News and Articles

Late Summer & Fall Season Update

Published August 6, 2020
Solaris Farms is now closed  for visits this season (2020) and look forward to seeing you next year through an appointment!  Daylily bloom was spectacular this year and we appreciate all gardeners who took the time to visit by appointment.  [read more]

Covid-19 & Visiting the Farm

Published May 18, 2020
Solaris Farms Visiting During the 2020 Season and Pandemic Readiness For personal safety, for the safety of those you love and are in contact with.   Like many businesses, Solaris Farms is concerned for the safety of our customers, friends, [read more]

Visiting in 2020

Published April 29, 2020
Due to the pandemic and a number of other planned changes in the farm’s operation, Solaris Farms will be open by appointment only in 2020.  While human health is problematic this  year, our early appraisal of the plants at the [read more]

Solaris Farms Operations Manager – Jordan Kabat

Published April 8, 2020
There is often an assumption that people go into an area of business that reflects their education, their upbringing, a hobby or life-long interest. I suppose one could argue that my angle on the plant world was the hobby option [read more]

Focus on ‘Vanilla Schnapps’

Published December 24, 2019
‘Vanilla Schnapps’ Herbaceous Hybrid Focus   ‘Vanilla Schnapps’ is an advanced generation herbaceous hybrid from work Bill Seidl did in the 1990’s and introduced by us in the 2013.  The plant was produced from a crossing of two unregistered seedlings, [read more]

A Look at Peonies ‘Waking’ in Spring

Published December 24, 2019
Peony Early Emergence Beauty, Interest and Intrigue Peonies are as interesting and ornamental before bloom as they are when their flowers are open.  Most of us are familiar with the unusual emergence of the Paeonia lactiflora cultivars which are so [read more]

Introducing Solaris Farms

Published December 5, 2019
Northern Tier Specialty Plants Peonies, Daylilies and Lilies-Our Passion Solaris Farms is relatively small family owned and operated nursery located in Northeast Wisconsin.  2020 marks are our 20th year in business.  Nate (me) does most of the work related to [read more]

Introduction to Woody Peonies (Tree Peonies)

Published November 27, 2019
Woody Peonies-Our Specialty Commonly Known as Tree Peonies Woody peonies, often incorrectly referred to as ‘tree peonies’ have a long history in gardens around the world-not so much in the United States.  Plants do not reach ‘tree’ status in size, [read more]