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Gurnee, IL
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8378768

Marie, this is a wonderful horticulture lesson for those of us who don't know our petals from our sepals and tepals. I must admit, though, that my attention was continually being drawn away from the informative text by the glorious photographs. Thanks for the lesson and a breath of summer!
Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 19, 2011
5:45 AM

Post #8380225

Glad you enjoyed it, Gwen. Thanks for the feedback.
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8386227

This was so helpful as well as interesting, and made me wish I remembered from high school biology.

You helped to clarify and answer lot of open questions from other DG postings. I was never sure about petaloids, but I love peonies, as you can tell.

The article forced me to go back and look at garden photos from the last 2 years and recognize fused petals and the complete, perfect flower of the true poppy.

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Valparaiso, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 1, 2011
3:29 PM

Post #8400795

Thanks for your comments, Cathy. I suffer from zone envy with folks like you. I can't grow peonies. Alas!


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