NOMINATION season for APS Awards has arrived! Join APS in its celebration of people and plants important the peony world. Each year APS solicits members for award nominations. These awards include: “The Gold Medal Peony”; “A.P. Saunders Memorial Award”; “Bertrand H. Farr Lifetime Achievement Award”; and the “American Peony Society Medal“. Members are able to learn […]
The Winter 2022; No. 404 American Peony Society Bulletin is available online for reading. Enjoy and thanks to all of our members for their generous support! Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). The post Winter […]
The Directory of New Cultivars – 2022 is now available for online viewing. This addition features over 300 of latest registrations. Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). ICRA Registrar: Jordan Kabat The post Directory […]
APS is proud to offer Member donated peony seeds for 2023. Thanks to all of our donors who bring the joy and interest of growing peonies from seeds to our Members! 2022 Seed List: Visit the Seed Program navigation for details in early spring. The post 2023 APS Seed List arriving in March first appeared […]
The latest Bulletin is now available through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/. Great information about the coming convention, peony planting and much, much more! The post Fall 2022 Bulletin Available Online first appeared on American Peony Society.
Thanks Herman. I only show the best ones. Last winter was bad, I lost several peonies, too, but it is good that I have found the ones which like it here.Quote from: koen on November 06, 2022, 10:16:05 AMYou have many fin...
You have many fine looking species plants, congratulations. I especially like these hybrids, they are very pretty looking plants! Both the parents are poor growers here, so I'm quite jealous of your large plants ;-) I do hope you'll get second generati...
They are all so beautiful Leena, and very happy looking :-) You can tell they like your garden.You are right, best to grow the plants that adapt and do well in your particular conditions. There are so many species to choose from.P. veitchii also does...
Thank you all. I got interested in peonies about 15 years ago, and now most of my flowering peonies are grown from seeds. It seems suddenly I have so many peonies now. I have bought some lactiflora cultivars, but actually prefer my own seed gr...
Anthocyanin accumulation and differential expression of the biosynthetic genes result in a discrepancy in the red color of herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora Pall.) flowers. by Y. Wu, Z. Has, Y. Tang and D. Zhao. 2022. Horticulturae. Available online: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/horticulturae The scientists were interested in learning the differences in the pigment, anthocyanin, between a pink and […]
Melatonin enhances stem strength by increasing the lignin content and secondary cell wall thickness in herbaceous peony. by D. Zhao, Y. Luan, W. She, Y. Tang, X Huang, and J. Tao. 2022. Journal of Experimental Botany. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac165 This research paper was just reported as a PDF of a research paper that has yet to be […]
Kumar, S., A. Malik and V. Hooda. 2021. Drying of flowers: a money-spinning aspect of floriculture industry. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. Spring 10(1): 27-31. This article from India, summarizes methods used to dry/preserve cut flowers to expand options for businesses already selling fresh cut flowers. Dried flower products have been exported from India for […]
Illieva, I. 2021. Names of botanical genera inspired by mythology. GSC Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences Online press. 14(3)8-18. Author, Iliana Illeva, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, explored the scientific names of plants and traced those that originated in Greek Mythology. Peonies are there, of course. The origin refers to the centuries-old use of peony roots […]
Flower growers are always looking for other products or marketing methods to add value to their main product- fresh cut peonies. I see a lot of ads and information about peony artwork, medicinals, tea, cosmetics, calendars, photography, and so much more. However, these researchers show that connections might occur in areas one would never expect. […]
2022 American Peony Society Convention Artistic Design CategoryMom Wins 2 Blue Ribbons!! This year I actually was able to get my Mom to attend the American Peony Society Convention with me. I was also able to convince her to enter a few flower arrangements into the Artistic Design category of the show. She had never […]
2022 American Peony Society Artistic Design Entries Inside the University of Michigan's Matthaei Botanical Garden's Auditorium, I think the Artistic Design entries got the best spot in the show, a beautiful spot right next to a wall of windows overlooking an outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery! I should have taken a photo of the […]
2022 American Peony Society Exhibition Artistic Design AwardNovice Class 3 "Perennial Garden" After the judging is complete at the American Peony Society convention, all of the entrants are always excited to go see what if any ribbons they might have won. I was one of those people since I entered a few designs into the […]
2022 American Peony Society Convention Flower Exhibition Seedlings For the last few conventions at least, the Seedling category of the American Peony Society Flower Exhibition Seedling class has been judged by Don Hollingsworth (loves early double herbaceous) and Nate Bremer (loves tree peonies). You can check out my interviews with each of them on our […]
2022 American Peony Society Convention Exhibition Flower ShowCourt of Honor The American Peony Society Convention Exhibition Court of Honor was a bit smaller this year, perhaps due to the smaller size of the show overall. Being a smaller show, it fit the venue (the Univeristy of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Garden Auditorium) well and was a […]
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