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STEPS Fill the vase with warm water. Warm water helps to speed along the blooming process, which helps if your peonies are not open yet.

above the nodes or joints.

Apply tape to the the top of your vase in a large criss-cross pattern. If you are using a smaller vase this step isn't necessary.

Trim the dianthus and viurnum opulus and begin placing into the holes between the peonies. The stems of the viurnum opulus may not touch the water, so you can either fill individual vessels full of water and for these or soak your foam oasis brick in water and position it high enough in the vase to allow the stems to reach it.

Trim the leaves off of the peonies, only leaving a few at the the top of the flower. Then, trim the height of the peonies to fit your vase size, you want them to fill the vase as evenly as possible. When cutting flowers, always cut on a 45 degree angle and

Place peonies evenly into the crisscross tape pattern on your vase.

Skewer the key limes onto the

skewers or plant stakes and places into the vase through the arrangement. Cut 1-2 stems of euca willow, then carefully lift the peonies and insert them into the front of the vase. Depending on how open your Peonies are this arrangement should last 4-8 days. Follow Waiting on Martha Facebook Instagram

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