Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Sending you a basket of warm wishes for a Bright and Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Promoting Protea

Last week we had the pleasure to do a 'Protea Presentation' for our local Temecula Valley Garden Club. It was all about Protea - how to grow them, what varieties grow best here in Southern California, how we market them and how they're arranged in bouquets and wreaths.

The Temecula Valley Garden Club is a nonprofit organization with 160 members, that aims to encourage interest in home gardening, promote better horticultural practices, conserve natural resources and aid civic groups. It also provides a wonderful place for those who share a common interest in gardening, to become acquainted and develop meaningful friendships. This club gives an annual $1,000 scholarship to a student majoring in plant science at UC Riverside and helps create gardens in local schools.

What a great opportunity - we shared a few gardening tips!

Had some protea plants for their gardens.

Colorful bouquets for their homes.

And in the end, we had a winner for our amazing Easter Basket raffle!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Springtime - Our Season of Abundance

The first days of spring are a gift to the spirit. When the leucadendron explode into a bouquet of colorful blooms, butterflies inhale the sweet scent of waxflower and hummingbirds sip on the grevillea’s rich nectar.

Springtime is a special time of the year, unlike any other season here on the farm. Abundance is often associated with fall and harvest season, but for us spring is our season of 'abundance'. Our selection of pincushions, protea, leucadendron, grevillea and filler flowers is so amazing that we often feel like 'kids in a candy store'!

So, over the next few months it is our goal to bring a little more of our spring, our 'candy' into your life!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Feeling Lucky?
What do you get when you cross a 4-leaf clover with poison ivy?
You don't have to be Irish to enjoy St. Patrick's Day, but if you are tired of whiskey and green beer, why not enjoy something Green and Gorgeous!
And, of course an old Irish Blessing too:

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Serruria - Not Your Typical Cover Girl

Martha Stewart Weddings - Get Inspired! 

Your Ultimate Planner: Gorgeous Gowns, Amazing Cakes, Romantic Ideas and Fabulous Flowers!  Yes, inspired I was when I spotted one of my favorite flowers Serruria florida Blushing bride gracing the cover of this very popular magazine! This beautiful Protea, which is rare in nature, a superb cut flower and sought after by florists, is the best-know member of the Serruria family and truly a Fabulous Flower! 

And, did you know Blushing bride received its name through the custom of young men in South Africa's Cape wearing these flowers in buttonholes when courting. These Fabulous Flowers are perfect for boutonniers or mixed in bouquets!