After retiring from a business career, Renel discovered her passion for nature, particularly in landscape design and flowers. She went back to school in horticulture and got a degree in a floral design program. She, like the rest of the team, has a passion for sustainable farming. She enjoys taking orders for weddings and arranging. Renel's favorite peonies are: Hillary, Summer Glow, Charles White, Red Charm, Coral Sunset and My Love.
After retiring from a career in mechanical engineering, he and his wife Renel started Pure Peonies together. He really enjoys his hands-on work on the farm and going to the Bellingham Farmers Market to sell bouquets, potted peonies and take orders for tubers. His favorite peonies are: Old Faithful, Merry Mayshine, Athena and Bartzella.