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  1. Why are there empty spots in the Peony Garden?

    We have removed diseased peonies from the Peony Garden.  A cover crop was planted and tilled under to add organic matter to the soil.  After the peony bloom, heirloom annuals are planted in the empty spaces to add color and interest over the summer.  New, healthy peonies will be planted in the empty spaces in upcoming years.

    September 7, 2012

  2. 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

  3. Rescheduled to Sun., June 12 at 2 pm: Music Concert in the Peony Garden: Peony Blossoms and Pure Melodies

    NOTE: Due to the rain the concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2 pm.

    Chinese flower songs performed by local musicians and singers. Concert takes place in the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Confucius Institute and Matthaei-Nichols.

    Free.

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    June 10, 2016

  4. When to Visit

    Peony Bloom Season

    Peonies bloom once a year, in the spring. Our bloom countdown page is updated regularly as the season progresses.

    • Tree peonies always bloom...

    May 25, 2016

  5. In the News

    Media coverage of the Peony Garden is listed here. The individual organizations that own the links below set the policies for free distribution or payment required. Your public library may have these on file.

    2016

    • The University Record (University of Michigan faculty and staff newspaper) posted...

    June 6, 2016

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