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Flower 411: December

Flower 411 December

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 11/29/2017

 

This month in the world of wholesale flowers…

 

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Allium- all types finished except bullet

Anemone Japanese

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy- no one grows this anymore

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage- Dutch only and expensive

Crocosmia Flower

Crocosmia Pods

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Echinops

Eremurus

Fruiting Branches – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Ginger Beehive

Grevillea Asplendifolia- Magnolia type

Hellebores – New Zealand

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquatsrestricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester

Millets

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pampas Grass

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Pods

Protea – Protea Blushing Bride

Protea Waratah

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis

Anemone- import & local

Artichokes all size and colors  GAPPING

Birch Victorian

Calicarpa- Beauty Berry

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delphinium hybrid all colors, especially white

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super- local -$$$$

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea – local Limited,  mostly antique greens

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Poppy asst Icelandic- import only and extremely limited

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white  import and local but limited

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium-bullit- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Amaryllis – Import

Aster Matsumoto

Astilbe – Import

Banksia – menziesii Local only

Banksia- Coccinea and Formosa- Import only

Bear Grass Super

Birds – local

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in USA)- go import (has all colors)

Brunia Silver

Bupluerum

Campanula – import only $$$$$

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Clematis – Dutch only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Coxcomb – Import

Craspedia – local and import

Cyclamen Blooms – Import

Cymbidium – Large or Mini

Delphinium Bella dark and light blue – limited locally

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball – local or import

 

DAHLIAS:

Greenhouse dahlias from our year-round dahlia growers now available.  Basic Colors, Burgundy, red, light pink, pink, Hot pink, purple (dark lavender-lagoon), limited orange, White & Café au Lait

Ball Dahlias – are done for the season

Any Ball Dahlias on requisition will be filled with decorative Dahlias                                                                                                                                                          

Dogwood branches- (not blooming) – leafless

Godetia- Import $$$$

Gomphrena – all colors still available

Foliages – lots of varieties painted gold and silver

Festival Bush

Freesia local just starting $$$, plenty from Holland

Freesia Super $$$$

Fruited Branch Persimmons

Hyacinth- import

Hyacinth- Muscari blue or white- import

Jasmine vine no flower

Ilex- Red

Ilex – Yellow or Orange- Dutch

Iris

Kalanchoe Local

Kochia – import

Lisianthus – Local or Import- white, purple, pink, yellow

Lisianthus Import only- black, blush, brown, peach

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lunaria

Magnolia-local California and Florida

Millet-green and black upright, green hanging

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow, orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Import

Passion vine

Pepperberry hanging and upright

Peony- all colors available

Phlox – import

Pieris – Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Privett- black berries

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum)

Ranunculusimport- Dutch and Italian

Rose Hips –Red

Scabiosa locally is hit and miss…mostly miss at this point

If you must Scabiosa go Dutch

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – blue not available for the rest of the year

Stephanotis

Sweet Pea – Dutch

Sunflower – black center, green center, tinted red, chocolate

Trachelium Import

Tulips single, double, lily-shaped, parrot, frilled, French – local and import

Tweedia local or import

Veronica- Local and Import

Viburnum Snowball – Import

Waxflower – local

Xmas Bush-Red

 

 

Just Starting

 

Cottage Yarrow – white – import

Genestra – local and import

Heather White

Flowering Branch-Tulip Magnolia Blossoms

Narcissus/ Paper Whites

Ranunculus Local

Scabiosa – Japan

Sweet Pea – Italy and Japan

Viburnum Tinus

Slow Flowers Podcast feat. Pat Dahlson & Christy Hulsey

Slow Flowers Podcast Debra Prinzing Pat Dahlson Christy Hulsey

 

If you’re not a regular listener of the Slow Flowers Podcast then you probably missed last week’s episode featuring our very own 2017 Design Star, Christy Hulsey, and Mayesh’s CEO Pat Dahlson!

Debra Prinzing, founder of Slowflowers.com, attended our Mayesh Design Star Workshop in Portland back in October and used it as the perfect opportunity to sit down with both Christy & Pat and pick their brains about flowers. It’s a fabulous episode – Debra learns more about Christy’s flower journey, and has a fascinating discussion with Pat about the wholesale world and his thoughts on the Slow Flowers movement and how wholesalers & small American growers can work together.

 

Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Slow Flowers Podcast Episode 324

 

Flower 411: November

 

Flower 411 November Product Availability

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 11/1/2017

This month in the world of wholesale flowers…

 

California product is starting to dwindle down in availability. We will be moving to more import.

Oregon has had a frost so they are finished with all flower crops and deciduous foliages.

