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  1. Peony Videos

    'Illini Belle':

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    April 27, 2016

  2. What is the Reiner Cloud on this web site?

    The Reiner Cloud is a tag cloud. It is intended to help users find historic peony cultivars that include specific words and terms. The Reiner Cloud lists many of the terms used for the historic cultivars included in the database compiled by Mr. Reiner Jakubowski for the registration of...

    April 27, 2016

  3. What to See

    The Peony Garden's great strength is its stunning and extensive display of historic herbaceous peonies, typically from late May to mid June. The Peony...

    April 26, 2016

  4. Volunteer

    Each year volunteers provide essential help in the Peony Garden. In 2016, volunteers are needed for two kinds of work: Ambassadors and Garden Teams.

    Peony Ambassadors

    Help us show people the wonders of the Peony Garden! Ambassadors will learn about the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony...

    April 19, 2016

  5. Peony Ambassador Volunteer Training

    Learn more about the largest public collection of heirloom herbaceous peony cultivars in North America. Ambassadors greet and guide visitors to points of interest in the peony garden during peak bloom time. The training session includes an overview of the peony collection history, horticultural basics and tips for working with the public....

    April 1, 2016

  6. Arboretum and Garden Visitor Guides

    Our visitor guides provide an overview of each of our main properties. At each of the properties there are a variety of self-guided tours. For the self-guided tours to the Peony Garden, click here.

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    March 18, 2016

  7. Peony Diseases

    Peonies have relatively few diseases. The most common one is botrytis. An excellent online article on peony diseases with photography can be found at the Canadian Peony Society.

    Lemoine Disease

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    March 11, 2016

  8. Care Calendar

    Spring

    • Potted peonies are available in the springtime.  Plant immediately.
    • Remove any stems showing...

    March 11, 2016

  9. Growing Peonies

    Ask the Experts

    Get answers to some of the common questions...

    March 11, 2016

  10. Get Involved

    There are many ways to engage with the Peony Garden. An important step is to visit, enjoy, and spread the word. Word-of-mouth is...

    March 11, 2016

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