Posts Tagged “American Grown Flowers”

Flower 411: Local Lisianthus is Back!

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 8/4/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Allium- import finished, local drumstick only available

Artichoke Blooming

Asclepias Pods/ Mody Dick

Buddlea

Chamomile Cushion, chamomile yellow daisy

Delphinium – Light Pink

Deutzia

Festival Bush

Foxglove- all colors finished except Illumination

Geranium Rose and var rose are off crop for about one month

Godetia

Heather – white or pink

Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate

Kumquats

Lace Flower

Lepto

Lilac- finished import and local

Lily of the Valley- local finished, go import

Lupine

Matsumoto- Peach- only available from Japan

Mock orange

Nandina

Pieris Buds or Flower

Pokeweed

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental – Import finished

Poppy Icelandic

Riceflower

Spirea

Stock – light pink- off crop for a few weeks (blush is available as a substitute)

Super Bear Grass – discontinued

 

 

Just Starting

 

Chinese Lanterns

Grape Vine – but limited quantity for a limited time

Hydrangea Lacecap – available import or dropship

Hydrangea Peegee – available dropship

Hops Strands

Lisianthus Local – back on

Raspberry (with thorns)

Sedum

Snowberry Import

Tree of heaven

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Banksia

Chamomile/ Matricaria/Feverfew- yellow button

Cosmos – pinks and whites – extremely limited, almost finished

Cotinus Blooming- very limited (almost finished)- green foliage /champagne bloom only

Cottage Yarrow – white, peach, cream

Delphinium hybrid – White or pink

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf gunni

French Tulip- finished in holland, one local vendor has limited amounts & colors

Freesia Super- local

Fruiting branches – blueberry, blackberry all finishing within the week (may be some late blackberry available)

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine vine w/Flower

Lisianthus Brown / Black / Peach – import

Magnolia tips (south) – just getting a few boxes

Nigella

Pampas Grass– super limited

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Poppy pods – finishing

Protea Local – assorted pinks limited – no called pinks and no whites of any kind

Protea King – white and pink (SUPER Limited)

Protea – white – finished locally, import only

Oregano Kents Beauty

Scabiosa – pink or white annual

Smilax – limited

Tulips – ending in Holland, local we are getting frilled and singles, a few doubles (NO WHITE) and a few parrots (NO WHITE)

 

Available

 

Ageratum Blue

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium – local drumstick only

Anemone- import – please put Anemone in Komet

Artichokes

Asclepias – local

Birds – import only

Bouvardia – very limited locally (not light pink) – import has all colors

Bupluerum

Calendula

Campanula – import

Clematis – local  (white limited) and Dutch (don’t grow white)

Cornflower

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotinus foliage, purple or green

Coxcomb- Import and local

Craspedia-local

Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Delph bella light blue or dark blue

Delph Waltz dark blue or light blue

Euc small leaf moon lagoon

Hybrid delph- dark blue, purple, light blue, lavender- local short 24-30” Tall

(white limited)- Tall only avail import and $$$$

Dianthus green ball or trick

Dahlias ~

  • Most Decorative Shape Dahlia colors are available
  • Ball shapes, good selection of colors. Availability is ok.
  • Ball shapes – need advance notice for large orders
  • Café Dahlia – flush is over

Oregon dahlias – not much available until end of August

Oregon dahlias – several other farms have product now

Echinacea pods

Echinops

Eremurus – import only

Eucomis

Euphorbia dog eye – local

Freesia – local finished, import only

Gerber

Gomphrena

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea – nice colors – Import & Local

Iris regular

Jasmine vine no flower

Kale

Leucadendron Jubilee Crown

Leucadendron Jester

Lily of the valley- import only, expensive

Lysmachia

Magnolia – local California

Millet – green and black upright, green and brown hanging

Ninebark- foliage only

Passion vine

Peony – *from Alaska available

Pepperberry Hanging

Protea- Protea Blushing Bride- import

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) – orange and yellow-import

Ranunculus- import

Rose Hips Green

Rudbeckia

Scabiosa – local only

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Southern Smilax

Statice

Stephanotis

Strawflower

Sunflowe r- black center, green center, tinted red, ring of fire

Sunflower Mini 10st

Thryptomene/ Calycina – import

Trachelium local

Tweedia local

Veronica – Local and Import

Waxflower – local finished- go import- put in komet- purple and white only

Yarrow cottage – import and local

Yarrow tansy button

Yarrow yellow- local

Zinnia

 

