Peony Garden, University of Michigan Arboretum

Photos are courtesy of my friend Diane. Her garden club visited the W.E. Upjohn Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. It is one of the world’s premiere collections. The garden holds nearly 800 peonies and over 10,000 flowers at peak bloom.

June is the time to visit the Peony Garden at U. of M. Arboretum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The flowers are amazing.

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A Friend’s Peonies


Peonies are hardy to Zone 3 and grow well as far south as Zones 7 and 8. In most of the U.S., the rules for success are simple: provide full sun and well-drained soil. Peonies even relish cold winters, because they need chilling for bud formation.



Happy Father’s Day to All Fathers!!

I love peonies; they are so beautiful.  Like many northern plants, they don’t grow here in central Florida’s growing zone 9B.  So I enjoy the photos from friends and have to be content with my tropical plants.  Today’s photos are from my childhood friend, Carolyn.  We grew up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, many decades ago.  We went to the same college in Nashville, but then she went north to Canada. I came south to Florida. Now we’re friends on Facebook. Many thanks Carolyn for sharing your beautiful peonies.

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