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Acorns

Anemone Japanese

Artichoke Blooming

Blackberry vines- foliage only

Calendula

Chamomile yellow daisy- no one grows this anymore

Chestnuts

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Cotinus Foliage- last week

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Echinops

Eremurus

Eucomis

Euphorbia Dog Eye

Fruiting branches – Blueberry

Fruiting Branch Pomegranate

Garnet Kings/ Peter Johns- Grower went out of business

Ginger Beehive

Heather white or pink- local starts end of November

Hellebore – New Zealand

Honey Suckle

Hops

Hydrangea lacecap

Hydrangea peegee

Kumquats- restricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Leucadendron Jester – finishing

Lupine

Maple Folaige

Marguerite daisy

Matsumoto aster- Peach, Yellow, White

Ninebark

Oregano Kents Beauty and Hopley’s pink

Pokeweed

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Icelandic- no poppy of any type available

Protea Waratah

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower – locally, no white, pink is barely 14” tall

Rose Hips Pumpkin

Rose Hips Magical

Rudbeckia

Sedum

Shasta Daisy

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

Viburnum foliage

Yarrow tansy button

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis-$$$$$

Anemone- import

Artichokes all size and colors – gapping

Aster Matsumoto- White, Lavender, light/medium pink- almost non-existent

Begonia Foliage

Birch Victorian

Calicarpa – Beauty Berry

Celosia Feather – import , local is limited volume and color selection

Cottage Yarrow – white, peach, cream – go import

Dahlias – Burgundy – demand is insane, supply is limited

Delphinium Belladonna White

Delphinium Belladonna light blue

Delphinium hybrid all colors

Dianthus Green Ball- local is trickling in

Eucalyptus Gunni

Eucalyptus Small leaf  (moon lagoon, gumdrop, parvifolia, bonsai)

Freesia Super – local -$$$$

French Tulip- finished in Holland, only one local vendor limited amounts and colors (NO PEACH)

Foxglove- all colors very limited  white & htp finished… limited Illumination

Iris regular – no light blue

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea local Limited, mostly antique greens

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Pampas Grass – large orders – advance notice required

Protea- Protea Blushing Bride- import- winding down

Protea King white (SUPER Limited)

Protea white – import and local but limited

Ranunculus – import

Scabiosa white annual

Scabiosa black, burgundy, perennial white

Scabiosa- Limited Local and Import

Strawflower- yellow, bronze/orange, purple only

Sweet Pea- Dutch only, limited color selection

Virburnum Spring Bouquet (tinus)

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium- import only (Dutch)

Amaranthus

Asclepias- local and import  (orange is limited)

Aster Matsumoto- hot pink purple, red

Banksia prionotes and menziesii

Bear Grass Super

Birds – import only

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in usa) – go import (has all colors)

Brunia Silver

Bupluerum

Calla- calla supply is unpredicatable lately, heavu to flame and yellow-low on pinks and whites

Campanula- import only $$$$$

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Chinese Lanterns – leafless

Clematis – Import only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotton

Coxcomb- Import

Craspedia-local and import

Crocosmia Flower – import – $$$$

Crocosmia Pods- import only

Delphinium Bella dark blue

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball- Import

Dahlias – Most local outdoor dahlia crops should be finishing up.The supply of Burgundy from all growers is becoming limited and may hit a gap in between crops. Greenhouse dahlias from our year round dahlia growers are right around the corner.  This means basic colors.

Oregon dahlias – Swan Island will not be available this year

Dogwood branches- (not blooming) – leafless

Echinacea cones

Festival Bush

Gomphrena

Freesia – local finished, import only

Hepatcodium

Hibiscus pods – Red

Jasmine vine no flower

Ilex – Orange, Red

Laurel foliage – variegated

Lisianthus – Local- white, purple, pink, yellow

Lisianthus Import only- black, blush, brown, peach

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lysmachia- import

Magnolia – local California and Florida

Millet – green and black upright, green hanging

Monkshood

Oak Leaves

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Import

Passion vine

Pepperberry hanging and upright

Peony- all colors available

Persimmons- orange

Phlox- import

Pieris Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Poppy pods

Privett- black berries

Protea Pink Ice

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) orange – import

Red Rover Disbuds

Rose Hips – Red

Scabiosa Pods – Local

Scented Geranium

Southern Smilax

Statice – blue not available for the rest of the year

Stephanotis

Sunflower- black center, green center, tinted red, Teddy Bear, Bi Color (Mahognay)

Trachelium – Import

Tulips- production locally and import going up

Tweedia local

Veronica- Local and Import

Vine Maple

Waxflower- local purple and pink available/ white limited

Waxflower Hybrid- Import

Wax – import

Yarrow yellow- local

 

Flower 411: October

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 9/28/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 

California product is starting to dwindle down in availability. We will be moving to more import.

