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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2010
3:59 PM

Post #7690229

You may want to read my earlier post subject "3 years old" before continuing. I hope that you have a sense of humor. I posted it 4.5.10 and the last post was 4.6.10.
The color of the flowers on the earlier post, in my memory, is amazingly close to the Peony blossom. Some one asked about the dark center in the flowers. I even responded that my memory said the staymens (if that is what they are called where yellow, or yellow and white. CLUE #1. And I said I thought it strange that the largest bud on the oldest section of the Peony hadn't blossomed yet. CLUE #2.
This morning I tore into the Peony only to discover that the previously pictured blossoms are not from the Peony at all, but from a Ranunculus (?) growing up and through the Peony. And then I noticed the new buds which are not at all buds of a Peony.
So my foolish conclusion is that I was wrong all along and the Peony has not blossomed, but when it does I think it will be a similar color to those earlier pics.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #7690232

pic of the new buds

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2010
4:48 PM

Post #7690337

I laughed out loud. Thank you.

Donna
Oldgardenrose
Salem, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 8, 2010
5:50 PM

Post #7690505



This message was edited Apr 8, 2010 7:54 PM
Ticker
Lisbon, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2010
6:32 PM

Post #7690612

Oh lord, that's a hoot! :) LOL
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2010
7:07 PM

Post #7690662

I thought it was really funny to, but I have probably ruffled a few feathers (not the first time on DG or in life for that matter!) Xuling
ah3815
Kansas City, MO

April 8, 2010
7:09 PM

Post #7690666

Dang. Here I was hoping you had a mutation that could add a different color to the center. Boy, now I know I need glasses.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 8, 2010
7:10 PM

Post #7690669

My eye doctor has wanted to see me for 6 months, now I too know that I had better schedule an appointment!!. Xuling
soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2010
11:05 PM

Post #7691039

Xuling - that is so funny. The red ranunculus here in my yard that looks a little like your "mutated" peony LoL. I would love a peony of this red color though.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2010
11:07 PM

Post #7691044

And just like peonies, ranunculuses come in all shapes (singles, doubles, ruffles) and colors. I picked this bunch today.

Dianne

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2010
6:00 PM

Post #7693212

that is a pretty bouquet. here is a little clump from my front yard. Xuling

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 9, 2010
6:02 PM

Post #7693222

and a different clump

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 9, 2010
9:12 PM

Post #7693626

Your clumps are a lot fuller than mines. They are very happy in your yard - beautiful.
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

April 10, 2010
8:07 AM

Post #7694226

I'm so jealous, can not get those poppies to grow for the life of me.
ah3815
Kansas City, MO

April 10, 2010
10:52 AM

Post #7694604

Not a poppy but a poppy look ranunculuse? that does not grow for me either. I think the voles like them too well as I have never seen any foliage.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2010
10:30 PM

Post #7695919

I could not get ranunculus to even grow for me. I'll try again by soaking them first, but it may just be a function of of geography. They certainly are gorgeous. The buds are furry and sort of shaped like poppies, so I can understand the confusion.l
LiliMerci
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #7696860

I'll never remember that name... ranunculus.

I looked it up, generic name is buttercup? The buttercup we knew growing up were weeds. These are just beautiful and they looks sooo much like poppies!

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 15, 2010
4:49 PM

Post #7708422

Hola, OK you all ready for this?? Will the real Peony please stand up!! The big Peony flower bud is starting to open. So I will be posting pics of it as it does. And I do think that it will look somewhat like the ranunculus in color. Well we will find out anyway
Xuling

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #7710849

Can't wait!
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 16, 2010
4:23 PM

Post #7711143

Here it is at 1PM today. Slow but steady.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 16, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7711146

and here it is at 3 PM today. Xuling

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DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 16, 2010
4:51 PM

Post #7711208

Worth waiting for. It's so beautiful!
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 16, 2010
4:54 PM

Post #7711212

at least i am not holding my breath!! :) xuling
DonnaMack
Elgin, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 17, 2010
5:55 AM

Post #7712155

That could definitely cause problems!
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 17, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7713543

I am starting a new thread shortly with the Peony blooming through out the day. I have to sort through and edit them first. Xuling

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