The Minnesota Peony Society welcomes you.

Joe and Hazel Cook

Saturday, February 27
MPS Annual
Educational Event
Bachman's Heritage Room
6010 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419 ·
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Saturday, February 27th, 2016
MPS Annual Educational Event


12:00 noon: MPS Social

12:30pm: MPS Business Meeting
Come and hear about our plans for 2016.

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Peony Culture Seminar: "Getting The Most From Your Peonies" with Joe and Hazel Cook of Blossom Hill Nursery, Selwyn, Ontario, Canada

Joe and Hazel will cover topics such as: choosing peonies for – landscape; extended bloom; great all season foliage; fragrance; cut flowers as well as planting and care information; sustainable / environmentally friendly gardening.

'Joe and Hazel Cook with their daughter Amy have operated a family owned business, Blossom Hill Nursery since 1994, specializing in the hybridization and propagation of British Delphinium elatum. A second passion has resulted in an extensive peony collection of over 600 varieties including species, tree, herbaceous and intersectional peonies. The Cooks are propagating the peonies, including grafting 100 varieties of tree peonies.

Blossom Hill is located just north of Peterborough in Selwyn Township and has perennial display gardens as well as 5000 peonies and trial beds in the field for over 1000 delphiniums.'

Blossom Hill delphiniums and peonies have won awards in both Canada and the United States.

Hazel is a director and the corresponding secretary of the American Peony Society.


Photo: Joe and Hazel Cook, Blossom Hill Nursery

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