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Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 18, 2012 10:58 AM CST
Early Scout



Roselette



Unnamed pink single

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Name: Tracey
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magnolialover
Mar 20, 2012 7:33 AM CST

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Wow, look at how far those peonies are up. It has been a very unusual March here. You know, we'll see a day or two out of range, but two weeks? I can count the buds on a couple tree peonies already. I hope it stays fairly mild, for the sake of plant life. I'd hate to see it get down to the teens after this.

That said, what a beautiful sight you have there!
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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 20, 2012 7:45 PM CST

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Very nice, Jerry! Hopefully we'll have a banner year for peonies. We'll see. :)
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 21, 2012 5:37 PM CST
This is a noid pink single. Second pic is from same clump May 8, 11. 80+ today but rain and cooler temp coming.
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We seem to be nearly a month early this year.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 24, 2012 8:22 PM CST

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Yeah, we sure are a month ahead. Smiling Let's hope winter doesn't decide to make a return.
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 25, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Update of a rushed spring. NOID pink again
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Hot Chocolate


Roselette



Early Scout

Name: Diann
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Ticker
Mar 26, 2012 8:26 PM CST

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Yeah, my Roselette is getting some size to her too. ;) Those are nice clumps. :)
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Mar 31, 2012 5:30 PM CST
Early Scout on March 31 pm. By far, the first regular peony to bloom but it is a FL hybrid which gives it its early awakening.



Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 1, 2012 9:01 PM CST

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Very nice. :)
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 2, 2012 6:19 PM CST
Wanted to get a shot of 'Roselette' breaking open before tomorrow's rain. Planted in '10.





Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 3, 2012 3:47 PM CST
Roselette bloomed a few more today. The lighting is not ideal but the basic plant is pictured.



Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 3, 2012 3:58 PM CST
Pics of Early Scout, one of my favorite peonies.



Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 4, 2012 12:14 AM CST
Love your early scout - Reds are my favorites too. My herbaceous peonies are still aways from blooming
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 6, 2012 9:21 AM CST

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Very nice, Jerry!! We got hit with a freeze last night. Most all of my plants are looking sad this morning. I hope they perk up during the day...
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 6, 2012 10:27 AM CST
We hit 39 last night with frost on the roofs. Peonies don't seem to care unless it freezes. I have a lot of irises with buds about to open so the cold will slow them down.
Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 6, 2012 1:56 PM CST

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Yeah, it got down to 30F or 29F at my place.
Name: Jerry
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 10, 2012 7:10 PM CST
We are expecting 2 consecutive night of possible freezing. Could be a bummer after all the anticipation. Just showing 2 since they all are at about the same stage. The one with the red stems and buds is supposed to be 'Emile Debatene' but from Lowe's who knows. For $4.98 I will not complain.
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Name: Diann
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Ticker
Apr 11, 2012 2:35 PM CST

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How did your peonies fare last night, Jerry? Mine looked really sad this morning
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
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soilsandup
Apr 11, 2012 3:12 PM CST
Jerry and Diann - Hope all your peonies bounce back OK.

The good and bad about California and peonies - some winters may not get cold enough for optimum peony blooms, but we never have to worry about freezing when the blooms start in mid-April.
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
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Oldgardenrose
Apr 11, 2012 5:28 PM CST
We bottomed out at about 34.5 according to my thermometer. I have a few roses with baby leaves and they appeared to be ok. No visible damage to my peonies or irises. Tonight may be a bit warmer. We have temperature gradients about every 50 miles here so it is difficult to predict within a few degrees. Farmers to the north of here jumped the gun and planted corn in mid March and they are probably holding their breath now.

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