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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 14, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Do Tell!

Peony Do Tell

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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 14, 2021 6:05 PM CST
I love Do Tell peony.
2022 wishlist: Pastelorama, Pastelegance, and Blonde Vision.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jun 14, 2021 6:12 PM CST
Beautiful! Excellent banner, Leslie! Smiling
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Jun 14, 2021 6:15 PM CST
Wow! What a beautiful bloom! It makes a great banner.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 14, 2021 7:41 PM CST
Very pretty, Leslie.
Perfect banner. Thumbs up
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Jun 14, 2021 9:27 PM CST
Beautiful!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jun 14, 2021 9:55 PM CST
Beautiful banner Leslie!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 15, 2021 7:51 AM CST
Thanks all. It always has such perfect blooms. Definitely a favorite of mine in my garden. I will post the full picture when I get home from work so you can see why it just screamed to me "make a banner." Hilarious!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 15, 2021 5:38 PM CST
The whole shot then an extra just because....

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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 15, 2021 5:40 PM CST
Beautiful, I'm so glad I did order one to be delivered in fall.
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Jun 16, 2021 5:11 AM CST
Definitely Do Tell is a uniquely charming peony. Very banner worthy
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 16, 2021 9:16 AM CST
A huge thank you for all the thumbs and Acorn 's!
@arctangent, @bumplbea, @dirtdorphins, @EscondidoCal, @Frenchy21, @IrisLilli, @krobra, @lauriemorningglory
@lovemyhouse, @Lucius93, @MargieNY, @plantmanager, @scvirginia, @slowcala, @SoCalGardenNut
@touchofsky, @tveguy3, @vic, @Whitebeard, @wildflowers
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 16, 2021 10:45 AM CST
I've tried growing peonies a few times, but they
didn't do well, and eventually "conked out". Rolling my eyes.

However, you've inspired me to try one more time. Smiling
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 16, 2021 11:21 AM CST
Cal, I had 22 varieties bloomed this year for me. Don't cover them deeply like the instructions, expose them for the cool air.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 16, 2021 3:52 PM CST
SoCalGardenNut said:Cal, I had 22 varieties bloomed this year for me. Don't cover them deeply like the instructions, expose them for the cool air.

Thanks for the tip! Smiling



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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 17, 2021 7:53 AM CST
@EscondidoCal
Cal: My eyes are planted only an inch or two from the surface. Your area is drier and hotter. I guess you would want the eyes at least slightly covered to keep them from scorching? @SoCalGardenNut - do you have any problems with this? Do you keep yours well watered? We had record rains last year and into the winter and they bloomed better than ever this year, so I am wondering if I wasn't giving them quite enough water before.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 17, 2021 8:03 AM CST
Actually I have the opposite problem, I get botrytis when it's too wet. I have to make sure they drain well here.
2022 wishlist: Pastelorama, Pastelegance, and Blonde Vision.
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 17, 2021 12:06 PM CST
I just planted this recently, I had the eyes above the ground, but it's in the shade, no scorching.

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jun 26, 2021 5:29 AM CST
SoCalGardenNut said:Cal, I had 22 varieties bloomed this year for me. Don't cover them deeply like the instructions, expose them for the cool air.

Which ones do the best for you? What mix & food do you use?

I was planning to put them under a pomegranate (morning sun, light shade in afternoon) in large pots with 1:1 loam & Miracle Grow Potting soil for good drainage to keep them watered well enough, as well as protecting them from gophers.
I use Liquinox Grow for all my plants.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Li...

And Liquinox Bloom 0-10-10.

I've narrowed it down to 2 from Breck's, but haven't ordered yet.
https://www.brecks.com/product...
https://www.brecks.com/product...

Lestv said:@EscondidoCal
Cal: My eyes are planted only an inch or two from the surface. Your area is drier and hotter. I guess you would want the eyes at least slightly covered to keep them from scorching? @SoCalGardenNut - do you have any problems with this? Do you keep yours well watered? We had record rains last year and into the winter and they bloomed better than ever this year, so I am wondering if I wasn't giving them quite enough water before.

Thanks! Sorry, I didn't see your post till today.







Learn & create something every day.
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
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SoCalGardenNut
Jun 26, 2021 7:34 AM CST
They all did well for me if I planted them right. My best roots came from Gold City. Gilbert and Wild also send very good roots. Alderman's sent huge roots. You might try those places. So far I only ordered hostas from Breck's.

Felix Supreme did very well for me. Monsieur Jules Elie was easy for me too.

For soil, I have my own compost, perlite, a bit of regular soil, not sure which bag, and bone meal for bud production, and Azomite. No chicken manure, no cow manure, I was afraid they might produce more leaves or something.
2022 wishlist: Pastelorama, Pastelegance, and Blonde Vision.
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