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#49493 May 22nd, 2007 at 07:04 AM
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Brecks is selling 5 peonies for 30 dollars or 10 peonies for 55 dollars. My adiction is trying to go into overdrive but I'm reigning it in so far. lol.


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I've never planted peonies. What is the zone for them?



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zones 2 through 8. And they live for 75 to 125 years. Problem being that after you plant them you have to wait for 3 to 8 years for the first blooms. Although I did find one that can be transplanted and will still bloom. Of course the trade of is that it send up only one stock. A beautiful pink bloom with a creamy center.


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I've seen them at a garden center but wasn't sure how tough they'd be. You know you are putting more planting ideas in my head with your posts lol

Do you already have some planted?


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I have 4 dwarf variety and the one I mentioned staying with a friend of mine incase where I move to has garden space. And then I couldn't resist an earlier sale where I got two of them. One a very deep dark red and one a pink. And I've asked Alan to allow one of his peonies a rich pink color to go to seed next spring so I can get one of it's seeds.

I am a nut for peonies.


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Are the flowers big on them?


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i transplanted one from the neighbors yard a couple of years ago...i think i've got a bud starting. not sure tho - it could just be more leaves. time will tell.

we had peony in the yard when i was a very young kid - i think the dog we had for a short time dug it up tho. i remember big beautiful fluffy pink flowers.

i'm hoping i'll get lucky and have at least one bloom on this transplanted one this year (it's only the second year since transplant).

that's a good price for them - if you like peony, go for it!!


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7 and one seed promised to make a total of 8 as long as I can count my chickens before they are hatched.

That's great that yours is blooming second year.

The flowers can vary depending on variety. I like the full doubles and they are around 6 inches across and very very full. Think of a big cabbage rose and you have the look of the peonies that I favor.



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the new house has two clumps of peonies, i think one clump is about to bloom, i can try to get seed for you tk if you like the colour


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Excuse me for being nosey.

seeds from Peonies?? I have them too, but thought it was all root division for plants/
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It's certainly easier to divide the root. But if you leave the flower on the stock and let the pod develop you can get a few seeds from each flower. And when planted they develop into the plants. But it takes a long time so unless your a real nut for them and can't afford them it's probably not worth it lol.

I found a place that sells most of the peony seeds for about a dollar each. And for me it's one way to get these lovely flowers that I couldn't afford otherwise.


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nono

Don't sweat it tk.......If you want peony roots, I will send them along with the tulip bulbs when ready..
If you like my color .. It isnt open yet....

I am here cause I could never afford the inventory that I now Possess from Garden helpers............. prayers
Show me your wish List, and I will try to make it shorter.

I had my peonys for years.

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so far the named varieties that I have are Inspector Lavergne, Sobret, and Powder Puff. The others haven't bloomed yet but they are all dwarf varieties. I'm not sure if I got the name of the peony from Alan, I don't think I did.

So when it comes to peonies any fully double bloom is on my wish list. With of course the yellows being at the top of the list lol.

What kind do you have?


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why why

Mine are the tall varietys........
Name ? But would probably say JFK name ..Years old.
Full of buds right now, probably be out by Monday.
Maybe it is called Presidental Peony??????????
Deep colored reddish.



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love the reds. I'd be thrilled if I could have a division. That is so sweet of you Dodge. Thankyou for thinking of me.


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:wink:
Tulips are browning pretty well now , say another week.

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two of my tulips went brown really quick. They were both the babies. I think one had help from the squirrel. He keeps digging around the peonies. If he messes those up I may dream of buying a beebee gun grrrrrh. Not really I'm a softy. But I would be upset. the big tulip is still green with a yellow/pinkish center. I'll let it stick around as long as it wants to. I'm not sure how rich the soil is in that location so I want to give it as much of a fighting chance as possible.


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why

Tell me when your able to lift these???////// I arent a pro in that line. Tulips.

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once the leaves are totally brown you should be fine to lift them but I'm not an expert either.


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