Minnesota peony expert Harvey Buchite will present “A 2013 Premier Presentation of Minnesota’s Grand Peony History” on the history and role of Minnesota peonies within the state as well as across the country as part of the next Kitchigami Regional Library System Legacy Program.
He will be at the Pequot Lakes Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, and at the Crosslake Community Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22.
Participants will learn about Minnesota’s leadership in the peony world, which includes eight presidents of the American Peony Society (APS), several APS board members and 25 peony breeders and introducers of peonies.
More than 100 color images bring these long-lived and historical flowers to life. Useful tips on growing peonies for years of enjoyment will be presented in a colorful presentation perfect for curing cabin fever.
This free Legacy Program is funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
An upcoming Legacy Program is Rhoda Jackson of Park Rapids portraying American poet Emily Dickinson.
For more information about the Crosslake presentation, call Kim Larson at 218-692-7323.