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Re: Help with peonies

    This thread has been going on for a bit and I may have missed this
aspect of peony growth being covered. But, just in case. Peony come in
early, mid-season, and late bloomers. The early will also go dormant earlier
than the others as well. I have a few out there now that really should be
cut back as they are dead as a dead above ground and look it. Also we had
very dry July here and did not water that area of the property. That can
also hurry along dormancy for a season.
    Whatever the short falls of peony I could not imagine my property
without them. I especially love the single, anemone and Japanese type
blooms. Not as bad about falling over. My peonies are also planted on 4 foot
centers and help to support each other now that they are mature.
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
> 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)

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