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Flower 411: Dahlias in Full Force

Flower 411 August

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 8/29/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 
Allium – import finished, local drumstick only available

Artichoke Blooming

Bells – Dyed red – nobody is dying them right now

Buddlea – returning in October

Chamomile Cushion – chamomile yellow daisy

Cotinus Blooming

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Delphinium Belladonna White

Festival Bush

Fruiting branches – blueberry

Heather – white or pink

Kiss me Over the Garden Gate

Kumquats restricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Lupine

Matsumoto- Peach

Peony – finished

Pineapple – all sizes

Pokeweed

Poppy pods

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Icelandic – no poppy of any type available

Riceflower

Shasta Daisy

Spirea

Super Bear Grass – grower discontinued this item

Viburnum berry- blue, black

 

Just Starting

 

Pieris Japonica

Rose Hips – red/orange

Sedum Pink

Snowberry – Local

Ornamental Peppers

Pumpkins on a stick

 

 

Plentiful/ Flushing

 

Assorted wild grasses

Green Mist

Millet hanging green and upright black or green

Pincushion Protea

Queen Anne’s Lace – White or Chocolate

Safflower – orange

Safari Sunset

Snow on the Mountain

Sunflower black center

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Banksia – orange only

Chamomile / Matricaria / Feverfew – yellow button

Cosmos – pinks and whites – extremely limited / almost finished

Cottage Yarrow- white, peach, cream – go import

Delphinium hybrid White

Delphinium Belladonna light blue – extremely limited

Dianthus green ball or trick

Echinops

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf

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

Freesia Super – local

Fruiting branches – blackberry / raspberry

Foxglove – all colors very limited

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Honey Suckle

Jasmine vine with Flower

Lilac – White color only, bunches grade only – import only

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head – advance notice required

Pampas Grass – large orders – advance notice required

Pieris Flower

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white – finished locally, import only

Oregano Kents Beauty

Scabiosa white annual

Smilax – limited

Strawflower – white, light pink and peach – all three are very limited

Sweet Pea – Dutch only – limited color selection

Tulips – only single bloom tulips available locally for the next two weeks

-Our local vendor is gapping on frilled, double and parrots for 2 weeks

Yarrow cottage- import and local

 

 

Available

 

Ageratum Blue

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium – local drumstick only

Anemone- import

Artichokes – baby red limited

Asclepias – local and import

Atriplex – red and green

Berzillia – green and red available

Birds – import only

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

Bupluerum

Calendula

Campanula- import only

Celosia Feather – import and local

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

Cornflower

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotinus foliage – purple only

Coxcomb – Import and local

Craspedia – local

Crocosmia Flower – import

Crocosmia Pods – import

Delphinium – Bella dark blue

Eucalyptus – small leaf moon lagoon

Hybrid delph- dark blue, purple, light blue, lavender, mauve- local short 24-30” Tall (white limited)- Tall only available import

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 available
  • Dinner Plate- White, Lavender, Orange, Burgundy available only

Oregon dahlias – Swan Island will start the last week of September

Echinacea pods

Eremurus – import only

Eucomis – local

Freesia-local finished, import only

Hops – 2 weeks left

Hydrangea – Nice solid Colors – Import & Local starting to go antique

Iris regular – no light blue

Jasmine vine – no flower

Lisianthus – Dark Brown/ Black/ Peach – now local

Lily of the valley- import only Lysmachia- import

Magnolia – local California

Millet – green and black upright, green hanging

Ninebark – foliage only

Passion vine

Persimmons

Pomegranates – Large only

Protea – local assorted pinks limited

Protea Pink Ice

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride- import

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum)orange and yellow – import

Ranunculus- import

Rose Hips -Green, red

Scabiosa

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Southern Smilax

Statice

Stephanotis

Sunflower – black center, green center, tinted red, bi-color

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

Trachelium local and Import

Tweedia local

Veronica – Local and Import

Waxflower – local finished- go import

Yarrow tansy button

Yarrow yellow – local

Zinnia – white, peach, bi colors limited

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Flower 411: Local Peonies Starting!!

flower411_peony-01

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 4/5/17

 

  • Japanese product— pretty much finished after this weekend. A few sweet peas and ranunculus will trickle in but do not count on them, mainly solid colors on sweet peas. The bicolors are finished.
  • Roses– please keep your eye on your landed prices. Production is down and prices are up.

 

Finished/ Not Available

 

Acacia – Blooming all varieties

Agonis – off crop until end of April / early May

Basil

Blueberries

Columbine

Cotinus

Coneflower

Dahlias – BALL DAHLIAS ARE OFF CROP!!

Eremurus White

Festival Bush / Xmas Bush

Figs

Flannel Flower

Freesia Super

Genestra – local and import finished

Gomphrena

Honey Suckle – (will start back up in April)

Kumquats

Laurel Varg.

Lupine

Marigolds

Mock orange – not until summer

Ninebark

Persimmon

Pieris Flowering – finished again

Pokeweed

Pomegranate

Poppies Italian

Privett Black

Protea Blushing Bride- wont start back up until May

Protea Pink Mink

Protea King white – finished until May

Safflower

Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snow on the mountain

Southern Smilax – off crop until end of May

Stephanotis – off crop

Sweet Pea Japanese – finished

Thryptomene/ Calycina

Vinurmun Tinus

Zinnia

 

Limited

 

Agonis – extremely limited and $$$$$

Amaranthus upright bronze – extremely limited

Anemone white w/green center- only 1 grower and he is limited so if you have large amounts go Dutch

Artichokes – Burgundy

Aster Matsumoto- lavender or white

Banksia -limited

Camelia- Oregon is off crop

China mums

Dahlia Café Au Lait – very limited

Delph Bella/waltz White – extremely limited

Delph Belladonna or Waltz light or dark blue – staring to come back but still limited

