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Re: Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies especially...


Re > them have foliage that is beet-juice red and very striking in the sun.
Those
> caught their eye and a few left here today.
What is the name of this variety, Gene?  My 'Coral & Gold' and an old red
variety both come up fat and red colored.  They do unfold to green though.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gene Bush" <genebush@otherside.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 7:21 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Lots of questions...need help re lilies & peonies
especially...


> Kitty,
>     Had a garden club meeting here this morning and then lunch at the
local
> cafe'. One of the plants many of the ladies were interested in was the
peony
> I potted up last fall. They are up about 8 inches now in the pots... some
of
> them have foliage that is beet-juice red and very striking in the sun.
Those
> caught their eye and a few left here today. Especially the dahlia style
> bloomed ones. There were bud on some of them and everyone wanted to know
if
> they should disbud when planting. So... perhaps it does not make any
> difference if they bloom the first year or not.... some will some will
> not... others will get nipped so they can not.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> > Gene,
> > Peonies from fall planted containers are just fine - like you said, they
> > have their feeder roots.  For several years now I have been digging
> peonies
> > in fall and potting up to sell at my own spring plant sale.  Returning
> > customers have sometimes told me they bloomed that same year.  Those
would
> > probably be the larger containers with more eyes.  Sometimes it's not
> worth
> > dividing them down further because these attempts can break more roots
> than
> > can be saved.  So right now I have peonies ready to go in anything from
> 1gal
> > to 7gal tubs.
> >
> > Kitty
>
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