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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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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
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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.
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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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.
Name: Jeanie
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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)
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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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