Peony News

Today we welcome the month of May and the peonies are already a sight to see. The early mid-season peonies are starting to bloom: Bess Bockstoce, Carina, Carnation Bouquet, Command Performance, Flame, Green Lotus, Lavender, Lemon Dream, Petite Elegance, Pink Hawaiian Coral, Raspberry Charm, Red Charm, Serene Pastel, Yellow Crown, Yellow Dream and Yellow Heaven. White Innocence and Skylark are magnificent, very tall peonies, perfect for hedgerows and background planting.

Now is the perfect time to compare the coral peonies: to see the pink in Coral Supreme, the orange in Coral Sunset and the sheer size of the Coral Charms. I always find an alluring softness in the hue of the Pink Hawaiian Corals. Visit during the next week or so to catch all of them in bloom.

While we are not near peak bloom, there are many varieties opening daily. With warm afternoons today and tomorrow, Mothers Day weekend will be a delight to flower lovers, with loads of peony and iris bloom. Our iris gardens are full of color this week, with many more irises to open next week.

Stop by and pick up peony bouquets for Mothers Day, or any day – fresh from the farm.  We are open daily, 10 am – 6 pm through June 15, 2016.

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Brooks Gardens, an Oregon peony farm & iris garden located at 6219 Topaz Street NE, Brooks (or Salem), Oregon, 97305. We are just over one mile north of Brooks, OR (between Woodburn and Salem, off of 99E) and 30 minutes south of Tualatin, Wilsonville and Canby, OR. About 40 minutes south of Portland, OR.

Here we go – our 16th spring of flowers at Brooks Gardens. It’s the earliest start to peony and iris bloom season we’ve had. We open the peony fields and iris gardens tomorrow, April 22nd.

While the early varieties are blooming, many are budded up, ready to open over the next week. Today I cut Abalone Pearl, Chief Black Hawk, Command Performance, Coral Sunset, Coral Supreme, Joker, Kopper Kettle, Lavender, Lemon Chiffon, Magical Mystery Tour, Prairie Charm, Prairie Moon, Red Charm, Rosea Plena, Rubra Plena, Salmon Dream and Villosa to store in the cooler for display later in the season. I held off cutting Coral Charm buds; but, I will cut a few of them today.

                 

The plants look so beautiful and healthy – loaded with buds. We have over 140 varieties of peonies available in containers – ready to  transplant this spring. You may also order peony roots at the farm or on our website. Peony roots are shipped September-November for fall planting. 

We invite you to visit during our bloom season. Hours are 10 am – 6 pm, daily April 22 - June 15, 2016. Cut flowers, bouquets and peony plants available. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @brooksgardens

We will also be selling peony plants at Artisan Amy’s Farmers Market at the Woodburn Company Stores (outlet mall) today from 3 pm – 8 pm.

Brooks Gardens, an Oregon peony farm & iris gardens is located at 6219 Topaz Street NE, Brooks (or Salem), Oregon, 97305. We are just over one mile north of Brooks, OR (between Woodburn and Salem, off of 99E) and 30 minutes south of Tualatin, Wilsonville and Canby, OR. About 40 minutes south of Portland, OR.

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