News and Articles

Reliability of Grafted Peonies

Published November 23, 2021
Reliability of Grafted Peonies Jordan Kabat,  Wisconsin Peony Society Vice President & Operations Manager at Solaris Farms. Following a grafting workshop provided by the Wisconsin Peony Society at Solaris Farms in 2021… On the heels of this seminar, then, it [read more]


Published November 6, 2021
This year (2021) has been extremely busy for Jordan and I, thus we will no longer be doing large newsletters.  However, we do enjoy writing and letting the gardening world know what we are doing and thinking.  With this in [read more]

Welcome Letter 2021

Published December 22, 2020
2020 was a most interesting year due to the Covid pandemic and the many changes it brought about.  Additionally, Solaris Farms made many proprietary/management changes to better serve our customers and streamline some of our supporting activities.  Many thanks go [read more]

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]

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]

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]