Welcome Spring with Women's Day

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.”  – Harriet Ann Jacobs

March 8th  2017, is a day to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women, and focus attention on areas still needing action. Flowers are a wonderful way to celebrate the victories and recognize the ongoing struggles women face around the globe.

Women’s Day has become a flower forward holiday, due to the ability of flowers to connect people. They aren’t some materialistic tchotchke, flowers are universally appreciated, and speak a language all their own. On March 8th, we celebrate the accomplishments of women and look to the future as women leaders, role models, mentors and community members continue to reshape our world and make it better.

March 8th is also about when we see the first hints of spring. It is not quite officially spring yet, but you can smell it in the air. The coming spring is best represented in floral terms by the mighty tulip. Tulips are strong, resilient and colorful, much like the women in my life. Tulips are unique in their storied history and the huge array of varieties. No other flower has as much personality as a tulip, and whether you prefer the classics, like Ad Rem and Ile de France, or go for the cutting edge varieties like Goldfish and Queensland; the eclectic essence of the tulip family is much a like a modern family tree, with roots across the globe and also sorts for hybrid connections.

Though Sun Valley is renowned for our ability to offer a huge selection of tulips year-round, spring truly brings a bounty. This is the time where the new varieties from Holland are harvested, turning the greenhouses into the tulip lovers equivalent of a kid in a candy store. There are so many new varieties to ooh and aah over, we can barely keep up.  [Note to self…Call your rep and ask what new varieties we have available!]

iris flowers for Women's Day

This year’s Women’s Day celebrations will take many forms, from marches, lectures and events, to simple expressions of gratitude and love.  No matter how you celebrate, be sure to grab a few bunches of tulips on the way and give every women you meet a flower!

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