 

Acorns

Artichoke Blooming

Birch Victorian – comes back in late November

Blackberries – vines available but no fruit

Buddlea – will return in October

Chamomile Cushion, chamomile yellow daisy

Chestnuts

Clematis – local

Cosmos- pinks and whites

Cotinus Blooming

Delphinium Belladonna Light Pink

Delphinium Belladonna White

Echinops

Euphorbia Dog Eye

Festival Bush

Fruiting branches – blueberry

Garnet Kings/ Peter Johns- Grower went out of business

Heather – white or pink

Honey Suckle

Hops

Hydrangea lacecap white

Kumquats – restricted movement by the Department of Agriculture

Lace Flower

Lupine

Marguerite daisy

Oregano Kents Beauty

Pieris Japonica

Peony – finished

Pineapple – all sizes

Pokeweed

Poppy pods

Poppy Matilda

Poppy oriental

Poppy Icelandic- no poppy of any type available

Rain Tree pods

Riceflower – locally, no white, pink is barely 14” tall

Shasta Daisy

Snowberry

Spirea

Stephanotis Vines

Sunflower chocolate

Sunflower Teddy bear

Yarrow tansy button

 

 

Limited

 

Agonis-$$$$$

Anemone Japanese (local) – pink

Artichokes – all size and colors

Aster Matsumoto – all colors

Banksia- orange only

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew- white daisy only available – no buttons

Chinese lanterns “Fresh “ ending soon

Cottage Yarrow- white, peach, cream

Dahlias- Burgundy – supply is limited

Dahlias – White- both decorative & ball- heavy demand but supply is a little limited

Delph Belladonna light blue- extremely limited

Delph hybrid all colors, especially white

Diablo Nine Bark

Eucomis- portland- expensive

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  white & htp finished… limited Illumination

Gardenias

Gomphrena White

Hydrangea Peegee/lime light green only

Larkspur – almost non existent for a few weeks – all colors

Matsumoto-all colors- no white or yellow and Peach

Nigella

Papyrus Lions Head- advance notice required

Pampas Grass- large orders-advance notice required

Protea King white – SUPER Limited

Protea Waratah

Protea white – finished locally

Scabiosa white annual – Scabiosa black, burgundy, perennial white

Smilax

Strawflower- white, light pink and peach

Sunflower- Bi Colors

Sweet Pea- Dutch only, limited color selection

Tulips- if you do not see it listed below- it is not available

Tulips- Local- Single Bloom- (white, purple, light pink, yellow, orange, yel/red bi color) double lavender, super parrot.

Tulips-Dutch- Single Bloom ( Black, Hot Pink, Pink, Red) Double Bloom ( Carnival De Nice, Cream, Purple, Dark Pink, Pink ) Parrot (Orange Bi color, Red, Salmon, Super Parrot) Frilled (Queensland)

Viburnum berry- black- import only

 

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – import

Allium- import only (dutch)

Amaranthus- upright bronze- CA or Portland

Anemone- import

Asclepias- local and import  (orange is limited)

Bear Grass Super

Berzillia

Birds- import only

Bouvardia- very limited locally (no light pink grown in usa)- go import (has all colors)

Bupluerum

Calendula

Campanula- import only $$$$$

Celosia Feather- import and local

Clematis- Import only- no White

Cosmos Chocolate

Cotinus foliage, purple only

Coxcomb- Import and local

Craspedia-local

Crocosmia Flower- import

Crocosmia Pods- import only

Delph bella dark blue

Dianthus Green trick or Green Ball- Import

Dahlias ~  Most Decorative Shape Dahlia colors are available but limited

Ball shapes,  colors limited, but still available

Ball shapes- burg and white limited

Café available

Dinner Plate- limited colors…a little hit and miss

Oregon dahlias – Swan Island will not be available this year

Echinacea pods

Eremurus- import only

Fall leaves are in between, showing some color but not quite there, best choice is vine maple or viburnum foliage for color

Gomphrena available in 8 colors- Portland- white is limited

Grass 5ft Zebra or Miscanthus- Portland

Freesia-local finished, import only

Hydrangea Local going to Antique

Hydrangea lacecap- only available in green/antique

Hydrangea Peegee- green only

Iris regular – no light blue

Jasmine vine no flower

Lisianthus

Lily of the valley- import only $$$$

Lysmachia- import

Magnolia-local California and southern

Millet-green and black upright, green hanging

Ninebark

Orlaya

Ornithogalum- white, yellow orange- Import

Ornithogalum Arabicum- Portland

Passion vine

Persimmons

Phlox- import

Pieris- Bud-form pieris in good supply, still tight bud, no flowers until January

Pin Oak is bright green, no fall color

Pomegranates- Large only

Privett- green berries only

Protea local asst pinks limited

Protea Pink Ice

Protea- Protea Blushing Bride- import

Pincushion Protea (Leucospermum) orange -import

Ranunculus- import

Red Rover Disbuds

Rose Hips -Green, red

Scabiosa

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Scented Geranium- CA or Portland

Sedum- Oregon is finished , down to Califonia

Southern Smilax

Statice

Stephanotis

Strawflower, good supply on fall colors, white pink peach very limited

Sunflower- black center, green center, tinted red

Thryptomene/ Calycina- Import

Trachelium local and Import

Tweedia local

Veronica- Local and Import

Waxflower- local finished- go import

Woodland oats show fall color (copper colored)

Yarrow yellow- local

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

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!

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: 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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