Peonies forum: What Are Currently Growing and Blooming in Your Garden?

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 19, 2020 5:13 PM CST
Would love to see pics of peony pips breaking ground, tree peony buds breaking dormancy, and/or spring flowers that are currently blooming in your garden.

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Feb 20, 2020 4:23 PM CST
I can probably respond in a couple of months:) Here in SE Michigan it is still quite cold.

I have been spending a lot of my time taking photos of my conifers. I find that the winter months are great for conifer photos because the pesky perennials are all asleep. I have shot 91 of 177 conifers so far, so I am over half way there.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 20, 2020 6:30 PM CST
Post away Frank! I am curious what everyone's gardens look like at this time of year. As this has been a pretty mild winter, I wonder if anyone is getting blooms further south.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 20, 2020 6:46 PM CST
I just shared these on the other thread.

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And the Itoh from the box
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Name: Alice
Fort Worth (Zone 8a)
Gypsi
Feb 20, 2020 7:16 PM CST
I have some magenta peony tips just starting to poke through, but where can I find out what kind of orphan peonies I rescued? They were in a backyard of a newly purchased house and I was consulting on drainage issues, were going to end up under a patio. so I dug em up and potted them.
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What's blooming in my yard right now? Rosemary and Tazetta Narcissus. And violets.
Summer snowflakes will follow soon


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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 20, 2020 7:26 PM CST
Annette and ALice, thanks for posting the growth in your gardens.

Annette, are those early blooming variety of narcissus?

Alice, my tazetta does not bloom until mid April. Wow, your area is like 2 months ahead of my zone. Would you say that your season begin earlier this year or just the same as previous years? Violets come into bloom about May for my zone, much later on.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 20, 2020 8:22 PM CST
Yes Karen, Tête-à-tête is always the first to bloom for me, followed by N. Ice King. I don't remember if I brought any of the latter with me!

I dug up several spring blooming bulbs for our move, but didn't tag them. I'll have to do so when they bloom.
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Feb 21, 2020 4:32 AM CST

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Here are some of my Teté a teté daffodils. I have many clumps around the property.

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My bridal wreath spirea has started

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The reticulata Iris provide pops of color
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Crocuses

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Lots of hellebores in the shade gardens

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LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Feb 21, 2020 4:34 AM CST

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I don't know why it is turning my photos sideways!??

Tracey, any ideas?
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Top
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Peonies Dahlias Region: Missouri Seed Starter Zinnias Daylilies
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Topdecker
Feb 21, 2020 6:38 AM CST
Mieko2 said:I don't know why it is turning my photos sideways!??

Tracey, any ideas?


If you rotate them in Windows, the turn may not be permanent. The viewers in Windows keep track of how it should be presented, but they do not change the file. Use an image editor to rotate them.

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The return of perennials in the spring can feel like once again seeing an old friend
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 21, 2020 7:20 AM CST
Very nice LG!

My 2 Hellebores Fire and Ice, and Vavavoom!
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The front beds are planted with pansies, that have been blooming all winter, snapdragons, and spring blooming bulbs, that are just emerging.

Unfortunately, one of the neighborhood cats has been using my right front bed as it's potty, which has affected the growth of the pansies!
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My ruined front bed!🤨
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I also have a lot of potted bulbs, Hyacinth Sweet Invitation is the first to emerge!
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 21, 2020 10:18 AM CST
Now, we are talking! This is what I like to see!

LG, love your bridal wreath spirea and hellebores. Do you know if the spirea makes a long lasting cut flower? I think it will be so pretty in an arrangement. I am still waiting on my tete a tete. Those are so cute but very tough!

Beautiful, Annette! Love what you have planted in your garden beds. Are those impatiens in the beds flanking your front entrance?
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Feb 21, 2020 1:09 PM CST
Wow! Thanks everyone for sharing nice flowers! Such colors! Our spring will come in late April and I will see colors in May.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Feb 21, 2020 5:11 PM CST
Inside rather than outside but cherry! Outside is solid ice and snow, probably at least 6-8" deep over my beds...

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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Cem9165
Feb 21, 2020 5:19 PM CST
Karen, those are pansies in the front beds. They survive our winters.

Anya, I'm looking forward to seeing your spring blooms!

Liz, yikes! I cannot imagine all that snow and ice in my garden beds for such a long time!

Your hibiscus bloom is gorgeous!
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 21, 2020 9:10 PM CST
Glad that you get some color and growth indoors, Liz! Love the warm colors of your gorgeous hibiscus!

Annette, that makes more sense! I couldn't tell from the pics.
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Feb 22, 2020 7:04 AM CST
I have only one garden that is all conifers. All of my other gardens have at least one conifer. I do have mostly dwarf conifers. Here is a photo taken Feb 11, 2020. And, for some reason, my grass has turned white...

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Name: Top
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Peonies Dahlias Region: Missouri Seed Starter Zinnias Daylilies
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Topdecker
Feb 22, 2020 12:17 PM CST
Garage grown peonies... I managed to temper them with soil temps at or below 40 degrees for 425 hours. Now we've got 3 days in a row where they can stay out both day and night and they really need some time in the sun!

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Pink Hawaiian Coral with 3 shoots started. This is one of my earliest planted grow-bag plants and I gave it a huge 12 gallon grow bag because I intend to leave it bagged for 2 years. It has clearly spread-out and has taken advantage of it's space.

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Lorelei is out in front with a pair of Raspberry Sundaes in the background. This plant really, really, needs sunlight now and the Raspberry Sundaes are beginning to unfold leaves and will want the sun as well.

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Lemon Chiffon has put up a pair of stalks that are uniform and very thick. The root had arrived in a very dried-out, withered condition, but obviously it has made a come-back.

I will be glad when the temps get a little more predictable and in the range where I don't have to lug the 13 grow bags around.
The return of perennials in the spring can feel like once again seeing an old friend
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Feb 22, 2020 6:42 PM CST
Frank, love your green and white scenery. As much as I love it, I rather admire it from afar!

Top, isn't Lemon Chiffon pips exquisite! I love the red stems with the golden foliage. Can't wait to see mine pop out of the ground.
Name: Top
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Peonies Dahlias Region: Missouri Seed Starter Zinnias Daylilies
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Topdecker
Feb 22, 2020 9:04 PM CST
kousa said:
Top, isn't Lemon Chiffon pips exquisite! I love the red stems with the golden foliage. Can't wait to see mine pop out of the ground.


They seem to be stout, uniform and almost stately compared to the wilder, more uneven growth of the other cultivars. And you are right, the colors are very rich. I definitely need to speed more time observing the early stages of peony growth - being able to pick out a few at an early stage might be useful.

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