I got an e-mail conversation with someone who thought it a good idea to hybridize for very late flowering peony varieties. “That’s a good idea,” is what I’m thinking here. My own hybridizing goals are within the early flowering ones, partly because that’s when I still have time to make some controlled crosses. Now it would be nice to…[Read more]
Still in the making is a directory of nurseries, societies and peony gardens. Takes longer than expected. Those that have grown peonies for a long time will be familiar with most specialized nurseriers, but for those only now getting into the game, it might be interesting to find more information where people can also share their experiences.…[Read more]
A recent article in Greenity, a Dutch trade journal, talked about peony growing. Quite interesting and as nearly all visitors to this site won’t be able to understand it as it’s written in Dutch, here’s our manual
Two years ago we found a mutated plant in one row of Rozella plants. Instead of the usual dark pink blooms, we found a plant with half of the stems delivering beautiful pale pink ones. Rozella being an ex
Some temporary issues have arisen (it seems to never stop). Hence the homepage is a simpler backup version until the magazine articles overview works fine again. The news updating process has been allocated even more memory resources as it seems it keeps asking for more and more perpetually and when not having enough slows down the site or crashes…[Read more]
This plant has grown up from a failed tree peony. I expected the blooms would be unremarkable, and planned to remove it to replace with another tree peony. Never got to it, so was pleasantly surprised to see these blooms. Thought others might enjoy.
The peonies I grow in my garden don’t have any support. I only grow peony varieties that don’t need support. So I cannot add much to the discussion. Several of the lactifloras need support, Sarah Bernhardt amongst them and it is a widely grown one. But you could easily choose a variety with stronger stems (The Fawn for example). Same thing…[Read more]
Some site statistics for those interested. Statistics are collected through Google analytics since nearly one year, otherwise it’s difficult to know whether you’re reaching some people or not. One gets a lot of information from this, no wonder they make a lot of money from ‘targeted advertising’ (mention: we have no intention of showing adverts…[Read more]