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Jan 13, 2017 8:37 AM CST
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Name: LG
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My heart is still singing. Lovey dubby

This morning I checked my email, and there was one from Ebay with results from my automated search on my account. It is a first edition. What a lovely thing to happen on a Friday the 13th!

Of course I bought it. I have never seen it offered for sale before.

Please post about Peony books you have on this thread.




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Jan 13, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
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I bought that book along with another one she wrote. A smaller version. Mine is not a first edition - wish it were. It is a reproduction so the pictures are all black and white. I love books and have ordered many on different subjects that date way back. I envy your great find.

I just ordered the book "Peonies by Allan Rogers". Was recommended and I found it at Adelman's although you can also find it on Amazon, and Alibris (used books). Around the same price as your book. Has a lot of info on Saunders who is just fascinating. Sounds like we have him to thank for all the luscious hybrids we have.
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Jan 13, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
Garden Ideas: Level 2
I just ordered a book by Halda recommended and sponsored by Heartland Peony Society. Looks really good. Also another whose name I forget. HPS gets some credit as well as my other favorite non-profit Alaska Native Plant Society through Amazon Smile.
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Jan 13, 2017 12:21 PM CST
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Thanks, Mary Stella! I have Alan Rogers book, too.

I just bought the Martin Page book in December (it was a gift that I picked out). It is an easy read.


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Jan 13, 2017 12:47 PM CST
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Name: Liz Best
Columbiana Alabama (Zone 8a)
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I only have a couple, the Martin Page and a paperback Lins one produced recently by the family. You're inspiring me to find more, LG! I'll start searching for propagation info ones....
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Jan 13, 2017 12:50 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
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I joined the Heartland Peony page. Looks like tons of really good info
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Jan 13, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
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I got "The Genus Paeonia" by JJ Halda and JW Waddick (2004) as a present which is mostly about wild varieties and how to grow them. Very informative.
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Jan 13, 2017 1:41 PM CST
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Mary Stella, I love the Heartland Peony Society website. Their FAQ page has a wealth of information. I recommend that section often to newbies. I will check their book section out.
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Jan 13, 2017 3:00 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
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Anya, that is why I bought it. The information on wild species. I would really like to have an entire exhibit just of those.
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Jan 13, 2017 3:38 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
Cat Lover
Mary, I love species peonies! Although have not seen them in person but anomala and tenuifolia Smiling I will definitely visit your exhibition!
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Jan 13, 2017 4:10 PM CST

There is an Ebook for "The book of the peony" by Harding, Alice Howard
https://archive.org/details/bo...
You can download the PDF too.
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Jan 13, 2017 6:32 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
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That's the one LG mentioned she had bought. Didn't know you could download a pdf. Course she will have the lovely color plates. Mine is a reprint and is in black and white. Like someone ran it off a copier. Shrug!
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Jan 13, 2017 6:52 PM CST

The PDF book is colorful, you can print it out use a color printer. Also other formats, e.g. black and white version, ePub, kindle version are available for download on bottom right hand corner.

There are also some very old books about peonies at the bottom you guys can check.

Oberon46 said:That's the one LG mentioned she had bought. Didn't know you could download a pdf. Course she will have the lovely color plates. Mine is a reprint and is in black and white. Like someone ran it off a copier. Shrug!
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Jan 13, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thank You! for the link Littlebin. You are like a walking reference source. I don't know how you know and remember names and websites and links. Just amazing! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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Jan 13, 2017 7:04 PM CST

Thanks, also a Ebook, paeonia calendar 2017
http://www.paeonia.ch/kalender...
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Jan 13, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3a)
Cat Lover
Thank You! I downloaded the book, very nice!
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Jan 13, 2017 8:41 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have been reading the ebook link provided by Littlebin. What a great book of info! Just in case that anyone is interested in hybridizing, here is a link to the anatomy of a peony flower so you can more easily follow the descriptions of the parts described in the book.

http://hollingsworthpeonies.co...

Click to download Part I
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Jan 14, 2017 3:42 AM CST
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Name: LG
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Karen, that is a marvelous link! Thank you.


Now I am wondering if there is a place where all the old APS Peony bulletins have been preserved electronically? If not, I wonder how much it would cost to do so?
Now that would be some good reading on a gloomy day!!
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Jan 14, 2017 4:08 AM CST
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Name: LG
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Thanks Littlebin for the links. It specifically stated that the book I bought is not in copyright, so I may see if I can take a picture of the color plates and if it turns out nicely post it.
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Jan 14, 2017 11:02 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Little Bin and Karen. Thanks so much for these urls. It will provide tons of information and pictures for my peony articles on the ABG website. And I was thrilled to actually see the pictures in Alice Hardings books in color. My copy is really rather poor.

And many thanks to LG for starting this thread. Is almost worth making it a sticky due to the historic nature of the urls. Or maybe a sticky could be made and the urls pasted in to make it more succinct
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