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Peony Table Centerpiece



Today we up the ante a little with a table centrepiece, featuring peonies and lilacs.  (Special thanks to my mother-in-law Barb for letting me grab some lilacs from her backyard!)  Arrangements for tables should be lower, so grab a short container and lets get started!

You will need:

  • a short container
  • scissors
  • florist foam (optional)
  • greenery from your peonies
  • 8 or so peonies
  • 8 or so sprigs of lilac
Florists foam would be ideal, but if you don’t have it, or your container is wooden, you can improvise like this.


Lilac season is basically done here in Saskatoon, so it was tricky to find decent blooms.  Try to find ones that have just opened.


Once you trim everything, start by assembling greenery first, then lilacs, then peonies.

imageimageAn elegant centrepiece with peonies and lilacs, perfect for a spring wedding or dinner party!

Make a great meal and start a conversation!

An elegant centrepiece with peonies and lilacs, perfect for a spring wedding or dinner party

Post a pic in the comments if you give this a try!  Next up is a bridal bouquet, as long as my pink peonies co-operate.


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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