Got a seedling 2015 from Teppi and it had rather small and not very attractive flowers, but there was something about the color of the flower that appealed to me. The leaves were stout and quite tall, so I suspected that the flowers would develop as the root grew larger. Today it makes single and semi-double flowers now and the color is really…Read More
What sets the standard for a normal species and what counts as variation within a species? When I think of our garden varieties, should I really count them as one species or should they all be classified as some type of hybrid with more or less species equal traits?
In picture is a seedling from a P. delavayi
Bought some seedlings for some years ago and this one with name P. mascula ssp arietina. Never seen any of my other peony seedling with this yellowish leafs color. This is fourth year in garden and it seems to grow slowly… or is this something else?
Have a ‘Mary Gretchen’ and in late summer 2020 I see a lot of ants around the root, hade to dig it up and the root was damage so I cut away all damage part and got five small roots. Planted after some days and last year all grow up and now they are on there way again! From 1 to 5 plants, happy!
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Fall 2023; No. 407 Bulletin is available for online reading through the Member Portal at: https://americanpeonysociety.org/member-portal/pages/the-bulletin-online/ The post Fall Bulletin 2023; No. 407 first appeared on American Peony Society.
The Spring 2023; No. 405 American Peony Society Bulletin is available online for reading. Enjoy and thanks to all of our members for their generous support! Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). The post Spring […]
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The Directory of New Cultivars – 2022 is now available for online viewing. This addition features over 300 of latest registrations. Become a Member to view this and other publications through the Member Portal. Click HERE to access reading (you must be a member and logged in to view). ICRA Registrar: Jordan Kabat The post Directory […]
Spring in the north almost always brings the challenges of frost damaged peonies. Often damage by light freezes is visible through wilting stems in the morning and plants bounce back later in the day. Occasionally colder nights produce lasting damage exemplified by dead shoots, which do not recover. Generally temperatures which fall below 25 F […]
Plant in Fall, Purchase in Winter/Spring When to purchase-when to plant This post comes a bit late in the season, but we were busy planting our peonies! Peonies are sold through much of the year, but the best time to plant them hasn’t changed-FALL only! Why? Peonies grow nearly all of their roots in the […]
Parnassia should also grow here in Finland, but I have never seen it. In my garden big plants are making a show now, peonies, irises and Geraniums. It has been very dry here this year, the last proper rain was in the beginning of May, since then only ...
Quote from: Gail on June 03, 2023, 08:18:36 PMI love the dark sheath on those tree peonies.The Itoh 'Watermelon Wine' here - it is a somewhat deeper colour than in my photo and very nice! (Attachment Link) I agree-- Ver...
Hurmaava Pioni 2023 kilpailu on ratkennut. Kuvia oli tänä vuonna ennätysmäärä 150 kpl upeita pionikuvia. Voittaja oli melko ylivoimainen, mutta sitten olikin tasaista. Kolmossijalla on kolme eri pionikuvaa. Yli 10 pistettä sai kaikkiaan 18 kuvaa! Voittaja saa palkinnoksi Kathy’s Touch pionin, Hurmaavat Pionit 2023...
Pionien Koti ja Suomen Pioniseura järjestivät ”Suomen kaunein pioni 2022” leikkopioninäyttelyn 1.-2.7.2023 Taivassalossa. Suomen kaunein pioni äänestyksen jälkeen vuonna 2023 on: ’Red Charm’ Näyttely oli laajempi kuin koskaan aiemmin, ja äänestyksen tulos äärimmäisen tasainen. ’Red Charm’ oli kuitenkin yksiselitteisesti eniten ääniä saanut pioni. Voittajayksilön...
Suomen Pioniseura ry täytti 7 vuotta 6.4.23! Synttärien kunniaksi seura arpoi jäsenten kesken kolme pionijuurakkoa. Arvottavat juurakot olivat Kathy’s Touch (2kpl) ja Vanilla Schnapps (1kpl). Onni suosi tällä kertaa Aila O:ta, Mirja K:ta ja Anu B:tä !
