Please repost to forcing peony tubers - original accidentally deleted

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Peter
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Peter,
You should know that you can always go to google groups if you lose a usenet post. Most of the non-binary groups (like this one) are archived.
So you won't have to dig through the archives here is my post on your question.
If you ground is not frozen you can start them (outside) now. Peonies do best when planted and not disturbed or transplanted.
If your ground is still frozen you can start Peonies this time of year in a planter (inside) and put them outside when it warms up. You do NOT want to start them in water because they will rot. They need to be covered with soil and should be planted deep enough to cover the tuber (follow the instruction on the package that they came in if you have that).
You should know that newly planted (or transplanted) Peonies usually don't bloom the first season. Generally, it takes a few years for them to really bloom well. I have lots of Peonies and the best bloomers are the ones that have been in the same place for over 10 years. Only when they get really large do I split the plant up.
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Thanks Bill, for your information.
I'll wait till March (about two more weeks) and get the tubers in the ground. Once in they won't be disturbed. Hopefully they'll grow These will be planted on a HOA property.
I have several peonies on my own plot, White, White tingled with red, and the pink ones "Taki". Gorgeous flowers when in full bloom. Unfortunately they only stay in bloom for 2 - 3 weeks although I manage to grab quite a few when they're in 'marshmallow' stage and stick them in the refrig to use later during the summer. They seem to keep up to 3 months when refrigerated and continue to full bloom...(sans ants).
Also, thanks for the tip on Google groups.... The original post was accidentally deleted along with a bunch of spam messages. I'm just not a knowledgeable newgroup person.
Best...
Peter

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