This time of the year, the garden can be a great source of flowers for floral arrangements. For this fragrant peony bouquet, I picked lush pink peonies, stocks, and Sweet William from our cottage garden. I used gorgeous Sarah Bernhardt peonies, which smell heavenly and their delicate ruffles create a dreamy, feminine look. Light lavender stock flowers and ruby Sweet Williams act as accent flowers. Stocks are and their clove-like smell mix perfectly with the sweet scent of the peonies. I layered sleek aralia leaves on top of each other for the base of the arrangement. And for more flower DIYs with peonies, check out my peony hydrangea wreath and this beautiful peony rose arrangement.
More Flower Arranging Projects
If you share our love for flowers and blooms, check out these flower arranging ideas:
- Romantic Hydrangea Peony Wreath
- Colourful Summer Flower Gift Bag
- Darling Dahlia Bouquets
- Cute Apple Vases
- Romantic Hand-Tied Bouquet
- Spring Flower Arrangement in Soft Pastels
- Pretty Floral Decorating Ideas for Easter
- Gift Posy and Printable Cards
- Lavender Wreath
- Yellow Arrangement with Fresh Lemons
- Key to My Heart Valentines Bouquet
- Fresh Spring Bouquet with Anemones, Tulips & Eucalyptus
- Peony Rose Arrangement
Fragrant Peony Bouquet
You can switch things up and create an all-white bouquet by using only white flowers and Variegated Pittosporum.
- 3 pink large open peonies
- 6 – 7 pink peony buds
- 5 lavender or pink stock flowers
- 6 – 7 red Sweet William
- 5 aralia leaves
- green raffia or ribbon
- florist knife
1) Prep the flowers
To prep, the flowers, strip off the leaves of all stems of the peonies, stocks, and Sweet William.
2) Create the centre of the bouquet
To create the centre of the arrangement, place three open peonies around a stock stem and fill the space between the ponies with Sweet William. Add the stems at an angle, forming a spiral around the stock stem.
3) Add another row of flowers
Add another row of Sweet William, the remaining four stocks and peony buds around the centre. Aim to arrange the flowers in a round, domed shape and rotate the bouquet while placing the flowers. At this point, you can easily rearrange flowers. I also recommend pulling the stocks into the arrangement if they are sticking out too long.
4) Make the base
Go around the underside, add the aralia leaves to the bouquet.
5) Finish the peony bouquet
Shorten the stems to the same length. Using green raffia or ribbon, tie the bouquet tightly together in the middle.
Care Tips for Long Vase Life
Kept cool and out of direct sunlight, the peony bouquet should last at least one week in a vase.
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