies for later use. The peonies above and below were picked about 3 weeks before I used them and I had just got them out of the fridge. It's really not hard, they just take up a lot of room in the fridge. The trick is to pick them when the bud feels like a marsh mellow when you squeeze it. I pick them with about a foot stem and put a whole bunch in a plastic bag in the fridge. When you want to use them, take them out of the fridge and re cut the stem and put in water. They will open up to their full bloom in about 4-12 hours. SO PRETTY and FUN! They will last about 5-7 days, inside.