Thursday, June 26, 2014

Peonies of All Species

          The peony exhibition is held annually in the Botanic Garden of Saint Petersburg. Over 250 species of herbaceous peonies in vases from the Botanic Garden collection, "Thais" nursery, "Dinos Park" company and private collections were presented at the Exhibition-2014.



As I wanted to visit this  exhibition all my garden works were postponed. I came to the opening at 11am to see and to take pictures without the large number of visitors.


Many species of Russian and world peony selection were presented and moreover, I could see the winners of world peony exhibitions. At this year's show I was especially interested in to learn about modern peony group ito-hybrids, which have yellow-orange dominating color palette that is unusual for other peonies.


In the new building of the Botanic Garden where peonies were exhibited, industrial refrigerators were installed so it was possible to demonstrate immediately all groups of peonies - as early-flowering and late blooming.



The first visitors carefully examined and photographed favorite species of peonies. The scent of flowers was so great in the halls that many visitors especially children wanted to smell them.


Besides of peonies in vases I liked the floral arrangements with peonies, leaves of hosts, asparagus, decorative grass, some perennials with small flowers. Also there one could choose a good gardening book.




Have you been to any exhibition this year? What did you liked there? Thank you!

39 comments:

  1. Wow those are some absolutely beautiful peonies!! Have a great evening Nadezda :)

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    1. Glad you liked peonies, thank you Keith!

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  2. An amazing exhibition Nadezda! I would never have imagined even something like this existed, it certainly doesn't around here.
    Marian

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    1. This show is held here every year Marian, welcome the next Exhibition-2015!

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  3. It must have been a very interesting exhibition. Your pictures are beautiful.
    I like the arrangement of feverfew and dark red peonies on top of hosta leaves.
    I have been wanting to get some of the beautiful new hybrid for some time. I hesitated as they are quite expensive, but I think this year I will make the plunge.

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    1. The new Japanese hybrids have been sold in this show as well Alain. You're right they are quite expensive, and I was not sure they are hardy in our climate. But I'd like to have some of them in my garden too. Thank you!

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    2. They should be hardy for you Nadezda as they are hardy here and I think we are colder than you.

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  4. Beloved Blossoms!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= <3

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  5. It must have been wonderful to be in a room filled with so many exquisite peonies. I love the magenta pink one near the middle of the post. I haven't been to any similar flower shows for quite a while. Show like this are certainly a great place to get ideas for your own garden.

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    1. You're right Jennifer, it's great place to exchange ideas, experiences.
      Thank you!

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  6. Amazing to visit such a wonderful exhibition of peonies. When I saw the first picture I thought this was the most beautiful peony but when I scrolled down and up again I did not know anymore, so many lovely flowers. And that book stall, certainly not safe for me, haha.

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    1. So did I Janneke. Every peony was beautiful and I took many pictures. So it was difficult to choose the best species for this post. My favorite is dark red one with yellow stamens. Thank you!

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  7. Wow. The fragrance must have been amazing.. Happy Thursday, Nadezda!

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    1. Thank you Satu and Happy Open Garden Day!

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  8. There look to be some amazing flowers but peonies wouldn't really suit our garden.

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    1. Why not Sue? You grow wonderful veggies and have some plants in your new green house. I wonder peonies near it!

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  9. Amazing! So various color and shape of peonies. I have never seen the real peonies. I think our climate is too hot for this beautiful plant. Great exhibition!
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful peonies!

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    1. Thank you Endah, hope one day you see peonies!

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  10. Welcome Nadezda!
    Peonies are the most beautiful flowers.
    I love them for wonderful fragrance and great shapes and beautiful colors.
    Greetings.

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    1. Love their fragrance as well Lucja, thank you!

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  11. Beautiful photos and peonies!
    I have visited many flowershows but my annual visit is to Tallinn Botanic Garden Orchid show!

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    1. Thank Tistou for stopping by!
      I love orchid as well and been to Orchid Show in Keukenhof (Holland) in April. I liked it!

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  12. Haven't been to any exhibitions yet, but that looks like a great one! I would love to smell those peonies myself as ours are all past blooming.

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    1. I liked this smell of many peonies as well Jason. It was fragrance of summer!
      Thank you!

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  13. Oh my there are some beautiful ones there at the exhibition. What a wonderful showing. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. Hoy lo has puesto muy dificíl para elegir... Que maravillaaaa. Es una belleza de post. Gracia por compartirlo Nadezda !!
    Has acertado con la foto, Paco y yo somos los del polo rosa:))
    Buen finde semana.
    Un beso

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    1. Entonces you tenia razon, Laura. Los dos se ven muy deportivos!
      Las peonías son muy lindas cada una y es dificil de elegir, es verdad. Gracias!

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  15. I adore peonies. The pink one with the yellow inside petals is definitely my favourite. Thank you for such a beautiful show.

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    1. This pink peony was the first one I've seen in a show. And I liked it as you Juliet!

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  16. I did not know that there are so many varieties of peonies ! Thank you for sharing !
    Nadezda, I wish you a nice weekend :)

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    1. You're welcome Ela, have a nice Sunday!

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  17. Dear Nadezda,It must have been a very interesting exhibition. Your pictures are gorgeous!!
    I like peonies !!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a great Sunday!
    Dimi...

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    1. Thank you Dimi and have great holidays!

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  18. Stunning photographs, Nadezda and I can just imagine the fragrance in the room!

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    1. You are right Astrid, the fragrance was stunning in a hall, I liked all peonies I took photos!

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  19. What wonderful photographs of really beautiful peonies, there are so many different varieties, all of them delicious! The perfume in the room must have been amazing!

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    1. There were more than 250 species Pauline and all of them smelled wonderfully.
      Thank you for stopping by!

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