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 chemical-free 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.
Amber has enjoyed a diverse career in television, online media and graphic design. She is the webmaster and elements creator for Pure Peonies and the logo creator/media specialist for Biochar Supreme/Black Owl Biochar. Amber became very involved in the practices of organic farming, when her parents, Jim and Renel taught her about it. Her favorite peonies include: Mons Jules Elie, Coral Charm, Color Magnet and Avis Varner.
Jose, Jessica's husband, has also been hard-working on the farm for two years. He is seen on the farm always with a cheerful smile on his face. He and his wife Jessica work together - he does a lot of excellent labor-intensive roles on the farm - like plant protection. He also works for our Black Owl Biochar business. His favorite peonies include: Bartzella, Old Faithful, Coral Charm & Coral Sunset.