How to Cut Peonies Without Ants

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Peonies are a beautiful flower. With their colors of pink and white and purple, they make a vivid centerpiece to any table decor. Unfortunately, along with peonies come ants. Ants are drawn to the peony because of the sugary coating on the flower’s bud. Yet separating the ants from the peonies is not that difficult.…


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 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…


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…


When to Cut Down Peonies

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Peonies are popular plants in home landscaping. These long-lived perennials adapt easily to various climates and soil conditions. As hardy as they may be, however, some maintenance needs to be performed to keep the foliage healthy and disease free. One such safeguard is to annually cut down the plants. Time Frame Cut back your peonies…


How to Get Peonies to Bloom

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It can be very frustrating when your peonies fail to bloom following planting. Getting peonies to bloom year after year is not really difficult; however, the secret to them not blooming may lie in HOW the peony roots (or tubers) were planted. You may not have planted the peonies yourself, but inherited them when you…


Peonies Disease

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Peony shrubs bloom in late spring to early summer. The peonies used to fall apart after blooming but new types of peonies live long and produce red, pink, white and yellow flowers up to over 10 inches in diameter. The peonies, however, are subject to diseases. Wilt Wilt causes stem tissue to discolor and shrink…


How to Feed Peonies

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Herbaceous peonies live for decades, adding colorful flowers to the garden and to borders for a few short weeks before their lush foliage becomes a backdrop to summer annuals. The flowers come in nearly every color (except blue) in both single and double petal varieties. Peonies are low maintenance plants, requiring only light feedings in…


When to Trim Peonies

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Peonies are long-lived perennials that produce robust, vibrant blooms in the spring and lush foliage for the remainder of the growing season. Originating in Asia over 1,600 years ago, the popular herbaceous peony and the slow-growing tree peony thrive in colder climates, which allow them to complete their full growth cycle and provide bountiful blooms…


Information on Peonies

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Peonies have been cultivated for at least 2,000 years. A favorite of royalty in China, where the tree peony flower is associated with riches and honors, there are two main types of peonies grown in American gardens from hardiness zones 2 to 8. With proper care, both are long-lived. Peony hybrids are herbaceous perennials that…


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