Toilet Paper Tubes to Protect Peony Stalks?

I understand that peonies don’t like excess water at “feet”. Does that include after they’ve bloomed? I’m asking since my peonies in west end Toronto have bloomed, and I’d like to make a sort of edging by placing paper tubing…

Paper birch & bronze birch borer

My 40+yr old birch that suffered damage to the roots. I tried to save it, but it was so weakened the dreaded birch borer moved in. I had the tree cut down last fall (2014) and the stump removed (they…