Saturday, December 31, 2022

Resendiz Brothers 2023 Calendar

For the last twenty three years we’ve designed and created our own special Resendiz Brothers calendar, which we proudly share with all our friends and family. The time spent crafting the calendar has become very special to us as it gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past twelve months while rummaging through fabulous photos to select our top thirteen favorites. The cover is typically a photograph that received quite a bit of attention during the last few years or reminds us of an important occasion, and this year's choice - was no exception. The remaining twelve photographs are thoughtfully placed in the calendar to represent the months when the proteas pictured are typically in bloom. Scroll on down and have a sneak peek at this year’s picks.













Friday, December 30, 2022

Protea Pink Duke

Spring is a long way off, but if you could use a winter pick-me-up, we have the perfect antidote. Pink Duke… a bright, cheery and vibrant protea. This lovely cultivar produces large, rose-pink blooms with a light pink central dome and white feathery tips. Pink Duke has the soft green leaves of the P. magnifica (queen) and the clear velvety, pink flower of the P. Trish Compacta.

Pink Duke blooms winter through early spring, delivering a bounty of beauty, love and joy from new years, right into Valentine’s Day.

There is no doubt that Pink Duke brings an abundance of winter cheer in the fields. But once harvested, arranged, and mixed with an array of other gorgeous florals, they are simply contagious!

Friday, December 23, 2022

2023 Color of the Year: Viva Magenta

CHEERS to the Pantone Color of 2023: Viva Magenta 18-1750. Described as “a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength.” Considering this hue is meant to “encourage experimentation and self-expression without restraint”, it’s fitting that protea lovers will embrace this color. Not only are there plenty of magenta protea to choose from but, they too are symbolic of diversity, individuality and the courage to stay true to oneself.

Viva Magenta is “powerful, empowering, brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a color that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all”.

When it comes to proteas which are appreciated for their vast selection, meanings and overall “unique” nature, this color selection is perfect. Here’s just a few of our picks to look for in 2023.






Friday, December 16, 2022

Holiday Wreaths

It's that time of year when life comes full circle. We reunite with family and friends to reminisce about old memories and slowly… those memories give way to new ones. As guests arrive at your door, there's one captivating way to welcome them: a wreath. Early civilizations used wreaths, symbols of the circle of life, to celebrate special occasions. They were creative in their materials using a variety of evergreens, which survive harsh winters and signify immortality as well as the strength of life. And there’s no reason you shouldn't be creative as well. These days, a wreath can live throughout the year, bringing welcoming cheer to any door, wall, hearth or gate.

The wreaths we craft are typically made of protea, banksia, grevillea, leucadendron, eucalyptus and cones or pods but any material from the store, farmers market or garden will work. Even a few flourishes (like stems of protea) can easily enhance a nursery-bought wreath into a personalized creation. They are beautiful to hang indoors or out, and most will dry beautifully, so you can keep them on display long after the holidays.

Create a new tradition this year by crafting your own holiday wreath… you'll enjoy it for months or possibly even years to come. Here are a few of our favorites from the year nearly past…2022!