 

Plentiful/ Flushing

 

Amaranthus Hanging – Red or Green

Amaranthus Upright Bronze

Bells

Bupleurum

Cranberry Viburnum Red

Dahlia

Green Mist

Queen Anne’s Lace White or Chocolate

Safflower orange

Snow on the mountain

Sunflower black center

 

 

Oregon Update

 

Summer flowers readily available in PDX – rudbeckia, strawflower, sunflower, amaranthus, grasses, celosia, zinnias, marigolds, chinese lanterns, lysimachia, veronica, yarrow, echinops, snowberry (little early still)

Portland heatwave may drastically change the availability listed above

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Interview: Sarah Pappas of Fresh Cut Detroit

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

This week, we had our first ever farm Instagram takeover with the lovely Sarah Pappas of Fresh Cut Detroit. Sarah took us on a two-day flower adventure, telling the story of her Detroit based farm, introducing us to her crew, and sharing her philosophy on sustainable farming practices. Sometimes it can be easy to forget all of the blood, sweat, tears and love that go into each beautiful flower you see in our buckets, so we can’t thank Sarah enough for using our platform to share her knowledge and spread some flower love (and during American Flowers month, nonetheless!)

 

Though we learned a ton during the takeover, we still had more questions, so continue reading to get to know even more about Sarah & Fresh Cut Detroit!

 


 

Hi Sarah! Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions so our followers can get to know a little more about your farm after this week’s takeover! To start off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself, and how Fresh Cut Detroit came to be?

Hi Mayesh, thanks for letting me take over your IG feed! I’m Sarah Pappas, the farmer & founder of Fresh Cut Detroit, a flower farm in the city of Detroit. I’ve been doing farming & gardening work in some shape or form for over ten years. I’m a hardworking, fun loving, compassionate, ambitious farmer. I value a give-and-take relationship with my land, my crops, and my crew.

I’ve had a lucky, interesting life that’s given me a world of experiences in farming & gardening, education & empowerment, community living & loving. Fresh Cut Detroit Flower Farm is the product of these experiences plus the vibrant, pulsing moment of time & space that is the city of Detroit’s urban agriculture movement. I wouldn’t trade this space & time for any other in the world.

 

Tell us a little bit about your operation – where are you located and how big is your farm? A little virtual tour!

Fresh Cut is ¼ acre on a corner at the edge of the historic residential neighborhood of Woodbridge. We’re a couple miles northwest of downtown Detroit, a short walk from the campus of Wayne State University. You can see our hoophouse from a block away, and as you approach you start to see the bright colors of the annuals in the west beds. Our farm dog Ruti will bark at you as you walk along the fence, under the big elm tree that keeps our house cool, and to the east beds where our earliest self-seeded annuals & biennials are planted. The east beds cozy up to a wild woodlot area where we forage crops like motherwort, dame’s rocket, and wild sweet peas.

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

Do you have a team helping you out at Fresh Cut Detroit?

I have a lot of people helping at the farm, thank goddess. This year, on our crew we have an assistant manager, a design/delivery person, 2 farm crew members, and 2 youth crew members. Detroit has a historic, thriving Urban Agriculture community and my skilled labor is hired from this pool of local people. My crew members have completed agricultural training programs through Earthworks Urban Farm, Detroit Black Community Food Security Farm, and Keep Growing Detroit, and volunteered at the Student Organic Farm at MSU.

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

While growing flowers and owning a small farm sounds like a fairy tale job to many, I’m sure not everyday is as glamorous as it appears! It’s hard work, but probably very rewarding as well. What gets you out of bed every morning and inspires you to keep going everyday?

You’re right, it’s absolutely not glamorous every minute, but a cute apron and big earrings can do a lot for this farmer’s outlook on the world.

Early in the morning, I love the special feeling of reviewing the field before a harvest. I feel proud of the beautiful array in front of me that I’ve helped bring into the world. What inspires me to keep going is my crew and my community. I’ve created something that other people care about, and that gets them paid and builds on their skills & interests. It’s a demanding, but such a compelling and rewarding life to be a flower farmer & small business owner.

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

How many flower varieties are you growing at any given moment?

About 200 varieties are growing at any given moment on the farm… we like to keep it diverse! We’re playing more and more each season with complimentary co-plantings to maximize our bed space – millet & sunflower, peony & centaurea, motherwort & monarda.

