To peonies pleases you with its beauty and fragrance, you should purchase them with closed and barely colored buds. Before you put them in water, hold the flowers in a cool, dark place, that several of them will refresh. This is especially true in hot weather.
Choose the vase is also need to correct. It is better to take of the dark glasses, it the water does not rot. Before using the capacity, it is desirable to wash with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Pour water to defend, but better than rain. Its level in the vase also has some impact on the lifespan of the plants. For example, peonies love to be the stems was half submerged in water, unlike irises and gerberas, which are height 5 cm
Then remove the leaves, leaving only 2-3 pieces. Update your cut with a sharp knife. Make it slanted, so you will be able to increase the surface of absorption of flower water in addition, it is better to do in the water below in the conducting vessels of the peony has not penetrated the air, clogging them. The bouquet stay fresh longer, add water, boric acid or sugar. Per liter of water requires 200 ml acid or 2 tablespoons of sugar.
Every 3 days should change it in the vase fluid. Not to change the water frequently, add in a little capacity of pine extract, it will play the role of an antiseptic. At night, remove the bouquet from the water, wrap in wet paper and put them in a cool room. As soon remove the dried flowers. Also, to keep the peonies longer please you with its beauty, you can put in water a bit of charcoal or a tablet of activated. Buds blossomed quickly, you can pour a little alcohol or hold them in hot water.
Do not place peonies in a container with roses, daffodils, lilies, carnations, Calla lilies, tulips. The implementation of these recommendations your bouquet will last up to 16 days.
Advice 2 : How to cut peonies commodity
Growing peony for bouquets, you should pay attention to the following points:
- Powerful, highly sprawling bushes of peonies, especially the double varieties with heavy and large flowers, needs to be tied up or to do for them for support. Having large flowers, these varieties are often crouches to the ground and thus lose their decorative effect. Support it is best to install in advance, 7...10 days prior to the expected flowering shrub.
- To get very large flowers Terry varieties, it is necessary before the flowering, at the stage of large peas pinched (delete) side, the weaker the buds. Undouble varieties, by contrast, are decorative and flowering them longer in the presence of all buds.
- Cutting flowers for a bouquet, be sure to leave part of the stem with a few leaves. The stem with the remaining leaves will nourish klubnikin peony during the summer, and in the following year it formed kidney growth.
- With one peony Bush can be cut slightly more than half of the colors. The rest of the flower stalks should be left and let to wither Bush. The plant needs to live his full development cycle, to Mature and prepare for the next season. Cutting off all the flowers for bouquets in the following summer the Bush will not be able to lay a lot of flower buds, or they are small and weak.
When and how to cut peonies for a bouquet?
Cut flowers do in the morning in a stage well painted Bud or pilorospazme. Nemahrovye, semi-double varieties are cut off when pressing your finger on a Bud it will be soft. For Terry varieties willingness to vase life is the presence of waste from Bud one or two flower petals. Length of cut of the stem depending on the variety. Typically, bouquets stem should be about 35...40 cm in length. It left a few of the upper leaves, the lower leaves are removed.