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Flower 411: Local Peonies Starting!!

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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.

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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: 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!

 

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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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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: 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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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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Flower 411: Peonies Available, While Scabiosa Limited

Flower 411 Peonies 

 
As promised, we’re teaming up with our awesome Purchasing Department to bring you Flower 411, product updates on a more consistent basis! Here’s the most recent as of this weekend. Enjoy!

 

PRODUCT UPDATES 11/12/16

 

  • Agonis- very limited- going off crop
  • Amaranthus- red hanging limited
  • Anemone Japanese- finished
  • Banksia – Orange extremely limited- no green, coccinea avail
  • Bear Grass -Super- off crop
  • Birch Victorian- just starting
  • Birds- avail
  • Blackberries-finished
  • Buddleia- finished
  • Campanula- avail
  • Cone Flower- finished
  • Cotinus- finished
  • Dahlias- winter production- basic colors- limited
  • Dahlias- Ball are finished
  • Delph Dark Blue- prices going up
  • Delph Bella/Waltz White- extremely limited pre book only
  • Delph Hybrid White- extremely limited pre book only
  • Echinops- hit and miss-very limited
  • Fern Shoots- limited and price increase
  • Figs- finished
  • Flannel Flower- extremely limited – only one source with small numbers- very hit or miss
  • Gerbers- white and fall colors limited
  • Godetia- finished
  • Grass wild foxtail- finished after hurricane
  • Heather- hot pink and white avail
  • Helleborus- green only, no colors 
  • Hops- finished for the season
  • Iris- blue available- colors very limited
  • Ivy tree variegated- not available, green is available
  • Jasmine- non flowering- very limited
  • Kangaroo paw- Dutch only
  • Kochia- Dutch only (Israel will start soon with better pricing)
  • Kumquats- finished
  • Larkspur- White extremely limited, cant fill req numbers. Larkspur in general is expensive right now
  • 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- white only available
  • Lisianthus- blush and peach are the same thing- only getting a champagne/peach. Brown is pre book only!!
  • Lysmachia- Dutch only
  • Nagi- off crop
  • Ninebark- Finished
  • Oak Leaves fresh- finished
  • Oriental Lily whites- limited and prices going up
  • Orlaya- finished
  • Paper whites- starting
  • Passion vine- available
  • Peony- available
  • Peppers-Chili-Black- not seeing any
  • Persimmon- available
  • Pokeweed- finished
  • Pomegranate- limited
  • Poppy pods-  finished
  • Portland- berries and sticks only!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Protea white- extremely limited!!!!
  • Pumpkin- no more shipments- what is available in inventory is what we have
  • Rovers —– This year the California growers have developed a rust problem so will not have any production, so please put your needs into Komet as a prebook. Please keep in mind that rovers grown in Colombia are generally more expensive than California grown.
  • Raspberries- finished
  • Rosehips- Pumpkin from Oregon finished, only red avail locally- green and orange are finished
  • Saracena (cobra lily)- not available
  • Scabiosa- white very limited locally. Burgundy is starting to get limited.
  • Sedum all shades- finished
  • Smilax- limited
  • Snaps- There is NO peach snap being grown locally- if you req it you will get talisman. Pinks- please either req for light pink or dark pink, if you req for pink you will get buyers choice.
  • Snowberries- finishing- pink only
  • Stock- limited- yellow, red, fuchsia extremely limited
  • Sunflowers- chocolate- not available
  • Statice- tissue limited
  • Sweet peas- not available
  • Thryptomene/ calycina—- finished for the season
  • Tulip Frilled White- not available
  • Viburnum- finished
  • Vine Maple- finished (liquid amber is available)
  • Yarrow cottage- peach finished
  • Yarrow Yellow- finished locally

 

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Flower 411: Dahlias, Ranunculus & More

 

It’s been a little while since we posted our last Flower 411, but from now on we are going to do our best to get these up for you on a more consistent basis! Thanks for the info, Purchasing!

