20 September, 2012

What is the key point of planting Paeonia rockii ?

The planting Paeonia rockii method of land planted and Bonsai are essentially the same. Following are the key points:

Firstly, due to the peony root crowded, planting must be careful. If not, soil will not fill into the inside of crowded root. The empty will lead to producing mold with air contacted root. Mold gradually make root rot. And seedling sprouted, germination grows bad. At last the plant die gradually.

Secondly, both of lands planted and Bonsai do not need too much water. Particular way is following:

After seedlings are planted, we water soil pervasively.  Then watering time interval should not be too short just as long as the soil keeps moist. If watered too much, soil will be airtight. Finally, with growth, leaves become yellow and seedlings go dead gradually.


Thirdly, apply fertilizer. We cannot nourish the soil too much, especially inorganic fertilizers which will hurt the root system. When the seedling leaves expand, it is best to spray fertilizer once every ten days, and the concentration should not be too high.

Fourth, trim. Pruning is one important part to seedlings. After seedlings planted, weak seedling must be pruned away. We should left 3-5 strong branches to ensure the nutrition concentrating main branches. In this way, tree peonies could grow vigorous and be floriferous.

Lastly,  illumination  time. Peonies like light, so seedlings cannot stock in light shortage place long-term. Only the bud fully formed before flowering, plants can be appropriately overshadow no more than 7 days in order to meet the artificial flowering period.

Technical Department of Gansu Zhongchuan Peony Nursery

19 September, 2012

Peony Paradise--Zhongchuan Peony Nursery

Zhongchuan peony nursery where water joined the sky(水天一色)
lofty mountains (崇山峻岭)
Peony Gate Tower  (牡丹城楼)
The Peony Pavilion  (牡丹亭)
Swing  (秋千)
Pink Rockii tree peony  (粉色紫斑牡丹)
White Rockii tree peony (白色紫斑牡丹)
Purple Rockii tree peony (紫色紫斑牡丹)
Herbaceous peony  (芍药)

Authority--Cut flower Variety Selection

China is rich in peony resources and varieties. Some varieties are excellent for cutting with ornamental value and high quality. While some varieties are not suitable for fresh cut flower. Choosing appropriate variety for Cut flower peony or not, impact on the quality of cut flower directly. According to the characteristics of different varieties, production, sellers and customers requirements, appropriate peony species for cut flower should have the following features:

1. Flowers are floriferous, productive, sustaining bloom in water raise long and enduring storage.

2. Flower form should be exquisite upright . Color is bright and soft. It will be better if color and form are special or with sweet fragrance.

3. Bud, avoiding the top part easy to crack, smoothes and assumes circular or circular with slightly pointed top.

4. Petals materials are hard. Flowers are moderate. Petals form need not too obviously.

5. Flower branch and peduncle, with strong anchorage force, are stiff upright and should be long enough for cut.

6. Petiole is short and applanate. Lamina is medium and small. Blade surface is flat and lustrous.

7. Plant is stout, with high germination and branching sprouted rates. They are resistant to diseases, insects, and have strong adaptability.


In addition, cut flower is based on different customers requirements to Supplier markets by varieties and colors. To ensure continuous supply market, cut flower production not only need enough varieties, colors, quantity and cultivated area, but also need Early, middle and late flowering varieties.

herbaceous peony--Fen Yu Nu

'Dancing Butterflies', recommended by Gansu Zhongchuan Peony Nursery, is an herbaceous perennial with a more or less rounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but it can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Dancing Butterflies Peony features bold lightly-scented fuchsia flowers at the ends of the stems in early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Dancing Butterflies Peony will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils.  It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This plant can be propagated by division. Bright fuchsia single blooms with large yellow stamens dance like butterflies in the wind. It is a truly vigorous, floriferous and exquisite variety.

Dancing Butterflies Peony is recommended for the following landscape applications and, General Garden and Mass Planting. They have long stem, so they can be used as fresh cut flower. Those beautiful herbaceous peony not only light up your garden ,you home ,but also can be used as fresh cut flower send your relative and friends as a gift. May peony flowers bring our best wishes to you!

Chinese tree peony--Feng Dan Bai

‘Feng Dan Bai’, sold in commerce and recommended by Gansu Zhongchuan Peony Nursery under the trade name of PHOENIX WHITE, is a Chinese tree peony. It is a deciduous woody shrub that grows to 4-5’ tall and as wide. When originally discovered, it was listed as a cultivar of P. suffruticosa, but some authorities now consider it to be a cultivar of Paeonia ostii. Upward facing, fragrant white flowers (to 7” across) with slightly ruffled petals and contrasting yellow center stamens bloom in early spring. Medium green foliage is deeply divided into oval to lance-shaped leaflets.

