Peonies bloom around Memorial Day weekend. That was perfect for me because of a special event I was planning for this past weekend. So mother nature got a little crazy, Spring came early and so did the peony blooming! On Mother's Day I was about to cry when my gorgeous peonies started blooming two weeks early! Thankfully, I have a florist sister in-law that gave me secret peony tip. Right when the peony buds are about to open and you can see the color, cut them off, wrap them in newspaper and keep them in the refrigerator. Make sure they are dry before refrigeration! The flowers will last up to 4-5 weeks. Bring them out a day or two before your event and they will burst open in all their glory!