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Mar 27, 2020 8:26 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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Plant Database Moderator Cat Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Seed Starter
I have relocated the thread for blooming tree peonies here. Post away! Look forward to seeing everyones flowers this year!
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Mar 28, 2020 8:13 AM CST
Name: Gary Ray
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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.
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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!
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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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Mar 28, 2020 10:00 AM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Garden Photography Hostas Hummingbirder Peonies Region: Tennessee
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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.
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Mar 28, 2020 10:05 AM CST
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Name: Tracey
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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.
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Mar 28, 2020 1:30 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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!
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Mar 28, 2020 6:22 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Garden Photography Hostas Hummingbirder Peonies Region: Tennessee
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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.
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Mar 28, 2020 8:56 PM CST
Oregon (Zone 8a)
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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Mar 28, 2020 9:19 PM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
FatPokey, what a beautiful peony! What is it called? You're photos are stunning!
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Mar 29, 2020 5:23 AM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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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.
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Mar 29, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: Gary Ray
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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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Mar 29, 2020 8:07 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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
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Mar 29, 2020 9:06 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
Cat Lover
Gary, wonderful blooms! It is so nice to look at all flowers here, we are still very far from any growth outside.
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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!
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Mar 30, 2020 7:09 PM CST
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Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
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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.
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Mar 31, 2020 3:11 AM CST
Name: Gary Ray
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Mar 31, 2020 4:55 AM CST
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Name: LG
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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.
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Mar 31, 2020 4:57 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Both the double and single flowers are lovely! Nice to see such varied forms on the same plant.
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Apr 2, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Beautiful!

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