This tree peony selection has white single form flowers, 8 inches in size, with dark glossy leaves and a sweet fragrance. Blooms face upwards, floating like silk on top of the leaves.
The plant is very productive at an early age with a vigorous, spreading growth habit.

Some flowers will have the slightest pink tone when first open, fading quickly to pure white. Plants grow rapidly and are very erect, growing to 4-5 ft tall and 4 to 5 ft wide at 8-10 years maturity. A 2-3 yr-old plant will be about 20-24 inches tall, and many of these are ready to bloom at this young age. It is a superb early blooming variety.

These white peony do best in deep, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. They are tolerant of summer heat. Add compost as needed before planting. Larger shrubs appreciate some shelter from strong winds. Unlike herbaceous peonies, the stems of tree peonies (which are woody plants) do not die to the ground in winter and should not be cut back after frost. No pruning is required, except to cut out dead wood or suckers in early spring. If plants become leggy, a moderate pruning in early fall can be done to shape plant and encourage additional growth on the lower part of the plant. Remove spent flowers after bloom. These long-lived plants usually take several years to establish, and are best left undisturbed once planted. Moreover, plant roots go deep and transplanting can be difficult.

Tree peonies are considered to be relatively pest free. Some susceptibility to canker, leaf blight, stems wilt and scale. Ants on peony buds are common and totally harmless. Excellent in borders as specimens and in groups. Also effective as accents or hedges along fences, sidewalks, driveways or walls. Flowers are extremely showy, and foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season, either alone or as a frame or backdrop for other flowering plants.

06 September, 2012

The power of the flower

Compared with humans flowers are so small, however ,have you ever found the force emitted by them ? Actually this kind of power is impressive.
(1) The Lavender
It is said that any flower has its own language and each florid represent a different meaning.The  lavender florid is waiting for love. I guess it makes sense.
When the lavender in full bloom and the breeze hit, the swaying flowers will sing beautiful songs in the air filled with the intoxicating aroma.

Some people traveled to the find lavender, looking for a lost love. Lavender can heal the people who was hurt in love. She will listen to their pain, to soothe their souls.  In the face of these considerate flowers, those who buried themself into frustration, disappointment, and sadness become relax.

(2) Rape Flower

Rape flower can not be considered beautiful. If a way to see one, it is absolutely nothing special because the thin broken pieces of flower is difficult to attractive envy eye. However, when hundreds of millions of rape  flowers are in bloom,then the gates of your heart are flung open.

The  rape flower ocean floods the fields,  the hill and the small village. All of these became a beautiful landscape. Sun brushed from flowers so that the flower waves become more dazzling. That scene, just a glimpse, could not help and you're drunk.At that moment, all sorrows and troubles are cleaned up, the mood suddenly like a lot of spirit. The heart will be the influx of a large number of beautiful things.

(3) Tree peony
China is the hometown of the peony flower. In thousands of years of culture in China, the peony symbolizes wealth and good fortune. In the ocean of full-blown flowers, she stands head and shoulders above others because she is so  graceful and plump. She gives out a strong force like a beam of brilliant light that makes your already bright mood even more dazzling. I have no words to describe her beauty, just can feel her charm with heart. A lot of touching poems were written for peonies, here is some I want to share with friends.

           (唐 王维)                                                      ( 刘禹锡)  

庭前芍药妖无格,池上芙蕖净少情。    绿艳闲且静,红衣浅复深。

惟有牡丹真国色,花开时节动京城。    花心愁欲断,春色岂知心。




05 September, 2012

The power of the cheongsam

The ordinary woman will become fabulous when she put on the cheongsam. She looks like a fresh pear tree, a wave of beautiful hibiscus or a bright peony. Looking at her slim and soft shadow, I think this is the most extremely elegant and modest part of a woman.

The cheongsam shows a classical, oriental and beautiful temperament. The woman dressed cheongsam not only is beautiful, but also is mature. She just looks like Epiphyllum who leaves a little light and remote smell in the night. It is the very power of the cheongsam.

The 20-year-old woman liking to wear the cheongsam always has goodness of heart. The 30-year-old woman liking to wear the cheongsam should experience a profound story. The 40-year-old woman liking to wear the cheongsam must be so happy.

The cheongsam is a way of life. Its design and style suits the characteristics of the oriental female perfectly. The cheongsam is an ancient dream for Chinese women. Although we have never lived in that era, but the heart seems to.

There is no word to describe the charm of cheongsam, but the sentence  "I have no poems any more, no flowers and no fine rains any longer in the word as well. " written by Chinese poet Xi Murong.

Friends, can you feel the power of the cheongsam?