Guides for Cutting
Peonies in bloom are in full glory, but can be home to many ants. While you can cut a beautiful flower and bring it in to enjoy, it is also possible to cut the stem just before the bud opens. We call it the 'marshmallow stage'. If the top of the bud feels super soft like a marshmallow, you can cut the stem, pull off most of the foliage, and bring indoors. The bud should open within a day.