Preparing long stem Peony. I recommend using a heavy bottom vase because these ones are so tall they are top heavy. Having a heavy bottom vase helps to balance the display. So in this video I am using a narrow vase. Oops take my advise use a wider bottom vase and you will have gravity on your side. About three seconds after the video ends, the vase tips over. Remember heavy bottom, so you don’t end up with a mess.