On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM, there will be an open Board of Directors meeting where the Board invites MAPS members to attend, ask questions and make comments. The meeting will be held in Gillespie Room of the Wister Greenhouse at the Scott Arboretum.
At that time the 2013 activities and dates will be confirmed for:
- Garden tours
- The American Peony Society’s 2013 Convention and Cut Flower Exhibition on June 1 & 2
- The Scott Arboretum Plant Sale, September 20-22, 2013
- The “After the Scott Plant Sale” sale of the unsold roots and plants with the added bonus of a Smokin’ Chili repast at the president’s home and gardens.
Along with refreshments (foodie volunteer needed) slides showing early blooming peonies will be discussed.
*** We hope to see you there ***
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 14th
EARLY BLOOMING PEONIES: The early blooming peonies precede the ‘normal’ peony bloom season by 2-3 weeks with simpler and/or slightly smaller sized blooms. For some gardeners, the flowers will have more appeal than the large flamboyant, blowzy flowers that gardeners usually associate with peonies. Why does their simplicity please me so very much? Their basic beauty seems more fleeting, more tender and more valiant in adverse weather conditions.
Below: CORAL SCOUT – Don Hollingsworth 2011 – take note of the difference in plant development and number of blooms of the surrounding peony plants.
The date on these pictures is April 27, 2012.