Suomen Pioniseura ry järjestää pionien leikkokukkanäyttelyn ja äänestyksen Suomen kauneimmasta leikkopionista 2023 Pionien Kodissa Taivassalossa 1.-2.7.2023. Tule mukaan ja tuo rakkain pionin kukkasi kilpailuun! Suomen Pioniseura ry:n ja Pionien Kodin järjestämä leikkokukkanäyttely v. 2022
Vuoden Pionikko valittiin nyt kuudennen kerran Vuoden 2022 vuoden Pionikko on Maria Koskelainen. Vuoden 2022 Pionikko on monipuolinen pioniharrastaja. Nuori harrastaja mm. perustaa uutta pionipihaa, maalaa pionitauluja ja on aloittanut hortonomin opinnot Lepaalla. Onnittelut vielä kerran monipuolipuoliselle Marialle! Aiemmat Vuoden Pionikot: 2017 Sari Seppälä...
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Tervetuloa osallistumaan Suomen Pioniseura ry:n sääntömääräiseen vuosikokoukseen ensi viikon keskiviikkona 28.9.2022 klo 18:30 alkaen. Kokous pidetään etäkokouksena Teamsin välityksellä. Tarkempi kutsu on lähetetty jäsenille sähköposteihin 21.9.2022.
Vuoden Pionikko valittiin nyt viidennen kerran Seuran juhlavuoden Vuoden Pionikkoa valitessa painoivat vaakakupissa valitun henkilön laaja-alainen kiinnostus puutarhaan ja pioneihin. Hän kasvattaa pioneita siemenistä ja juurakoista. Valitsijaraatia miellytti erityisesti hänen vuosittain julkaisemansa kuvasarjat pionien kehityksestä siemenistä pikkutaimiin, joita hän tutkii ja analysoi tarkasti pintaa...
It seems the squirrels were reading this blog; a day after I wrote the previous entry they were hard at work eating the rose hips off the other clumps of R rugosa, and not wasting any time about it either! Within 3 days there wasn't a rose hip to be seen anywhere on the property. […]
A few days ago I was surprised to see some nicely emptied-out hips from Rosa rugosa, a species having large fleshy hips and originally from Japan but very adaptable and salt-tolerant and so now widely naturalized along many sea coasts. Lots of it in Nova Scotia too (but mine were deliberately planted). I had never seen […]
I haven't had much to post about this season, or maybe just lacked the motivation. Today's break from habit is due to a mystery or curiosity of sorts. A bit of background: over the past couple of years I have finally had two plants of Paeonia anomala f. alba flower (mind you, not from seed […]
Paeonia peregrina, usually deep red but varying towards salmon/coral in some populations in the wild. This is the first non-red flower that has shown itself here. Quite a standout.This cute little thing is Arisarum proboscoides, called the Mouse Tail Plant. Its foliage is the arrowhead shaped stuff in the next photo down. The genus name […]
As hoped, a better photo of the flower.And a close-up of the reproductive parts. The stigmas seem very small.My report of the possibility of a few more coming into bloom shortly was premature. Along the lines of "don't count your peonies until they flower"; all the others were the normal pink/rose. The relative paleness of […]
After years of waiting, and from the wrong seed batch!, blooms of a Paeonia anomala forma alba: the white-flowered form of Paeonia anomala. One bloomed after a fashion last year, but the flower was stunted and damaged by weather and insects, so this year's is really my first. There is again some insect damage to […]
The cold and grey of most of May was good for one thing: watching the Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) bike race on tv. The Spaniard Contador, after whose exploits I've named a peony, was in a fine fettle, lit up the race a few times, and won the thing. Great style to watch on […]
Shockingly, an update to this blog. Spring has been wet, and cold until just recently, but plants are either ahead of normal or somewhat behind: no consistent trend that I can figure out.Last year I finally planted a Paeonia mairei in a bed, so I now know that it blooms about at the same time […]
This is worth writing about (and it fits into here better than any of the other blogs I do.)Last Friday night after a recital (good but not outstanding) in Wolfville by soprano Wendy Nielson I found out by accident that the young (15 now) Calgary pianist Jan Lisiecki was performing there the next night. I'd […]
In the prime of bloom just in time for World Cup Sunday, the very late-blooming Azalea "July Jester" vibrant in Oranje. A good choice.Somewhere around abouts are flowers of yellow and flowers of red but they're not co-located so the "other side" is unrepresented here.Although really, I'm not particular about who wins the thing just […]
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