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

Here’s a toughie, but you knew it was coming! What is your favorite flower to grow? How about to design with, if different?

I’ve been a true blue #1 fan of snapdragons since I was a little kid. I remember my grandma showing me how they open their mouths to ROAR when you pinch the blossoms… plus, they’re great for planting multiple successions to keep them blooming all season long. They’re my favorite to grow, in that they’re totally indispensable.

As for my favorite flower for designing, since I make so many bouquets in-hand, having a good branchy base to start with is paramount. These days, having a nice strong Salvia ‘Cardonna’ to start with helps a bouquet come together quickly.

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

Tell us a little bit about your weekly bouquet service… it seems like a great way for you to get to flex your creative design muscles and get to play with all of your gorgeous blooms!

The weekly customers are the heart & soul of the business. Their support through 20 weeks of bouquet subscriptions gave us the foundation to establish a weekly harvest, design, & sales cycle even when we were starting out. Some have been with me for years, and their flower knowledge & design eye is off the charts. From each week’s harvest, we play, and each bouquet gets a flavor of its own – hot mamas, big sprawling clouds of grasses, cool delicate posies… It’s so fun!

 

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

Fresh Cut Detroit Mayesh Instagram Takeover

 

When we interviewed Michael over at Summer Dreams Farm, he told us a little bit about the flower farming scene in Michigan. It really seems to be a great community with lots of local growers popping up! Can you tell us a little more about what’s going on in the world of flowers in Michigan?

Absolutely. The Michigan Cut Flower Growers Coop has just begun, and it’s already cooking. The market runs every Wednesday morning out of Passionflower Sue’s studio in Ann Arbor. Cut flowers are a powerful, lucrative agricultural product and I’d love to see them continue to grow in prominence in the state of Michigan’s agricultural profile. In the near future, I see even more growth in partnerships between rural & urban growers.

 

Supporting local growers and educating people about what you have to offer is so important, and these days it seems like awareness is really spreading! Tell us a little bit about your experience and/or involvement with the American flower farming community.

My path to the American flower farming community ran its way through diverse organic vegetable production farms.  These farms are run out of passion, love, and a commitment to cultivating beauty & diversity that serves the innate strength & interdependent web of which we are a part.

 

Mayesh Instagram Takeover Fresh Cut Detroit

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some questions about your farm! One final question – is there any advice you would go back and tell yourself when you first started Fresh Cut Detroit, or that you would give to farmers just starting out?

Always value your time! Pay yourself. If you’re in  a business or farming arrangement where you’re being paid less than ideal, identify how you’re building equity & savings for your future self to cash in on when you’re ready to move forward. Invest in yourself through professional development, and take care of your body with good health, sleep, nutrition, and relaxation.

 

Professional photos by Emily Berger

 

 


 

 

To see the rest of the takeover images, head on over to our Instagram, and be sure to follow @freshcutdetroit as well to keep up with Sarah and the farm!

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Flower 411: Lisianthus, Scabiosa & More

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 6/26/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Bells Dyed Red- no growers, dying right now

Camelia- Oregon is off crop- only available in CA

Delphinium Light Pink

Deutzia

English Lavender- nice big bunches finished

Eucalyptus Seeded Naked

Geranium Rose and var rose are off crop for about 1 month

Grevelia Flowers off crop for 2-3 weeks

Lace Flower

Lepto

Lilac- finished import and local

Lily of the Valley- local finished – go import

Lupine

Mock Orange

Nagi

Nandina

Magnolia- going through a new growth phase

Peony – Local

Poppy Oriental- Import finished

Safflower

Spirea

Viburnum all

 

Limited

 

Anemone- Local finished, import (Super LIMITED) just starting

Banksia

Cotinus Blooming – limited, just starting

Delph hybrid White or pink

Edelweiss- sub for flannel flower-import

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf bonsai, parvafolia, moon lagoon

Festival Bush

Flannel Flower- only one import grower

French Tulip – finished in Holland, only one local vendor – limited amounts and colors

Grape Vine

Grass Explosion

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine

Kiss me over the Garden Gate

Kumquats

Larkspur- very limited especially white

Lisianthus – Brown and Black

Poppy pods – finishing

Poppy Matilda white – short season

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) -orange and yellow-transitioning from local to Import

Protea local assorted, pinks limited – no called pinks and no whites of any kind

Protea King white and Pink (SUPER Limited)

Protea white  – finished locally, import only

Ranunculus– Dutch ended, extremely limited locally and import SA starting very slowly.

