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Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Mar 27, 2020 8:26 AM CST

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I have relocated the thread for blooming tree peonies here. Post away! Look forward to seeing everyones flowers this year!
Tracey
Name: Gary Ray
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
graycrna4u
Mar 28, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Here is Hibiscus in a Brocade on Friday
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Here she is this morning, Saturday
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It has taken 6 years to get this tree peony to this point. If you look back at Blooms 2019 from last year, I posted a compilation of how the blooms have looked and changed, each year looking different. Finally, this year it looks like the composite picture I ordered from. It smells wonderful and has a total of 10 buds in various states from closed to open. Enjoy.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Mar 28, 2020 8:17 AM CST

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What a nice full flower, Gary and fragrant too. I'm not familiar with that particular variety, but it looks lovely. A nice start to the season for sure!
Tracey

littlebin
Mar 28, 2020 9:15 AM CST
Thank you for sharing. The cultivar shows the great diversity and good smell of traditional Chinese suffruticosa. One friend said it will not be boring to plant Chinese suffruticosa, because it looks different each year.

graycrna4u said:Here is Hibiscus in a Brocade on Friday
Here she is this morning, Saturday
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It has taken 6 years to get this tree peony to this point. If you look back at Blooms 2019 from last year, I posted a compilation of how the blooms have looked and changed, each year looking different. Finally, this year it looks like the composite picture I ordered from. It smells wonderful and has a total of 10 buds in various states from closed to open. Enjoy.


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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM CST

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Congrats Gary!! It is certainly a beautiful peony, and it's good to know that it is fragrant, too.

Here is Feng Dan Fen blooming today

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Feng Dan Bai opened three blooms this morning
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LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Mar 28, 2020 10:05 AM CST

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Good to see the season is underway. Some of these flowers here will be particularly helpful to endure a positive spirit in the current Covid situation. Thanks all for sharing.
Tracey
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 28, 2020 1:30 PM CST
GORGEOUS, Gary! Love the color and full crown form of this flower! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

LG, that is amazing that your Feng Deng Bai shows such a pink bloom! I love it!
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Mar 28, 2020 6:22 PM CST

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Hi Karen,
The pink one is Feng Dan Fen.Feng Dan Bai is the white one.
I'm glad you enjoyed them😁
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Oregon (Zone 8a)
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FatPokey
Mar 28, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Thanks for moving this thread, I sent a request to open the other one.
I would love to start peony seeds this yr from my tree peony after I saw how expensive they are after I lost one. I was thinking the seeds must need special treatment like Stratification and scarification in addition to a soak. Ive also become aquainted with some gardening experts that recommend soaking in weak seaweed soln. Rationale for that is it wakes up the cytokynins in the seed to activate germination. IDK if its true or not, but I would NEVER leave a seed in soak over 24hrs. and ALWAYS soak in a sterilized jar to cut down on plastic use. Its choking our oceans.
Anyway, I was trying to get in on the seed conversation b.c Ive never done it with peonies and they have become my favorite flower. Im also planning on cross pollinating my 2 favorite tomatoes this yr to find the "perfect" canning tomato. I'll ask in the appropriate thread on that. Nice to meet such experts on Tree Peonies. Thanks for the advice.
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Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
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Teruko
Mar 28, 2020 9:19 PM CST
FatPokey, what a beautiful peony! What is it called? You're photos are stunning!
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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Mieko2
Mar 29, 2020 5:23 AM CST

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Welcome FatPokey!!
Your tree Peonies are beautiful.

We love to chat about Peonies here.

Since I am landlocked, fresh seaweed is not available. It will be interesting to see your results!

Welcome!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Gary Ray
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
graycrna4u
Mar 29, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Here is Hisbiscus in a Brocade today

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and here is a single on the same tree peony
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Gong Yang Zhuang, opened today
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 29, 2020 8:07 PM CST
So beautiful Gary! It is definitely worth the time and patience it takes to get to this lovely stage. This year's wonderful weather is bringing out the best of your tree peonies. Can't wait to see more of your tree peony blooms! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Mar 29, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Gary, wonderful blooms! It is so nice to look at all flowers here, we are still very far from any growth outside.
Name: Tracey
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Mar 30, 2020 6:44 AM CST

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Gary, what perfect flowers you have there. Thanks for giving us a walk through your garden today.

Here we are simply grateful that the sun is out, finally!
Tracey
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 30, 2020 7:09 PM CST

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Gary that is so nice to have both doubles and singles on the same plant.

I hope the weather continues to hold for us!!

I can't wait to see more blooms from everyone.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Gary Ray
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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Mar 31, 2020 3:11 AM CST
Just an updated picture

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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Mar 31, 2020 4:55 AM CST

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So beautiful Gary! I can't even imagine the fragrance!!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Mar 31, 2020 4:57 AM CST
Both the double and single flowers are lovely! Nice to see such varied forms on the same plant.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Apr 2, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Beautiful!
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