Peony skies ahead! Peony and Lisianthus Arrangement

with Oak and Nandina foliage

What an scrumptious time of year it is. All the promise of a sultry summer and the holidays ahead, but without the mania that comes with it – YET. Also. It’s coming to the end of peony season, where the buds are popping in the fields, unable to wait another day longer.
This week your peonies are teamed with a few other new Spring kids on the block. Budding nandina or chestnut and beautiful oak foliage, which are a feature all on their own. Plus a tiny hint of ruffle from purple edged lisianthus. It’s the perfect arrangement to pop on the counter and let all those Springtime colours and scents waft through your home.
Pink Peonies – A tiny bud that unfurls into a big soft, many layered bloom. Once you see it for yourself, it’s easy to see why these highly sought after flowers inspire SUCH passion. You mostly see peonies styled en masse on their own, but they also make a great focal flower in an arrangement. But a tip! Make sure you keep your vase and water squeaky clean and out of direct sun to stretch out the peony joy for longer. This beauty can be delicate and short lived.
Local Lisianthus – Lizzies are effortlessly elegant styled on their own with a sprig of pretty green foliage but are also happy to take the back seat and add a gorgeous softness to more complicated arrangements. It’s easy to see why they were once one of the most commonly requested blooms for weddings.
Nandina – Nicknamed heavenly bamboo, this wonderful spriggy foliage has deep green leaves with a hint of bronze in Spring. It flowers with tiny white blooms which form vibrant red berries in the winter, but we love it in any season.
Oak – Nothing beats the SPRINGNESS of oak in the Spring. Its unique leaves and vibrant colour are perfect mixed with other foliages, and form a great foundation for a vase arrangement.

Peony and Lisianthus Arrangement - bouquet style



Peony and Lisianthus Arrangement - What You'll Need Tutorial

Here’s what you’ll need.

  • a mix of foliage (like chestnut, nandina and oak)

  • 3 peonies

  • 2-3 lisianthus

  • clean glass vase

  • sharp scissors or flower shears


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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