Smilax – limited

Thryptomene/ Calycina- import limited

Tulips- ending in Holland, local we are getting frilled and singles, a few doubles (NO WHITE) and a few Parrots (NO WHITE)

 

Just Starting

 

Amaranthus – upright Gold- only one vendor

Artichoke Blue Flowering

Astilbe Local

Celosia Feather- green and orange

Echinacea pods

Helenium

Heliopsis

Hydrangea Local – just starting – not all colors available

Leucadendron Safari Sunset

Lysmachia

Marigolds – orange

Nigella local

Protea Blushing Bride- import- very limited – pink only

Rudbeckia

Safflower

Tritona

Viburnum berry green

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – local

Agapanthus – Local

Allium – Giant local

Allium Bullit – Local

Allium – all sizes import

Artichokes

Birds – available locally

Blooming Artichokes

Bouvardia- very limited locally

Bupluerum

Campanula – local

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – local  (white limited) and Dutch (don’t grow white)

Cornflower

Cotinus foliage – purple or green

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia – local

Delphinium Bella – light blue or dark blue

Delphinium Waltz – dark blue or light blue

Hybrid delphinium – dark blue, purple, light blue, lavender

Dianthus green ball

DAHLIAS 

• Most decorative colors are available

• Dahlia Ball shapes, not all colors yet, but a fair selection

• White ball is still extremely limited

• Dinner Plates are coming on

Echinops – import only

English Lavender- small local bunches

Euphorbia dog eye – local

Eremurus – Local

Freesia – local finished, import only

Freesia Super- local

Gerber

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import & Local

Iris regular

Kale

Leucadendron Jubilee crown

Leucadendron Jester

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Nigella

Ninebark- foliage only

Ornithogalum dubium yellow, orange- import

Ornithogalum dubium white- local

Passion vine

PEONIES

• Local – are finished

• Dutch – stored but should still have good shippable stuff for a couple of weeks

• Coral done (not worth the risk)

• Canada Quebec – has a few pink and white that are still fresh cut

• Alaska – starts mid July

Pepperberry Hanging– foliage only right now

Pieris Buds

Poppies

Scabiosa- local only

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Southern Smilax

Statice

Stephanotis

Stephanotis mega box 250 ct

Sunflower- black center, green center, teddy bear, tinted red, ring of fire

Sunflower Mini 10st

Trachelium – local

Tweedia – local

Veronica- Local and Import

Waxflower – local finished- go import

Yarrow cottage – import and local

Yarrow yellow – local

Zinnia – Just starting

 

Plentiful/ Flushing

 

Amaranthus hanging or upright (red or green)

Bells

Dahlia

Dahlia Café Au Lait

Green Mist

Lisianthus

Queen Anne’s Lace white or Chocolate

Scabiosa Local

Snow on the mountain

Sunflower

 

Coming Soon

 

Crocosmia – Local

Hydrangea Lacecap/Quick Fire hyd starting, Limelight/peegee will start soon

Kent’s Beauty oregano starting soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flower 411: We’ve Got Dahlias!

Flower 411 June 5, 2017

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 6/5/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Aqualeiga- finished import- no local

Blooming Hawthorne

Delphinium Light Pink

Eucalyptus Seeded Naked

Grevelia Flowers – off crop for 2-3 weeks

Helleborus – all

Iris Bearded

Iris Spurea- hasn’t started yet

Jasmine

Lilac- finished import and local

Nagi

Nandina

Magnolia- going through a new growth phase

Peony Claire da Lune, Pastel Elegance

Photinia Flowering

Poppy Matilda- nobody grows anymore

Poppy Pods- last shipment 6/3

Pokeweed

Safflower

Sunflower bi color, mahogany – not ready yet

Viburnum, Mary Milton and Popcorn

 

Limited

 

Anemone- Local finished, import just starting (Super LIMITED)

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Cotinus Blooming- limited , just starting

Cotinus Foliage

Dahlia Café Au Lait- very limited

Deutzia

Edelweiss- sub for flannel flower-import

Eucalyptus Gunni

Flannel Flower- only 1 import grower

Freesia Super– extremely limited locally only

French Tulip- finished in Holland, only one local vendor – limited amounts and colors

