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Mon May 18, 2015, 12:41 PM

Blooming peonies!



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Reply Blooming peonies! (Original post)
elleng May 2015 OP
alfie May 2015 #1
elleng May 2015 #2
1monster May 2015 #3
beac May 2015 #4
elleng May 2015 #5
beac May 2015 #6
elleng May 2015 #9
passiveporcupine May 2015 #7
elleng May 2015 #8
passiveporcupine May 2015 #10
libodem May 2015 #11

Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:00 PM

1. Beautiful!

Mine are too, smell is wonderful all over the yard.

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Response to alfie (Reply #1)

Mon May 18, 2015, 02:02 PM

2. These are along the path, so I only catch the smell when I walk by, alfie.

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I will clip some soon, and bring them to my porch (so the ants DON'T get into the house!)

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2015, 05:34 PM

3. We had prolific peonies where I grew up... They were fifty or so years old and came up

with their red green leaves faithfully every spring and delighted us with beautiful red, deep pink, pale pink, and white blooms. I would watch those little bud balls grow rounder and bigger with great anticipation every year. Peonies are the perfect flower.

I love living in Florida. I see birds I'd never have seen up north (including bald eagles, and once, whooping cranes), and many different kinds of flowers that don't bloom up north, but I really miss peonies, Queen Anne's Lace, pussy willows, and lilacs...

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 09:44 AM

4. Lovely!

Our "surprise" peonies (had been mowed over by previous owner when we bought the house) are going to bloom this year. Last year they came up, but only produced leaves. Can't wait to see what kind they are.

Hope you are doing well, my friend. Life has limited my DU and, alas, gardening time to a bare minimum but I love seeing your gorgeous pictures. Amazing how far behind we are up here in NE. Then again, we were still having snow in late April!

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Response to beac (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2015, 10:34 AM

5. Hi! Thanks!

Great that your peonies will bloom this year!

Doing well, and hope you are too. Moved here, to southern MD 1 1/2 years ago, still hanging in SilSpg when weather suits, so largely absent from here Jan/Feb, but this is a wonderful place, beside the Patuxent River.

Renting from a nice family (they're only here part time) that has vegetable gardens, shares asparagus with me, flowers around, and a little 'orchard,' including these peonies along the path and another group surrounding their house.

At my house I have 2 roses in containers, including this new Mr. Lincoln, with a wonderful fragrance!

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2015, 02:23 PM

6. That picture is so good I feel I can smell the fragrence through the computer screen!

Would love to try growing roses someday.

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Response to beac (Reply #6)

Wed May 20, 2015, 10:27 PM

9. I'm so glad you can smell it, beac!

that's one of the reasons I got this one, Mr. Lincoln. Just bought him 2 weeks ago from a nearby nursery, keeping in container, so if conditions are OK, should do well.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2015, 10:04 PM

7. Is that bottom one a peony?

They are gorgeous. My white one has been blooming for a seven or eight years now and I love it. I've got a red one that will have two blossoms on it for the first time this year and I can't wait. It's too early for them here. I guess I need to find some pink plants, and one like your bottom one...that is just so cool.

Just wish they didn't take so long to start blooming, and to turn into big healthy bushes. My white one is just starting to fill out a little instead of just looking leggy.

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Response to passiveporcupine (Reply #7)

Wed May 20, 2015, 10:25 PM

8. Yes it is, passiveporcupine.

Looks like a different variety than the others. I suspect these have been here for many years; I've just been here for 1 1/2 years, and was SO happy to see them last year!

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Wed May 20, 2015, 11:51 PM

10. You are so lucky to be living in a place with mature plants

I just had to look up pictures of peonies, and I saw one called Black Panther. I have to get that one too. And I mean this summer, or I might not live long enough to see it bloom.

Check out this link. It will drive you nuts.

http://www.growingwithplants.com/2010/03/ordering-tree-peonys-my-invitation-to.html

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2015, 01:00 PM

11. Opp

Wrong photo. Damn. Eff me running that was dumb. Here is the photo I was uploading. I did have a picture of my new peonies. They resemble yours a little.

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