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Mar 21, 2010 8:16 AM CST
|Dan and I went up to the Des Moines Flower and Garden show yesterday, 3-19-10. Hollingsworth Peony was there and I picked up four new peony roots!!! Yay!! I realize they have been in cold storage all winter but you cannot tell that they weren't just dug yesterday they are so nice!! I got Miss America, a white semi-double; Roy Pherson's Best Yellow, a yellow single; Philomele, a pink anemone; and Mackinac Grand, a deep red semi-double with yellow center. I'm as happy as a little clam!! As usual, the guys from Hollingsworth are wonderful! Love their peonies!! Yay!!|
Mar 21, 2010 12:42 PM CST
|Oh, you are so lucky. They didn't come to our garden show in Wichita this year. Hopefully, I'll see them at the Heartland Peony Sale this fall. |
Don't you just love garden shows when it is cold and dreary outside? Come on, spring!
Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Mar 21, 2010 2:10 PM CST
|Yes, I prefer to go to garden shows when I can't be out working in my gardens. It makes me feel so much less guilty about stealing time away. LOL|
Mar 21, 2010 7:30 PM CST
|You should be delighted with Mackinac Grand once it becomes established. One of those peonies you just say "Oh" about. It does like a fair amount of fertilizer.|
Mar 21, 2010 9:25 PM CST
|Thanks Alana, I'll keep that in mind about Makinac Grand. It is a gorgeous peony. But, as you know, I've never met a peony I didn't like... LOL|
Name: Juergen Steininger
Breeding for the future
Apr 8, 2010 8:59 AM CST
|Thanks for the kind words Ticker. We do to please and keeping a knowledgeable team is how we accomplish all of it.|
Apr 8, 2010 9:33 AM CST
|You do have a very knowledgeable team. I need to get more of my peony buddies to road trip down sometime... They need to see your fields in full bloom. |
Apr 8, 2010 1:46 PM CST
|I most cerainly would love to make the trip next year. It comes at the perfect time of year too....when I am desperate for digging and am in search of spring. Though it may find me broke as the outcome . Lol.|