Sunday, December 19, 2010


Wreaths are more than just a decorative touch for your door, mantle, table or wall; they have existed in various forms since the time of the ancient Romans.  In fact, wreaths were first designed to adorn the bonnets of the rich and royal.

Today, wreaths can be displayed year round and are an eternal part of the holiday season. Much symbolism can be attributed to the wreath. The shape of a circle has no beginning and no ending. This may represent the eternal nature of a god's love, or the circle of life?  Evergreens, which survive harsh winters, are often weaved into wreaths to signify immortality and the strength of life.  Protea are also very hardy, long-lasting flowers.  As the saying goes - "Protea don't die, they just dry".  A Protea Wreath can last for years!

Wreaths have become a reflection of personal taste and some are reminders of special occasions or the season. Whatever the reason, wreaths continue to symbolize welcome, eternity and a joyful spirit - so true for us here at Resendiz Brothers.  The wreath has become our company logo, something we enjoy each and every day of the year. It symbolizes our way of welcoming all our friends to our world of flowers, our passion.  However, during this special time of the year, making beautiful Protea Wreaths does seem to give us even more of a joyful spirit!

We have created many different wreaths over the last ten years and we'd like to share a few of our favorites with you.

Happy Holidays and
have a wonderful New Year!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Berzelia, is one of approximately eight species found in the Bruniaceae family, one of the few families that is endemic to the Cape Floral Kingdom. It is a wonderful evergreen shrub that grows naturally in the wild from the northwestern to the southwestern parts of the Western Cape. Berzelia was named in honor of Count Jacob J. Berzelius (1779-1845), a renowned Swedish chemist and a professor of medicine.

Berzelia Lanuginosa in the field

Berzelia can grow to more than 4 feet tall. Its branches are long, slender and straight. Berzelia has wonderful soft, fern-like foliage that surrounds the entire stem from top to bottom in a spiral-like design. Its flowers are often massed in spherical heads and range in colors from creamy white to several shades of green, yellow and some varieties are even two-toned. Berzelia flowers from winter through spring. Then after flowering, it develops attractive, creamy white seeds that can remain on the shrub for at least one to two years. Berzelia has become extremely popular among designers throughout the world for its exotic appearance and wonderful texture which compliments a range of stylist moods.

Berzelia Lanuginosa

Berzelia Red Jelly

Berzelia Galpinii