Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day - Decoration Day

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.   ~Benjamin Harrison 

Did you know Memorial Day
was originally called Decoration Day?


Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Not Just a Pickup - A Vase on Wheels

The other day I saw a pickup truck cruising through Rainbow loaded with a ton of old empty cartons and scrap metal pieces, obviously in route to our local recycling facility. As I watched this truck pass by I couldn't help but feel enormous appreciation for the pickups I see navigating around our farm each day. With each season their loads, the colors, textures and flower varieties may change. However, one thing always remains constant these loads create an incredible floral display - almost like a one vehicle parade. Yes these days, trucks are used to haul many different things, but I'm glad ours are like a 'vase on wheels' and as they pass through our fields and town it's my hope they bring a smile and sense of joy to everyone that sees them.







Happy Hauling - Enjoy!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Laboring for Mother's Day

What better way to celebrate Mother's Day than with a unique hand-tied bouquet or an exotic handmade wreath created with farm fresh protea, pincushion, waxflower, leucadendron, grevillea and lush greens! Over the past two weeks our bouquet makers, some very special Mother's, have been laboring day after day to create these fabulous floral gifts. And so as this holiday rush slowly comes to an end, we pause for a moment to say 'Thank You' to these amazing ladies who have been working hard to make our Mother's Day a big success! 

 Thank you and Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Did you know Cinco de Mayo marks May 5, 1862, when the Mexican army won the Battle of Puebla in the Franco-Mexican War. The holiday has become a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture in the United States and no less so here at Resendiz Brothers. 

Here are a few other interesting facts about Cinco de Mayo: 

  • In Puebla, one of Mexico's 31 states with a capital city of the same name,Cinco de Mayo is known as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). 
  • While Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it is mainly observed in Puebla. In the U.S. it has become a popular holiday to celebrate Mexican culture. 
  • May 5 is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day. That holiday takes place on September 16. 
  • Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances, street festivals and of course, lots of colorful flowers. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo and be sure to celebrate with Flowers!