Thanks for the good idea but I'm overflowing with plants to get in the ground, mostly daylilies, and another trade (beyond the three I have working) would be too much since our weather has been horrific.
How I miss NY state (said sarcasticly). I was born and raised in Oswego NY the snow never stops and the sun don't hardly shine. Glad I moved to LA 2 years ago.
I tried a tree peony for the first time this year, they are so pretty looking. I had a Sandra Bernhardt, it turned brown and withered... never to be seen again. I may get brave enough to try again next year, oh well.
ZZSandman - be sure and discuss how to grow peonies in the south with ur next attempt. They are treated differently than for us up here. There's a couple of threads on the subject and some folks in the south who will gladly share tips. Ask Moonglow, who posted earlier in this thread.
i wish i had discovered this forum last oct i bought a house and the previous owner was a Master Gardener and wow i am up to my ears in Day Lillies and Peopnies, not to mention TREES and more TREES she was a tree freak. She planted them all in STRAIGHT ROWS !!! We had to dig 12 out already just so we could mow.
i didn't know what to do with all my other plants so i had a garage sale with a you dig ,you get for free sign. It went over very well.
anyone in the Ohio area in the need for trees hahahahhaa. Also have some day lillies left.
Wow, where was I when you were trying to get rid of all those !!!! We just moved and have a new, unlandscaped yard of over an acre. Obviously I don't have anything to trade, but will gladly pay postage if anyone has any perennial divisions they don't know what to do with. I'm pretty needy. LOL
We chopped down a hedge and I have a bunch of extra hostas to move as that bed will now be in full sun. LMK if u are interested. I can stuff a flat rate box as full as possible. They are shiny green and don't get really large, maybe about 2 feet at the largest.
Oh, thank you. That's so very generous and kind. We don't have much shade to be able to plant them in I'm afraid. Our lot is so "open" with only a couple of small trees. I love hostas though. I have 2 growing on the north side of a small area that gets only a little sun. I'm hoping that it will be shady enough for them there, but I can't tell yet. Thank you again for your offer, it made me feel good, even if I couldn't take them.
I had my husband dig up a couple of peonies from a friends yard and we planted them in our yard. There didn't seem to be a whole lot of root to either of them. I have always loved peonies and I know these are from the old strains as our friend was in her 70's when she passed away and her son hasn't done anything to them since then which was about 5 years ago. Wehave very good soil here and I staked them up as they were drooping. Is there anything special I should do to make sure they survive?
Does anyone have any peonies to trade for something other than peonies? I am dying for some of them and DH says I have spent my limit on plants for a while :(.
I have lots of good stuff to trade. LMK if interested.
I just sent out a request to all members of my local gardening club looking for Festive Maxima then sat down and popped onto DG...hit the peony forum, reading and came across your thread, Pirl...so very sorry I missed this. Deb
You are a sweetheart...I will pay any postage required. We divided 30 some peonies at one of our club member's gardens Sunday for the University of Idaho Arboretum's annual sale next spring but no Festiva Maxima. Thank you and will be watching...Deb
Pirl, I would love to have a piece also if you have enough. I am really wanting to start some peonies. DH says my limit on plants has been maxed out for a while. That's okay, I can trade or pay postage and that doesn't count! LOL
Anyone that has any peonies, I have trades and will gladly trade or pay postage.
charlene i just divided one...we just moved in our house a year ago and this summer i had one bloom on this big peony...when i worked on it just a few minutes ago there were tons of bulbs growing in, around, through the roots of the peony which may have been why it didn't bloom...i have several pieces with eyes (it's getting dark, so don't remember how many, etc) and your welcome to try some...lmk...can send dmail
I'll do my very best to please everyone and should be able to dig in the afternoon since I'll have my 18 month old grandson trick or treating Grandma and Grandpa in the morning. No chocolate - just blueberries, his favorite.
I'm going to weigh them tomorrow, check with the post office gal who now adores me since I brought her one today, and see the cheapest way to send them to each person. They should easily fit in the smallest boxes.
I'll return tomorrow with the results.
Here's what the area looked like after the replanting (right side, in shade here). See, on the left, all the cut pieces that were excess roots, without any eyes!!!
Here's the scoop: we're getting two new bay windows so I have to move daylilies and to do that I have to move other plants so there's no chance of getting to the post office today. I used my kitchen scale, weighed each packaged peony with compost and with the box and I'm just a touch under going over the mark so I may have to remove more compost. Right now I can send each package for $5.05, including confirmation. So let's go with the $5.05 and if I'm off I'll learn from the experience...not that I'm about to ever dig them up again!
Edited to say: the cost of the package is $4.60 plus confirmation but I can't recall if it's .45 or .65 and can't find the cost on the USPS site. If it's .65 then the total cost would be $5.25. Sorry for the confusion.
My check will be mailed in the morning. Thank you so very, very much...you've made my North Dakota heart sing!!!!!!!! Festiva Maxima is the fella I remember from growing up and have yearned for it over the years...In CA our climate just wasn't good for peonies so never had them until I moved here two years ago & got starts from fellow club members but none have been the Festiva...Thank you so very much...Deb
Pirl, they arrived this morning and are in the ground...they are just so healthy and happy looking I just know they will do wonderful here...the pic looks kinda yucky 'cause we are just getting the yard done in the front of the house due to a drainage issue that kept us from planting in front for the last two years...now it's corrected so we've put roses, blue spruce, river birch and peonies out there...right now everything is so small it must be fenced to keep out the deer but later this spring we have plans of a dry creekbed, perennials, a small amount of annuals and of corse, more peonies...the deer leave them alone, Thank Goodness, so that will be the anchor planting of the area... we expect snow tonight & tomorrow so got them in in the nick of time...Thank you again, and these are planted where I will see them from my kitchen window so will think of you very, very often and remembered fondly...Deb