Sunday, December 30, 2012

Resendiz Brothers 2013 Calendar

For the last eleven years we have been designing and creating our own Resendiz Brothers calendar, which we have proudly shared with all our friends, family and customers. The time spent creating these calendars has also become very special to us as it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past year, to rummage through twelve months of photographs and select our thirteen favorite pictures. Our 2013 cover picture is of Serruria 'Sugar 'n' Spice', a delicate and petite flower, which we hope to see a lot more of in the years to come. The remaining twelve pictures are intentionally selected to represent the month in which they are displayed and hopefully, with Mother Nature's cooperation, these flowers and foliage with be in bloom and ready for harvesting during that time. So, today we wanted to share our 2013 calendar photographs - a special combination of arrangements, bouquets, field shots, truck loads of flowers and a holiday wreath - Enjoy & Happy New Year!




Celebrating with Flowers

Holiday tables seem positively naked if they are not decorated in some way. This is, after all, the time when we bring out our best china, finest crystal and holiday candles. The most important part of any table design is the centerpiece, which should be the 'main attraction'- so go all out, make it special and celebrate with flowers! Here are just a few of the gorgeous centerpieces we've come across this year featuring many of our favorite flowers from the Protea family. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

"May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love." - Ada V. Hendricks

Monday, December 10, 2012

Serruria - Our 2013 Calendar Cover

This delicate and delightful bloom - Serruria, will grace the cover of our 2013 Resendiz Brothers Calender.  Serruria has always been one of our farvorite proteaceae, and this year we're hoping to see our first harvest.  There are over 44 species of Serruria with the popular" Blushing Bride" and" Pink n' Pink " being the most frequently requested varieties.  Over the last few months we've discovered this gorgeous bloom being mixed in hand-tied bouquets and even a dainty hairpiece.  Here are just a few of the wonderful pictures we've found:

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pick “Fresh”

Embrace the season to create simple, natural arrangements. 

Autumn has a shimmering, saturated color palette, as seen in protea, banksia, grevillea and leucadendron and more…

So, next time you shop for flowers, ask where they came from and who grew them.

Buying “local” means your blooms will be fresher and last longer.  Enjoy!!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

We Thank Thee

For flowers that bloom about our feet; 
For tender grass, so sweet; 
For song of bird, and hum of bee; 
For all Things fair we hear or see, 
Father in heaven, we thank Thee! 
For blue of stream and blue of sky; 
For pleasant shade of branches high; 
For fragrant air and cooling breeze; 
For beauty of the blooming trees, 
Father in heaven, we thank Thee! 

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here on the Farm!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Protea Eximia

Protea eximia or sometimes called rosespoon, ray-flowered protea, broad-leaf sugarbush or duchess is a colorful flower with spoon-shaped bracts of pink and a soft central dome displaying a purplish wine color. While summer is the usual time for flowering, some varieties can be found throughout the year. Eximia looks great mixed in bouquets, centerpieces or simply bunched together and arranged by themselves. Here are a few creations we recent discovered flaunting this gorgeous blooms - Enjoy! 



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pink Ice - A Fall Classic

Protea Pink Ice, Neriifolia x Susannae, is one of our hardiest and most abundant fall flowers! This gorgeous protea is comprised of a large bloom surrounded by fuzzy silvery-pink bracts that overlap to create a tall cup shape. Stunning no matter how you arrange them, pink ice look great when blended with roses, dahlias, tulips, waxflower, lilies, etc… or simply bunched on their own. Here are some wonderful ways pink ice have been mixed into hand-tied bouquets and simple arrangements for special occasions - Enjoy!