Are You Sad Because Your Wonderful Peonies Fade So Fast? We Have Got a Trick That Will Let Them Stay with You Much Longer!

    Are You Sad Because Your Wonderful Peonies Fade So Fast? We Have Got a Trick That Will Let Them Stay with You Much Longer!

    Are You Sad Because Your Wonderful Peonies Fade So Fast? We Have Got a Trick That Will Let Them Stay with You Much Longer!
    Greg
    4:15 PM EDT, June 11, 2022

    Peonies are beautiful large flowers that look spectacular in any kind of interior – be that a living room or an office. In this article you will find a few hints about how they should be taken care of if cut and put in a vase.

    Which flowers should be cut?

    First of all, peonies ought to be cut early in the morning so that the buds won’t open. Never bring home flowers with completely closed buds as they might not open at all.

    Once you have found perfect flowers, make sure you wash the vase well and diagonally trim the stalk by an inch. The part of stalk immersed in water must not have any leaves. They won’t rot and as a result they will not contaminate the water.

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    Lena Mytchyk/unsplash

    How to take care of peonies in a vase?

    Replace water every day and wash the vase (the bacteria won’t spread),

    • Immerse the stalks in 5-inch deep water,

    • The water should be cool, yet not ice cold,

    Flowers don’t like intensive direct sun,

    • Peonies prefer bright spots but, again, without direct sun exposure,

    • Make sure you remove yellow leaves and dead petals on regular basis,

    • Don’t put the vase in your kitchen. Fruit and vegetables release ethylene which makes the flowers fade much faster.

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    Larisa Birta/unsplash

    How to let your peonies stay alive longer?

    Peonies look so wonderful that we could do anything to help them stay with us as long as possible. Here is the trick: pour half a teaspoon of citric acid and a teaspoonful of sugar into the vase water. Mix it well. This home-made mixture will jeep your flowers fresh a few days more. Still, don’t forget to replace the water every day as sugar is bacteria’s favorite food. Of course you can go for commercial vase water fertilizers available in bottles and sachets.

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    Liubov Ilchuk/unsplash

    If you would like to find out how interesting these wonderful flowers are, please read this article containing some really astonishing facts about peonies.

    If you are generally interested in peonies, you need to know their symbolic meaning. Peonies symbolize wealth, health and marital faithfulness. The bride’s bouquet made of peonies is believed to bring the couple a life without any financial problems.

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