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How To Dry Peonies

How To Dry Peonies

How To Dry Peonies

Whenever I see peonies, I always think of my grandmother because she liked to grow them in her yard.  When we purchased our home two years ago, we were lucky that somebody had already planted peonies in our yard.  Now every Spring we have fresh cut flowers that we can display around our home.  Unfortunately, beautiful peonies have a very short growing season.  They usually peak the middle or end of Spring and only last a few short weeks.  One way to preserve them and make them last a little longer is by drying them.  Once dried, the peonies can be displayed in vases or jars long after their growing season.  Today I’m going to share with you how to dry peonies.

Instructions

It’s best to cut flowers in the morning before it gets too hot outside.  If you can cut the peonies when they’re newly opened, they’ll preserve better.  Even though it’s not ideal, I’m catching the peonies at the end of their growing season when they’re fully opened.  I tied two flower stems together with string and hung them from a dining chandelier leaving plenty of room for air circulation.  Try and keep them out of direct sunlight and in a room with steady temperatures and low humidity.  The peonies should be fully dried after a couple of weeks and ready for display.

I would love to know what you think!  Have you had any experience drying flowers?  What’s your favorite flower to dry?!?

Previous Posts

If you missed my previous wildflower post, I planted a wildflower garden this year in hopes of having cut flowers all season long when the peonies are gone.  You can read that post here.  I also did a post on identifying Spring flowers that you can find here.

 

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