Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers LLC was established in 1999 and is now one of California's largest supplier of South African and Australian floral products and plants. Over 200 varieties of these unique native plants are grown, harvested and shipped throughout the United States and Canada. Known for their exceptional value and long vase life, our products create a dramatic impact when placed in arrangements, bouquets or displays.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Here We Grow Again
Those of you who've visited our flower fields in the last two months may have noticed the we've cleared several acres next to one of our waxflower and leucadendron fields. Someone asked me: "Why are
you clearing this land, it seems really steep?" A little surprised, I answered: "This is going to be my newest protea field! It's time to take another step and expand our flower farm."
So, over the last two months we've cleared this parcel of brush and cleaned up all kinds of trash, mulched and graded new roads. Now it is ready for the next phase, putting in drip irrigation and planting. I
anticipate this second phase will take about two and half months. Next spring we may see a few colorful protea blooming in this field. No flowers will be harvested until probably spring of 2014, and by 2015 we will have blooms ready for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. In the meantime, lots of care and patience are required as we watch this new flower field grow and mature!