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Re: Peonies and Other "Stuff"


Good for you, Zem!  I wonder if I shall make it this year? Lordy!

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Zemuly@aol.com
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Peonies and Other "Stuff"
> Date: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 2:57 PM
> 
> In a message dated 4/6/2004 12:29:25 AM Central Standard Time,
mtalt@hort.net 
> writes:
> Now, IF,
> of course, I ever managed to get my rear out there and get the
stakes
> and string in BEFORE the plants bloomed, I could at least keep the
> flowers off the ground. 
> Two years ago I had the foresight to place large size double-ring
supports 
> over my peonies when they started coming up.  I had great success
with them and 
> have just left them in place.  Now I can even remember where the
peonies are 
> planted. :-)  They are up now and one has lots of big buds.  I got
the rings 
> from Gardeners Supply.  
> 
> I have been working like a demon getting my beds in order as the
garden club 
> is having a tour April 17.  I still cannot imagine why they wanted
to do it so 
> early this year, and I am glad I won't be here as that is the
weekend of our 
> Tri-state MG Conference in Memphis. 
> 
> I decided this year to forget Impatiens in the shady bed in front
of my house 
> and have just finished planting a border of partial-shade loving
plants like 
> Heuchera, Tiarella, Digitalis and Aquilegia which should be happy
there.
> 
> And speaking of surprises, I just noticed the Cuphea has survived
the winter! 
>  AHS says it's only good to 45 degrees F., and we did have a fairly
mild 
> winter. However, it certainly was below 45. I am really happy about
it, and I know 
> the bees will be, too.  I have never before had anything they loved
as much.
> 
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> 
>
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