Plus a Great Hack or Trick

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Large Peony and Hydrangea Arrangement

What you need:

  • 2 bunches fuchsia Peonies (cut 5 at 13 inches, 2 at 14.5 inches and 2 at 15.5 inches)
  • 1 bunch green Mini Hydrangeas (cut at 15")
  • 1 blue and white Ginger Jar (mine is 8 inches H x 6 inches W with a 3.5 x 3.5 inch W mouth)
  • 1 blue and white 10" dinner size plate (purchase similar one here) 
  • 1/2 inch clear waterproof tape  (purchase here)

Steps: 4

Flower Cost:  $23.97

Rated: Easy Arrangement

When I came upon these beautiful Peonies in the garden...ha ha ha, I wish.  So, to confess I bought them in the grocery store.  I couldn't help it. 

I did a post earlier with a small arrangement of Peonies in a blue and white container:  http://www.floristinyou.com/summer       But this post shows how to easily make a large Peony and Hydrangea arrangement in a blue and white ginger gar with a simple hack or trick. 

Great Hack: 

Make sure the rim of vase is dry.  Make a grid out of 1/2 inch clear waterproof tape. (purchase here)  Press down firmly on the rim.  Go  around the whole outer lip of the vase with tape catching the ends of the tape forming the grid to secure it.  It is easy and it will hold you flowers in place.  Now, if you have your flowers and vase, let's begin.

 Here are your flowers, vase and plate.

Here are your flowers, vase and plate.

 Wash vase with soap and a drop of bleach.  Rinse.  Add 1 packet flower food.

Wash vase with soap and a drop of bleach.  Rinse.  Add 1 packet flower food.

 Fill with water.  Wipe rim of vase dry.

Fill with water.  Wipe rim of vase dry.

 HACK:  Male a grid with waterproof tape.  Then tape around the sides.

HACK:  Male a grid with waterproof tape.  Then tape around the sides.

 Cut 5 Peony stems at 13 inches place in vase.

Cut 5 Peony stems at 13 inches place in vase.

 Cut 2 Peony stems 14.5 inches place center left center right.

Cut 2 Peony stems 14.5 inches place center left center right.

 Cut 2 Peony stems 15.5 inches.  Put one center front, one center back.

Cut 2 Peony stems 15.5 inches.  Put one center front, one center back.

 Cut Hydrangea stems 15 inches.  Place left, right, back, and center front.

Cut Hydrangea stems 15 inches.  Place left, right, back, and center front.

 Here'a  close up.

Here'a  close up.

 Peonies really are the King of the Flowers.

Peonies really are the King of the Flowers.

  The fucshia color is incredible with the blues in this blue and white china.

The fucshia color is incredible with the blues in this blue and white china.

 Yummy.  Confucius actually ate a sauce made of peonies on everything that he ate.

Yummy.  Confucius actually ate a sauce made of peonies on everything that he ate.

 You are done.  Enjoy!

You are done.  Enjoy!