<< PIVOINES IS THE FRENCH WORD FOR PEONIES >>
 

 

OUR STORY

 

 

THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS...

Pivoines Capano has been created in 2000.

How to have success in agriculture when you live in a cold & northern region far from main cities and with one of the hightest level of unemployment in Canada?

So far....in using the power of internet!

To get the world as the marketplace....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME....IT STARTS WITH A LITTLE GARDEN OF PEONIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story starts in year 2000 with a small garden of Intersectional or Itoh peonies in our backyard. The first true yellow peony flowers....These peonies were almost unknown at that time. And we knew almost nothing on their culture (rusticity, how to divide them, how to plant them etc). The famous breeder of these peonies, Roger Anderson, creator of the gorgeous Bartzella, was gentle enough to give me a coaching and training. Thanks Roger!

 

 

THE LITTLLE GARDEN BECAME A FIELD....

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2004, the little peony garden has grown to become a <<field>> on a agricultural land rented from a friend, <<La Rouquine>> farm. Now, we were on an <<industrial>> mode...including WEEDS! I had to find a solution to control weeds without pesticides. MY DISCOVERY: geotextile mulch. Thanks to Ed Pincus from Third Branch Farm in Vermont for this idea!

 

 

 

DIVERSIFICATION...WHY NOT SELLING PEONY CUT FLOWERS?

 

 

 

In 2005, we went on diversification. At the beginning, our business was dedicated to the culture & sales of peony plants (bare root divisions in the fall).

My thinking: making money of the thousands of flowers blooming to death in the fields...If it was profitable for growers to grow peonies in Holland and ship peony cut flowers in Canada..there was no reasons that I could not make the same with my flowers, grown here and sold here locally .

Have a look at the Radio-Canada TV program (French 0nly..sorry) << La Semaine Verte>> that has been presented in July 2008 featuring my farm, Pivoines Capano.

 

 

 

 

GROWING BUSINESS: WE ARE NOW ON OUR LANDS

 

 

 

 

 

To be in the cut flower market...you need thousands of flowers...so thousands of plants..and it requires lots of space!

So, our expanding business needed to be on its own land & location. OUR NEW HOME. We bought an agricultural land in the City of Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures (vicinity of beautiful Quebec City). True HAPPINESS……

As soon as fall 2007, we starts moving our plants from Chicoutimi on our new HOME....HEAVY WORK!

 

MOVING THOUSANDS PLANTS....A LONG PROCESS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First years after plantation, the plants are tiny..but keep growing...

After 6 years, we have now about 13 000 peony plants in our new HOME of St-Augustin-de-Desmaures, at different maturity levels.

 

AND NOW....

 

 

 

The transfert is almost finished....only few thousands left to move...

Our peony fields dedicated to the cut flowers market has began slowly to be ready for cutting with maturity.

We have now open the farm to visitors 2 weeks-end during blooming season..even if it is a crazy and extremely busy period for us... but we are willing to share the beauty and perfumes of these tens of thousands of flowers.

And finally, to our customers requests, we are now offering potted peony plants for sale in the spring. We have <<Gold stamp customers>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MY DREAM: VISIT THE WORLD THROUGH MY PASSION FOR PEONIES….

 

 

And I find this beautiful old lady in Romania extremely inspiring...She knows her product. She sells her peonies in buds....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE FUTUR

FLORAL, FRAGRANT & DELICIOUS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANKSI!

 

 

MANY THANKS to all who have been there for me and my crazy projects in this beautiful Adventure.

And a special Thanks to my life companion Jacques...poor him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR STORY