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Upcoming Peony Events

 

2016 Midwest Peony Society Garden Show Event

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Porter County Exposition Center
215 East Division Road
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

13TH ANNUAL GARDENING SHOW

Our next event will be the 13th Annual Gardening Show to be held in Valparaiso, Indiana on January 23, 2016 at the Porter County Exposition Center, 215 East Division Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cary Dennis and Mike Miller will be manning a booth for the Midwest Society along with the APS Society as part of the membership commitee for a membership drive for both societies. The theme for the show is "Celebrating Our Roots - Growing Our Future" honoring Indiana's Bicentennial, with Roy Diblik, author and nature perennial expert as keynote speaker. The Indiana state flower is the peony. How appropriate! The talk will include cultivation of the peony as well as the history and contributions of Purdue University.

 


 

2016 Minnesota Peony Society (MPS) Educational Event

Saturday, February 27th, 2016
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Bachman's Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Call 612-861-7600 (for directions)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

12:00 noon: MPS Social

12:30 pm: Membership Business Meeting — Come and hear about our plans for 2016

1:00 pm — 3:00 pm: Peony Culture Seminar: “Getting the Most from Your Peonies”

with Joe and Hazel Cook of Blossom Hill Nursery, Selwyn, Ontario, Canada

Joe and Hazel will cover topics such as: choosing peonies for – landscape; extended bloom; great all season foliage; fragrance; cut flowers as well as planting and care information; sustainable / environmentally friendly gardening.

Joe and Hazel Cook with their daughter Amy have operated a family owned business, Blossom Hill Nursery since 1994, specializing in the hybridization and propagation of British Delphinium elatum. A second passion has resulted in an extensive peony collection of over 600 varieties including species, tree, herbaceous and intersectional peonies. The Cooks are propagating the peonies, including grafting 100 varieties of tree peonies.

Blossom Hill is located just north of Peterborough in Selwyn Township and has perennial display gardens as well as 5000 peonies and trial beds in the field for over 1000 delphiniums.

Blossom Hill delphiniums and peonies have won awards in both Canada and the United States.

Hazel is a director and the corresponding secretary of the American Peony Society.

Free and open to the public.

For more information visit our Facebook page: Minnesota Peony Society MPS

 


 

2016 Peony Society of Maine Educational Event

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
5:30 pm

Spectacular Event Center
395 Griffin Road
Bangor, Maine 04401

Dinner Buffet and Welcome Steve Johnson Guest Speaker

Please RSVP by March 1, 2016

Steve Johnson is a Life Member of the American Peony Society, and past President. He describes himself as a peony enthusiast, compulsive gardener and landscape designer, part-time nursery owner, and collector of herbaceous peonies. Steve looks forward to sharing his peony experiences, views, and techniques in successful peony cultivation. The presentation will be informal and will include photos of his favorites.

Tickets $23

For more information visit our web site: Peony Society of Main

 


 

2016 Minnesota Peony Society (MPS) Annual Peony Show

Saturday & Sunday, June 11th-12th, 2016

Bachman's Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Call 612-861-7600 (for directions)

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, June 11th, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 12th, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Don’t miss the region’s largest peony show. From the latest intersectional “Itoh” hybrids to traditional, fragrant favorites, there will be hundreds of peonies to view. Singles, doubles and bombs and all colors from white, dozens of shades of pink and red and the deepest burgundy, not to mention corals and head-turning yellows. You’ll be amazed at the diversity of peonies that grow in gardens here in Minnesota. Members will be on hand to answer your questions about our favorite flower, the peony.

Free and open to the public.

For more information visit our Facebook page: Minnesota Peony Society MPS