Here in the near south it is time to pick your peonies. I would happily have left these sweeties on the bush but their stems could not support their big pink mop heads. They also fell over the sides of the vase. Bud vases to the rescue. I enjoy making these, they are like a mini canvas and the necks are also sized to take candles and sometimes I mix up flowers and candles in a group of them. the rest of the world does not find them as fabulous and flexible as I do. I figure the world will catch up.