Peonies forum: Where is everyone??

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 24, 2010 4:40 PM CST

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So where are you guys?? What do you have planned for your peony gardens for this year??

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Alana
Mar 24, 2010 6:16 PM CST
Other than finally planting the peonies that I did not get planted last fall I am trying to find plants that will hold the soil but not bother the peonies. With the rains we have been having the soil loss is starting to become a problem. The new storm sewers that were put in a block away have been overflowing. Since I am down hill water pools then runs off along with the soil where I had been using wood chip mulch. I am trying to think of it as green mulch. Some of the older areas the peonies are planted so that little sunlight gets between the plants so the ground is bare. But other areas I am going to add strawberry plants, more thyme and try some of the ornamental oregano's. It appears that I will have to break my habit of purchasing just one or two plants of one kind and letting mother nature spread them. So I am on the hunt for plants. In the old bed I may just resort to large rocks under the plants.

I do have last falls trimmings to chip up and use but very little is available. Since I am cheap, except for peonies, I use what ever I have rather than buying things.
AH
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
Mar 24, 2010 9:22 PM CST

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Alana, have you ever checked out a little plant called "Snow in the Summer?" It's a great little ground cover...

http://landscaping.about.com/od/plantsforsunnydryareas/p/sno...

I'm really quite fond of it and it does reseed nicely. It also starts from seed quite easilly. :)



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Alana
Mar 24, 2010 9:52 PM CST
I remember purchasing but never established.
AH
Name: Diann
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Mar 25, 2010 9:33 AM CST

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I haven't had any problems with it not establishing. You might also try Flax, California Poppies, and Gallardia aka Blanket Flower...
Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
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LiliMerci
Mar 26, 2010 6:38 AM CST
Ticker, those peonies are beautiful! I do hope they bloom in time this year. Hard to believe I will have blooms in about a month. Seems like they are coming up late this year.
Name: Diann
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Mar 26, 2010 2:11 PM CST

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Thanks Lili. Smiling Usually my Roselette and Double Fern Leaf are the first up and blooming, but yes, everything is a bit slower this year it seems.

The attached picture is not either of the two peonies mentioned above. Smiling I think it is Buckeye Bell...

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Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Mar 26, 2010 5:20 PM CST
WOW! Look at all the buds. Mine are just popping out.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Mar 27, 2010 8:59 AM CST

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Oh Lili, these area all old pictures. None of mine are above the pip stage right now... :)

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Name: Nicole
Atlanta 8a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Amaryllis Peonies Plumerias Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Georgia
LiliMerci
Mar 27, 2010 4:54 PM CST
oh, LOL! What is that pretty white one just posted above? Oh and I have Rasberry Sundae on my wish list this coming year.
Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Mar 27, 2010 8:59 PM CST

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Thanks, I wish I could remember who it is. Smiling LOL


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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 8, 2010 12:51 PM CST
I have a beautiful Oriental peony, The blooms are finishing up when can I transplant some to share??
You all have some beautiful blooms.

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Name: Diann
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Ticker
May 8, 2010 2:11 PM CST

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The best time to divide a peony is in September through early November. If you just want a chunk off it to give to someone you wouldn't necessarily have to dig the entire peony, just put a spade down through the area you want to divide off and dig that piece out. Again, this is best done in September through early November. :)
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
May 8, 2010 3:18 PM CST
Sept. is a good time. Thank you. got a tree peony from Maajack and it has bloomed. I picked off the bloom when it wilted to help it go ahead and make roots. It is cute little thing. got it planted out in the sun. Now the Oriental is in partial shade and does great. here is the bloom.
Thank you for the speedy answer.
Charleen

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