For the first time I have decided to try drying peonies. Blooms last such a short time and with the way weather has been this year enjoying them will be even shorter.
I have taken some silica gel and placed a small layer in a container, carefully I placed a bloom of Little Red Gem with the stem poking into the gel. I then slowly filled the container with more silica gel until the bloom is completely covered. I will wait 3-5 days before removing. If it turns out well I will try a few more blooms. These will make a nice addition to the displays at some of our flower shows.