Alaska Peonies and Peterkort Roses

Alaska Peonies and Peterkort Roses

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American growers, Alaska Peony Cooperative and Peterkort Roses join us on this episode of the podcast. We’re talking about what it takes to get a successful flower co-op started, tips for growing peonies, running a family business, pest control and sourcing garden roses.

 Design: Fields in Bloom  Photography: Heather Payne Photo

Design: Fields in Bloom  Photography: Heather Payne Photo

 Design: Brett Auston    Photography: Heather Payne Photo

Design: Brett Auston    Photography: Heather Payne Photo

Alaska Peony Cooperative

The Alaska Peony Cooperative was formed in 2015 when peony growers in Alaska decided to join forces in sharing their farms' blooms with the rest of the United States. In just three years, the Cooperative has become a welcome addition to the floral industry delivering fragrant, fluffy blossoms to florists all over the US. If you're interested in learning more the Alaska Peony Cooperative and all they have to offer, check out their website here


Peterkort Roses

Peterkort Roses has a rich history which goes back more than 80 years. The farm began by growing gerberas, sweet peas, and pansies. Now, Peterkort Roses grows over 70 varieties of the lovely and timeless rose and has expanded to growing various varieties of the lily and other flowers as well. Visit their website to learn more about their history and peruse their extensive list of blooms. 

 Heather Payne Photography

Heather Payne Photography

Episode notes: We mention a book you may want to check out: “Carrots Love Tomatoes” by Louise Riotte. If all this talk inspires you to add some peonies to your garden, a great source for amazing varieties is Adelman Peony Gardens

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