How to Prune Herbaceous Peonies

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Herbaceous peonies come into full bloom in late spring and keep their large red, pink, or white blossoms until early fall. Since peonies are perennials, they will come back every year with bigger blooms and better health when properly pruned. Pruning encourages new stem growth, creates better air circulation to discourage insects, and maintains a…


How to Store Peonies

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Pick peonies still in their bud state several weeks in advance of an event and store them in your refrigerator until they are ready to be used. When needed, these hardy flowers can be revived in water and allowed to bloom normally. Difficulty: Easy Instructions Things You’ll Need Scissors Newspaper Plastic bags Select peonies with…


How to Replant Peonies

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Peonies are members of the Paeonia genus and are popular plants because of their abundant blooms in the early summer. They only bloom for a couple of weeks each year, but many gardeners have multiple varieties that bloom at different times. Gardeners will frequently wish to replant peonies to other areas when they mature. Difficulty:…


When to Separate Peonies & Daylilies

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Both peonies and daylilies are favorite perennials that require very little maintenance once established and yield proficient blooms for many years. They can be divided to increase their yield or to share with friends; it’s a simple procedure that doesn’t take a lot of time. The trick is to do it at the right time.…


How to Manage Peonies

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Peonies are flowering plants in the Paeonia genus. They are generally quite tolerant of cold and are well-known for their ability to produce spectacular flowers in the summer. Growing peonies is generally easy, but they do require special care to produce their best blooms. The most common causes for peonies blooming poorly are wet soil…


How to Plan Peonies

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Peonies are colorful, heavy blooming spring perennials. These plants can outlive their gardener if properly taken care of. Peonies are normally grown from a bare root and can grow into shrub-like plants or small peony trees. They grow well in zones 3 through 8 and will grow with special care in zone 2 and the…


How to Stake Peonies

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Peonies produce beautiful large blossoms on long and slender stems that are sometimes hard to support. One heavy rain or strong wind can snap the stems or bow them to the ground, putting an end to the beautiful show these flowers put up, and ruining all your hard work and effort in growing them. Homeowners…


What Do Peonies Look Like?

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Peonies are perennial flowers that are a favorite among many gardeners. The beautiful large blossom fills the air with a pleasant fragrance. Colors range from light pink to dark pink, red, and even yellows. According to the Garden Helper, peonies can survive for up to 50 years, if the site in which they are planted…


How to Maintain Peonies

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Peonies are a long-lasting perennial plant with colorful flowers and green leaves that produce blooms every spring. Colors include yellow, pink, crimson, scarlet and white. Large blossoms of different varieties will flower for six to eight weeks and will create a beautiful focal point in your landscape. There are two types of peonies: garden and…


When to Transplant Peonies?

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Peonies are popular perennials featuring large, fragrant blooms. While they may thrive in one spot for many years, sometimes there are reasons to transplant them to a different location. Reasons for Transplanting Established peony plants may need to be transplanted for many reasons: if they are not receiving enough sunlight; if, for aesthetic reasons, they…


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