"I am on the far south edge of peonies, so I was excited several years ago to see some rated for my area. I used to live in North Central Illinois and had several peonies planted and loved their smell. I now live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth…"
"Hi all I'm on many groups and have several Peonys up here in Northern Minnesota. I do need help today and hopefully someone will be able to help me out.
One of my Peonys that I transfered to a new bed where I have several Peonys…"
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Liz, Thank you for your reply. I transplanted my one and only peony about two months ago. It was not blooming and just generally looked tired. I carefully dug it out and placed it were its feet wouldn't be sitting in so much water. I learned a lot about that little spot in the yard that I had originally planted it.....a bog....it rained two days later and it took the hole three days to drain. Sooooo, one job leads to another. My peony seems to be happy in its new spot. I see shoots popping up. Probably no flowers this year but I am hopeful for next year. Thank you again for the msg. and gift. :) I am very much enjoying this site.
Hi Liz, thanks for replying, better late than never lol. I haven't been very successful in getting people to respond on all the different gardening queries i have. I moved here (King City, California (Salinas Valley)) just under two years ago from the UK and this will be my first gardening year. As the Salinas Valley is hugely AG and the climate can be quite severe in the summer I am finding it difficult to know what to grow. They don't cater for the home gardener here. Anyway my peonies are doing ok. They were bare-rooted plants when i got them but two of them budded within a couple of months. I just let the flowers open and do their thing. I have them in pots, will be keeping them there for a year or two. Loathed to plant them out but when i do will have to make anti-gopher protection.
Thanks Lis, for welcoming me. I'm new to all of this. I did view your pictures and website. So beautiful! I'm a long time lover for peonies and have recently started growing varieties of my own. It's so exciting.
thanks for the information. They are historical plants and I am worried about them. I'd like to keep them alive another 110 years. I'll do what you recommended and hopefully they'll be fine come spring. Thanks again.....willie
Hi there Lis...it's been a while for me. Always have so much work to do outside to get ready for the winter...ugh. I have a question...why do my peonies have this powdery film all over them? It wipes off when I rub the leaf, but it's all over them. Is it some kind of fungus or something? If you could please tell me what to do to clean them up and make them "better". I'd really appreciate the time and help. Hope you are well.
"Thanks Clare for the info. It is just the perfect height for under my living room window & seems to like the part sun & part shade corner there. Sometimes it would get too hot for a day or two in May & burn azaleas."
"Clare -I really just live in a tiny, 3-room apartment at the back of an old farm house, which is owned by my husband's boss. He rents the front of the house out to other tenants, and we are the caretakers of the place ... shovel…"