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Growing Gorgeous Peonies

  • 5441 Southeast Belmont Street Portland, OR, 97215 United States (map)

With Carol Adelman, owner, Adelman Peony Nursery

Luscious, large peony blooms glisten in the spring sunshine, bringing color to the garden and pushing away the gray of winter. Grandma loved them for their few demands and long life. Brides pick them for their beauty, size and colors. Carol Adelman, owner of Adelman Peony Nursery, will give us a photo-filled talk covering where and how to plant, disease control, and how to grow the largest blooms. The four types of peonies will be reviewed, along with introduction to landscape-friendly peonies that don’t tip in the rain.

Some twenty years ago, Carol and Jim Adelman transitioned from 25 years of growing apples and custom harvesting tree fruits and nuts to raising peonies and grass seed. They have established a reputation for the highest quality peony roots, plants and flowers, shipping the roots across the northern hemisphere and blooms across the nation. Their display garden, which is open to the public during bloom season, allows you to observe the plant habit of hundreds of peony varieties along with companion perennials.