herbaceous peonies

At all times, the peonies were considered a symbol of love, wealth, nobility and courage.According to legend, a man who has attained all of this in my life, always planted them in his garden.

place in the garden under the sun peonies chosen, away from trees and buildings, protected from the wind.And do not peonies planted in those places where in the spring and autumn there is stagnant water.Not like this peonies, rot and die!But drought and extreme cold are transferred perfectly.

Herbaceous peonies do not like peat, so it is not used in the preparation of any number of wells, or as mulch or for shelter in the winter.Peonies need a neutral soil and peat acidifies it.It is advisable to conduct soil liming.

best time for planting and transplanting peonies - August, but in the spring, before the buds, there is a short period when you can do it too.Especially, now on sale there was a lot of peonies.After the appearance of buds and leaves pions decreases survival.The roots before planting a good soak in a

clay mash.

Bought spring peony stored at 0-2 degrees and high humidity.If you can not drop him immediately to a permanent place, you can put him in any capacity, suitable in size to then be transplanted into the right place.

The depth and width of the landing pit should be at least 60-70 cm. Poured drainage (broken bricks, gravel, coarse sand) on the bottom of the pit.It is filled with nutrient soil with the addition of humus, ashes and superphosphate (10-20 grams).From the ground form a cone, which are planted and peony.Fall asleep with a mixture of soil, compacted it watered.After watering and settling of the ground root collar should be flush with the edges of the pit.When her burial peonies bloom poorly.

best time for fertilizing - from the onset of kidney until late July, when, after blooming flower buds for next year.Peonies fed solutions rotted manure, mineral fertilizers, which it is desirable to introduce into the wells around the bush.Twice per season spend phosphorus and potassium fertilization.

It is advisable to water the bushes by the roots rather than irrigation, as it promotes the development of fungal diseases.During a drought watering should be abundant on all the depth of the roots.

cut flowers for the bouquet is recommended no more than a third of the bush, at the same time on each stem should be left alone - two sheets.

After the mass flowering, when the flowers have lost their decorative effect, the head is cut off and removed to rotting flowers do not become a source of infection.Petals, trapped in the leaves, can be a source of botrytis.For the prevention of this disease peonies treated with a solution of copper sulfate (40 grams per 10 liters of water) in a period of massive regrowth of shoots, budding and twice after flowering.

autumn the whole aboveground part cut off at ground level.It is better to do it after the first frost when the leaves polyagut and nutrients in the leaves and stem, the maximum ottekut in storage roots.Early circumcision leaves leads to the depletion of the bush and flowering abundant enough in the future.

Bushes decorative pions not only during flowering.The leaves are also beautiful, they carved and can change its color from yellow (in the spring) to red or bronze (in the autumn).After flowering bushes of peonies is well to give a spherical shape, if cut shoots to the same length.

To peony bush peonies do not fall apart, they put the backups, use ready-made plastic kustoderzhateli.You can, for sticking around the bush strong pegs, criss-crossing their rods to make the likeness of a wicker basket, which will support the heavy flowers.Then the bush peonies are not afraid of wind and rain.Peonies can grow in one place for more than a decade.