Peonies forum: Moving peonies

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Name: Dora
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dorab
Jun 29, 2015 6:02 PM CST
I am on vacation, and in my zeal for better landscaping started lining the edge of my flower bed. It is a curved bed edge and after trying a couple of stone combinations, I found one that worked for me, but the trajectory of the border is headed straight for a herbaceous peony (Sorbet).

My understanding is that the main reason for not moving a peony this time of year is that the plant forms buds this time of year. Is that correct? This particular peony has never bloomed, and is still fairly small, so I am thinking that might not be a concern. Also, we're headed into a week that is moderately warm, with intermittent rain.

Please excuse my messy garden below - you can't see the peony for the lilies, but I'm thinking of moving some of the irises to put in the peony.

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Dora
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 30, 2015 7:53 AM CST
If you are home to keep it moist, then I think you could move it.
I would not do any transplanting in this heat unless it can be watered regularly.
Name: Dora
Calgary (Zone 3a)
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dorab
Jun 30, 2015 7:58 AM CST
After a day of reflection, I think you're right. I'll have to finish my project in the fall. There will be plenty of cool weather later on.

Want any irises? Rhubarb? Egyptian onions?
Dora
Dora
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 30, 2015 8:10 AM CST
No thank you Dora---I already have more plants than I can handle here!
And I am going away.
Name: Dora
Calgary (Zone 3a)
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dorab
Jun 30, 2015 9:16 PM CST
Ah well – worth a try. I might have to eat the Egyptian onion.
Dora
Name: Diann
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Jul 1, 2015 7:59 PM CST

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Dora, I love your cat picture. Smiling
Name: Dora
Calgary (Zone 3a)
Lilies Clematis Bulbs Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian
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dorab
Jul 2, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Thanks. Minnie looks like she is squinting in that photo.
Dora

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