Left Wordless By Visiting a Flower Farm — Lots of Irises & Peonies!

Last weekend I was in Oregon for work. As I headed back to Portland from Salem, I saw a flower farm and decided to get off of the interstate. I didn’t doubleback to that farm, but luckily I caught a sign for another one — it was Brooks Gardens in Brooks, OR (Brooks Gardens website, Brooks Gardens Facebook page and PeonyGrower on Pinterest). I was kind of on a tight schedule, but I had time to wander and soak it up as well as take photos.

Here are a few of the photos I took.

brightly colored irises

peony closeup

pink peony

purple iris closeup

purple irises

 

After I wandered around for a while, I had the chance to visit with one of the owners for a while. Terese and friends were resting a bit after a really busy day. We had the chance to talk a bit about what I was doing in the area, what social media efforts the farm has (the photos of what’s blooming on the Facebook page are AWESOME) and she got a chuckle out of my “that’s freaking awesome” reaction to the fact they have about 1,200 varieties of irises. So you know, they do sell bulbs & rootstock through the Brooks Garden website and they also provide all kinds of  planting & care tips.

flower farmer Therese resting with friends after a long day


About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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8 Responses to Left Wordless By Visiting a Flower Farm — Lots of Irises & Peonies!

  1. mona's caffe' (@mm98273) May 15, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    Lovely! Stop and smell the peony. You never know what or who you might find along the way. Thanks for sharing. Janice 😀

    • Janice Person May 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

      You are welcome! I loved it! Fun to share. 🙂

  2. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids May 15, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Love it that you took a little time to stop at the flower farm! Love the beautiful flowers and story.

    • Janice Person May 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

      Thanks Val! Hope you guys are having a great spring!

  3. Tiffany Reed Marx May 15, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Oregon has over 240 agricultural products; we’re only out done by California. Flowers are such a great one, because they bring a smile to faces everywhere. Thanks for coming,Janice. Hope to see you soon.

  4. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne May 15, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    The pictures are gorgeous, Janice! Thanks for sharing them.

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