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TRAINOF4
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10/11/09 10:15 P

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Wow! Thanks for all the great info! My neighbor's peonies are cut back already. Ours are still young, but the eldest of them all put out a TON of flowers this past Spring.

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10/11/09 5:00 P

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Peonies should be ut backto about 3 inches after the foliage dies back. They will come back next year.



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10/11/09 2:13 P

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Thanks for all the information, we purchased my parents place and have not cut the peonies before been here 3 years now so if we cut them back will they come in next year fuller?
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10/9/09 8:08 P

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Generally on perrenials you should cut them back when the foliae has mostly died back. As long as they have a lot of green leaves they are storing energy for the winter. So when a lot of the leaves have dropped/died cut them back,



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10/9/09 3:43 P

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Aha! I will look at my neighbor's peonies. She has several along her driveway that were her mom's initially. So they are enormous & grow incredible flowers every year. She tells me to cut as many as I want - I love to keep flowers all over the house as much as possible. They're so cheery!

So when she cuts hers back I'll cut mine back, right? Seems like a good idea - Thanks for putting the idea in my head emoticon

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10/9/09 1:00 P

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We live slightly north of St.Louis and the farmers around here have started to cut all the wildflowers on their properties. I saw a lady take care of her peonies just last weekend. Depending on where you are, it might just be the right time now.


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10/8/09 11:31 P

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I am wondering when to cut back my peonies, phlox, and black-eyed suzies. As I am trying to get my garden back to its former glory & I've found I've forgotten a lot of things!

Stay calm and carry on.


 
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