Ivy tree variegated

Leucadendron Safari Sunset

Lisianthus Brown and Black

Lupine- assorted colors only, will finish quickly

Mock Orange- extremely limited

Protea – local assorted pinks limited- no called pinks and no whites of any kind

Protea King white (Limited)

Protea white – finished locally, import only

Ranunculus- extremely limited locally and ending import Dutch – import SA starting soon

Smilax- limited

Spirea

Tulips- ending in Holland, locally we are getting frilled and singles, a few doubles and a few Parrots

Viburnum Lacecap

 

Just Starting

 

Amaranthus upright Gold- only 1 vendor

Artichoke Blue Flowering

Cotinus Purple – foliage only

English Lavender- nice

Blueberries

Hydrangea Local – just starting – not all colors available

Marigolds Orange

Nigella local

Protea Blushing Bride- import very limited

Thryptomene/ Calycina- import limited

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – local

Allium- import

Artichokes

Birds- available locally

Bouvardia – very limited locally- go import

Camelia- Oregon is off crop- only available in CA

Campanula – local

Clematis – local  (white limited) and Dutch (don’t grow white)

Cornflower

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia – local

Delphinium Belladonna – light blue or dark blue

Delphinium Waltz – dark blue or light blue

Hybrid Delphinium – white, mauve limited / no other pink

Dianthus green ball

Dahlias

Euphorbia dog eye-  local

Eremurus- Local

Freesia – local finished, import only

Gerber

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea – Nice Colors – Import

Iris – regular

Kale

Kale frilled- purple or white

Leucadendron Jubilee crown

Leucadendron Jester

Leucospermum pincushion – orange and yellow

Nigella

Ninebark- foliage only

Ornithogalum dubium yellow, orange- import

Ornithogalum dubium white- local

Passion vine

 

Available

 

Peony- Local

Peony – Dutch outdoor are just starting, so should have a good peony supply for awhile!

Pepperberry Hanging

Poppies

Scabiosa- local and import

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Statice

Stephanotis

Stephanotis mega

Stephanotis lei

Sunflower- black center, green center, teddy bear, tinted red

Sunflower Mini 10st

Trachelium

Tweedia

Veronica- Local and Import

Viburnum- local

Waxflower- local finished – import- purple and white only

Yarrow cottage- import and local

Yarrow yellow- local

Zinnia- Just starting, no requesting colors

 

Plentiful / Flushing

 

Bells

Bupluerum

Larkspur

Lisianthus

Orlaya

Queen Anne’s Lace – White or Chocolate

Snapdragons

Stock

Sunflower – black center

 

Coming Soon

 

Allium local- two weeks

Astilbe -two weeks for local

Blueberries

Catmint

Carolina Spice

Cotinus Flowers – red or green

Euphorbia – fireglow and dogeye

Japanese Maple

Tritoma.. the big ones

Rose Vines…one more week

Southern Smilax – mid June

Weigela

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Flower 411: French Tulips On the Way & More!

 

Check out the latest product updates from our Purchasing Department as of February 22nd!

 

FINISHED/NOT AVAILABLE

 

Amaranthus upright

Basil

Cotinus

Crocosmia pods

Dahlias- BALL DAHLIAS ARE FINISHED!!

Eremurus White

Festival Bush/ Xmas Bush

Figs

Flannel Flower

Godetia

Heather Hot pink- persoluta type

Heather White

Honey Suckle- (will start back up in April)

Laurel Varg.

Lisianthus Israel

Lysmachia- sub veronica

Ninebark

Persimmon

Pokeweed

Pomegranate

Protea Pink Mink

Rosehips

Safflower

Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snowberries

Stephanotis- off crop

Thryptomene/ Calycina

Tulip Parrot-Black

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis- extremely limited and $$$$$

Artichokes  Burgundy 

Aster Matsumoto- lavender or white

Banksia – assorted only- limited

Dahlia Café Au Lait- very limited

Delph Bella/waltz White- extremely limited

Delph Belladonna or Waltz light or dark blue

Delph Hybrid White- extremely limited

Delph Hybrid Colors- import

Eucalyptus parvifolia

Fern Shoots- limited and price increase

Gladiolass

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine- non flowering- vine only

Lophamyrtus

Lisianthus Local – extremely limited locally, Israel is finished, Dutch available but $$$

