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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 14, 2010 6:46 PM CST

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I have little red pips!!! Yay!! They aren't on every peony but I have pips on quite a few!!!! Hurray!
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2010 8:00 AM CST

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Me too. It's hard to believe, but our snow is all gone and yesterday it was 55 and today it is supposed to be 60. The sun is out and that makes it even better. The trend for warmer has been gradual over three weeks or so, so it's not that 30 degree day followed by the high seventies.

Some of the pipsare up. 'Pink Hawaiian Coral' and 'Athena' are poking through. It's always nice to see them. My intersectionals seem to be the latest to see the light of day.
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Name: Diann
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Mar 15, 2010 8:17 AM CST

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Ah, my Bart is poking his noses up too... Smiling I haven't see Lemon Dream as of yet and I need to go check on the others. I did get my iris cleaned off yesterday. Smiling
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2010 8:39 AM CST

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Haven't checked Bart yet. Bart is on the far north side of the house here. The only thing on the end showing any sign of life, as of a couple of days ago anyway, was the daffs.
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Alana
Mar 15, 2010 5:45 PM CST
Joker has a couple of big fat buds. No where near the 10-15 that is normal but since they were not there yesterday they may be there tomorrow.

I checked where the deer have been walking and saw that my coriacea has a baby leaf up with an additional bud. Normally it is my first to bloom about March 27 but appears that it will not be blooming until later. When emerges from soil forms a wonderful goblet shape of foliage before the foliage flattens then it blooms a nice pink single.
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Name: Warren
Lisbon Falls, Maine

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mcgper1
Mar 15, 2010 5:48 PM CST
My Abalone Pearl is up and so are my Pink Hawaiian Coral...this is a very unusual year.
Name: Diann
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Mar 15, 2010 6:12 PM CST

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My double fern leaf is sticking it's little noses out!!!! Yay!!!
Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 15, 2010 8:03 PM CST

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Bart is not up yet, but 'Kopper Kettle' is though. I have about half pips visable, the other half seems to think there is more winter to come Sad
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Mar 21, 2010 12:46 PM CST
Everyone except 'Julia Rose' is showing in my yard. Figures...the one I paid the most for is going to make me sweat it out. Do deer eat peony roots? I have deer tracks all around poor Julia. Some of my pips are up 3 inches, and it got down to 28 degrees last night. Hope we don't get the May freeze we got last year! I am so eager to see some of the new species peony I bought last fall.
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Name: Diann
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Mar 21, 2010 2:08 PM CST

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Deer don't eat peony and the cold won't hurt the pips either. Smiling Julia will show up, she's just being fashionably late. :)

Alana
Mar 21, 2010 7:33 PM CST
If you have a problem with deer I will agree that they do not eat peonies but especially the young ones taste everything. Not a continueing problem with most but on tree peonies can be a problem but by careful triming can be minimized.
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Name: Chris
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Mar 22, 2010 10:45 AM CST
I have a bunch of pips up too. So glad to hear cold won't hurt them! Hurray!
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Mar 24, 2010 6:07 PM CST
Alana,
My husband carefully trimmed the deer herd last year, but they're back again. Luckily, I've not seen any damage on the tree peonies. The rabbits did a job on the mini roses, though. Nibbled them down to the ground! The roses will survive, and I think between the red tailed hawks and my labradors, we'll trim down the rabbits....
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Name: Diann
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Mar 24, 2010 9:24 PM CST

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Alana
Mar 24, 2010 9:58 PM CST
It is the fawns that I have the most trouble with nibbling where they should not. After the older ones taste they will leave the rest alone.

I have had a mother and three yearlings in my front this winter. I have a large pin oak that tried to make up for lack of acorns in the previous years. I did not remove the leaves the way I should and the deer came over and eat most of the acorns from under the leaves. Other than on my front slope it appears I will not have a lot of oak seedlings. Hooray.
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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Mar 25, 2010 9:30 AM CST

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Yeah, I had little twin fawns with their mother last year, too. I'm sure they are the ones that tasted my Tiger Babies lilies. Smiling LOL
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
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LiliMerci
Mar 26, 2010 6:36 AM CST
The 2 that I am anxious to see Merry Mayshine (fern leaf) and Garden Treasure are not up yet, but many of my other ones are. I hope they are late bloomers (and peepers).
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CindiKS
Mar 26, 2010 10:11 AM CST
What a relief. I see a little nub of red on Julia Rose, so she is alive and well and still where I planted her. THat's 100% returning after a record breaking cold winter. Cold and windy. Guess it's the roses I should have worried about. I think the peonies didn't mind a bit since we didn't have much snow cover. Every spring I stress, and the plants come through, so you think I would know by now...I've only gardened seriously for 32 years. Sticking tongue out Hurray!
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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 26, 2010 2:02 PM CST

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Cool!! It has been a bit on the chilly side here this past week and so I haven't been out messing around as much, but next week it is supposed to be in the 70s and I fully expect everything to start popping up... Smiling I need to locate my Garden Treasure and a few of my others and see how they are coming.

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Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
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LiliMerci
Mar 26, 2010 5:21 PM CST
OK. I saw a peep of Merry Mayshine today but no Garden Treasure yet and a neighbor with Bartzella said hers is not up yet either.

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