The latest Bulletin is now available through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/. Enjoy and have a great Holiday Season! The post Winter 2021: No. 400 first appeared on American Peony Society.
Each year APS members donate peony seeds to the Seed Program to be purchased by other APS members at extremely economical prices. Donation of seed to the program allows others to learn and enjoy growing these beautiful and unique plants from their infancy. Volunteerism through providing seeds to the program helps APS fulfill its mission […]
Kris Jurik, Linette Sorrentino and Nate Bremer were re-elected to Board of Directors positions unanimously. We thank participating members for voting and supporting the work of these directors. Their volunteer work is instrumental to the functions of APS. Congratulations to these re-elected Directors. The post Elected Directors for 2021 to 2023 first appeared on American […]
The latest Bulletin is now available through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/. Enjoy and have a great 2021 bloom season! The post Fall 2021; NO. 399 Bulletin first appeared on American Peony Society.
The American Peony Society is pleased to announce ‘Joker’ as the recipient of the 2021 Gold Medal Award. ‘Joker’ is a cultivar belonging to the herbaceous hybrid group, often referred to as a garden peony or bush peony. The plant was hybridized by William S. Bockstoce of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was acquired as a seedling […]
Robert, it must be great to sow seeds of vegetables right now - in our area it wouldn?t make sense before March outdoors!When clearing withered leaves of a peony I discovered flowering snowdrops of a Galanthus elwesii x peshmenii hybrid.[img]https://...
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. […]
Scientists at North Carolina State University conducted research into storage temperatures of peonies as cut flowers using three temperatures: -3.1C, 0.7C and 3.5C (26.4, 33.2 and 38.3F) in one experiment and -0.6C (30.9F) in another. Cut flowers were harvested mostly in stage 2 but some in earlier stages of opening. They were wrapped in newspaper […]
This paper highlights the use of flowers as a source of healthy phytonutrients. The review from the University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland is an extensive literature search of >100 species species that have been harvested for culinary and medicinal purposes. The list is amazing and includes traditional standards such as saffron, violets, calendula and […]
When I was working on my 2022 Intersectional Peony Catalog Price Comparison List this week, I couldn't help but notice all of the new intersectional peony varieties on this list. I was curious to see if Spring Hill might be offering any of the new intersectional peony hybrids again this year. I was happily surprised […]
It's been a little over 2 years since I published my last Intersectional Peony Catalog Price Comparison List! I hope this list aids you in your 2022 intersectional peony purchasing selections! The vendors who don't have their lists up yet still have a line through them. I'll update this information as more online peony catalogs […]
Wet/Damp Peony Stems Are Easier to Handle This is something I have been doing for a few years now. If you haven't figured it out yet, the best time to cut back brown peony stems is just after a rain. (I usually do it the day after a rain so that things aren't completely soaking […]
Tree Peony with Dead Foliage After a while that beautiful tree peony goes from gorgeous to gross, and you just want to erase it from your landscape. In order to get it looking decent again (and ready for spring), you need to cut it back. Cutting it back also removes parts of the stem that […]
While working on updating the colors for the Southern Peony Colors page, I noticed that some of the colors I was adding didn't accurately match the swatches in my RHS Mini Color Chart. I was previously (until this month) using the color RGBs listed in the RHS Color Fans from the Azalea Society of America, […]
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