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Beginners Guide to Peonies: Growing Tips and Beautiful DIYs.

Peony season is finally here!  For two weeks in June peony lovers everywhere rejoice and furiously arrange and photograph their precious flowers. . . or maybe that’s just me.  There’s nothing like those delicate shades of pink and that glorious scent wafting from every bloom. But peonies aren’t always as

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DIY Wedding Flowers From Your Backyard

Weddings are expensive!  Save some money and get a creative friend to make your bouquets for your big day.  (You can use this tutorial.)  Here’s some inspiration to get you going.  All of these bouquets were make with flowers literally sourced from my or my mothers backyard.

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5 Easy-to-Make Peony Floral Arrangements

Our peony week has come to an end!  If you missed any of the posts, here’s all the links. Plenty of peonies in your yard and no idea what to do with them?  You’ve come to the right place!  Here’s 5 Easy projects you can make with flowers you likely

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A Country Inspired Peony Arrangement

Last but not least, we’ll be making a large country-inspired peony arrangement.  This time around we’re going for a more unstructured look, so we get to pretty much skip the clean-your-greens step!

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DIY Bridal Flowers for Practically Free!

Today’s post is for all our brides and those helping them plan their weddings.  If you’re lucky enough to have a wedding during peony season, it’s really easy to get a crafty friend to make this bridal bouquet for you.  I originally planned to only post an arrangement for the

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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!

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Easy Peony Floral Arrangements from Your Backyard

Peonies are in full bloom in my backyard and I’m yearning to bring some of the prettiness indoors.  This week I’ll be posting different easy ways to arrange your peonies with things that are easily on hand in your yard. First up: a single peony in a teacup.  Super easy.

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The garden is growing and our backyard is slowly but surely taking shape.  I can’t wait to show you the first year reveal, but it still might be another 2 weeks or so away. Until then, this fushia peony will have to do! As for the garden, here’s the latest:

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