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Aug 6, 2021 5:49 PM CST

Be careful about peonies the are toxic to animals.
Reference: https://gartenlehrer.de/pfings...
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Aug 15, 2021 5:48 AM CST

Extra information: Peony likes cold weather in winter. But likes hot weather in summer
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Nov 30, 2021 1:33 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
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A couple of papers on tree peonies Smiling

An interesting propagation method from seeds is described around page 44.
https://ahsgardening.org/wp-co...

On the importance of peonies in China (and European cultural ignorance):
https://journals.troy.edu/inde...
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Dec 11, 2021 12:10 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
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On the origin and properties of Rockii peonies:
https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907...
There is an unbelievable picture of a Rockki peony; it really looks like a tree.
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
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Jul 25, 2022 10:23 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Jasmin ..Interesting articles.. Thank You! and great articles in the hort mag going back to 1955. Great history…
I agree Tree peony's are a magnificent plant. The alkaline in them is poisonous to animals as all alkaline plants. The deer seem to know that…that's is why the peony's have lasted for years. Even the horses don't even look at them when standing at their post right in front of the peony's.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jul 26, 2022 3:15 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
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Bea, how do people tolerate peonies? People make peony wine. I should learn more about how peonies were used in medicine. Any good article on this?
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Jul 26, 2022 6:32 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Jasmine Asked. … How peony wine is tolerated?. Interesting question.

I would imagine it would take gobs of blooms to make peony wine.Not sure how, maybe boil the heck out of them and add alcohol and let it sit in sealed containers for weeks.
Now I'm curious how peony wine is made. It's like digitalis 'foxglove' is poisonous and I have loads of that in my garden. It's also used as a medicine . I haven't had any handling issues .Well when ya think about it practicality everything in the garden is poisonous. There are a few exceptions .

I've heard of dandelion wine, never made it , and I have gobs of those. Also many weeds and flowers are eatable but never heard of peoney wine.
Do you have a link to peony wine ?
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Jul 27, 2022 2:17 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
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Here is one article. I will try to find something more scientific Smiling
https://www.hobbyfarms.com/peo...
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Jul 30, 2022 9:28 AM CST
Name: Caroline Scott
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New book of peony interest is
For Love of Peonies by Carole Shannon

It is not a how to book, but just sharing the peonies that she grows in her Vancouver Island Garden. A bit of history related to peonies and their culture.
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Aug 11, 2022 4:18 PM CST
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Caroline, it sounds very interesting! Thank you!
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Aug 11, 2022 10:38 PM CST
Name: Bea
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CarolineScott said: New book of peony interest is
For Love of Peonies by Carole Shannon

It is not a how to book, but just sharing the peonies that she grows in her Vancouver Island Garden. A bit of history related to peonies and their culture.


Vancouver Island is a beautiful island. A trip back in time to England…
Got my attention Vancouver Island British Columbia is a hop skip and a jump away from here. We can take the auto ferries across to the Island. We used to go to so many gardens in Washington. There was a fantastic nursery in Wa. I would go up there and get all kinds of in usual plants collected by two hort pros that traveled around the world for new plants. Heronswood Garden is in Kingston Wa. It was heronswood nursery in the 90's. Refurbished Gardens by a local organization and open for tours. It is amazing. It was a really super speciality nursery. Nothin like it around today.
A big seed company bought them out .
It was so cool to read their catalogues. Each plant had a history of their travels and how when and where they found the plants and brought them back. It was a great time to be a hort head and so many amazing nurseries in the 90's.
Will look into Peonies by Carol. Thank You! For the heads up.
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Aug 12, 2022 4:27 AM CST
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Lucky you to be able to tour Heronswood Nursery. I used to get their catalog. Dan Hinkley has moved to the UK I believe.

I do see plants introduced as 'Dan Hinkley Collection' plants.

Thanks for the information about the new book, Caroline.
LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
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Aug 12, 2022 4:57 PM CST
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I just read an interview with Dan Hinkley in the July/August 2022 issue of Horticulture magazine. He talks about Heronswood and how it came about. Sounds like he and his spouse live near Heronwood in a new place they've built. There's a book out that he wrote about building their current garden, Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens.
When did the Oxford Comma become so common? Obviously between my early school years and now….
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Aug 12, 2022 9:08 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Liz
I thought Oxford Comma was a punk band . Rolling on the floor laughing

Thank you . I still have all of Heronswood Catalogs.
Dan Hinkley plants are available thru Monrovia and he does have a web site .
Here's a link to a interview with him last year . Shows pics of his new garden.
https://youtu.be/szELWFgUnrE
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Oct 31, 2022 2:00 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
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Here is a page that you could translate. For example, if you are using the Google Chrome browser, you could translate the whole page. It contains information on the temperatures relevant for peony blooms.
http://www.sdjhmd.com/bsmd/fdb...
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Oct 31, 2022 2:41 PM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Some interesting legends about peonies (you will have to translate the pages):
https://baike.baidu.hk/item/%E...
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Nov 26, 2022 2:30 PM CST
Name: Valerie
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Re; the Dan Hinkley book Windcliff - ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! If you don't mind a lot of Latin plant names, the style of his writing is well worth the read (those who have his old Heronswood catalogues know what I mean Rolling on the floor laughing )
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Nov 26, 2022 3:13 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Vals_Garden said: Re; the Dan Hinkley book Windcliff - ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! If you don't mind a lot of Latin plant names, the style of his writing is well worth the read (those who have his old Heronswood catalogues know what I mean Rolling on the floor laughing )



Val …Great review on his new book. Hurray! A great winter read. I still have all his catalogues. So many amazing stories about where each plant was found . Both of his gardens are beautiful . Also see gardens via utube . I tip my hat to you.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Nov 26, 2022 3:15 PM CST
Name: Bea
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Rec'd my peony order. To wet and cold to plant. Hoping for dryer weather .
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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Dec 30, 2022 11:53 AM CST
Name: Jasmin
Toronto, Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Interesting facts and propagation methods specified by Dr. Marianna Uspenskaya (credit to Alex). You could translate the text to English by Google.

https://coollib.com/b/277368-m...
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."~Albert Einstein
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