Where to Find the Prettiest Peonies
It’s no secret that I have been obsessed with Peonies for over 30 years. My mom grew them in her garden growing up in West Virginia and I would watch the ants help open the buds. Now that I live in Atlanta, growing conditions just aren’t the same down here, so when it’s Peony season I jump on it and I can’t get enough. Trader Joe’s this time of year is filled with these gorgeous buds! I almost always have fresh flowers in the house, and I love making little bouquets to put in my girls rooms for a little surprise.
Most of the time when you buy them they will still be in a tight bud, so if you are planning a dinner party or want to give them as a gift; I would give them about 24-48 hours to open up. If you buy them and need them to stay tight for a few more days, just keep them refrigerated just like they do at the florist. Timing is everything and it’s something you have to think about sometimes. It may depend on the location, but here in Atlanta it’s $7.99 for a bundle. I added a few drops of Purification oil to each vase to help keep the water fresh.
I’ve already made two trips to get my beautiful bundles and I will probably make another trip tomorrow. While you’re there, pick up the seasoning “Everything But The Bagel”…it will change your life.