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Feb 6, 2010 8:15 AM CST
I'm Tracey and I co-administrate this area with Ticker (aka Diann). Peonies have been a long love of mine and particularly are tied to memories of my grandparents. Peonies announce spring so beautifully and creatively with their many different colors and types. Though I believe that having a yard full of blooming peonies is a sure way to be certain of a heavy rain forecast that is "right on". Lol.
I have met many exceptional people through my love of peonies and lilies. I look forward to seeing friends here, old and new.
Feb 6, 2010 8:18 AM CST
|I have no favorite type of peony, though tree peonies have a special place in my heart and I think it is because they come out first here. And I could be here admitting that anything pink, puffy, with a great scent is sure to be on my favorites list. |
Feb 17, 2010 3:17 PM CST
|Hi, my name is Val. I have a very small city lot (1/5 of an acre) but I still found room for a few peonies. I love them and wish I had the room to add at least a dozen more. I especially like the very fragrant peonies. I only have a few but I love them so much. I have two Red Charm, one Kelway's Glorious, one Edulis Superba and an unnamed seedling that's a pink single.|
Edulis Superba from last year (pink, puffy and has a great scent)
Feb 17, 2010 8:34 PM CST
|Welcome Val! What a pretty peony. It sounds like you have quite a lovely plot. MMMMmmmmm and I can almost smell that peony from here.|
Feb 17, 2010 8:55 PM CST
|I'm happy to be here. When I first came over to cubits, one of the first things that I looked for was a peony forum. I'm ready to start watching for a peony parade on here. These flowers are wonderful. I love them all.|
I always enjoyed the peony forum over at DG so I was anxious to join this one. Tree peonies are so pretty but I'm patiently waiting for one that is considered very fragrant. I could make room for that. Somewhere.
Feb 18, 2010 4:49 PM CST
|Oooooh, soon the Peony parade will start. That is, as soon as the snow melts and goes away. ;) LOL Glad you're here Val!|
Feb 22, 2010 1:16 PM CST
I agree with Tracey. I love peonies because they tie me to my grandparents. I've moved many times, and each time I take a part of my grandparents' peonies with me. Finally I have a place where we intend to stay for the duration, so I've been adding more each year. I started with passalong plants, then bought from Gilbert Wild and nurseries I visited, and then last year hit the jackpot when I went to a sale sponsored by a club in Kansas City. They had Itoh hybrids, tree peonies, species peony and huge roots of more common varieties. I can't wait to see what blooms this year. In the meantime, I'll be checking back on here to see all your lovely pictures!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Feb 23, 2010 7:41 AM CST
|Welcome Cindi. Please come here and share your peonies as well! We all look forward to seeing them. Peony time is not that far away now, especially for you!|
Feb 23, 2010 11:52 PM CST
|Greeting, all. Peonies are my first plant. I keep trying to learn more. If there are any members from the South, do any of you try hybridizing your own peonies if so I would love to talk to you.|
Feb 24, 2010 4:20 PM CST
|HI Alana, glad to have you here! |
Apr 8, 2010 12:17 PM CST
|Mindy from Monticello. Diann is such an enabler! :)|
Apr 9, 2010 9:54 AM CST
|Mindy, you're just easily enabled, that's all. LOL|
Name: Kathy Shadrack
I love best whatever's in bloom
Apr 10, 2010 2:38 PM CST
|Hi everyone... I'm Kathy Guest Shadrack from the Buffalo, NY area. I'm on a couple of the other cubits and since the season is heating up, so is the need to poke around and see what everyone else is doing. I love peonies... favorite herbaceous is probably Old Faithful, a deep red double that never falls over. Not crazy about tree peonies but the intersectionals are fabulous. I'm here to learn and fan my plant gimmies.|
Apr 10, 2010 5:31 PM CST
|Oh, Kathy, welcome to the addiction! You will find lots of enablers here. :)|
Apr 14, 2010 6:37 PM CST
|My name is Jerry. Male, next birthday 70, recently retired from 43 years as a field electronic communications technician, have always loved peonies but have settled upon the unusual types. Also hooked on old, antique irises. Wife is not a gardener but enjoys the fruits of my labor.|
Apr 14, 2010 8:21 PM CST
|Hey Jerry, glad you made it! :)|
Apr 16, 2010 10:13 AM CST
|Hi, I'm sassygranng , Sharon I'm up to approx 12 peony plants another addiction along with hostas irises lilies and daylilies !!!|
Apr 16, 2010 4:04 PM CST
|Yay!! another addict! Welcome aboard! Please take pictures of your gardens and then post them, ok? :)|
Apr 23, 2010 11:24 PM CST
|I would love to take pic of peonys just dont' know how to get them on site and when I ask kids to help we can never get together everyone working different schedules but if one of them will help me I will !!!! One of my peonys is from magnolialover recieved it at a round up and its doing well its about 3yrs now and I'm in love with them !|
Apr 24, 2010 7:03 AM CST
|Sharon you gotta get those pictures of your peonies up for us We'd love to see them whenever it works out for you to upload them here. |
Good to have you here!