Lisianthus Brown- local and Japan very limited

Nandina- Oregon is finished- only Florida available and it is limited

Orlaya

Poppy pods- extremely limited

Privett Black

Protea Blushing Bride- very pricey- local only-very limited

Protea King white (Extremely Limited)

Protea white 

Queen Annes Lace chocolate

Smilax- limited

Sunflowers and Mini Suns – go to imports

Thyme

Trachelium- limited locally- available import

Tweedia- local- very limited

Vinurmun Tinus-only available for Mondays

Yarrow Yellow-import only

 

JUST STARTING

 

Atriplex- Green

Delphinium Light Pink-limited

Eriostemon Blooming

Freesia and Super Freesia – Local

French Tulips

Gentiana

Lepto Hot Pink

Local Dubium (star of beth) orange and yellow

Pieris Flowering white

Pincushion Protea- orange and red

Protea Pink Ice

Scilla Peruvian

Silver Brunia- Spray only $$$

 

AVAILABLE

 

Acacia Bagged/ Blooming

Agapanthus- import only

Allium- Import only

Artichokes- Green

Birds- avail locally

Bouvardia- local available, no light pink only hot pink, light pink go to imports

Camelia- Oregon is off crop- only available in CA

Campanula

Cherry Blossom

Clematis – Import only  lavender, dark pink, purple- (Local starts in March)

Coxcomb – Import only

Craspedia

Dahlias – winter production- basic colors- limited

Eremurus – yellow and orange- import

Gerber

Genestra

Helleborus-import and local

Hyacinth – local

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import

Japanese Product- still limited

Kangaroo paw- available import

Lavender- English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS

Lilac- available import

Lysmachia- import

Passion vine- vine only

Peony-Israel (small heads) $$$$

Pepperberry Hanging

Poppies

Portland- Berries and Branches only!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scabiosa- very limited locally Import has white, pink lav, black, Bi Colors available $$, Japan $$$$$$$$

Scabiosa Pods- go Import

Statice- tissue limited, sinuata available

Veronica- Local limited due to weather –go Import

Viburnum- available Import

 

PLENTIFUL/FLUSHING

 

Anemone

Iris

Larkspur

Ranunculus

Snaps

Stock

Tulips

Waxflower

 

COMING SOON

 

Boronia- March

Heather Sterling Range- March

Sunflower Local

 

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Flower 411: Ball Dahlias Finished, Kumquats just Starting!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Check out the latest product update from our Purchasing Team!

 

FINISHED / NOT AVAILABLE

 

Basil

Bear Grass -Super

Cotinus

Crocosmia pods

Dahlias- BALL DAHLIAS ARE FINISHED!!

Dahlias- winter crop, basic colors and pricey

Eremurus White

Festival Bush/ Xmas Bush

Figs

Flannel Flower

Godetia

Heather Hot pink- persoluta type

Heather White

Honey Suckle

Laurel Varg.

Lophamyrtus

Lysmachia- sub veronica

Ninebark

Orlaya

Pepperberry Hanging

Peony- off crop until February- Israel will start (small heads)

Pineapple Baby- off crop for a bit

Pokeweed

Pomegranate

Protea Pink Mink

Rosehips

Safflower

Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snowberries

Stephanotis- off crop

Thryptomene/ Calycina

Thyme

Tulip Parrot-Black

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis-extremely limited
Amaranthus upright

Artichokes all colors and sizes 

Banksia – asst only- limited

Bupleurum

Dahlia Café Au Lait- very limited

Delph Bella/waltz White- extremely limited

Delph Belladonna or Waltz light or dark blue- import only

Delph Hybrid White- extremely limited- import only

Delph Hybrid Colors- import

Euc parvifolia

Fern Shoots- limited and price increase

Heather Melanthra- only type of heather available for VD

Iris colors

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine- non flowering- vine only

Lisianthus Local-extremely limited- Available import

Lisianthus Brown- Japan only

Nandina- Oregon is finished- only Florida available and it’s limited

Poppy pods- extremely limited

Protea Blushing Bride- very pricey- local only-very limited

Protea King white and pink (Extremely Limited)

Protea Pincushion- limited

Protea pink ice

Protea white 

Smilax- limited – check before taking large orders

Stock Local- limited locally-available import

Sunflowers and Mini Suns

Trachelium- limited locally- avail import

Tweedia- local- very limited

Vinurmun Tinus- pre-book only 10 days out

Yarrow Yellow-import only

 

JUST STARTING

 

Acacia Bagged

Kumquats

Nagi

 

AVAILABLE

 

Agapanthus- import only

Allium- Import only

Birds- avail locally

Bouvardia- Import only

Campanula- avail in KOMET

Clematis  Import only  lavender, dark pink, purple

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia- Import only

Dahlias— winter production- basic colors- limited

Eremurus- yellow and orange- import

Gerbera (through Valentines)– red and white  if you need only red or white you will have to go Import. Locally you will   –   get white and red as a percentage of asst, cannot get straight red and white – locally.

