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Re: Help with peonies


My peonies don't get chopped down until after Halloween.
Kitty

-------------- Original message -------------- 

> Kitty: With the weather being so cool and wet here this summer, I'm not 
> sure what to expect when. Some of the peonies are just fine...still look 
> very green and full. Others don't, especially the younger ones. No 
> obvious signs of disease...they just look like they have had enough of 
> the growing season and are ready to be done. I have another 3 day 
> weekend this weekend so I may do them a favor and chop them down. 
> 
> 
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4) 
> 
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." 
> --Albert Einstein 
> 
> --- On Tue 08/31, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote: 
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net] 
> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 09:38:40 -0500 
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Help with peonies 
> 
> Melody, you're right about your peonies, it is just that this is 
> still
summer. It's a bit early for them to be going downhill. A few 
> scorched
edges here and there are ok, but I would think yours would 
> still be pretty
much green at the end of 
> August.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: 
> "Melody" 
To: 
Sent: 
> Tuesday, August 31, 2004 5:54 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Help with 
> peonies


> Guess after reading a few of the other posts, I am 
> now aware that not
> all peonies do this...I've grown peonies pretty 
> much all my life and
> have never not had mine do this...all very 
> healthy, very robust plants.
> My grandmother (of the 100+ year old 
> peonies) always told me this was
> just how it was with these plants 
> and she always mowed hers to the
> ground the end of every fall once 
> they were browned. I do agree with
> Kitty, though that any blackened 
> stems need to be removed asap...that is
> never a good 
> sign.
>
>
>
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most 
> beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert 
> Einstein
>
> --- On Tue 08/31, Melody < mhobertm@excite.com > 
> wrote:
> From: Melody [mailto: mhobertm@excite.com]
> To: 
> gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 06:29:00 -0400 
> (EDT)
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Help with peonies
>
> Chris: This 
> is what peonies do at the end of summer and into
> fall.
Normally 
> I wait a bit longer to mow them down (or cut,
> whichever way 
> you
prefer), usually mid to late fall. Same thing is
> happening 
> to mine here,
so as long as there is no outward sign of
> stress 
> or disease (like an
obvious fungus or mildew or something
> yucky) 
> I wouldn't worry about it.
Kind of like waiting for tulip
> 
> foliage to die off completely...looks
terrible until you can 
> finally
> get it cleared away, but necessary to
next year's 
> healthy
> plants.



Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most 
> beautiful

> 
> > thing we can experience is the mysterious." 
--Albert
> 
> Einstein

--- On Mon 08/30, < Chris@widom-assoc.com >
> 
> wrote:
From: [mailto: Chris@widom-assoc.com]
To:
> 
> gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:33:57 
> -0400
Subject:
> [CHAT] Help with peonies

Many of my peony 
> plants are browning and
> look awful! Could this be
blight
or 
> could this be the end of their
> season? Also, I have an
abundance 
> of
mature foxgloves for the
> first time, but many are
growing 
> in all the wrong
places! When is
> a safe time to 
> relocate
them? I tried to pot some up in
the late
> 
> spring/early summer, but
they didn't like it much, although
> 
> they
didn't die
outright.

Chris
Long 
> Island,
>
NY
Zone
7

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