By Holly Pender-Love
One of the best ways to
increase our membership and inform interested people about the
wonderful improvement in peony culture is to invite
them into our gardens. I encourage you to
consider participating in the Canadian Peony Society 2016 "
OPEN GARDENS" program.
We have been pleased
in the past to offer members the opportunity to visit gardens all across
Canada. Feedback indicates that those
members who invite their local garden club to visit, and/or had a
few special publicized open days were more successful in welcoming
guests. If you have a Red Hat group in your area,
chances are they would be thrilled to be invited. I
notice that Carol Adelman is having a special "Red Had Day" at her nursery outside Portland, OR and I have shamelessly copied her idea!
Contact Holly at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about the
program, and to indicate any changes you
may wish make to your listing. New
Please forward this
email to members in your area, or anyone with a beautiful peony collection.
As we are
going to be listed on the website, www.peony.ca, we are entering a whole new world. We may
start hearing from people who are very curious about peonies. One
In addition, I will be creating a
Private Gardens and Public Gardens
listing, so that those who charge a fee can make that quite
. Would you please forward information about Public Gardens in your area, with
contact information so I may contact them?
ps. Darlene Kalawsky and I are working with the
Doukhobor Discovery Centre, Castlegar, BC for the possible development
of a Memorial Peony Garden at their museum. We started with a kind donation of peonies
through the Prairie Peony group,
Brian Porter and friends from Indian Head, Saskatchewan in the fall of 2015. We would be delighted to
have feedback from anyone else who is will to donate some roots
this fall. We are just creating a list of possible
donors at this time, as the Board of Directors have not yet given
us the 100% approval to enlarge their gardens...
we will be in touch with anyone who responds to our request. thank you.
As a non-profit organization, our mission as a Society is to promote cultivation and enjoyment of peonies in Canada.
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