The Totally Terrific Virtual Peony Festival
To ALL who have made our First Ever Totally Terrific Peony Festival so Successful,
We thank YOU! And a very SPECIAL thank YOU to our Fabulous Webmaster!
– The 2020 CPS Virtual Show Team –
Quick Links to Festival Sections on this page
Category 1 Single
Category 2 – Semi Double
Category 3 – Double
Category 4 – Japanese/Anemone
Category 5 – Intersectional
Category 6 – Tree Peonies
Category 7 – Unknown Beauties
Category 8 – Oh Canada
Category 9 – Mini Delight
Category 10 – Monochromatic Madness
Category 11 – Ikebana Summer
Category 12 – Best Peonies in a Row
Category 13 – Best Peony Garden
Category 14 – Best Peony Landscape
Floral Design Demonstrations
Floral Design by Nicholas Maycher of Prairie Peonies
Firstly, here is the final result of Nicholas Maycher’s demonstration.
Follow the two-part video below.
Note: Click the play button below to watch the demo presented in two parts. Expand the video to full screen by clicking on the full screen icon in the lower right of the video.
Demo Part 1
Demo Part 2
About Prarie Peonies
Located in Edmonton, the Prairie Peony display garden has been boldly blooming since 2013. Founded by Nick Maycher, the garden is grown with love and contains a diverse selection of carefully curated peony varieties – from historic heirlooms to exciting new introductions, from gold medal winners to garden novelties. This charming suburb plot is bursting at the seams with beauty and character and has some very special peonies that are sure to leave a lasting impression long after your visit. Stop by today; I look forward to meeting you!
Floral Design by Elke Wehinger
About Elke Wehinger
My name is Elke and I’m a European trained florist. I love working with natural materials and bringing Mother Nature inside. In my videos, I’ll share my passion for flower design with you. Whether you’re new to floral design or someone with experience, I’ll have lots of tips and tricks for you. You’ll learn step by step how to create beautiful hand-tied bouquets, table decorations, floral displays – classic, funky, quirky and cool!
Please visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more flower arranging videos.
Here are some talented artists who’s work we wanted to share during our Totally Terrific Online Peony Festival. Visit their websites and social media channels and be amazed!
“Although it’s just my opinion I think peonies are the most beautiful and fragrant flower in the world. It is why as an artist that I am so captivated by everything about them and continue to paint them again and again.”
“I’ve spent many years painting so many flowers that the process has become almost like a mantra. Sometimes they appear half dissolved and others fully realized, photo realistic, lush and sensual. Flowers symbolise human enlightenment and serve as brief reminders of the highest aspects of our nature: love and joy.”
“I’m always looking for new blooms. I visit parks, flower markets and neighbourhood gardens. As the seasons change, there is always something new to admire! I live and work from my bushland studio in Sydney.”
“There is an obsession in my work with the ephemeral nature of flowers and how they reflect the transient nature of life. There is also a constant fascination with the transparency of water, and the play of light, colour, temperature and atmosphere that makes up the subject”.
Virtual Garden Tours
Émission pivoines Casa
In 2015, Mélanie Grégoire who was animating a garden TV show wished to present something about peonies. She contacted Lucie Pepin who was president of Société québécoise de la pivoine and asked her if CASATV could come to visit her garden and make a video about peonies. Of course, Lucie was very happy about the request that represented a great opportunity to promote these flowers that we like so much.
This video was made In 2015 when we had about a little more than 100 peonies, but now we have 233 ones. The video comes from CASATV and Lucie Pepin.
Émission pivoines Casa
En 2015, Mélanie Grégoire, animatrice d’une émission de jardinage à la télévision, voulait présenter une émission sur les pivoines. Elle contacta Lucie Pepin qui était présidente de la Société québécoise de la pivoine pour lui demander si CASATV pouvait venir visiter son jardin et réaliser une video sur les pivoines. Lucie accepta avec plaisir la demande qui représentait une occasion de promouvoir ces fleurs que nous aimons beaucoup.
Cette video a été réalisée en 2015 alors que le jardin comptait un peu plus de 100 pivoines. Maintenant, notre collection compte 233 pivoines de différentes variétés. Cette video provient de CASATV.
Oshawa Peony Festival Garden Tours
See all of the tours of the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens and some private garden tours and helpful tips.
The 2020 Virtual Peony Show Entries
A display of all the great entries we received. Click any contest image below to view larger.