FREE Shipping - Gilbert H Wild - This Weekend Only!

amulet(7b NC)February 9, 2007

I was perusing different nursery web sites trying to decide what orders to place for this year, and I noticed that Gilbert H. Wild has FREE shipping this weekend only - February 8-11.

I have only ordered from them twice before, a collection of 22 peonies, a couple of other peonies, and a couple of daylilies. Their plants aren't the highest quality, so the peonies most likely won't bloom for the first year or two. 4 out of 22 bloomed the first year. 1 was moldy which they declined to do anything about, but all of them came up. This spring will be their second year. I am hoping for more blooms this year!

So basically, their peony roots are cheap with free shipping, but you may have to wait for the blooms!

Gilbert H. Wild

BTW, I ordered:

Peony - Feather Top

Peony - Nick Shaylor

Iris - Immortality

Daylily - Siloam Double Classic

If you find something you can't live without, post it!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Oh my...wish you would not have posted that.

I find several things very appealing though I'm resisting, since I already have so many things ordered already.

I thought this iris collection was very nice and reasonable for rebloomers.

And several of the daylilies too.

BTW, I have Siloam Double Classic, and it is very pretty.
Also have Immortality, and it bloomed very late in the season (fall) for me though it was moved sometime in the summer. It was a nice surprise.

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Reblooming iris collection.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2007 at 11:34AM
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chinesetreepeony.com

Hi,

We are a nursery specialized in peonies. All of our plants are at least 3 to 4 years old. We only ship them in the fall. If you are in the area, you are welcome to visit our nursery.

Best,

L.T.

www.chinesetreepeony.com

    Bookmark   February 18, 2007 at 9:01PM
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jeannie7

Good idea....shipping only in the fall; the best time to plant new peonies.

If spring planted, make sure they are in a dormant state when you get them.

I'm surprised a peony bloomed the first year. I imagine though, the blooms weren't much to brag about... if that were the case, it would have been better to nip the buds off before they proceeded much into creating a flower.
Better for the plant.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 9:17PM
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maifleur01

Jeannie7, some growers provide a mature bud on the the roots they ship. This allows the receiver to know that they were shipped the correct plant and they can notify the grower the first year rather than sometime later. My advice is do not remove the flower bud but be aware that the first flower after division may not be a true representation of what the plant will do in the future. What you should do on newly planted peonies is to remove the spent flower and not allow seeds to form. This does help the plant but removing the bud before blooming does not.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2007 at 9:24PM
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