Pat Holloway, a horticulture professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, plants the first test plot of peonies in Georgeson Botanical Garden. Holloway’s experiment turns into a successful export business for Alaska, with 300,000 peony blossoms exported in 2021 with a retail price of about $5 per bloom.

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