Paeonia season 2005 now underway

Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:22:46 PDT
Ha, Ha,

my P. mascula opened last week!  Beat you!

OK, really, the season has started and the foliage is fabulous this year.  I
don't know if the cold winter helped or what, but the colour and texture is
rich on all my plants.  I have a small number I purchased as P. mollis,
which bears seed, so I'm not sure.  The foliage is wonderfully haired and
pleated this year.  I have a bud on a seedling of P. xchamaeleon x P.
kavachensis, which has me excited.  The foliage is very lime-gold in
comparison to others in the garden. I'm hoping for a shocking pink to give
some vulgar contrast!  Unfortunately, I may miss the blossom, as I leave for
a speaking tour to Canada and the USA on Friday.  I'll have to ask friends
to come by and take a shot.

The game is afoot...Don't you just love Spring?

Jamie V.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim McKenney" <>
To: "'Pacific Bulb Society'" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 6:38 PM
Subject: [pbs] Paeonia season 2005 now underway

> Paeonia mascula opened its first flower of the season this morning, thus
> opening the peony season in my garden this year.
> Jim McKenney
> Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where P. emodi and P.
> wittmanniana may open later this week.
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