Peonies forum: Oh no, Peonies got sprayed

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Name: Lori Morrow
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enidcandles
Apr 14, 2013 6:34 AM CST
My idiot lawn sprayer sprayed my peonies. The foliage is wilting and dying..is there any hope the will live or are they doomed??
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 14, 2013 6:48 AM CST
Bummer....Depends on what they sprayed with. Sometimes if you wash them off immediately it helps. At this point you will just have to watch and be hopeful. I don't use a lawn service and hate it when the neighbor does and I can smell the fumes drifting into my garden. Was it a commercial lawn company? If so I would let them know of the problem and ask for some consideration for your losses.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 14, 2013 7:08 AM CST
It is a one guy operation but yes it is a company. I can assure you he won't replace my peonies but he won't be spraying for weeds here anymore either. You would think when they charge $300 that they can tell what are weeds and what are flowers.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 14, 2013 7:13 AM CST
I think in most states these companies are licensed by the state. I would contact a state agency, perhaps the Department of Agriculture and see if you have any recourse.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 14, 2013 7:43 AM CST
He does have a state license, I will think about contacting them. They were "saved" plants that I got from a friends house so they are small to start with and I have no proof of purchase so it will be hard to be compensated.

I hope it just set them back and maybe they will come back next year.
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 14, 2013 9:57 AM CST
Since it was a lawn spray, it probably was a 2-4-D type which affects the above ground portion. Hopefully, it will not damage the root system but they may skip a year before they bloom again. Cross your fingers.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 14, 2013 10:38 AM CST
Oh, good!!! I guess I better leave them alone and see what happens. I was thinking of digging them up and moving them but was afraid that might be too much stress and the kiss of death.
Name: Tracey
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Apr 14, 2013 12:39 PM CST

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Crossing my fingers for you. That would be awful!! It's an expensive service at that cost and possible cost to your plants now too.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 14, 2013 6:03 PM CST
Yes, and I just discovered that he sprayed my wildflower area too. He has been doing my lawn for 3 years now. I don't know what his problem is this year, I have never had problems in the past but he won't be spraying here any more I assure you!
Name: Peggy
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hazeleyes
Apr 15, 2013 5:05 AM CST
No one but me touches my area.
To many time had hubby or someone mowing the lawn take out my plants.
I hope they come back,I know how upsetting it can be.
If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 15, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Thank you! I have been quite stressed but there is nothing I can do about it now but wait and see what happens.
Name: doglover
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doglover
Apr 15, 2013 11:02 PM CST
I agree with hazeleyes...no one but me touches my gardens!!!!! I live next to the river and do not want any posions going into my well nor the river. Poor birds and, duck, turtles and so on and so forth.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Apr 16, 2013 4:56 PM CST
I am learning doglover! Never again, I will either pull the weeds myself of put up with them but I won't be having the lawn sprayed again!
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 29, 2013 5:21 PM CST
And how are the peonies doing this week?
Do they look as if they will come back?
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
May 15, 2013 5:33 PM CST
Sorry I haven't been here in awhile. I moved them to a better location and they have new foliage coming out so they are going to be fine, thank goodness!
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 16, 2013 6:57 AM CST
That is great!

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