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  1. Growing Peonies

    Ask the Experts

    Get answers to some of the common questions...

    March 11, 2016

  2. Care Calendar

    Spring

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

    March 11, 2016

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden History

    William Upjohn

    In 1922 the Regents of the University of Michigan appropriated $2,000 to...

    January 20, 2017

  6. Peony Organizations and Links

    These links are based on activities of the Peony Garden Initiative or contain information of interest to our readers. Their listing is not an endorsement by the University of Michigan.

     

    Peony Societies - North...

    April 11, 2017

  7. Glossary

    Botanical terms have precise meanings. Readers looking for definitions and examples of specific botanical terms may find Wikipedia useful, as well as the following on-line glossaries. If a term is causing confusion and is not in the on-line glossaries, Wikipedia, or this Glossary page, please ...

    April 27, 2016

  8. Research and Resources

    Research conducted at or relevant to the Peony Garden and our collaborators in the APGA Plant Collections Network is listed here. ...

    May 31, 2016

  9. 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

  10. Heirloom Annuals

     

    Heirloom Annuals

    An heirloom plant is an open-pollinated cultivated variety (cultivar) that has been grown for many years and is often handed down through families. (Open-pollinated plants are pollinated by birds, insects, wind, and other natural mechanisms.) The commonly accepted cut off date for heirloom plants is...

    October 4, 2012

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