Sunday, July 29, 2012

Squirrels Love Protea Too!

Over the last few weeks, while waiting for our next crop of flowers to bloom, we have spent much of our time collecting cuttings to propagate into new plants. Summer is the perfect time to focus on creating new plants since the warmer weather makes roots appear and grow more rapidly. In addition, while collecting cuttings we are pruning older plants which will help them gain more vigor and produce more blooms.

However, during our last trip into the fields it became obvious that we weren’t the only ones pruning the plants and “checking out” the new blooms.  It appears the squirrels have discovered that small protea buds make a mighty tasty treat!  

Dealing with Squirrels in the flower fields is always a challenge.  These cute little creatures can be very destructive, destroying plants and many of their new blooms.  However, destructive they may be, there’s one thing we definitely have in common – Squirrels Love Protea too!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer's Transition

For us, summer is a season of transition, of constant change. It's the time of the year when some varieties of flowers and foliage are finishing in the fields and others are beginning to bloom. The colors, textures and sights of this season certainly warm the soul and delight the eye!

During the month of June our bouquets are filled with a wonderful assortment of pincushions,  leucadendron and grevillea foliage. 

Then as the month of July arrives, our bouquets and wreaths slowly shift to unique combination of pincushion, banksia, kangaroo paws and protea. 

Banksia mixed with kangaroo paws and leucadendron is another true sampling of July.

Finally, as August approaches we slowly transitions to bouquets filled with an amazing assortment of protea - a definite sign that fall is right around the corner. Have a great summer!