Holly Pender-Love (left)

Local woman wins at peony show

Rosslander Noreen Poznikoff made it into the Court of Honour at the first ever juried peony show in BC.

Chelsea Novak

Rossland News

More varieties than most could name were on display at the first ever juried peony show in B.C.  The event took place June 26 to 28, and among the weekend’s winners was Rosslander Noreen Poznikoff, who took home a ribbon for best artistic floral design, making it into the prestigious Court of Honour.

As the show’s chair Holly Pender-Love explains, red ribbons are handed out for each division in the competition, but “only the very best get into the Court of Honour.”

When asked how she felt about her win, Poznikoff said, “That was amazing because I knew nothing about how they judged them.”

She says she learned a lot about peonies during the show, mostly from Pender-Love, who told her how to wrap the flowers so they can be kept dormant in the fridge. She also saw the wide variety of peonies that can be grown in the area.

“It’s an amazing plant that doesn’t take a lot of care,” she says, “and if you learn how to keep the blooms for a while, you can make beautiful arrangements and bouquets.”

Poznikoff also won five other ribbons, including two first place ribbons for floral arrangements, and one first place ribbon for a single bloom.

The show was held by the B.C./Yukon division of the Canadian Peony Society, and judged by Jim and Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Paradise, 20 acres of peonies in Salem, Oregon.

Angela Price of Angela’s Bed and Breakfast also took home ribbons.



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