 

PRODUCT UPDATES 10/31/16

 

Agonis very limited- going off crop

Amaranthus- the only thing readily available is hanging green

Anemone—- Chile finishing and dutch starting

Banksia – Orange extremely limited- no green, coccinea import

Birds- local are coming on

Blackberries-finished

Buddleia- finished

Cotinus- last week

Cymbidium- NZ has yellow, orange, brown, pink only- all other colors go DUTCH

Cymbidium Mini- Dutch only now

Dahlias— winter production- basic colors- limited

Dahlias- Ball are finished

Delph White- extremely limited import- none avail locally

Delph Hybrid White- limited locally and skinny stemmed, Big open cut available of out Holland and expensive!!

Echinops- extremely limited locally (hit or miss)- not on the Dutch offer

Fern Shoots- limited and price increase

Figs-finished

Flannel Flower- extremely limited – only one source with small numbers- very hit or miss

Gerbers- white and fall colors limited, prices going up

Godetia- finished

Heather- hot pink avail, white a few weeks away

Helleborus- Chile is now done, Holland has green only

Hops- finished for the season

Hydrangea- local and Dutch are turning antique

Iris- blue avail- colors very limited

Ivy tree variegated- not available, green is available

Japanese Product- Looking to start end of November/ Start of December

Jasmine- finished until year!!!

Kangaroo paw- Dutch only

Kochia- Dutch only

Kumquats- finished

Larkspur- White extremely limited. Larkspur in general is expensive right now

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.

Lisianthus- blush and peach are the same thing- only getting a champagne/peach. Brown is Dutch only!!

Lysmachia- Dutch only

Nagi –off crop

Ninebark- Finished

Oak Leaves fresh- finished

Passion vine- available- use as a sub for jasmine

Peony—available

Peppers-Chili-Black- not seeing any

Persimmon- available

Pokeweed- finished

Pomegranate- ending

Poppy pods – finished

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

Protea white- extremely limited!!!!

Pumpkin- no more shipments

Ranunculus—- Chile is finished, Dutch and Italy are starting

Rovers —– No California production due to rust problem. available through Colombia (pre-book)

Raspberries- finished

Rosehips- Pumpkin from Oregon finished

Scabiosa- white very limited locally, if it is a “must have” go Dutch. Burgundy is starting to get limited.

Sedum- finished

Smilax- limited

Snaps- Pricey. There is NO peach snap being grown locally

Stock- extremely limited- apple blossom, peach, lavender, cream/yellow, red, fuschia, burgundy, White very limited. pinks,  purple are ok.

Sunflowers- chocolate- only can get limited quantity

Statice- Limited on sinuata or tissue

Sweet peas- not available local or Holland, not available out of Japan yet

Thryptomene/ calycina—-  finished for the season

Viburnum—- last week from Chile

Vine Maple- extremely limited- going off crop

Wax —- Peru only has tinted. Other colors avail through Australia still at a higher price point. Local not available.

Yarrow cottage- peach finished

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Flower 411: Peonies in Full Production, Mock Orange Amazing but Limited

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Thanks to our amazing Purchasing Department, we have a pretty extensive update on all your favorite flowers! Continue reading for the latest in the world of cut flowers:

 

Product Updates

 

Acacia foliage feather – available

Agonis Green – finished

Agonis Brown – off crop for 2 months

Amaranthus Bronze – not available

Amaryllis is just about finished. We are down to just Red Lion and Christmas Gift.

Anemones – local numbers dropping

Artichokes –  green available, red is limited

Artichokes Baby – green available, red is limited

Banksia – orange limited

Boronia heather – finished

Berzillea – all white and limited-no green

Bouvardia- local extremely limited- available dutch $$$

Bupleurum- good supply

Callas super white– production is low

California calla production is flushing as we move into what they call “June Bloom” so there is ample production on certain colors and varieties  – white, yellow, pinks, flame, black, some oranges are in good supply

Peach, purple, and red are more limited – You can expect ample supply in callas next several weeks

Calla-Oregon Flowers has tremendous calla program and they are in full production now, as well.

