The Peony Garden Blog

Post-Winter Growth Spurt Sparks Mega-staking Effort in Peony Garden

By student guest blogger Joel Klann

This year, for the first time in more than 80 years, every peony plant in Nichols Arboretum’s famed peony garden has been staked with bamboo reeds and biodegradable jute twine in order to provide pillars for support during what has turned out to be a period of bursting growth.