mildew on peonies

I have several peonies. Several, but not all, are covered with white mildew. Will this weaken/kill the plant. What can I do to prevent this. I have cut off the deceased stalks and cleaned up the area from any debris.…

Growing vegetables where peonies were just removed?

Is it safe to plant vegetables in a garden which had peonies grown in it for 25 years, but the peonies were recently dug up and vegetables Just planted where the peonies were. Is this safe for humans to then…

Are my peonies getting too much sun?

I bought one new peony from a local garden centre and I also have one old peony that I transplanted to a different location this spring. Both a herbaceous peonies. Because I learnt peonies require full sun so I planted…

Will I see my peonies next season?

The brownish bush is(or was) my second peony bush, which I hoped would survive some nearby construction. I took away the root ball of the other bush last week, but there wasn’t much left, except something the size of a…

Peony with tobacco rattle virus

I think I have tobacco rattle virus on a peony. It is only on certain leaves. Do I need to destroy the entire plant? If so could I wait until after it blooms?…

Cleaning Cut Flowers

I was wondering if you had any tip on how to get cut flowers “clean” of small insects before getting into the house. I’m lucky enough that a neighbour let’s me cut a few of her beautiful peonies and lilacs…

Ranunculus and peonies

I recently moved to a new home and area (Brampton, Ontario).  We haven’t finished planning the backyard yet so I will be starting my ranunculus and peonies (bush type) bulbs in containers.  It is a full sun area.  I believe…

Odd Peony flowers

I have one peony but it has three different flowers!! Could you tell me why? Please solve this mystery for us. This has puzzled many of my friends as well. Thanks, Chris

Peony not blooming

Three years ago I divided a beautiful heritage peony into 2 plants. I replanted them in the same garden that contains other peonies which bloom beautifully. The transplants contained 5-8 eyes each and I was careful not to plant too…

tree peony

I would like to transfer my tree peony which is too near the driveway and gets knocked… When and how should I do this. it is about 10 years old and fuchsia in colour. Thanks…