Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mandshurica clematis

Mandshurica clematis
This is a photo supplied by Holly of clematis Mandshurica she bought through Gardenimport.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Gardenimport Closes

After 32 years Gardenimport is closed. The family-owned high-end mail order company from Richmond Hill sold rare and exotic bulbs and perennials.  Owner Dugald Cameron says, they couldn't compete with cheap plants from big box stores.  “It became obvious that customers were not only looking for unique plants but they wanted cheaper prices.”

Back in the early 1980's Dugald Cameron and his father were frustrated by not being able to purchase plants shown in photo's of gardens abroad and the family decided to open Gardenimport. 

We wish you all the best in future endeavour's and hope you will finally be able to enjoy your own garden.

Thank you for your support with our Root Sale's.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Plantation à Valleyfield

(SCP) (SQP) la dernière partie de la plantation

de la collection DESJARDINS e collaboration avec LA PIVOINERIE MARTINUS

CLAUDE REID representent of LA CAISSE POPULAIRE NOTRE DAME DE BELLERIVE the ANABELLE directuer of MUZO ataché politique du édputé proovncial GUY LECLER , CLAUDE  REID responsablle des communications de la CAISSE NOTRE DAME DE BELLERIVE et FRANK MOOIJEKIND candidat à la présidence de la commission scolaire et MARTINUS

c'est l'îcone floral de la ville de SALABERRY DE VALLEYFIELD

Submitted by : Martinus Mooijekind

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Castlegar Peony Show 2015

Pacific Region Report to Canadian Peony Society  August 24, 2014

The Pacific Region co-directors have been working with a small team at the organization of the Castlegar Peony Show 2015.  To date we have confirmed the following: :
Venue: Sandman Hotel, Castlegar, BC, telephone 250-365-8444 Rate code  229492  for attendees to receive reduced room rate.  Dates: June 27-28, entries will be accepted on the 26th and 27th, judging on the 27th.  Chief Judges: Carol & Jim  Adelman, Adelman Peony Paradise, Salem, OR.  Confirmed a caterer, luncheon date/time, and presentation by Carol Adelman
Catered luncheon June 27, noon, ,followed by a peony power point presentation by Carol Adelman, such activities to be located at a different venue within walking distance of the hotel.  We will accept requests for luncheon/presentation tickets until such time as they are available closer to show time. $20.00 Canadian each We are enthusiastically requesting entries from one and all across the country. Our local area has never had a peony show, so we are asking them to do something new! Wish us luck and good fortune.
Shipping and receiving of peony entries from outside the area:
Shipments will be received by :  Darlene Kalawsky, Kalawsky GM, 1700 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, BC. V1N 2W4, 250-365-2155
Such shipments must arrive on the Thursday June 25 or Friday June 26, or we will not be able to enter the buds. An individual volunteer will be assigned to each shipment to ensure that all entries are treated with due respect and professionalism. Each shipment will treated with due respect and peonies entered for competition by a volunteer.
Recommended shippers:   Greyhound from BC  (not Vancouver Island) and Alberta addresses.  All other entries should use Xpress Post( not Priority as we are too small a city to have that service),  Air Canada Air Freight and/or  Fedex.  We will be updating the CPS website with information about shipping and receiving of entries from outside the area.  
Questions: please email Adriana Work at, or Holly Pender-Love at
Please note: all other information about this show will be posted at as it becomes available, such as the show schedule, information for entrants, etc.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Our Annual Root Sale Fundraiser
Has now come to a close

Thank you to all those who supported this years Fundraiser Root Sale by donating or purchasing roots.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Peony Of the Year 2014

Canadian Peony Society
‘Peony of the Year’
The Winner is...
Singing in the Rain

Intersectional 'Singing in the Rain'
The winner of the $40.00 gift certificate is 
Heather Macdonald 
Société canadienne de la pivoine
' Pivoine de l'année »

Le gagnant est ...

Singing in the Rain

Le gagnant du certificat-cadeau 40,00 $ est

Heather Macdonald

     Thank you to all the members who participated this year and we hope 
      our members will join us for the 2015 'Peony of the Year' competition

Merci à tous les membres qui ont participé cette année et nous espérons
nos membres se joindront à nous pour la
2015 "Pivoine de l'année»