This month’s Instagram Inspiration features an intermingling of some of our favorite April blooms. 10 fabulous photos showcasing stunning kings, plush protea, amazing waratah, colorful leucospermum and leucadendron, grevillea flowers, berzelia and lovely filler flowers. We love seeing the flowers we grow here in Rainbow being mixed with roses, orchids, succulents, peonies, hydrangeas and more – Great recipes for any floral chef!
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On warm, sunny days we love heading up into the hills to share the beauty of flower farming with friends and acquaintances. For the ultimate April excursion, we teamed up with Taylor Morgan from Garden Collage, to forage through the fields in search of ingredients for an incredible spring bouquet.
Taylor writes for Garden Collage a new type of lifestyle gardening publication whose mission is to bring back the garden into peoples’ lives and inspire readers to incorporate a new, dynamic concept of “gardening” based on a collage of perspectives from a global community of gardeners. And, since we have a pretty amazing garden here in Rainbow we thought she’d enjoy a little of our perspective!
The perfect ingredients for our kind of spring bouquet – Enjoy!
This month, we’ve been meandering through the fields enjoying the wonderful bounty of Grevillea Flowers. These gorgeous bottlebrush-like blooms are perfect if you’re looking for something a little unusual and screaming with color and texture. We'll be harvesting this bumper crop throughout the season.
Here are some of our favorites - We’ll kept it short and sweet since these blooms really speak for themselves:
A blissful welcome to the spring season, surrounded by a sea of gorgeous ranunculaus the Field to Vase Dinner Tour brought good cheer to The Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Clear skies and perfectly tepid temperatures greeted guests as they enjoyed American grown flowers while savoring an artisanal meal prepared by a local chef, Jeff Rossman, of Terra Catering. A skilled, self-taught Chef of nearly 30 years, Jeff helped pioneer San Diego’s thriving farm-to-table movement by purchasing fresh, organic produce from local growers before it was en vogue. Travelling to farmer’s markets before farmer’s markets were cool.
The dazzling floral décor was designed by Flower Duet’s sisters, Kit and Casey, who blended a bounty of locally grown blooms into each centerpiece and display. Kit and Casey discovered their love for flowers at a very young age thanks to their parent’s beautiful garden. Creating custom pieces for special events, they also engage in teaching flower arranging classes at their studio in South Bay of Los Angeles.
The idea behind this dinner series is to help people connect the growing “farm to fork” movement to flowers, and to share why the flowers on the dinner table should be as fresh, local and sustainable as the food on your plate. There’s no better place to celebrate the season and make that connection to flowers than in the breathtaking Flower Fields!
With snow and rain still falling outside many of your windows, spring may still feel far away. To tide you over until you can spend more time outdoors, we're gathering some of our favorite Leucospermum ‘pincushions’ to brighten indoor spaces. Flame Giants, High Gold, Spider, Succession, Red Sunset, Hawaii Yellow and more - each stem like fireworks bursting with color and texture!