It is very possible that we will have some peonies flowers available earlier and later than these dates but it is impossible to predict. To see our previous years peony bloom dates please see our peony page If you scroll down a few screens you will see the peony bloom dates for about the past ten years. Please note that we still need to add the peony bloom dates for 2013 and will do this soon.
Peonies flowers need at least 600 hours of below freezing temperatures each winter in order to make nice peony flowers. We have had a brutally freezing cold winter this year with tons of snow so we are expecting some fantastic peonies this year. In fact this is our worst Michigan winter in probably at least 25 or 30 years. Living through the Michigan winters is worth it when you can see the peonies bloom in June each year.
If you need flowers for your Michigan wedding and are in driving distance of the Ann Arbor area then you are welcome to pick up your peonies and there are no shipping costs. We are located:
- 15 minutes southwest of Ann Arbor
- 1 hour west of Detroit
- 1 hour north of Toledo
- 1 hour east of Jackson
Each year many of our brides do pick up their wedding peonies. We can have them ready in 5 gallon buckets when you arrive. For Michigan cities that are not within driving distance we can also ship Fedex overnight to Michigan locations. Fedex charges within Michigan start at about $35 for delivery or 3 or 4 dozen flowers by 10:30am the next day to most cities within Michigan. For quantities larger than 3 or 4 dozen the cost goes up a few dollars per dozen.
For the 2014 peony season we will begin shipping peonies for weddings starting on Wed. June 4 for arrival on Thursday June 5. Our last peony deliveries will go out on Wed. June 25 for June 28 weddings. Our peony delivery dates are subject to change based on weather conditions so just check with us as your wedding date approaches.
The best ways to get in touch with us to get a quote for your peonies wedding flowers is to use the contact form on our website. Or send us e-mail at info at bridgewatergardens dot com