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About Us

 Welcome to ‘Peony Paradise’, the online home of Adelman Peony Gardens! We grow a large collection of peonies covering about twenty acres near Salem, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley. We have more than 250 varieties for sale in our online store.

 Jim & Carol 2009

 We are Jim & Carol Adelman and we live in the farm community of Brooks, just north of Salem, Oregon. We raised our 5 children on this farm growing crops such as peppermint, peaches, hazelnuts, and grass for seed, with our main crop for 25 years being apples. We also custom harvested tree fruits, sweet cherries, pie cherries, prunes, and hazelnuts for other farmers.
 We have evolved over the years and in 1993 planted our first peonies as a crop. Our goal was to give a customer experience not previously available for peony-lovers: provide big blocks of color with grass walkways so guests could really experience the growing habits and lovely flowers of the peony. During bloom season flowers are on display in vases in our sales area for guests to enjoy. Cut flowers and potted peony plants are available for purchase. We ship bare root peonies to customers around the world in the Fall.

 The Crew

 Jim and Carol oversee the entire company. They are the "owls" of the operation, passing on their knowledge of peonies to the next two generations. Jim and Carol are always keeping a watchful eye on everything. Their son, Steve is the nursery manager, in charge of the cut flowers and wholesale roots. His daugther, Kady manages the retail sales and office. Their other son, David is the hybridizer and works in the field. David and his sons, Gregory and Todd, represent at the Portland Farmers Market.  

Awards

The American Peony Society sponsors a judged flower Show annually, this year the event was held in Pennsylvania at Longwood Gardens. Our tree peony 'Boreas' was awarded 'Best of Show' for 2013. Adelman Peony Gardens has been awarded ‘Best of Show’ for 8 of the last 11 years.  Our Best of Show Winners: 2003- Coral Charm, 2004- Garden Treasure, 2005- Garden Treasure, 2006- Coral Charm, 2008- Brother Chuck, 2009- Stellar Charm, 2012- Hephestos, 2013- Boreas. Competing against peers,this year we also received Court of Honor in 7 out of 14 categories, Best any 25 Varieties, Best 10 Hybrids, Best Commercial Exhibit, Visitor Display from the Greatest Distance, and the North Dakota Memorial Award along with many blue ribbons.  We will be traveling to the Kingswood Center in Ohio, early June, to show our flowers at the American Peony Society Convention. Adelman flowers are spectacular! 

 2013 A.P.S. Convention

 Carol at the 2013 American Peony Society Convention

We enjoy sharing God’s exquisite creation, the peony, with you.