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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 1, 2018 4:10 PM CST
It is with great joy that I share my 1st peony bloom in 2018. Tree peony Koukamon s always one of the first to bloom in my garden, and it opened today.

Please share your pictures as we move through the 2018 peony season, I look forward to seeing each and every one of them.

Tree peony Koukamon
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Apr 1, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Congratulations, Annette! Very nice flower and such a deep color!
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Apr 1, 2018 5:06 PM CST
Koukamon is lovely.

All types of peonies or just tree peonies for this thread?
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 1, 2018 5:47 PM CST
WHOOHOO! Let the bloom train begin! Congratulations Annette, it's gorgeous!
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Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
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Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 1, 2018 6:59 PM CST
Thank you Anya, Carol, and Liz!

Carol, please free to post any kind of peony that is blooming, we love to see all of them.
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Name: Gary Ray
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
graycrna4u
Apr 1, 2018 7:09 PM CST
Gorgeous Annette. Congratulations.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 1, 2018 8:54 PM CST
Thanks Gary!

My noid this afternoon at 3:57 PM.
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9:47 PM. I expect it to be fully open tomorrow.
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Name: oscar
beamsville Ontario canada (Zone 6a)
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ol434445
Apr 1, 2018 9:15 PM CST
Annette your garden is Beautiful.
I love the color, good start for 2018 wish everyone a great season of big bloom and bright color
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Apr 2, 2018 8:20 AM CST
Great start, Annette!! So happy to see your blooms.

Unfortunately, there is a chance of a freeze for me Wednesday night into Thursday morning. I am just sick about it. Crossing Fingers! Sighing!
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Apr 2, 2018 11:23 AM CST
Oh, too bad, LG! I hope this freeze won't damage the blooms Crossing Fingers!
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 2, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Thanks Oscar!

LG, I can understand how you feel! We're getting down in the 30's as well Wednesday night, the cooler temps are back for the next 2 weeks.

The peony blooms are much later this year, which I'm thankful for.
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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Apr 2, 2018 11:43 AM CST
Don't think I've had any damage from 30s weather, when it gets down in the 20s is when I worry. Hope it stays relatively warm for both of you!
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Apr 2, 2018 4:19 PM CST
Both are gorgeous blooms. Love that deep wine color of the tree peony. I am so excited to see all of your blooms. I will be even more excited to see mine starting to push out of the soil. Snow is melting fast but no soil in sight yet over peonies.

APS Convention: Anya and I were notified that Alaska Airlines had cancelled the flight we were on to Porland. Moved us to a later flight. We won't get to the hotel til maybe 8:30 PM. We will miss the silent auction and probably dinner. Sad Sighing!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 2, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Wow Annette! Love Koukamon's dark deep color! Your pink one is nice too! That's really nice that you get two buds on a potted plant.

LG, so sorry to hear about your freezing weather. HOpefully it will stay above 32F.

Mary, that's so terrible! Is this cancellation practice a norm for flights from Alaska to mainland? So sorry to hear that you will miss some of the special APS activities scheduled for attendees.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Apr 2, 2018 6:34 PM CST
So Annette has the first bloom of the season! Who on here will have the last bloom of the year? Will it be Mary, Anya or someone else in other parts of the world?
Name: LG
Nashvillle (Zone 7a)
Peonies Hummingbirder Hostas Region: Tennessee Butterflies Garden Photography
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Mieko2
Apr 2, 2018 7:32 PM CST
Oh, I am sad that your flight was canceled! Is this common?

LG - My garden grows with love and a lot of hard work.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 2, 2018 9:40 PM CST
Thanks Mary and Karen!

Mary, I'm also sorry to hear about your cancelled flight, and it's unfortunate that you'll miss some of the events for the APS Convention.

I'm going to vote that Anya will be one to have the last peony blooms.
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Name: Anya
Fairbanks, AK (Zone 3b)
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anyagoro
Apr 2, 2018 11:01 PM CST
To cancel a half full flight is common if they can combine two flights together. I hope we will have some leftovers when we finally arrive to the hotel Smiling

My last flower last year was on July 31 till the very beginning of August but that was a newly planted Amalia Olson, it was the last to break the ground also - June 19. We'll see how the blooming season goes this year.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Oberon46
Apr 3, 2018 12:06 PM CST
My last was Garden treasure on July 26th. A well established plant. I divided it last year and moved to a sunnier spot. Got three nice roots from it.
Name: Annette
Duluth, Ga (Zone 7a)
Charter ATP Member Roses Birds Tropicals Hummingbirder Bulbs
Region: Georgia Lilies Irises Peonies Clematis Plumerias
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Cem9165
Apr 3, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Anya and Mary, it sounds like your last bloom time is pretty close! I hope you both do get a chance to eat once you all arrive at the convention.

So much had happened in the past 48 hours with blooms! I came home to find Shimanishiki blooming. The stems that came up from the base were the graft, not basal shoots as I thought.

Shimanishiki only had one bloom this year, that was difficult to see.

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I'll post more pics later of all the other blooms.
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