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May 18, 2020 5:28 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Late frosts have done some damage to my peonies. Time will tell as far as blooms are concerned...
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May 19, 2020 12:30 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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Sorry, Frank. Such a weird spring.
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May 19, 2020 4:18 AM CST
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Late frosts have really done a number on things here too. Paired with massive amounts of rain, some of what was frozen is now saturated with water (insult to injury) and is now rotting. It has to be the worst damage I've ever had on peonies and liliums. Reason I also grow daylilies who seem to endure all of this.Sorry, Frank. Hope you have some recovery your way.
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May 19, 2020 5:06 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Yes, the foliage on many of my daylilies was damaged by late frosts, but I expect they will be fine. And, yes many of my Liliums were damaged and may not recover. And, we have had heavy rain and flood warnings the last couple of days.
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May 19, 2020 8:47 AM CST
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I'm so sorry you guys have experienced these late freezes, I know how disheartening it is. Our forecast is clear through the end of the month right now. Not out of the woods yet because hail season lasts all summer...
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May 19, 2020 2:42 PM CST
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Name: LG
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Well I can certainly sympathize with all the weather damage. And I hope your place doesn't flood, Frank!

Thankfully all us us just grow for the beauty of the flowers and our livelihoods don't depend on them.

Maybe our daylilies will have a fabulous year!
My first one opened today.
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May 19, 2020 4:50 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Good luck Frank. Hopefully you place doesn't not flood.
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Jul 3, 2020 8:49 AM CST
Name: kathy
Michigan (Zone 4b)
near St. Clair MI
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Hi Frank & Everyone
Catching up on posts.
My peonies have cycled through their blooms and I'm here to report the results of our terrible Spring.
My 30 year old peonies had only half the blooms as previous years. The foliage looks great but plants themselves are not as dense - by one third.
Blooms I did have were full and normal.
Tree peony had 17 blooms, never skipped a beat through all that shocking weather.
Side Note : Trumpet lilies took a huge hit. Some died back to soil level. Two out of 30 are blooming, as we speak, but mis-shapen and I am seriously thinking of moving to less prominent location.
Asiatic not affected (thank goodness), so they are my showpiece today. Some Orientals did not set blooms.
Now we're dealing with clear sunny skies and 99 degrees. Most blooms come & go in 24 hours.
Weather - can't live with it and can't live without it !
"Things won are done, joy's soul lies in the doing." Shakespeare
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Jul 3, 2020 3:00 PM CST
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Name: LG
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Well Kathy, the great thing about peonies is that they will bounce back and bloom normally next year if the weather is good.

I had several lilies not even produce buds this Spring. The ones that did bloomed out normally. I have to spray them with liquid fence to keep the deer from eating them!

99°F seems awfully hot for Michigan!
I am at 91°, which is normal for us. The humidity is dreadful though.

Have a lovely holiday weekend!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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Jul 4, 2020 5:17 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
I had about 20 peonies that did not bloom this year because of the late frost.
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Jul 4, 2020 10:19 AM CST
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Name: LG
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Most of my Itohs, including the 6 Bartzellas I have, did not bloom because of the late frosts.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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Jul 4, 2020 3:57 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
I have 2 Bartzellas, both bloomed.

These are the Itohs that did not bloom:

Paeonia 'Callies Memory'
Paeonia 'Julia Rose'
Paeonia 'Peach Cobbler'
Paeonia 'Rosy Prospects'
Paeonia 'Sugar Plum Fairy'
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Jul 6, 2020 2:12 AM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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20 peonies - a lot! Sorry!
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