Peony Flowers as Mulch
The thing about peonies is that they will dip over and fall to the ground if there is a hint of wind or rain in your garden. those blooms do NOT have to go to waste though. Your first layer of defense is to pick those blooms and see if they will stand up straight in a vase for an arrangement. Oftentimes, the night after a rain, those peonies will be just fine for flower arrangements.