RebNew said:Hello Lisa - Love peonies! Unfortunately I don't think that peonies enjoy highly acidic soil. If I recall, as pine needles decompose they increase the acidity level of the soil. How long ago did you take out the spruce?
We've always kept ours well away from the pines trees, but we have jack pine, white pine, Norway pine. Not certain if spruce needles have the same impact.
RebNew said:Wow, do I feel dumb. I have never questioned that! Thanks for the information.