Ikebana principles in this month's arrangement:
Peonies are stunning flowers, so the goal of our arrangement is to highlight their beauty. In order to emphasize their lush, colorful petals, we’ll contrast them with light, simple greenery. Peonies are so large and spectacular that it’s not necessary to add extra flowers, as additional flowers would only detract from the peonies.
Peonies have a natural sealant that holds the buds closed. To speed up the blooming process, remove the sealant by dipping your peony heads into luke warm water 3 times.
Recut your peonies under water every few days to keep them fresh.