My husband and I have lived on a 300 acre farm above the Kootenay River for over 30 years. During this 30 year period we have milked cows, made cheese, sold milk, raised chickens, cows, and pigs. Our dream was to be full time farmers but this didn’t pan out and we ended up settling for part-time farming and careers while raising our three children.
Coming from Dutch heritage I have always had a deep seated love of flowers. As a busy mother I never had much time for flower gardening but one thing I noticed was that the peonies always bloomed no matter how much I neglected them! The blooms were beautiful and fragrant! I was sold on peonies!
In the fall of 2005 I decided to start my peony business and get back to what I enjoy most…being outside and close to the earth. I started by dividing and propagating from my own peonies on the farm. We have expanded in 2008 to include over 50+ varieties of peonies and are branching out into other perennials.
We have recently been accepted into the Canada-British Columbia Environmental Farm Plan Program. This program is to help farmers to develop an environmental action plan for their farm. This program is to enhance our natural resources and reduce the harm to soil, air, and water and biodiversity values. We use organic products as much as possible. Click here for KLAS Certificate
This year we plan to grow various types of willow and nut trees, and food for our local community, as well as continuing to expand and improve our peony selections.
We hope you derive as much joy from the peonies we grow as we have over the years.