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    Peonies vs. Tomatoes—Discuss | Letter from the Editor

    Folks often say that tomatoes are the gateway plants to becoming a gardener. The idea is that people get truly hooked on this hobby of ours once they grow something…

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    Jewel’s Peony Collection

    Today we’re visiting with Jewel Barkley. The pictures I have included are from my flower garden in Sea Girt, New Jersey. I have been growing peonies for about 10 years.…

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    The Best Yellow, White, and Pink Peonies

    Peonies are among people’s favorite late spring plants for a reason. Their textured, lobed foliage and large size make them stand out even without flowers. But when in bloom, there’s…

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    How to Grow Tree Peonies in the Northeast

    We gardeners in the Northeast are notorious for complaining about the weather, particularly about our cold, snowy winters and what often seems like too-short, too-hot summers, yet this four-season climate…

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    Luscious Peony Varieties for the Pacific Northwest

    There is nothing quite like viewing the exquisite beauty of a blooming peony (Paeonia spp. and hybrids, Zones 3–9) in the garden. As a nongardener, I would purchase fresh cut…

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    Peonies in Croatia

    The spring charm of peonies My name is Zarko Mudrovcic, and my garden is situated in Marija Gorica, 30 kilometers from Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, in the southeastern part…

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    Cindy’s Wisconsin Garden

    Today we’re visiting Cindy Lindstedt’s garden in Wisconsin. I have been gardening for 25 years, am certified as a Southeastern Wisconsin Master Gardener (SEWMG) and am a member of the…

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    Success with Peonies in the Northeast

    Adding peonies (Paeonia spp. and cvs., Zones 3-8) to a garden brings enormous value. They are very long-lived and often are passed down from generation to generation. Once established, a…

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    Intoxicating Itoh Peonies for Northern California

    What exactly is an Itoh peony? Itoh peonies were first developed by Toichi Itoh, who experimented for many years with crossing tree peonies (Paeonia suffruticosa cvs., Zones 4–8), which are…

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    Tiny Alpines and Huge Peonies

    Elle Ronis is back, sharing more of her beautiful and diverse garden. (If you missed her previous photos, click here.) Elle grows small, alpine, and rock garden plants in this…