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Peonies+Mason Jar=Simple Perfection


Next up in our week of peony arrangements: peonies in a mason jar.  You could just cut 5 or so peonies and pop them in a mason jar, but strategically placed greenery bumps it up to the next level.


You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Ferns, or some other broad leafed greenery.  Juniper cuttings would work well.
  • A more vertical greenery
  • 5 Peonies
  • Mason Jar

To start, clean up your greenery.

imagePro tip: When you collect your cuttings from your backyard, give them a little time to sit.  More of the bugs will make their way off your cuttings, instead of doing so in your house.


Arrange the ferns first, as they are your base layer.


Plop in your peonies.


Fill in any gaps with your vertical greenery.


Enjoy your beautiful arrangement!


Did you try this one?  Post your pic in the comments or tag @shifting_roots on instagram.  Wondering where all the posts on the renovation went?  Don’t worry, they’ll be back in a week or two!  Our little family needs some time to adjust to the craziness of moving.

Kristen Raney

Kristen Raney

Kristen is a former farm kid turned urban gardener who owns the popular gardening website, Shifting Roots.  She is obsessed with growing flowers and pushing the limits of what can be grown in her zone 3b garden.  She also loves to grow tomatoes, but oddly enough, dislikes eating them raw.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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