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Flower 411: We’ve Got Dahlias!

Flower 411 June 5, 2017

 

PRODUCT UPDATES – 6/5/17

 

Finished / Not Available

 

Aqualeiga- finished import- no local

Blooming Hawthorne

Delphinium Light Pink

Eucalyptus Seeded Naked

Grevelia Flowers – off crop for 2-3 weeks

Helleborus – all

Iris Bearded

Iris Spurea- hasn’t started yet

Jasmine

Lilac- finished import and local

Nagi

Nandina

Magnolia- going through a new growth phase

Peony Claire da Lune, Pastel Elegance

Photinia Flowering

Poppy Matilda- nobody grows anymore

Poppy Pods- last shipment 6/3

Pokeweed

Safflower

Sunflower bi color, mahogany – not ready yet

Viburnum, Mary Milton and Popcorn

 

Limited

 

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

Chamomile/ Matricaria/feverfew

Cotinus Blooming- limited , just starting

Cotinus Foliage

Dahlia Café Au Lait- very limited

Deutzia

Edelweiss- sub for flannel flower-import

Eucalyptus Gunni

Flannel Flower- only 1 import grower

Freesia Super– extremely limited locally only

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

Ivy tree variegated

Leucadendron Safari Sunset

Lisianthus Brown and Black

Lupine- assorted colors only, will finish quickly

Mock Orange- extremely limited

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

Protea King white (Limited)

Protea white – finished locally, import only

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

Smilax- limited

Spirea

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

Viburnum Lacecap

 

Just Starting

 

Amaranthus upright Gold- only 1 vendor

Artichoke Blue Flowering

Cotinus Purple – foliage only

English Lavender- nice

Blueberries

Hydrangea Local – just starting – not all colors available

Marigolds Orange

Nigella local

Protea Blushing Bride- import very limited

Thryptomene/ Calycina- import limited

 

Available

 

Alchemilla Mollis – local

Allium- import

Artichokes

Birds- available locally

Bouvardia – very limited locally- go import

Camelia- Oregon is off crop- only available in CA

Campanula – local

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

Cornflower

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia – local

Delphinium Belladonna – light blue or dark blue

Delphinium Waltz – dark blue or light blue

Hybrid Delphinium – white, mauve limited / no other pink

Dianthus green ball

Dahlias

Euphorbia dog eye-  local

Eremurus- Local

Freesia – local finished, import only

Gerber

Honey Suckle

Hydrangea – Nice Colors – Import

Iris – regular

Kale

Kale frilled- purple or white

Leucadendron Jubilee crown

Leucadendron Jester

Leucospermum pincushion – orange and yellow

Nigella

Ninebark- foliage only

Ornithogalum dubium yellow, orange- import

Ornithogalum dubium white- local

Passion vine

 

Available

 

Peony- Local

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

Pepperberry Hanging

Poppies

Scabiosa- local and import

Scabiosa Pods- Local

Statice

Stephanotis

Stephanotis mega

Stephanotis lei

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

Sunflower Mini 10st

Trachelium

Tweedia

Veronica- Local and Import

Viburnum- local

Waxflower- local finished – import- purple and white only

Yarrow cottage- import and local

Yarrow yellow- local

Zinnia- Just starting, no requesting colors

 

Plentiful / Flushing

 

Bells

Bupluerum

Larkspur

Lisianthus

Orlaya

Queen Anne’s Lace – White or Chocolate

Snapdragons

Stock

Sunflower – black center

 

Coming Soon

 

Allium local- two weeks

Astilbe -two weeks for local

Blueberries

Catmint

Carolina Spice

Cotinus Flowers – red or green

Euphorbia – fireglow and dogeye

Japanese Maple

Tritoma.. the big ones

Rose Vines…one more week

Southern Smilax – mid June

Weigela

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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