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Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 14, 2014 12:50 PM CST
This is my collection of named peonies purchased from major nurseries so they should be correct.
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 14, 2014 6:35 PM CST

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Wow Jerry, your stuff is so much farther along than mine. It was a horrible cold winter and I was afraid that I had lost my newly planted tree peonies, but it looks like they have firm buds and seem to want to grow... We'll see though, nothing is really popping up here just yet... Except my pink ferny. :)
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 14, 2014 8:20 PM CST
We are supposed to hit the freezing mark tonight and if everything survives I should have a couple of early bloomers popping open within 10 days or so.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 15, 2014 6:42 PM CST
Looking forward to seeing the pictures, Jerry! Peonies are so tough I have no doubts your blooms will come through the freeze with no problems!
Liz
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 15, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Jerry, I hope your plants are fine as well. We are also getting below freezing tonight, and some of my blooms have started opening. I'm tired of this crazy weather! It will be survival of the fittest here tonight and tomorrow night, and the wind had been ridiculous all day!

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Command Performance, with the biggest bud I've ever seen
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Eliza Lundy
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Merry Mayshine
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Raspberry Charm
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Bowl of Cream
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Do Tell
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Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 15, 2014 7:55 PM CST
The 5th picture looks familiar as an opening bud but it will change a bit when it opens. The basic structure and color seem to favor my Hot Chocolate. Another night of freezing then we should be in a warming trend. I am ready for some color.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 15, 2014 9:41 PM CST
I agree I'm ready to see some peony blooms as well.
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Apr 16, 2014 9:24 AM CST

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Clem, how cold did it get on you?
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Apr 16, 2014 9:29 AM CST
I have two more herbaceous popping. More each day. Course that means just that they have little pips coming up. No flowers til probably the middle end of May. Trees don't look too great yet.
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 16, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Hi Diann, it got down to 29 degrees last night. The plants did fine, I did not cover them, it was survival of the fittest here.

Mary, I'm glad you're starting to see some peony growth, I look forward to seeming your blooms this summer.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Apr 16, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Me too. After last summer's debacle I am really thrilled at how robust some of the pips are that were so wimpy last year. I always plant in the fall, and move things (as we all do) with hope that I have now found the perfect arrangements. Which of course will never happen. But getting close. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 16, 2014 8:33 PM CST
Annette, I would've lost the chicken competition and cut those buds for inside, glad they made it though the freeze for you! I've never had it get that cold after they were showing color; all of our freezes have happened with just stems or tiny buds.
Liz
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
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Pwinget
Apr 18, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Your peonies are monstrous and beautiful, oldgardenrose! My goodness. I saw the picture of your fern leaf sandy area and I wonder: when those plants grow to full size over the years, will they just about cover the area?

I just saw Merry Mayshine at the nursery. It was a big one for a small pot. The flowers have a very pretty hue with a slight iridescence.

Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 18, 2014 6:59 PM CST
LOL Liz, I always play "chicken" in my garden, especially with this crazy weather we've had this winter.

Pwin, I love Merry Mayshine, I'm so excited to be getting 3 blooms this year.
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I'm also being teased by a few of the peonies, and of course when they're about to bloom, it's starts raining profusely.

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Raspberry Charm
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 20, 2014 7:29 PM CST
We had sunshine and a nice warm day, and finally I have some blooms that opened.

Raspberry Charm
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Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 20, 2014 9:06 PM CST
I am a sucker for red peonies. Whites are nice but the reds just reach out and grab me.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 20, 2014 9:31 PM CST
Beautiful peonies Annette and I LOVE your mixed border! Peonies just really stand out and complement so many other flowers, love the combination of irises, lilies and peonies! Just one question, what is the tall, really dark plant, looks like a single stem to the left of the left most lily? Like that dark color, really different.
Liz
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Apr 20, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Thanks Jerry and Liz. The red of Raspberry charm can be seen across the garden.

Liz, if your talking about picture #1, it's a metal trellis that has a clematis that is not yet visible. The trellis looks like leaves, I got several of them from Lowes last year.
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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
Apr 21, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Wow, that would be a plant that I could grow other than peonies!! And I bet the deer would leave it alone!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Liz
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 26, 2014 3:05 PM CST
Early Scout beginning to bloom.
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Roselette preparing for the big show.


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