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  1. 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.

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    May 30, 2014

  2. Peony Award Mystery

    Cross-posted from the Matthaei-Nichols Garboretum Gab blog

     

    There's nothing like a good local mystery. Your help is needed with these two black-and-white photographs from the Ann Arbor Flower Show held in the mid...

    April 11, 2013

  3. Welcome to the inaugural website for the University of Michigan’s Peony Garden Initiative!

    Since 2008 a diverse team of staff, volunteers, advisors, and donors has been working under the leadership of Bob Grese, Director, to revitalize our historic peony collection that was established in 1922.

    We’re rebuilding our historic Peony Garden as an internationally recognized living reference collection with a focus on Paeonia...

    December 4, 2012

  4. February 2010 Project Update

    Believe it or not, winter is a busy time for the Peony Project! All of the planning for the upcoming year needs to happen now, because once May hits and the peonies begin to emerge, it’ll be all peonies, all the time. Over the last month or so, I have spent some time tracking the movement of peony cultivars throughout the peony garden....

    October 3, 2012