Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peony Show Comes to Castlegar

The Canadian Peony Society (CPS) has donated a rare Adrienne Clarkson Peony to the Castlegar
Station Museum Garden, in honour of the upcoming B.C./Yukon 2015 Peony Show.
This show will be in Castlegar BC on June 27 and 28, 2015.
Holly Pender-Love, CPS co-director of the B.C./Yukon Region explains, “this special peony was developed by Maurice Menard  of Laval, Quebec, in recognition of Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. This peony may be seen in the gardens at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.”
“We are deeply honored to receive this donation, for the City of Castlegar.”
The Castlegar Peony show committee encourages gardeners, florists and growers alike to enter blooms in the show.
Peony entries will be judged by Carol and Jim Adelman of Salem, Oregon. Carol is President of the Pacific Northwest Peony Society, a director of the American Peony Society, and grows peonies commercially at Adelman Peony Gardens. They have consistently won the coveted American Peony Society’s Best of Show eight times in the last 11 years.
Carol will be speaking at the Castlegar Peony Show   at the Castlegar Community Complex on June 27.
Tickets will be available locally and online.
“Carol is very active in Peony circles worldwide and we are very fortunate to have a judge of this calibre coming to Castlegar,” stated show chairperson, Pender-Love. “We  are looking forward to a great weekend .”
This special event is sponsored by the Canadian Peony Society, Castlegar Communities in Bloom and the Castlegar Garden Club.
For more information please contact Holly Pender-Love at  or (250) 368-6228 or Adriana Work at or (250) 359-7142. You can also visit the Dutch Girl Peonies website at

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rare Peony Donated to Station Garden Musuem

Holly Pender-Love, co-director of the British Columbia/Yukon Region of the Canadian Peony Society has learned that the Station Garden Museum is to be the recipient of the rare and beautiful Adrienne Clarkson Peony.
The Adrienne Clarkson Peony is a single, white peony with a yellow centre, the translucent white petals are of exquisite beauty. Adrienne Clarkson was a supporter of the Canadian Peony Society and during her tenure as Governor General of Canada the society had several peony shows at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
The public is encouraged to stay tuned for the arrival of this very special peony. Organizers are planning a planting ceremony with local dignitaries at the Station Garden Museum.
Local member, Adriana Work donated several peony root divisions last fall to the Station Garden to augment their peony display. The Castlegar Garden Club and Communities in Bloom members donate their time to the upkeep and maintenance of this lovely, downtown garden.  The Garden Club has their very successful plant sale at the Station Garden Museum early May each year.
Peony Show:
Castlegar is to be the venue for a Peony Show that is being co-sponsored by the Canadian Peony Society, Castlegar Garden Club and Castlegar Communities in Bloom.
This show will be held at the Sandman Inn in Castlegar on June 28, 2015 as one of the venues of the Castlegar Garden Tour and will be open to the public.

The Castlegar Peony Show will be a judged show awarding ribbons in a number of categories and will be judged by Carol and Jim Adelman of Salem, Oregon.  Carol Adelman is president of the Pacific Northwest Peony Society and is a director of the American Peony Society and a member of the Canadian Peony Society. She is very active in peony circles worldwide and “we are very lucky to get her to judge this show,”
said show chair Pender-Love.

“We are so pleased with the positive comments we are getting from local gardeners and residents of the region,” explained Pender-Love.
“Castlegar is definitely a can- do city. It will be a feather in our cap for securing this show in our small city,” said Darlene Kalawsky.
Kalawsky is the treasurer and advertising chair of the Castlegar Peony Show 2015 Committee that has been organizing this event. Other committee members are: Adriana Work, vice-president, Arlene Chapman and Connie Smith — organizers of the luncheon and presentation June 27 ­ Janette Dascent, chair of the decorating committee and Carolyn McKinnon, local peony enthusiast.
There will be both amateur and professional entries in the flower arranging category in this show as well as entries from around the country, possibly as far away as Ontario and the Pacific Northwest states.
“Our focus is on local bloom entries,” said Pender-Love. “We want to showcase the beautiful peonies local gardeners have growing in their yards.”
Carol Adelman has agreed to give a presentation, Growing and Caring for Peonies, at the luncheon. The luncheon and presentation will be held at the Castlegar Community Complex, and tickets must be purchased in advance of this event.
The Castlegar Peony Show 2015 Committee would like local gardeners, florists, and growers to enter blooms in the show. There are categories for everyone!
Blooms will be accepted on Friday night, June 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m and again on Saturday morning, June 27 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sandman Inn on Columbia Avenue in Castlegar.  Please email questions to Adriana Work at
For more information on entering blooms, accommodations, tickets for luncheon presentation, or to volunteer, contact Holly Pender-Love at or (250) 368-6228 and or Adriana Work or (250)  359-7142, or check for updates on her Dutch Girl Peonies website at
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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»

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2014 Root Sale Now Open

Our 2014 Root Sale is now open to members of the Canadian Peony Society.
Please see our list in the page above marked "Root Sale 2014 Open".
Check often for late additions not found in the newsletter.
Get your name in on the ones you would like to covet for your piece of heaven and good luck.
As always I will be in touch in the fall if you succeeded in your bid.

CPS Root Sale Co-Ordinator
Red Charm

Raspberry Rumba

Notre 2014 Racine vente est maintenant ouvert aux membres de la Société canadienne de la pivoine.S'il vous plaît voir notre liste dans la page ci-dessus marqués "Root Vente 2014 Ouvrir".
Vérifiez souvent pour ajouts tardifs ne trouve pas dans la newsletter.
Obtenez votre nom dans sur celles que vous souhaitez convoiter pour votre coin de paradis et bonne chance.
Comme toujours, je vais être en contact à l'automne si vous avez réussi dans votre offre.

CPS racine vendre Co-ordinator