Delph Hybrid White and pink- extremely limited

Euc parvifolia

Fern Shoots – limited and price increase

Foxglove

Hypericum – coco avanti and coco casino are gapping for 2 more weeks. Sunkist –has been having production issues

Ivy tree variegated

Lisianthus Local – peach/blush same color and limited

Lisianthus Brown- local only, very very limited

Nandina

Orlaya

Pampas Grass – extremely limited

Protea white 

Scabiosa – very limited locally Import has white, pink lavender, black, Bi Colors

Trachelium- limited locally- available import

Yarrow Yellow – import only

Warratah protea red – import

 

Plentiful/ Flushing

 

Anemone

Boronia hot pink

Bupluerum

Plentiful/ Flushing-continued

Dianthus Gypsy

Dianthus green

Craspedia

Gypsy Dianthus

Iris telstar

Larkspur

Ornithogalum Dubium

Protea pincushion

Protea pink ice

Queen annes lace – white or choco

Snaps

Solidago

Sunflowers

Tulips

Tulip French

Waxflower

Viburnum Local

 

Just Starting

 

Acacia foliage – purple fern leaf

Aquilegia – white, pink, burg

Bleeding heart- red, white, pink

Delphinium Light Pink – short-limited

Dogwood flowering – limited

Clematis- Local-white limited

Grevillia flowering

Easter Lily cut- import only

Peony USA

Plum Foliage-still has tender growth- no credits

Spirea local

Tweedia local

 

Available

 

Agapanthus- import only

Allium- Import only

Amaranthus upright or hanging red or green

Artichokes- Green

Astilbe import $$$

Astrantia

Birds- available locally

Bouvardia – local available, no light pink only hot pink, white, red. If you need light pink go to imports

Calendula

Campanula – import only

Coxcomb – Import only

Dahlias –  winter production- basic colors- limited

Daffodils

Eremurus- yellow and orange- import

Forget me knots

Frittilaria

Gerber

Grasses

Guem Mango

Helleborus-import and local

Hyacinth local

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import

Kangaroo paw- local and 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- local lav/purple (nice stuff now)

Lilac white or blush- import only

Lisianthus local- white, purple- other colors limited

Lilac white or blush –import $$$$

Lysmachia- import

Nerine- import

Passion vine- vine only

Peony Finally USA has started, hip hip hooray!!!. As usual corals are first in, there are some hot pinks, and whites should start in about a week. Quality should be outstanding this year after all the rain and cooler weather he have had. Peony for Mother’s Day will be available – ask you sales rep.

Pepperberry Hanging

Poppies Local

Ranunculus – Import will continue for a few more weeks (doubtful that they will stretch to Mother’s Day) Some local growers have already finished

Ranunculus butterfly- single bloom- Japanese varieties but from local or import – (not Japan)

Riceflower pink – local

Scabiosa Pods – go Import

Snowberries – import

Statice – tissue limited, sinuata available

Sweet pea – Imports and local but not Japanese

Veronica- import

Vinburnum berries blue- import only short 5st

 

Some More Updates…

 

Little update on product from Oregon…

We continue to get rain almost daily but at least our temperatures have increased, its getting warmer, days are longer. The swallows have returned, frogs started croaking and even a few turkey buzzards have been spotted, all signs that spring is in effect.

Locally, around town, we’re seeing daffodils, crocus, muscari, spanish bluebells and tulips, the first flowers to really bloom in this climate. Iris have not started to bloom, they are just breaking ground.  Spirea is starting, magnolia blooms are finishing. Dogwood and lilac are right around the corner. Blackberries are starting to leaf out and grow foliage. Blueberries are in their bloom stage, leafless and covered in little pieris-like blooms. We are a long ways away from seeing actual fruit. I expect to see bleeding hearts very soon.

Many of the trees are finishing their early bloom, like forsythia, quince and cherry, while deciduous trees are starting to show some leaves. Magnolia are done. Pieris is done.  We are a good 3 weeks behind schedule from where we were this time last year.

We can expect most commercially grown cuts to be 3-4 weeks behind schedule this year.

On the farm level, the rain slows everything down as farmers cannot till their soil yet, many fields are still flooded. Farmers are anxious to plant dahlia tubers soon. Mid April is normal time to start some seedlings. Mid may is when summer flowers get planted..so for Oregon we’re months away from seeing anything in annual types of flowers.

We can rely on California for these types of flowers. For sure, we will not have peonies early, like last year, they will come after the Mother’s Day holiday.

We’ll keep looking and hunting for fun blooming stuff, but for sure ‘we’re not there yet’, so stay buckled up on this car ride and things should get better.

This week I’ll be sending local hellebore (gorgeous!!), local daffodils, a few flowering currant(Ribes), some blooming ‘honey berry’ which is a honeysuckle cousin, some dark pink tulip magnolia. Next week I can expect more hellebores and daffodils. I also have double red thornless flowering quince lined up.

On dogwood…enjoy the cut stage we have in inventory. These small buds will change quickly into cool looking green flowers. They are pretty awesome in this stage and much more practical than open cut dogwood…open cut is very difficult to handle..even though it is gorgeous when blooming, for sure. Don’t underestimate the beauty of the dogwood buds..test some out..see what they do.

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

 

Flower 411: Japanese Tweedia

Japanese Tweedia

In this edition of Flower 411, Beth tells us a little bit about our stunning Japanese tweedia. While they look similar in flower, the stem length is out of this world!

 

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

 

 

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

Flower 411: New Garden Rose Varieties

 

Holland: New Garden Rose Varieties

In early November, Mayesh took a trip to Holland for the International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair. Here is a little taste of the new garden rose varieties that will be coming to Mayesh soon which are not on the market yet!

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