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Re: Re: Peonies for the South

I don't have room for one but Andrea might take you up on it. I really
am squeezing stuff in w/ a shoe horn now. My friend Elaine was at
Longwood Gardens last month and wanted so badly to get me a plant, but
as she looked around the other day - she said "you have no place to put
it". She's right! Those beds are FULL!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 5/16/2004 5:14:17 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South

> Andrea and Pam: I have two festiva maxima peonies and I love them! I'm
> probably going to divide them this fall as they have gotten absolutely
> enormous (about 3 feet across and about 4 feet tall with buds on), so
> it's time. Up here peonies cant get pretty big...I'll send you a picture
> when they bloom. Now...do you guys want some to try free before you buy?
> If you'll remind me in the fall, I'll be happy to send you each some.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 05/15,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 21:22:10 -0500
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South
> Andrea - how big are these things? I've got no room for anything
> bigger<br>than a small lavender. Peonies in the South?? What a
> concept.<br><br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp, TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original
> Message -----<br>From: Andrea H<br>Sent: 5/15/2004 8:04:51 PM<br>To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: [CHAT] Peonies for the South<br><br>>
> I read in the book Passalong Plants by Steve Bender and Felder Rushing
> today<br>> that there are 3 peonies that will survive in the deep
> south.<br>> <br>> Festiva maxima, Big Ben, and a pink on that I
> can't remember the name of.<br>> Apparently, we have to plant the
> early flowering ones as the rest will not<br>> make it.<br>>
> <br>> Has anyone tried this down here? We are supposed to plant them
> in October so<br>> I'm going to see if I can buy some to plant in the
> fall. I've GOT to try this.<br>> <br>> Andrea H<br>> Beaufort,
> SC<br>> <br>>
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