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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 31, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Yes we all have them.
I am not fond of Pink and Yellow together and sometimes it happens when I miss calculate the bloom times.
So - - - OK The Tree Peony was bought after I planned and ordered the pink TBI row. My kids gave the Tree to me forMothers Day. I couldnt toss it, but hoped there wouldnt be clashes. I totally forgot they bloom at the same time.

Here it is. The yellow TreePeony and the row of pink iris.
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 31, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Maybe its just me, but im not really seeing a problem...
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 31, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Jason. Its me of course. I just dont like Pink and Yellow.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 31, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Pink and yellow is still better than light peach and yellow. How about something in the wine family to break it up - maybe an early astilbe, or maybe salvia Caradonna?
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
May 31, 2015 6:37 PM CST
Jo Ann, I think it's pretty, but I get it if you don't like pink and yellow. I agree with Arlene that Caradonna or similar might work. Or maybe go for color echoes and add some yellow iris?
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 1, 2015 2:29 AM CST
Thanks both of you. I forgot about the Purple Sensation Alliums that are there.
I tried to diffuse the situation with the Centurea.

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The Tree Peony has dropped its blooms so the rest of the season should be good.
I may consider some Intermediates yellow iris.
Name: Rose
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Rose1656
Jun 1, 2015 6:41 AM CST
I think it looks nice, but it's impossible to make to make a beautiful blooming tree peony look bad, in my opinion! Mine didn't even get a bud on it this year.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 1, 2015 6:46 AM CST
This one is 6 years old. I want another one for a certain spot. DD says she will NOT give up her Rosa Rugosa that is half dead.Looks like I will need to find another spot.
(Zone 6a)
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Celene
Jun 1, 2015 7:12 AM CST
I have a supposed-to-be-white Lychnis chalcedonica seedling blooming orange, right next to a purple rose. Ugh.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 1, 2015 7:51 AM CST
Too bad about the Lychnis. I love the white ones with white lilies.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 1, 2015 8:31 AM CST
We have a rainy day here (hurray) and another one due tomorrow (double hurray) so I'll have time to look through photos, Jo Ann.

I wanted this clematis, Bourbon, and iris, Rip City, to be an ideal match. Once in a while it's "okay" but never ideal.
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There is a yellow potentilla to the left, that has sprays of blooms, bringing more cohesiveness but I cut back the potentilla in early spring so it's not blooming on time.

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dirtdorphins
Jun 1, 2015 8:43 AM CST
Thanks for starting this thread Jo Ann!
I like your pink and yellow alright Smiling

Later when I get a chance, I will unveil the pink disaster in the rock garden...
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 1, 2015 8:46 AM CST
Goodie. It helps to cleanse the soul this way.
Saying that I looked for disaster pix and realize I only show and keep the good stuff.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 1, 2015 8:47 AM CST
I only keep some awful combination photos to learn so I won't repeat it.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Jun 1, 2015 9:13 AM CST
I'm not fond of the pink/yellow combo either. Have seen too many commercial landscapes with 'Stella D'Oro' and landscape roses like 'Nearly Wild' combinations. Each is a nice plant on their own but I see waaaay too many 'Stella' plantings around here. I have made on exception here - Dicentra 'Gold Heart' - only because I like bleeding hearts and gold foliage but it can be rather jarring in spring with all of the other softer blooms.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jun 1, 2015 9:30 AM CST
Stella is WAY overused. I just don't "get" why having the first daylily bloom should be such a wonder. Even when I had 3,000 daylilies I didn't have and didn't want Stella.

Spirea 'Goldflame' is gold with pink flowers so it got moved to a different spot so the self-clash wouldn't interfere with other plants.


Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Jun 1, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Wow - didn't know that 'Stella' is supposed to be the first to bloom. It is a pretty hardy plant and sometimes gets a little rebloom here. I believe it was developed here in NW IN.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Jeanie
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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foraygardengirl
Jun 1, 2015 12:19 PM CST
I have a few Stellas that I inherited around my Rosy Glow barberry, which is not a bad combination, but I want to replace them with something else. I agree they are way overused. I always think of commercial landscapes when I see them.
I do rather like Goldflame though, in small doses.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
pirl
Jun 1, 2015 12:21 PM CST
At the time it was first introduced in 1975, it was touted as the earliest bloom and many reported three bloom times. Maybe now other daylilies are earlier. I no longer collect them due to deer.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 1, 2015 12:31 PM CST
We inherited Stellas and I have one blooming now. What a bore. I dont know where it came from but it looks nice with the tall grey planter combo.
The rest of the propertry has beds of them. I agree with Jeanie. Looks like Medicaloffice building landscaping.
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