Ever thought about drying your own peony blossoms? Well, if you've got the flowers growing in your garden, we'll talk you through it! Just cut a few stems of blossoms. Doesn't matter if they're wet from all these rains--just shake them gently in a downward motion while holding the stem just under the head (so that it doesn't break). It's okay to leave some leaves on the stems.
Gather three stems into a bundle, staggering the blooms at different heights. Don't be tempted to make larger bundles--any more than three will slow down the drying time. Twist a rubber band around the stems and trim the stems off even at the bottom.
Straighten out a paper clip so there is a hook at both ends. Insert one end of the hook into the rubber band holding the stems, then hang the bundle from the hook at the other end of the paper clip.
There ya go . . . any questions, be sure to let us know! You'll be enjoying your peonies all year til they come back around again next spring :-)