Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Promoting Protea to the Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society
Last week we had another wonderful opportunity to educate gardeners in a nearby community about the flowers and plants we grow and harvest - Protea. Mel was invited to speak to the Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society (RHIS) and was introduced to the attendees by Linda Richards, the RHIS Program Chair. This enthusiastic group of 50 gardeners were enthralled with the presentation and loved the colorful slides of the many varieties of flowers we grow. The presentation covered the history of Protea and Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, as well as multiple slides of cut flowers, bouquets, wreaths and arrangements made from the flowers we harvest. They also viewed our California Grown Experience 'Spring Fields' Series video created by J Schwanke at uBloom.com. There were many questions afterwards covering a range of topics from how to propagate, to maintenance and care of the plants. Plants and flowers were on hand as everyone wanted to take home something they saw in the presentation.
Linda Richards - the RHIS Program Chair
A Telopea Wreath served well as the evening's Door Prize - Many Thanks to our friends at the Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society!