Are you a proud owner of a peach tree in your garden, but not sure what to do with all those pruned branches?
Look no further than this viral TikTok video from user @andrew_the_arborist!
In just 34 seconds, he shows us how to turn those branches into stunning flower arrangements that will brighten up any space in your home.
@andrew_the_arborist Each spring, I make some #flower arrangements from pruned peach twigs. I do this with other trees as well, but usually #fruit #trees need more frequent pruning than anything else. #peach #peachtree #pruning #flower #flowerarrangement #prunus #tree #gardening #fyp ♬ original sound - Andrew The Arborist
Not only do they look beautiful, but pruning your peach tree can even improve its fruit production later in the year.
In this video, Andrew demonstrates how he prunes his peach trees and keeps some of the twigs to use for decorating his home.
He narrates and shows us a step-by-step procedure, and demonstrates where to put the flowers on display to brighten up different portions of the house as the flowers bloom.
But it's not just about the decoration - pruning the peach trees helps improve their fruit production later in the year.
And with the added bonus of being able to make beautiful flower arrangements, it's a win-win situation!
As Andrew explains, the process is pretty easy.
Simply take some of the pruned branches with swelling flower buds and bring them inside and put them in some water.
Because the temperature is warmer inside, the flowers will open after just a few days, making these nice little decorations for around the house.
And with the peach tree's pink and white flowers mixed together, the arrangements are truly stunning.
And as Andrew himself says, these blooms are a sneak peek of the beautiful things to come.
The video has garnered a lot of attention, with comments ranging from people wishing they had peach trees of their own, to others who would cry if they were given a vase of blooming peach twigs.
And Andrew himself has even responded to some of the comments, wishing he could send them some of the arrangements!
Andrew shares he also composts or piles up the rest of the sticks to form a wildlife wood pile, which provides all sorts of cool habitats for insects and other wildlife.
So if you're looking for a fun and easy way to decorate your home, and improve your peach tree's fruit production at the same time, give Andrew's method a try!
And if you love the results, don't forget to share your beautiful arrangements with us and spread the word to your fellow peach tree owners.