Sunday, February 18, 2018

New on the Farm: Protea Seeds

Just in time for the spring gardening season, a collection of protea seeds are now available. Ideal for plant enthusiasts and gardeners, these protea, telopea, banksia and leucospermum seeds are prefect for those of you who have been wondering if protea will grow in your gardens. Read on to learn how to cultivate some of our favorites.

Proteas like full sun, ample wind circulation, and acidic, free-draining soil. It is best to stay out of areas where temperatures are known to remain below 28 degrees for an extended period of time.

How to Plant:
  1.  Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 
  2. Then sow in a tray of well-drained soil, decomposed granite is ideal. Adding perlite and sand to the seed compost improves drainage. 
  3. Once sown, cover the seeds with about 1/4” of sand. 
  4. Germination takes 3-4 weeks at around 60-70°F, and up to several months in cooler conditions. Let the germination temperature drop naturally at night. 
  5. Transplant young seedlings into a container with well-drained compost being careful to avoid root disturbance. 
  6. Seedlings should remain in their container for a year before planting in the garden.
Our selection includes:

Click here to order – Happy Gardening!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Farm Friends

The way we see it, everything is better with farm friends, including work. We’re proud to count quite a few ‘new’ two and four-legged animals among the Resendiz Brothers team. Meet Orio, Rudy and Lucky Jr., our baby pups, Kity our kitten, a fleet of precious chicks and several adorable goats - which got us thinking: Why not share them with all our friends? Not only did they enjoy posing for the photos, but we think they will love living and working on our flower farm. Welcome to our family, guys and gals!

Friday, January 26, 2018

American Floral Trends Forecast 2018 – 2019

This month Florists' Review Magazine presented the 8th biennial trend forecast developed exclusively for the floral industry. It’s their hope that each of the four imaginative looks they created will inspire compelling and successful flower arrangements, merchandising decisions, retail atmospheres, and wedding and event themes. As we perused the pages of this guide, we couldn't help but wonder what flowers and foliage we grow would mesh with these floral trends.

Hanami: Flower Viewing – The Transient Beauty of Flowers

This Asian-influenced trend emphasizes the richness of the red hue, and maroon, peony and coral are embraced. Bold statements are punctuated by complementing the strong colors with dark green foliage.

Crescendo: Low & High Notes – Subdued Colors Infused

As if a gardener is conducting the color palette, the perennial blush is accompanied by raspberry pinks and intensified with lavender hyacinth. The herbal tones are introduced with the muted greens of basil and the earthiness of beach. Robin’s egg blue is a key element in this trend.

Kaleidoscope: Embracing an “Anything Goes” Vibe

Combinations of green and blue burst from the “Kaleidoscope” color palette. The strong contrast of Tangerine makes its present felt as the dominant accent.

Wildroot: Modern Farmhouse – Back to One’s Roots

The softer shades of greys found in gray flannel and lavender are prevalent in this palette, with granite being represented as a black detailing element. Radish makes a contrasting statement, with salmon highlighted by metallic copper.

To view the entire Guide, click here.