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RE: RE: Re: Peonies for the South


Well, Pam, my robins don't bother with the grass much any more.  They prefer
the soft, rich worm fields of my garden beds!  LOL!!!  While I was digging
for the new peonies, one robin stayed about 4' away and as I moved down,
he/she moved into the turned earth and had a field day.  (They must know I'm
not threat.)  Now if I could just get them interested in the ants in the
mulch....)

Blessings,
Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 1:06 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: RE: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South

That is totally eloquent of our pal, n'est pas?? And yes I have a little
grass left, but need that for the habitat - robins hunting worms and so
forth. Up front I can do the whole thing w/ hand shears if I have to.
LOL

  
Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Lynda Young
Sent: 5/17/2004 8:03:31 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South

> "dry champagne edged in a sweet merlot" - oh, you do have a way with
> words.  I can imagine exactly what that Iris looks like. :)
> 
> Lynda
> Zone 7, West TN
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Bonnie & Bill Morgan
> Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 10:56 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: Re: [CHAT] Peonies for the South
> 
> 
> Pam, do you have any grass left in your yard?  Then there's room for a
> new bed! LOL!!!  
> 
> My back's pretty sore right now from digging another 4' X 6' area for
> mom's peonies.  I got the one clump in (now about 6 smaller clumps when
> the roots
> separated.)  I shutter to think how much more digging I need to do for
> the rest of her peonies!  UGH!  I made a raised bed for them because the
> roots were so long and so deep, not to mention thick!  They were well
> watered.  I tried to put mulch over them, but the mulch pile I used must
> have an ant colony in it.  Talk about a biting swarm!  I've got to get
> new mulch. Hopefully, next Sunday when I go back to Indy, I'll be able
> to see what color the rest of the peonies are so I can get a sample of
> each variety mother has.  I'm not sure how I'll color code them as I dig
> them out. 
> 
> I received a number of iris in swaps with folks at work and elsewhere
> last year.  This is the first year I've seen them bloom.  One is the
> most delicate sky blue that literally glistens in the sunlight.  One
> looks like dry champagne edged in a sweet merlot.  Another is a white
> variety that is stunning in its own right.  There is one clump in the
> patriotic garden that has not yet revealed its color, but I can hardly
> wait!  Everything is so full, I know I'll be busy next spring (or later
> this season) dividing and removing extra's.  One of my neighbors had
> reminded me of my plan to line at least the North side of the driveway
> with a border.  She thought it was pretty ambitious at the time, but has
> been impressed with the progress I've made.  At the rate I'm going, it
> will take more than a 29 year plan.  (If the driveway were much longer,
> some might think it was a lane.
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of gardenqueen@academicplanet.com
> Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 10:37 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] 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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