Join us as we celebrate our 25th annual meeting on February 24, 2024. We will be at Bauman's Farm and Garden at 12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026.
More details coming soon.
Our fall 2023 meeting was a huge success!
If you missed us on November 18th, 2023, you missed a great gathering of peony enthusiasts. Our fall meeting was held at the D.F. Allmendinger Center located at 2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371. This is also the home of WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center.
Professor Gary Chastanger, gave us a great presentation on Peony diseases and recent Botrytis research. Steve gave us a preview of the APS Convention in Syracuse, New York last June.
We had a wonderful catered lunch from Olive Garden to fuel us for the rest of the day.
Lore Sampson gave a great talk on the two Toichi's with a background on how ITOH peonies were created. We also had a hands on grafting workshop, where everyone learned how to make woody peony grafts and create some of their own grafts to
take home and grow.
And of course one of the most anticipated part of the day was the live auction. We had nearly 50 items and even a few rare and unusual peonies that are virtually impossible to purchase anywhere. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and eager bidders, we were able to raise over $3000 for the the society. This ensures FREE events like this can continue.