Calcynia-not available

Carnations – short supply, varieties and quantities are very limited

Clematis domestic – white limited

Cosmos chocolate-numbers increasing,but still limited

Craspedia  good numbers locally

Dahlias- Dahlia season starts in June. At this time EXTREMELY limited amounts of Café au Lait, NO other Dinnerplates of any kind until JUNE.

All colors are limited and subject to unpredictable cuts.

No production on BALL SHAPE/Pom Pom type until JUNE

Delph Hybid- finally on locally

Eremerus just starting- pink first avail

Eucalyptus gunni/parvafolia – small leaf eucs are still hit and miss, mostly gunni now

Eucalyptus feather/willow tender tips, limited

Eucalyptus seeded – cup seeded

Forsythia – finished

Freesia- dutch import

Freesia Super- not available

French tulips – white, hot pink, yellow, orange, possibly apricot (not menton) from sun valley.

Gardenia –  are good supply

Giant allium – should be starting in a couple of weeks

Heather all types – finished

Honeysuckle  good supply

Japan — finished

Jasmine – limited, no flowers

Larkspur – good supply

Leucospermum  orange, yellow, flame giant  available

Lilac— done locally, hopefully we will get some from American grown source soon

Lily of the Valley- US grown White avail, pink is finished

Lisianthus- local finally in good supply

Mock orange– super limited this year. Grower has much lower numbers than originally expected.

Nine Bark-  Green Starting but only available fed ex, brown also available

Oregon product is very much off their normal schedules due to erratic weather. Things are early, finished early etc.

For example we are running eremerus on weekly specials..almost a full month ahead of normal harvest schedule. Giant allium is right behind it, again a full month earlier than expected. Peonies are in full production..these heat waves may shorten the season for many varieties. Cuts are coming in from the fields in waves with the heat.

Mary Milton viburnum is done, snowball in this region is done,  lacecap nearlydone..we will have a new version called ‘Blue Muffin’.

We’ll see some limited amounts of lupine, and baptisia this next week. Hostafoliage, Lady’s Mantle and Tritoma all available next week.

Blooming Dogwood should probably be finished after this week.

Mock Orange is amazing right now! May not be here long…

Cut Blueberries are a new product for us. Production is still very limited ..new crops are scheduled to start next year,  with even better production the year following..they take time to establish. Sorry but we cannot meet all demands for these..not yet anyways!

Summer annuals are starting now..so the menu from oregon will grow quickly in next 2 weeks

Passion vine – available

Peony– Great peony available– Awesome blossom huge ones and regular grade. Peony season from Oregon will most likely end early this year as it started early (my guess is mid-june).  Most tree peony are done exept yellow as are pastelegance.

Phlox-import only

Piers Japonica- import

Protea-Blushing Bride-  not yet

Protea- King Pink- available

Protea-King White – import now, limited local

Protea pincushion- mostly orange, yellow starting

Protea- Pink Ice – limited

Protea- Whites limited

Ranunculus— local ending, still a few from Holland, Chile around the corner.

Raspberries – not available

Riceflower – finished

Scabiosa Black/Burg  limited black and burgundy

Scabiosa White – limited local production

Scabiosa Pods- limited local production, also seeing some from Holland

Smilax-Bag- VERY LIMITED FROM ALL GROWERS

Smilax- Southern – one supplier until July

Snapdragon peach- not available

Snowberry- finished

Stephanotis – plentiful

Stephanotis vines – available for Mondays with advance order

Stock- limited for a few weeks

Sunflower- green center  Available

Sunflower Ring of fire-limited

Sunflower Choco- Not available

Sunflower mini- limited numbers locally but starting

Sweet pea- some local production, also available from Holland

Tweedia- local blue is available, but local white is limited

Veronica – cutting local ….blue, pink & white.  NO lavender locally

Viburnum– done locally, hopefully we will get some from Wisconsin soon

Viburnum Berry – New Zealand for the purple berries but very  limited

Wax flower – still avail, but production going down, no hybrid whites

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