Our Annual Meeting is February 24, 2024, Register now!
Join us for another fun day on February 24th, 2024 from 9am-4:30pm for all things peony. We will be celebrating our 25th Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at Bauman’s Farm and Garden, a family-owned Oregon farm, established in 1895. They offer fresh, locally-grown produce, gourmet foods, bakery, garden plants and more. Bauman’s address is 12989 Howell Prairie Rd. NE, Gervais, Oregon 97026.
We will be meeting in the north greenhouse just across from the main entrance of the red barn and connected by the covered walkway. We will start the day with Brain Bauman, General Manager, he will give us a little background on the farm and take us on a tour of the facilities. We’ve also set aside some time for shopping!
Other topics for the day include growing peonies from seed, specific outcomes of peony crosses showing the good and not so good flowers. A review of our 2023 garden tours and our annual business meeting.
One of the big draws for our local events at the end of the day is the live auction. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take home some rare finds with your winning bid! Most peony roots will be scheduled for fall delivery, but there may be a few potted or bare roots available to take home with you.
Why not consider donating an item to the auction, it doesn’t just have to be peony roots. We welcome seeds, bulbs, other companion plants and other garden related items. These auctions are our only fundraising opportunities and keeps events like this happening in the future. You can email me with any donation details or click the donation form link below.
A delicious lunch from the on-site deli is provided, but please register using the link below by February 17th, the registration fee is $25 per person that will be attending. Also, don’t forget to include your yearly dues of $10 per household.
We will also be meeting up for dinner the night before, Friday, February 23rd, 6:30pm at Langdon's Grill. Their address is 24377 Airport Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or need other assistance in registering for this meeting. I can also be reached on my cell (253) 709-0102.
Coming from out of town? Check out nearby hotels in the Wilsonville or Woodburn areas. Those are the closest to our event location.
We look forward to seeing you again!
One of the items on the agenda is updating our by-laws and constitution. Why the changes? We are looking to reflect the legal description of our society as registered with the Oregon Secretary of State, our bank accounts, logo and social media. The documents show the word "North West" as two separate words. We are proposing it be combined into one word to match the above already registered documents and bank account with a single word of "Northwest".
Additionally we are looking to standardize the official abbreviation to be known as PNPS or PNWPS. Ultimately, the membership will decide these choices and vote for or against them at the meeting. You can click/view the proposed changes to documents, which are highlighted in yellow below.
Our Founder: Al Rogers
The Pacific Northwest Peony Society was founded in 1996 by peony lover Allan 'Al' Rogers. He wanted to form a group that got together to discuss peonies and one others' love for the beautiful flower, and then the Pacific Northwest Peony Society was born. They started getting local peony growers from around Oregon and Washington, and it has grown from there. We recommend to everyone to pick up a copy of Al's book, "Peonies" By Allan Rogers, it is a great read, and very informational.
Al passed away September 23, 2015 at the age of 94.
We welcome, all types of people, commercial peony growers, to landscapers, to home gardeners. The yearly membership fee for a two person household is only $10.00. Join us today!!