Wholesale Peonies Roots
Happy and healthy New Year to all!!!.....We are regrouping and trying to make something of the mess we have weathered this past season....the flooding has taken its toll on many in our area, the struggle is real and effecting most..
We, once again, did not get a single root into the ground (due to the flooding and wet season) so spring planting will be waiting for us in a couple months.
Another new adventure was moving off a rented farm we have been growing roots on for a couple decades....that was not fun..We always have blocks that are not completely sold, therefore, are not completely dug...There were bits and pieces from 5,6,& 7 year blocks (most of which we left to be farmed over this spring). Many of the 3 year roots were too small to dig, so we lost a big percentage of some varieties falling through the forks of the digger..(to be buried forever!!)...
.We are lucky to have a family able and willing to help, because workers in this business have become nearly scarce...in spite of a good wage..there are not many willing to do the manual labor that comes with this territory...I will try to do a better job of recruiting earlier this season...we'll have to see how that goes.....We are not getting any younger!!....My Mom 86 drives our trucks, Dad 88 runs the tractor/digger, my husband Eric and myself, 66 & 68 are on the ground following the digger and throwing roots on the truck, our daughter 47, and son 48 work by our side while digging, and grandsons 12,15 & 15 help when their Dads threaten!!!!!!....they are good help for a short time...We were lucky enough to get two good guys from our sons landscape business between their jobs ...BIG help..one of them had cut for us before....
We are trying to be optimistic about starting a new year, with renewed hope of a "normal" season..(in spite of the Corps of Engineers warning us they will be flooding us once again this coming spring!!!...Does not seem American but they have the authority to do it according to a manual they follow.. The flooding does not effect our peonies; as they are grown in the Loess Hills, but it effects the routes in which we get to the fields...and our storage and processing facility...
The list has been updated, for the most part, and I tried to estimate for varieties that may be small in the 3 year block (with no 4 year block roots to fall back on)....bear with us..we are doing our best to stay on a shipping schedule, but weather has not been our friend the past few years...
Give our lists a look, and if there is anything that peaks your interest....just give me a call or email.....
Feel free to call anytime if there is ever a question, we love sharing what we know about our business, and hopeful it works for you with your growing conditions.....
AS ALWAYS....WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND FOR LOOKING!!!
NOTE: We are offering special terms for 3/5 eye divisions:
5% discount for 1000-5000 roots
7 1/2% discount for 5000-10,000 roots
10% discount for 10,000 roots &up
All orders must be paid ( in full) within the 30 day net terms (or the quantity discount will not apply ) The quantity discount will not apply to any other special pricing we may be offering.
Get your order placed, as we fill them on a first come, first serve basis.
As most of you know, until we get each variety cut, we can only estimate what we will have in numbers. We try to be conservative when we take orders, so we do not oversell. We will let you know ASAP if there is a change in your request, and let you know what options you may have.
Thanks for your business.
Operated by owners Vicki and Eric Sjulin, Swedish Touch Peonies is located in the beautiful Loess Hills of Southwest Iowa. We are just off I-29, approximately 50 miles south of the Omaha/Council Bluffs area. If you’re looking for skilled, family owned and run, peony growers, we have exactly what you need.
The type of soil we use in growing our plants is called loess (pronounced luss), a German word meaning crumbly. The soil consists of a gritty, light-weight material composed of tightly packed grains of quartz, feldspar, mica, other minerals. Our unique soil and location give us a major advantage in growing quality plants, as peonies thrive in this type of environment.
Our Loess Hills extend from the southwest to northwest tip of Iowa. Wind formed the bluffs over 25,000 years ago, and the only other place like it in the world is near China’s Yellow River.
We are 5th generations of Sjulins, involved with a long history in the nursery business dating back to the early 1900's. As such, we are very knowledgeable with what we grow and we pride ourselves in offering many of the selections our Grandfather grew decades ago; some he even named himself! During the blooming season, we practically live in our fields in order to provide cut flowers for the Omaha and Lincoln markets ( we’ve been doing this for the last 25 years.) This also enables us to recognize growth habits, dig mixes, get counts, and indulge in the tranquility, beauty, and fragrance of our peony fields!
Take a look at the peony varieties currently available in our online catalogue. As our inventory changes, we will try to keep the site updated, however, in the event you request something "sold out" we will contact you with options, and will not substitute without your approval.
When you place an order, you will be dealing directly with Eric or Vicki; so there is a contact person to take full accountability. The two of us do the majority of the work, with help from Vic's parents. We try to return calls, and e-mails as they come in.
If you have any questions about the Peonies we have for sale, please call me at 712-382-0403 or email..(that would probably be best..I'm all over the place..sometimes with cell service..sometimes without!!)
Thank you for visiting!