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Aug 30, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Name: Alex
Toronto, Ontario
Region: Canadian
Hi Liz,

I does not make financial sense to order from US at the moment. With exchange rate of 1.32 ( it was at parity only 2 years ago ) and all kind of extra fees I would rather book in Canada...
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Aug 30, 2015 3:13 PM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Yes, Canadians need to be careful now because of the exchange rate on the money,
and also shipping can be pricey also. Sometimes we get charged a tax also, and then a fee
to the Post to collect the tax. It can add up in a hurry so best to stick to Canadian sellers.
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Aug 30, 2015 5:32 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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There are some Canadian sellers that I looked at that had huge fees, decided to scrap those orders. Parkland and La Pivoinerie D'Aoust were absolutely reasonable shipping to the US and the credit card I use doesn't even charge an exchange fee. I'm sorry it doesn't work out as well for Canadian buyers with US sellers.
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Sep 2, 2015 4:55 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Hi, Liz
Do you grow any tree peonies? Yesterday I notice large seeds on my one and only tree peony when I was digging a daylily order. Have you had success in getting any to germinate? LMK
Teresa
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Sep 2, 2015 7:56 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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Hi Teresa, just sent a treemail, got my daylilies today! Thanks again!
I haven't deliberately grown any tree peonies from seeds but I did notice 3 tiny seedlings from Phoenix White this year. None of my other tree peonies have bloomed before this spring and only had a few blooms, no seed pods at all on those. I actually bought peony seed from the APS annual convention last year, the guy manning the desk gave instructions on planting them outside which is what I did. I haven't had any of the tree peony seeds sprout yet but I planted them in big plastic pots with the bottoms cut out so I can see exactly where they are. I'm waiting for at least another year before I call it a total failure on the tree peony side, have had several herbaceous sprout from that same group. If you plant outside put them in a shadier spot than you'd plant a peony in typically, then move it after the 2nd or 3rd year after sprouting. You can plant the same fall you collect the seed.
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Sep 2, 2015 7:57 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
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Almost forgot, got an email saying my GW order will be here on Friday! WHOOO HOOO!!! First box of peony roots of the season!
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Sep 3, 2015 1:57 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Thank you Liz, I alway love a good challenge. Would you want to try a few of these seed? I can mail them to you. LMK

Where do your order from? Link plz

Teresa
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Sep 3, 2015 6:03 AM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That is great, Liz! How many will you be receiving?
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Sep 3, 2015 8:25 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
I ordered Allen P McConnell (BOGO!). Alerti, Astarte, Couronne d'Or, Dai Jo Kuan, Liberty Bell, Negricans (BOGO!) Westerner (yet another BOGO!) and Winged Victory from Gilbert Wild http://www.gilberthwild.com/PE... My sister is visiting from OK this weekend, she'll probably end up with the GOs!

If you're talking about a link for tree peonies, Teresa, GW doesn't sell them at all, nor Itohs. I like Tree Peony Garden for trees http://www.treepeonygarden.com... I ordered 3 from her last year and another 5 this fall. And yes, I'm always up for trying seeds of a variety I don't have! Let me know if you'd like some Phoenix White seed. It's pretty boring on it's own but is supposed to germinate well, could be a good seed parent if you'd like to try a cross.
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Sep 3, 2015 8:27 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Ok, that sound good. I will get these in the mail to you. About 5 ?
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Sep 3, 2015 8:37 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
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Sounds great, Teresa! I'll plant them outside where I've had volunteer peonies in the past. I'll let you know if any come up next spring!

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