Genestra

Helleborus- import only

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import

Iris Telstar

Lavender- English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural      —  browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS

Japanese Product- still limited

Kangaroo paw- Import only- green only

Larkspur

Lilac- available import

Passion vine- vine only

Persimmon

Portland- berries and sticks only!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranunculus -Local is in full swing, Japan is just starting

Scabiosa- very limited locally. import has white, pink lav, black, bi-colors- available $$, Japan has started

Scabiosa Pods- Import only

Statice- tissue limited, sinuata available

Viburnum- available Import

 

 

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You’re Invited: Mayesh Luxe Blooms Launch

Mayesh Luxe Blooms

 

Please join us at the Official Launch Party for

 

 

Luxe Blooms is our brand of high-end novelty flowers from artisan growers around the world, exclusively at Mayesh.

We are excited to offer some of the most exquisite, longest lasting flowers with longer stems, more blooms & bigger heads.

 

Join us for some light breakfast bites & bubbly at a Meet & Greet with our Luxe suppliers from Japan, The Netherlands, Colombia & more, and see for yourself why Mayesh Luxe Blooms are so special!

 


 

January 16th, 2017

6 to 10 o’clock in the morning

Mayesh LA Market  |  755 Wall Street #7, Los Angeles, CA 90014

 

P.S. If you need one more exciting reason to stop by, how about winning $1000 in Japanese flowers and live flower demonstrations with Moon Canyon?Mayesh Luxe Blooms raffle

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Flower 411: Peonies Finishing Up, Ranunculus Available

ranunculus - wholesale flowers

 

We hope you are all enjoying yourself over the holidays, but as you gear up for 2017 events, we wanted to share the most recent Product Availability information from our Purchasing Department!

 

FINISHED/NOT AVAILABLE

 

Artichokes – all colors and sizes  finished until February

Bear Grass -Super

Cotinus

Crocosmia pods

Dahlias- BALL DAHLIAS ARE FINISHED!!

Eremurus White

Festival Bush/ Xmas Bush

Figs

Flannel Flower

Godetia

Kumquats

Lisianthus Brown

Lophamyrtus

Lysmachia- sub veronica

Nagi

Ninebark

Orlaya

Pineapple Baby- off crop for a bit

Pokeweed

Pomegranate

Poppy pods

Protea Blushing Bride

Safflower

Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snowberries

Thryptomene/ calycina

Tullip Parrot-Black

Yarrow Yellow

 

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis-very limited

Amaranthus upright

Banksia – assorted only- limited

Delph Bella/waltz White- extremely limited

Delph Hybrid White- extremely limited- import only

Delph Hybrid Colors- hardly any locally- go import

Eucalyptus parvifolia

Iris

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine- non flowering- vine only

Larkspur white-extremely limited

Larkspur colors- Limited

Lisianthus Local- Available import

Genestra white local -limited

Fern Shoots- limited and price increase

Peony– finishing up!

Protea King white and pink (Extremely Limited) DON’T PROMISE ON ORDERS

Protea pink ice

Protea white 

Smilax

Stock Local- available import

Trachelium- limited locally- available import

Tulip Frilled- White

 

 

JUST STARTING

 

Blackberries

Genestra- Italy- a week or 2 away

Sweet peas – Import

 

 

AVAILABLE

 

Birds- available locally

Campanula

Clematis – import only  lavender, dark pink, purple

Coxcomb- import only

Dahlias- winter production- basic colors- limited

Eremurus- yellow and orange- import

Gerbera- red and white, if you need only red or white go import. Locally you will get white and red as a percentage of assorted, cannot get straight red and white – locally.

