Peonies forum: Anyone Going to the 2016 APS Convention in Green Bay WI?

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 18, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Just signed up for the 2016 APS Convention and was wondering if anyone else was going. I'm taking a group--my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and daughter as well. Would love to meet any of you in person if you plan to attend! And I'll certainly be posting pics afterward!
Liz
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Dec 18, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Looking forward to your pictures!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Dec 18, 2015 9:45 PM CST
Can't go but wish you a wonderful time at the event with your family. I am sure they will enjoy the event with you very much.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 18, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Thanks, Karen! And I'll post lots of pics, Caroline!
Liz
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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Dec 19, 2015 11:22 AM CST

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I'll be there for part of it. Very much looking forward to it!
Tracey
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 19, 2015 2:52 PM CST
I finally saw that hybridizing class Solaris is holding, Tracey. I'm not sure I'll be in early enough to take advantage of that one but I'm going to try!
Liz
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Tomato Heads Pollen collector Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Cat Lover
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
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magnolialover
Dec 19, 2015 4:29 PM CST

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I went to the one they did last year at Hidden Springs. It was well done by the presenters. Anyone who has an interest in peony hybridizing, well this kind of information can't be found anywhere else, at least not that I am aware of.

Tracey
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 19, 2015 6:17 PM CST
I'm planning to participate in every event open to non-board members, Tracey. If you're there for the opening picnic or the tour the next day hopefully I'll meet you!
Liz
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Tomato Heads Pollen collector Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Cat Lover
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Seed Starter Region: Wisconsin
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magnolialover
Dec 19, 2015 8:41 PM CST

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You sure will. It will be great to put a name with a face. The best peony lists are made at APS Shows; I am convinced.
Tracey
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Dec 19, 2015 10:34 PM CST
You're right, Tracey. Most times the pictures displayed by the big peony sellers are enough to convince you that you NNNNEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDD!!! that new peony, sometimes the pics are kinda blah. Sometimes the pics are nice but not nice enough to justify buying a really expensive root. When you see and smell an absolutely perfect example of that peony though--game changer!! I came home after my first APS convention and immediately ordered Sonoma Halo and Pastelegance. I don't know if there are many out there that would top those! There are some expensive ones on my "Wanted" list already--some that if I see them offered I'll burn a hole in a card to buy them, hoping that list doesn't increase dramatically after this trip! If anyone is selling Pastelorama, Sunny Boy or Sonoma Yedo I'll be trying to figure out a way to bring them home in my suitcase, though!
Liz

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