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  • From the Facebook ‘Planet Peony’ group by Bob Johnson, May 24, 2017. As it’s hidden in the ‘stream’ of activities in that group, it’s unlikely that you’d easily find it, which is a pity as it’s an informative

  • Koen replied to the topic Paeonia coriacea? in the forum Species 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Some images I’ve just received from Dick Houtenbos (thank you!), who grows peonies in Morocco where this species grows in open places in the forest. As far as I know, Paeonia coriacea is the only species growing wild in Morocco, thus there can be little doubt that this would be the species (and it fits with other images I’ve seen of this species).…[Read more]

  • The American Peony Society (APS) has just posted their peony root online auction. Only for US residents. See:
    Auction is Oct 20-21.

    Welcome to the 2018 APS fall online peony auction!

    The American Peony Society is pleased to present its annual fall online auction, which is one of our premiere,…[Read more]

  • Koen started the topic Paeonia coriacea? in the forum Species 3 days, 13 hours ago

    I’ve bought this one as Paeonia coriacea, but I’m not sure it is, as I have some others that should be this species and the foliage is different again. The foliage is somewhat tomentose on the underside and the 2 carpels are also tomentose, thus it’s not the most common form of P. coriacea at the very least. From the species key by Hong De-Yuan I…[Read more]

  • Koen added 4 new photos 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    P. mascula hellenica in the greenhouse, this morning and now, a few hours later. It has a slight fragrance, though hard to describe what’s it like.

  • Koen posted an update 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    I haven’t read it as yet, but this might be an interesting article about a new paeonia species? Paeonia archibaldii…

  • Koen added 8 new photos 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    As I grow my seedlings in two cycles a year, there are niw again peonies growing in my greenhouse, no matter the fact that it is Autumn. Image 1: overview with zantedeschias on the left of them, 2: daurica ssp wendelboi, 3: daurica ssp macrophylla, 4: mascula ssp hellenica, 5: close-up of the bud of hellenica, 6: kesrouanensis, 7: coriacea, 8:…[Read more]

  • Koen replied to the topic “Serendipity” in the forum Magazine articles 4 weeks ago

    Yes, it does look encouraging, next year I’ll be able to judge it better, some of the larger divisions should have grown into good looking plants by then. It was a ‘lucky shot’ and it won’t count as an early white though, as it’s purely lactiflora. It might be a rather early flowering lactiflora, but it doesn’t flower with the early hybrids. A…[Read more]

  • Bob replied to the topic “Serendipity” in the forum Magazine articles 4 weeks ago

    Looks pretty encouraging Koen !

    This spring I had a row of about 100 seedlings that bloomed, which were part of a push I made to get good early white hybrids. We selected 16 of them to dig and divide, and then grow for another rotation. Of the 40 seedlings of Lemon Chiffon x Greenland, I think we kept one. Of 26 seedlings of Blushing…[Read more]

  • Bob commented on the post, “Serendipity” 4 weeks ago

    Looks pretty encouraging Koen !

    This spring I had a row of about 100 seedlings that bloomed, which were part of a push I made to get good early white hybrids. We selected 16 of them to dig and divide, and then

  • Koen added 1 new photo 1 month ago

    Just received in the mail today, the latest American Peony Society (APS) Bulletin (people from the USA will have received it some time ago). In it: a long article written by Nate Bremer, owner of Solaris Farms, about the shrubby Paeonia x suffruticosa group. There’s also a huge load of new peony registrations (44!) with long detailed descriptions…[Read more]

  • So much of what he has to say about the excitement of peonies is exactly what people say today.  🙂

  • A lecture from A.P. Saunders, legendary peony hybridizer, in 1924 on the growing of peonies. The text is from one of the nearly abandoned yahoo peony groups, but unfortunately there is no exact reference to where

  • Koen added 2 new photos 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Last of the rebloomers, we’ll be digging the first peonies to replant today.

  • Hello Bob,

    Yes, that would be correct. The forum section ‘magazine’ is ‘locked’ for new topics. This is because it is essentially simply an overview of comments on the longer ‘articles’ that appear on the frontpage or in the magazine menu section. I thought it would be nice to have all comments together so it would be easier to get an overview…[Read more]

  • Koen,

    Am I right that members are not permitted to start tropics in the “Magazine” section ?

    I posted an article there once in the past, but now it says that the Magazine forum is locked.

  • Dear Luriel,

    I’m so sorry to hear about your misfortunes, but seeds mane life, and have a way of keeping us in the present it seems.  And keeping us looking towards the future as well.

    But mice, and creatures who eat out seedlings !  They are discouraging it’s true !  I’m sorry that they are causing you so many problems outdoors !

    If I am re…[Read more]

  • I obtained many seeds from The American Peony Society
    This year
    As i have had a stroke and have lost so many peonies, my buisness, went brooke –
    And has to start – All over again
    I will also here – Apologise to earlier buisness people, that i was not able to do my duty – Now it is clear i also had big problems by my brain and remembering up to the…[Read more]

  • Luriel replied to the topic The Fawn in the forum Magazine articles 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    wow – so amazing pictures
    I also grow The Fawn.. i love this frecles.. spot.. whatever you call them
    Do not know if it is in the cross Klehm did.. but Chiffon Clouds has them too – a much lighter pink color but frecles all over.. i have obtained seeds from it this year too – and also bought seeds from it – in the seed exchange at the American…[Read more]

  • I grow this later windflower strain with the Tolomeo ten as father

    Seidl is mentioned – i got 5 different plants of this strain – but only 3 of them has survived

    For many years they did not set any seeds.. but this very warm summer – 2 of them did make seeds, and i hope it was Clair de lune that was the father..but it will se in few years,…[Read more]

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