Helleborus- green only, no colors

Hydrangea – Nice Colors-Import

Lavender- English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS

Japanese Product- still limited

Kangaroo paw- import only

Lilac- available import

Lily Casablanca, Crystal Blanca from Premium Grower- Limited

Lisianthus- blush and peach are the same thing- only getting a champagne/peach

Passion vine- vine only

Persimmon

Portland- berries and sticks only!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranunculus

Rosehips- red only available

Scabiosa- pricey depending on what import area they come from

Statice- tissue limited, sinuata available

Viburnum- available import

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Flower 411: Anemones, Hydrangea & More

 

Wondering what’s available in the flower world? Check out our most recent product update from our Purchasing Department!

 

PRODUCT UPDATES 11/30/2016

 

Please note as the weather gets colder and wetter, the California field crops will slowly start to disappear.

 

  • Agonis very limited- going off crop
  • Amaranthus upright burgundy limited
  • Anemone- Japanese- local starting, limited quantities of white
  • Anemone- Available
  • Artichokes all colors and sizes  going off – very limited until February
  • Banksia – Orange extremely limited- no green, coccinea avail import
  • Bear Grass -Super- off crop
  • Birds- available locally
  • Blackberries-finished
  • Campanula- avail import
  • Clematis- import only  lavender, dark pink, purple
  • Cotinus– finished
  • Crocosmia pods- not available
  • Dahlias— winter production- basic colors- limited
  • Dahlias- BALL DAHLIAS ARE FINISHED!!
  • Delph Dark Blue- prices going up
  • Delph Bella/waltz White- extremely limited
  • Delph Hybrid White-extremely limited
  • Eremurus- white only-import
  • Euc parvifolia- not available
  • Fern Shoots- limited and price increase
  • Figs-finished
  • Flannel Flower- extremely limited
  • Genista- white local limited
  • Gerbera- red and white limited and pricey
  • Godetia– finished
  • Helleborus—- green only, no colors 
  • Hydrangea- nice color hydrangea starting Dec 1st
  • Hypericum- not able to fill orders for COCO Avanti, Casino and Uno
  • Iris- limited
  • Ivy tree variegated- LIMITED, green is available (had seed pods)
  • Jasmine- non flowering- very limited
  • Kangaroo paw- Dutch only
  • Kumquats– finished
  • Larkspur- White limited
  • Lavender- English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS
  • Lilac- available import
  • Lisianthus- blush and peach are the same thing- only getting a champagne/peach. Brown is import only.
  • Lysmachia- import only
  • Nagi –off crop
  • Ninebark- Finished
  • Oriental Lily whites- limited and prices going up
  • Oriental Lily Casablanca, Crystal Blanca – Very Limited
  • Orlaya- Finished
  • Passion vine- available
  • Peony—available
  • Persimmon- available
  • Pokeweed- finished
  • Pomegranate- finished
  • Poppy pods – finished
  • Portland- berries and sticks only!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Protea Blushing Bride- Finished
  • Protea King white and pink very Limited
  • Protea pink mink limited, finishing up
  • Protea white very limited, mostly not available 
  • Ranunculus -California starting limited colors, no white and Import is starting.
  • Raspberries- finished
  • Rosehips- red only available
  • Safflower- orange available
  • Saracena (cobra lily)- not available
  • Scabiosa- white very limited locally. Burgundy is starting to get limited locally. Import has white, pink lav, black available $$$
  • Sedum all shades– finished
  • Smilax- limited
  • Snowberries- finished
  • Statice- tissue limited, sinuata available
  • Sweet peas- extremely limited locally
  • Thryptomene/ calycina—- finished for the season
  • Tulip Frilled White- not available
  • Viburnum- available Dutch
  • Waxflower continued- starting locally basics, pink, white, purple, Import are finished
  • Yarrow Yellow- Finished
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Slow Flower’s Podcast w/ Summer Dreams Farm

Summer Dreams Farm

 

If you weren’t already aware, Slow Flower’s creator Debra Prinzing has a weekly podcast in which she interviews different people within the American flower community. When Debra sent me this week’s podcast, I just knew I had to share it with you guys!

This week’s guest was Michael Genovese of Summer Dreams Farm, a dahlia grower in Oxford, Michigan. Earlier this year, we interviewed him for our blog during American Flowers Week, and since then, our relationship with Michael has grown, and we’re excited to share that Summer Dreams Farm is now selling their gorgeous dahlias exclusively through our branch in Michigan, Mayesh Detroit!

If you’re like us and you’re a total flower geek, you’re going to want to hear his story. Head on over to Debra’s website to tune into A Dahlia Love Story.

{Photo by Heather Saunders Photography}

 

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