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RE: Peony question


Thanks Marge!  I just bought one for 1/2 price from Brent and Becky's!  I
haven't had a blooming peony since I lived at home as a youth!  I did have a
peony when I lived in Maine and it grew wonderfully.  I rescued it from the
back yard when it was in the way of a stair being built onto the deck by my
landlord.  So- I moved it to the front yard and I am sure I planted it too
deep- but that was before I met all of you and found out that was a problem
for peonys.  So, it is probably still there growing wonderfully (everything
grew wonderfully there- they have real soil there!) but not blooming I
suspect!

Theresa

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Marge Talt
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 8:31 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peony question


> From: Theresa- yahoo <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>  Does anyone know- Can I plant a peony in the ground now?
>  Theresa
> SAC,CA zone 8-9
----------

Sure - where you are, it shouldn't be a problem if you get enough
cold weather to vernalize them in the first place.

Where I am, October is always considered prime peony planting time
and it probably isn't much colder now where you are than it is here
then...if that makes any sense:-)

Theoretically, you can plant most anything any time the ground is not
frozen.  Actuality varies with where in the world you are gardening
and the specific plant you have in mind and what shape its in.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
mtalt@hort.net
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