The Franklin Garden Club, in conjunction with the Franklin Public Library, will co-sponsor a program on “Peonies: Love of My Life” on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 PM at the Franklin Library, 118 Main Street, Franklin, MA.
The program, open to the public free of charge, will be presented by Christine Paxhia, an expert in growing peonies. This presentation features information on the history of peonies and how to select, install, care for and divide these beautiful and much-loved plants. In addition, there will be a colorful photographic showcase of the many different varieties and types of peonies. Handouts will be available.
Paxhia has been a Massachusetts Master Gardener since 2012. Her appreciation and admiration for “growing things” started as a child on woodland hikes with her mother. At the age of ten she saw her first peony; today her Milton home garden is filled with 38 varieties (and growing!).
A member of the Milton Garden Club, Christine is a Garden Club of America Photography Judge. She is the MMGA’s Project Manager for the Fletcher Steele Garden, Milton, which is home to an impressive peony collection. Christine is a graduate of the MMGA Speakers Bureau Training Program.