Sustainability: Mother’s Day Marketing



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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”                                                                          -Marcel ProustAs we approach Mother’s Day, a key factor you should be marketing to your customers is sustainability. Not all blooms are grown to the same standards, and as sons and daughters purchase flow...

Sea Waltz Season



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There are a lot of benefits when buying your flowers direct from the farm, such as freshness and quality control, but one benefit that you may not be aware of is direct communication with the grower.Sea Waltz growing in OxnardWe have received great feedback on our Sea Waltz Delphinium. These deep blue flowering spikes grow wonderfully on the Oxnard Plain, just south of Ventura, in Sou...

SAF Celebrates Stress Awareness Month #StressLess



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Have you ever had the opportunity to hand out free bouquets to strangers?  This should be a mandatory activity for anyone in the floral industry. Last week, I volunteered with About Flowers and SAF to participate in an amazing give away across the city of San Francisco. Jenni Sparks and Nic FaitosThe occasion was highlighting what many of us already know, flowers reduce personal and p...

Feel the Viburnum



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Sun Valley’s Viburnum Season is just kicking off.  These mop-topped beauties signal that spring has truly arrived at our farm in Willow Creek, CA.As the season starts the Viburnum is green, and then as the days get warmer the blooms will transition to white, giving them their nickname, “Snowballs.”This crop is the epitome of a “Seasonal Specialty,” which Sun Valley can offer farm dire...
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New Tulip Gallery



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Springtime is tulip time!  Though most of our production focuses on our classic varieties that you already know and love, we work closely with partners in Holland to bring new varieties to market.This is really exciting, as Lane will come to the sales office holding a new variety of tulip nearly everyday.Beyond growing these beauties, the task of photographing and documenting their ke...