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    July 11, 2012

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    July 11, 2012

  3. Why are there empty spots in the Peony Garden?

    We have removed diseased peonies from the Peony Garden.  A cover crop was planted and tilled under to add organic matter to the soil.  After the peony bloom, heirloom annuals are planted in the empty spaces to add color and interest over the summer.  New, healthy peonies will be planted in the empty spaces in upcoming years.

    September 7, 2012

  4. How do you transplant a peony?

    Peonies transplant better when you divide them.  Do this in the fall for best results!  First, dig up the plant.  Start digging a good 18 inches away from the crown of the plant.  Dig in circles around the plant, going deeper and deeper until you can gently lift the root ball out of the ground.  Prying the peony out of the...

    September 7, 2012

  5. Why are there ants on my peonies?

    Ants are attracted to and eat the sweet nectar secreted by the peony bud.  Ants do not harm the plants, and the plants do not require ants to open. 
     
    Before taking peony flowers into your house, you can turn them upside-down in a bucket of water to get the ants off.

    September 7, 2012

  6. Why aren’t my herbaceous peonies blooming?

    • Young plants – peony plants can sometimes take up to 3 or 4 years to produce blooms
    • Small divisions – if a plant was recently divided sometimes it takes longer to produce blooms
    • Poor nutrition – peonies are heavy feeders and like heavy soils with some clay.  If you plant a peony in sandy or poor soil it will require...

    September 7, 2012

  7. What is the difference between tree, intersectional, and herbaceous peonies?

    Tree peonies have woody stems that stay above ground all year.  Their leaves are deciduous and drop every fall. 
     
    An intersectional peony is a cross between the tree peony and the herbaceous peony.  The flowers look like those of a tree peony, but the stems die back to the ground each fall.
     
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    September 7, 2012

  8. Peony Resources

    Peonies have been popular garden plants in Europe and North America since the early-1800s and since antiquity in Asia. There is an enormous range of information available. These are resources and links the staff here find most useful.

    September 28, 2012

  9. February 2010 Project Update

    Believe it or not, winter is a busy time for the Peony Project! All of the planning for the upcoming year needs to happen now, because once May hits and the peonies begin to emerge, it’ll be all peonies, all the time. Over the last month or so, I have spent some time tracking the movement of peony cultivars throughout the peony garden....

    October 3, 2012

  10. Heirloom Annuals

     

    Heirloom Annuals

    An heirloom plant is an open-pollinated cultivated variety (cultivar) that has been grown for many years and is often handed down through families. (Open-pollinated plants are pollinated by birds, insects, wind, and other natural mechanisms.) The commonly accepted cut off date for heirloom plants is...

    October 4, 2012

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