With summer in full effect, learn to create an eye-catching peony hydrangea wreath. We’re used pink peonies and purple hydrangeas, but since both of these flowers come in many different shades you can easily choose another color combination. We have a few suggestions at the end of this post.
A great wreath for beginners
For this arrangement, we decided to skip all greenery and focus entirely on the flowers. Peonies and hydrangea are very lush giving the wreath a soft and fluffy texture.
Both flowers are very forgiving flowers, which makes them great for flower arranging, especially if you’re new to this art. The most important part is to start with the focal flowers first. In this case, we placed the largest peonies in a triangular shape and then filled in the other flowers.
While the peak season for peonies is from late May to July, hydrangeas are available year-round. You can also ask your local florist to order imported peonies.
2 ways to display the peony hydrangea wreath
Wreaths a very versatile and can either be hung or used as a table arrangement. For a hanging presentation, use a piece of ribbon or a wreath hanger. Wreath hangers for doors can be found online, in florist shops or garden centres. If you prefer to use the wreath as a centrepiece, add a candle in the middle to give it a festive look. Put the candle in a decorative hurricane lantern to protect the flowers from the flame of the candle.
Ideas for colour variations
Instead of deep pink peonies and purple hydrangea, you could also use light pink peonies with green hydrangea, pair white peonies with blue hydrangea or combine red peonies with white hydrangea.
Tips for a long flower life
Fresh-cut peonies can last up to ten days. To keep the arrangement fresh, don’t place it in direct sunlight and carefully wet the wreath base every two to three days.