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Re: early arrivals - tree peonies


> I was kinda wondering if they thought there was a 1 on front of the 5, or
> something.

I don't get what you mean by this.  ??

Kitty
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 8:55 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies


> I was kinda wondering if they thought there was a 1 on front of the 5, or
> something.
>
> I suppose you could also put them in a tub and cover them with light soil
> like tubers for the winter (at least what I do here for them) but I still
> think I'd try potting them up.  Good luck!
>
> Libby
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 8:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
>
>
> > Thanks, Libby. That was my first thought and what I often do when I
> receive
> > such plants in early April.  But early February sort of threw me.
> >
> > They sent them now because they had been included on an order of bulbs
> that
> > will be sold at the Home & Garden show later this month.  I have to
> > repackage and label all of them and have them ready 2 wks from now.  I
had
> > noted on the order that they could send the peonies later, but I guess
> they
> > didn't feel like it.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 6:03 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
> >
> >
> > > I have no experience with tree peonies, but other bareroots have done
> well
> > > for me following plan A also.  I have potted up some plants in late
fall
> > and
> > > set them in a corner of the garage that does not get direct sun but
also
> > > isn't dark dark.  I would not leave them bareroot and I wouldn't bring
> > them
> > > inside (and I can't think of any other alternatives!)
> > >
> > > It surely does sound like you got some nice plants for a very nice
> price -
> > I
> > > hope they grow for  you.
> > >
> > > I tried the mycorrhizal fungus for the first time this past year - I
am
> > > anxious to see if I can tell any difference this year between the ones
> > that
> > > got some and the ones that didn't.
> > >
> > > Libby
> > > MD zone 6
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 3:15 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [CHAT] early arrivals - tree peonies
> > >
> > >
> > > > Sorry, I meant mycorrhizal fungi innoculent. A good guy, at least in
> > > > the subtropics. Promotes vigorous root growth and protects against
> > > > damp-off and other bad guys.
> > > >
> > > > On Saturday, February 7, 2004, at 03:13 PM, Kitty wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I have no soil additive to prevent fungus, but I am using a
> > > > > professional
> > > > > soilless mix. Peat, 'composted forest products', and perlite,
> > w/wetting
> > > > > agent.  I've added a bit of 8 month nutricote w/minors and some
> > > > > alfalfa and
> > > > > rock phosphate, so they'll have something to draw on when they're
> > > > > ready.  No
> > > > > halogen lights here, just fluorescents.  My Persian Shield
cuttings
> > > > > seem to
> > > > > be happy with them. But I agree, they wouldn't be sufficient for
> these
> > > > > peonies.
> > > > >
> > > > > I'm anxious and eager to see how these do.  We've been wanting to
> grow
> > > > > tree
> > > > > peonies for sale, but their cost took too large a chunk of the
> budget
> > > > > because wholesale usually requires you to take such large
> quantities.
> > > > > I
> > > > > ordered these from Netherland Bulb because they only required you
to
> > > > > take 5
> > > > > at $7 each.  If they don't survive we aren't out much.  But if
they
> > > > > do, I
> > > > > believe we could sell them for $20 each.  About 10 yrs ago I
ordered
> > > > > one
> > > > > from Van Bourgondien for $10 and received just a little 5 inch
root.
> > > > > So
> > > > > when I see these with an overall length of 15 to 20 inches with
new
> > > > > growth
> > > > > sprouting, I think they're a pretty good deal.
> > > > >
> > > > > Kitty
> > > > Island Jim
> > > > Southwest Florida
> > > > Zone 10
> > > >
> > >
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