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  1. Where do I find cut peonies for sale, and how do I keep them?

    Ask a florist for peony availability. For visitors in our region, a Michigan-based grower of cut peony flowers is Bridgewater Gardens here in Washtenaw County (see Peony Resources). This is not an endorsement but is for...

    April 29, 2016

  2. Which peonies here are favorites of the Peony Advisory Board?

    Each of our Advisors has decades of experience with peonies or historic garden plants. Each brings her or his unique perspective for favorite peonies at the Nichols Arboretum. Here are their top choices in their own words.

    Lindsay D'Aoust of Quebec, Canada

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    December 19, 2012

  3. How do I find a local peony society?

    There are a number of peony societies in the United States and Canada. We have world-wide list of peony societies with their web links on our Resources page. If you'd like to explore North American organizations, check out the web sites of the...

    January 20, 2017

  4. Where do I find good 'Question and Answer' peony forums on the web?

    There are several excellent peony 'Question and Answer' web sites. These links will take you directly to the 'Q&A' pages maintained by the American Peony Society and the Canadian Peony Society....

    May 29, 2015

  5. Why are there empty beds since they were full last year?

    We are re-organizing several peony beds around themes. Since peonies are best moved in the fall, last fall we relocated two of each kind to the other peony beds. The currently empty beds will be amended this season, and replanted this fall, 2015. The themes for these beds on the south side of the Peony Garden are in order:

    Historic...

    May 29, 2015

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Angelo Cobb Freeborn

    1943-091:56 Unusual coral red double, carried on tall stems with clean foliage. Lasts a long time, giving a vivid color in the garden. Parentage: Officinalis rubra plena x Madame Jules Dessert.

    1943-B091:33 Double. Lacti x officinalis. Peculiar shade of light red.

    1976-K:004 Double - Red - Midseason. Tall. Unusual coral-red...

    October 21, 2016

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