OPENING THE FLOWER BUDS
When taking the peonies out of the cold storage to let them open ? It depends on the type of flowers and also on the rate of flower opening you desire: fully open or half. For simple form flowers and intersectional peonies, plan about 24 hours. For semi-doubles, doubles or japanese, think about 24 to 48 hours.
How to make them open? Easy! Just take them out of the cold storage, put them in a vase with Floralife if it not already done, recut the stems, change water and place the vase with the flowers in room with lights. Keep it far from a direct source of heat and let them open freely at the desired stage.
You are now ready to prepare the floral arrangements! Once the floral arrangements will be done, I recommend to place them in cold storage until the time you will need it or until the event. The longer you keep them in the cold, the longer will be their vase life. So, take them out of cold storage few minutes before the event. Try to avoid a direct source of light near a window or a direct source of heat or a too warm room. If your event hold for many days, at the end of the day try to replace the vases again in cold storage for the night.