September 29, 2018
Location: Bachmans on Lyndale in the Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Ave South (2 blocks north of 35W)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
11:30 am: Demonstration “How to Divide Peony Roots”
This demonstration will share good advice on how to dig and clean roots prior to dividing them. There will be details on the best methods to divide roots from lactifloras to hybrids and intersectional. Different tools and methods of tackling the toughest roots and easy divisions will be displayed.
12:30 pm: MPS Business Meeting
The annual fall business meeting will be held to present old and new business. We will also have the award ceremony for the winning exhibitors from the Peony Exhibition held this past June.
1:00 pm: Root Auction Fund Raiser
There will be a wide variety of color and flower form and a number of very hard-to-find collectible peonies. From lactifloras to hybrids to intersectional/Itoh’s and tree peonies, we’ll have something for everyone! Donations come from growers and members alike. Digging plants this fall? Contact the Root Auction chair or use the contact page.
See the preview list following.
Open to the public, no admission fee!
We would love to have you be a member but this event is open to all. Cash, check or credit card accepted for winning bids.
The goal of MPS is to acquire healthy named varieties to promote the interest in peonies by acquainting buyers with growers from around the country. We strive to bring an unique sampling of peonies to demonstrate the availability of varieties while bringing together fellow peony enthusiasts. The bidding process is exciting and fun.
Sample of peonies in the auction:
Little Jeanne (new intro from Swenson Gardens)
We usually will have 120 to 180 peonies and also seedlings, seeds, and some peony related items such as books.
Location of Bachmans On Lyndale: