Peony News

We love this peony season. We are enjoying the blooms of the mid-season peonies and the late varieties are still budded up. After a few years of warmer spring weather, we have returned to a more 'normal' season here in Oregon. The bloom just keeps going on and on. 

Lots of pinks, whites, reds and yellows in bloom. We have a great supply of fresh cut peonies at the farm; potted peonies; and, you can order bare root peonies for fall planting, too. 

Stop by in the next week or so to see the most varieties in bloom. We are open daily through June 15. Hours: 10 am - 6 pm. 

Brooks Gardens is located at 6219 Topaz Street NE, Brooks, OR. 

Just 7 miles south of Woodburn, off of 99 E. About 30 minutes south of Wilsonville and Canby.

I-5 exit 263; 1 mile east to Brooks, OR; left (north) onto 99 E; 1 mile to Topaz Street NE.  Follow the purple Peonies & Iris signs. 

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Stop by the farm for your Memorial Day peony flowers this weekend. We have fresh cut peonies available daily. 

Our peony farm is open for potted peony plants and cut flowers every day now through June 15th. Peak bloom is slowly coming; but, there are loads of blooms now. Come and take a look this week.  

Open 10 am - 6 pm

Brooks Gardens is located off of 99 E between Woodburn and Salem, Oregon.

6219 Topaz Street NE, Brooks (Salem), OR, 97305.

Follow the purple Peonies & Iris signs. 

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We have fresh cut peony flowers at the farm! Our recent warm weather is bringing on lots of blooming varieties for Mother's Day weekend.

Stop by for potted peony plants, a bunch of fresh peonies or peony arrangements. A few antique collectible booths will be set up, too!

Open 10 am - 6 pm daily through June 15th. 

Brooks Gardens peony farm is located between Woodburn and Salem, OR off of 99 E. From I-5, exit 263 at Brooks, one mile east to 99 E; left at the stop light, just over one mile to Topaz Street NE. Follow the Brooks Gardens Peonies signs. 

Plenty of parking.

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Our first peony of the season bloomed today! The species peony P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii seedings - about 4 to 5 days later than many years. It is the predictor of our peony bloom season here in Oregon. 

P. daurica subsp. mlokosewitschii seedling

This year appears to be on a normal weather pattern compared to several recent years, when our season was a couple of weeks ahead. In 2016 we were one month ahead this years growth/bloom. 

I look for a few varieties to be blooming when we open the peony fields and iris gardens to visitors May 1st. Weather can change how fast or slow the flowers will bloom depending upon the amount of heat or extended cool weather we receive. At this time, I predict we will have peak bloom season in the later half of May. 

We have a number of peonies that are getting ready to bloom in the next two weeks. I'll try to get a bloom update out on this blog or the front page of our website a couple of times a week. If I fail to do that, then the season is in full swing.

Plan a visit between May 1 and June 15th (daily, 10 am - 6 pm) to see the flowers blooming. We'll have an assortment of peony plants, cut peonies and bouquets for sale. Potted peonies are also available Fridays and Saturdays in April. 

Follow us on Brooks Gardens Facebook and on Instagram @brooksgardens for season updates.  

 

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We are open Fridays and Saturdays in April, 2019 for potted peony sales.

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm. ***(Gardens and fields open by May 1st)

We start our season with 120+ varieties of peonies in containers (additional varieties are available online for fall planting). 

*Open by appointment Sundays through Thursdays in April (contact us prior to driving out, to be sure we will be available).

Our customers can view the peony fields and iris gardens, daily, May 1st through June 15, 2019 from 10 am - 6 pm. The plants are busy growing in April to put on their May/June flower show. Fresh cut peonies will be available by the stem, bouquet or bucket during bloom season. 

This spring, we have some peony plant varieties in containers that we haven't offered before, or for many years. These include: Cloud Cap, Early Canary, Etched Salmon, Hi Mabel, Kathryn Ann, Mr. Ed, Snow Swan, Sweet 16, Tinkerbell and Viking Chief. We also have many of the favorite coral, pink, red, white, yellow and variegated peonies available in containers.  

Viking Chief peony flower at Brooks Gardens           Mr. Ed peonies bloom in either color or a combination Brooks Gardens          

Transplanting peonies from containers can be done throughout the spring, summer and fall. We'll give you tips on peony planting and care. These perennial plants are easy to grow and can last a lifetime, often growing in the same garden spot for decades. 

Bare root peonies can be ordered at the farm or online. We ship these during peony root planting season in the fall (September - October). 

Plan a trip to visit our peony farm this May and June. Order peony roots online, anytime (shipped in the fall); or, stop by to pick up peony plants Fridays and Saturdays in April.

Happy gardening, 

Therese

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Oregon's Hidden Peony Farm - Visit May 1 - June 15, 2019

               

Each May and early June our Brooks Gardens farm is alive with peony blossoms, bringing welcome smiles to visitors. We invite you to plan an outing to visit this spring to see the peony fields and iris gardens. At the farm, we sell cut flowers, potted peonies and take orders for bare root peonies to plant in the fall. You can also order bare root peony plants online now for fall planting

We are tucked away, only 1/2 mile down Topaz Street NE, Brook, OR - between Salem and Woodburn, just off of 99 E. You can't see our farm from the highway; follow the signs to the gem at the end of the road. Along the way, you'll likely see berry fields, wheat, grass seed crops or a field of cauliflower or green beans. Visitors enjoy getting out to the country and seeing the various crops in the area, as well as the view of Mt. Hood along the short drive from 99 E. 

We'll be open from 10 am - 6 pm daily from May 1 - June 15, 2019 (we'll adjust the open dates if we have an earlier or later spring than usual). Get Directions.  Want to pick up potted peonies now? Open 10 am - 4 pm on Saturdays in March and April - or email us for appointment. Gardens open May 1st. 

Here are some photos from our farm - to give you an idea of what to see on your visit. 

                                    

Find us on Facebook and Instagram @brooksgardens

Brooks Gardens, the hidden 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 99 E); 30 minutes south of Tualatin, Wilsonville and Canby, OR. About 40 minutes south of Portland, OR.

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Are you wanting fresh cut peony flowers for your spring wedding or special event? Or, a bouquet or bunch of peony stems for yourself or a friend?

For pricing and May/June availabilty, contact us at brooksgardens@gmail.com

There is no other flower like a peony blossom, filled with layers of beautiful, soft petals; wafting with peony perfume; and, long lasting as a cut flower. Peonies have a long vase life and are perfect choices for bridal bouquets and floral arrangements.

Peony flowers adorn bridal bouquets, weddings and receptions. They can be the perfect choice for decorating bridal and baby showers; and, are a great choice for dinner parties and a host of formal or casual events. Who would'nt want to receive a bunch of peonies as a hostess gift?

peony flower bunches and bouquets Oregon Brooks Gardens

Fresh cut peony flowers are seasonal - they are available from approximately early May through mid - June in Oregon. Weather affects the timing of their availability, with some seasons a bit earlier or later, year to year.

cut peony flowers Brooks Gardens, Oregon

We sell cut peony stems in bulk and small quantities at our farm (located between Salem and Portland). Local florists and DIY floral designers can pre-order budded peony stems; or, when in a pinch, stop by during peony season and we can often cut fresh for you that day. We also have grab and go bouquets and buckets of fresh cut peonies (budded or open) for you to select from at the farm.

Peonies are available in blush, coral, pink, red, white and mixed colors. Being flexible on shades of colors allows more choices. 

Demand for peony flowers is strong. It's best to pre-order large quantities for pick up at our farm (we do not ship cut peonies). 

Contact us for details on ordering fresh cut peonies. We'll give you tips on opening the buds for the best impact on your big day.  

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