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Re: Peonies and Other "Stuff"


Zem,
The club is touring your home and you're not there?
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 1:57 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Peonies and Other "Stuff"


> In a message dated 4/6/2004 12:29:25 AM Central Standard Time,
mtalt@hort.net
> writes:
> Now, IF,
> of course, I ever managed to get my rear out there and get the stakes
> and string in BEFORE the plants bloomed, I could at least keep the
> flowers off the ground.
> Two years ago I had the foresight to place large size double-ring supports
> over my peonies when they started coming up.  I had great success with
them and
> have just left them in place.  Now I can even remember where the peonies
are
> planted. :-)  They are up now and one has lots of big buds.  I got the
rings
> from Gardeners Supply.
>
> I have been working like a demon getting my beds in order as the garden
club
> is having a tour April 17.  I still cannot imagine why they wanted to do
it so
> early this year, and I am glad I won't be here as that is the weekend of
our
> Tri-state MG Conference in Memphis.
>
> I decided this year to forget Impatiens in the shady bed in front of my
house
> and have just finished planting a border of partial-shade loving plants
like
> Heuchera, Tiarella, Digitalis and Aquilegia which should be happy there.
>
> And speaking of surprises, I just noticed the Cuphea has survived the
winter!
>  AHS says it's only good to 45 degrees F., and we did have a fairly mild
> winter. However, it certainly was below 45. I am really happy about it,
and I know
> the bees will be, too.  I have never before had anything they loved as
much.
>
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
>
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