‘PRETTY POPULAR’ was the title of last month’s Floral Management Magazine Fresh Choices section which featured many of our favorite Proteas. This Trend-Setting Tips segment began by saying, “In flower shops around the county, proteas have been in high demand.” Georgianne Vinicombe, owner of Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Company, also shared that, “Even brides are requesting them especially the pincushion varieties.” This is definitely ‘Great News’ for us and ‘Perfect Timing’ too! Here in California spring is the time of year we harvest our Leucospermum or Pincushions in shades of red, orange, peach, yellow and even tow-tones. These amazing flowers add so much texture to bouquets and arrangements, and they look fabulous mixed with just about any other spring blooms. Pincushion popularity has become contagious among bloggers, florists and designers who have fashioned some gorgeous works of art – just take a look at these creations!