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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 6, 2021 6:17 PM CST
I went outside today and I spotted Pink Hawaiian Coral emerging. Since I'm in California, Spring here starts sooner than the rest of the country. Next week it will be hot, in the 70s, maybe I can start back at swimming again.
So I thought I start a thread so we can post pictures of our peonies coming up.

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Hiyamakki
Jan 6, 2021 10:33 PM CST
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Technically this is cheating. These camellias are still blooming. Even being covered by snow for 3 days didn't prevent the buds from opening. I am in awe. I cut a sprig yesterday to replace the last of my chrysanthemums which were starting to look wilty in the vase.
Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 6, 2021 10:35 PM CST
Beautiful, I like it.
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Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 7, 2021 10:48 AM CST
More signs of Spring.

Hyacinth
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Anemones
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Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Jan 9, 2021 10:01 AM CST

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That is not cheating at all, Hiyamakki, I would LOVE to have something blooming over New Years!
No signs of spring yet in CO—it's actually snowing, but I have a few from AL from last weekend. Top pic is Golden Experience. This one grabbed my eye because it's been in my CO garden for 3 springs and has never done more that put up a couple of leaves and has always only had 1 stem sprout from the ground and has never had any growth from an existing stem, was actually surprised to see a healthy looking root when I dug it up last fall. It seems to like AL better than CO. This is a Reath intro so I'd be surprised if it actually performed better in warmer weather but maybe! Also—if I ever refer to Great Expectations tree peony I'm actually meaning this one. I have referred to it a few times already by that name, especially if I check the tag without my readers....
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The bottom pic is a double red species fernleaf. I was a bit hesitant to plant out fernies in AL as the climate, especially during winter, is so WET. Fernies don't like WET. But it seems to be doing well so far. This one didn't increase well in CO either, think the most I've had on it was 4 buds and most I've ever had to open was 3 blooms in a season. I was incredibly careful when digging this one up and managed to get it out in one piece and it looks like it's rewarding me by putting up at least 4 stems which pretty much matches its growth in its old spot.
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Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 9, 2021 10:39 AM CST
Another Pink Hawaiian Coral is coming up, I guess this is an early variety. The one in the front yard is full sun, I think it has a bud, but I'm not 100% certain, I need to wait a bit longer, this one in the back yard is in partial shade.

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Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 9, 2021 5:00 PM CST
More hope here. This is High Adventure. I couldn't barely see it this morning, but I went out after lunch and saw a tiny bud.

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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Jan 9, 2021 8:10 PM CST

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The earliest of springs garden watch. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up
Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
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ol434445
Jan 9, 2021 9:31 PM CST
Just got back from Sydney on Wednesday after 11 month's it was all together a36 hr trip glad to be back. Spent the last 3 day cleaning up the garden here wats blooming all the tree peonies have buds, one of my high noon is leafing out.
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Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 9, 2021 10:05 PM CST
Tree peony buds. I have lots of them and I didn't know what they are. I need to take pictures of them tomorrow.
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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anyagoro
Jan 9, 2021 11:48 PM CST
Welcome back, Oscar!
Name: LG
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Mieko2
Jan 10, 2021 12:40 AM CST

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Welcome back Oscar! I'm sure you are glad to be back in your own home. It's amazing that some of your peonies are leafing out!
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Tracey
Midwest (Zone 5a)
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magnolialover
Jan 10, 2021 8:13 AM CST

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Oscar, what a trip. I'm happy to hear you made it back safely.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 10, 2021 9:27 AM CST
Welcome back Oscar, 11 months is a long time to be away.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Jan 10, 2021 10:28 AM CST

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Welcome back, Oscar! Will miss some of the Australia pics but looking forward to seeing how well your peonies are going to bloom this spring!
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Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 10, 2021 11:05 AM CST
One of my Sarah Bernhardt buds was dying, I had to pinch it off, it's black, I was wondering why it oozed out sticky sap a few weeks ago, now I know. It's not good to come out too early, even we have no hard frost here. Luckily my bud from Coral Charm is still green.

Lavender Hill, this one looks promising
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Shima Nishiki, this one is from Alderman's, it has potential.



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Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
Region: Canadian Bee Lover Peonies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
ol434445
Jan 10, 2021 10:42 PM CST
Thank you Anya,LG,Tracey,SoCal and Liz it's good to be back,if the weather stays around the freezing point and we don't get snow, I will be dun cleaning up the garden.But I do miss my daughter and my grandson he's the cutest thing ever.
Name: SoCal
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 11, 2021 5:22 PM CST
It's still, cold here, our heater is on everyday. I'm looking forward to warmer weather, it will be low 80s here this Thursday and Friday.
My anemones have one flower bud, it's white. I think I bought the white and blue mix anemones from Brecks, can't wait to see the combination.
Here it is.

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I also checked that 2 of my Bartz Itohs have 2 buds each. They are in full sun and maybe that's why they are sprouting early. But 2 buds on a $10 root is very good.
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Name: Alex
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Jan 11, 2021 7:22 PM CST
Welcome back, Oscar! It looks you are having a warmer weather even you are just 60 km south of Toronto. I have pretty much all of my backyard covered in snow at the moment and my hellebores are covered as well.
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Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
Region: Canadian Bee Lover Peonies Photo Contest Winner: 2017
ol434445
Jan 11, 2021 9:57 PM CST
Thank you Alex it's good to be back,although Australia was great. We have a little bit of snow in parts of the garden where the sun does not shine, just about nothing in my yard, all my hellebores have buds some spring bulbs are showing,still have some yard work to do,should get it done in the next few days these are what I have in Hellebores and the white one which is blooming now
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