Easter Energy



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​     You may be surprised to learn that for many flower farmers Easter sales can actually rival Valentine’s Day.  Of course, it depends in what you specialize in growing.  Here at Sun Valley, we specialize in Tulips, Lilies, Iris and Butterfly Ranunculus for Easter and we are experiencing a huge amount of demand for Easter centric blooms! For most people, the Easter holiday is al...

Embrace Tulips for Women's Day 2023



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It’s almost Wednesday, March 8th!  This year's theme for Women’s Day is “Embrace Equity”, and this meshes beautifully with the cut flower world. The floral industry is one of the most diverse and inclusive industries in the world, featuring a global scale across gender, age, race and religion. Looking at a company such as Sun Valley, you see women in leadership roles all over th...

A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies



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    Sun Valley’s Butterfly Ranunculus season is starting right on time. These unicorns of the flower world bring a rare combination of artistically shaped blooms, stunning color, and beefy girth. Yes, Butterflies are technically a ranunculus, but really, they are very different than what most people think of when they think “ranunculus.” This is why we just call them “Butterflies”....

What makes an LA Hybrid, Royal?



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  Longiflorum Asiatic (LA) Hybrid lilies are one of the work horses of the cut flower industry. Going back a decade or two, it was just Asiatics and Oriental varieties that dominated the market, but cross breeding the Longiflorum lilies (commonly known as Easter lilies) with Asiatics created a sturdy lily, available in the traditional colors of Asiatics, such as pink, yellow, peach, ...

Humble and Gracious, and Spectacular!



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At Sun Valley, we have 10 guiding principles that give us direction as we run our business. Number 10 is “Always remain humble and gracious.” This sentiment makes me think immediately of iris.  Iris is a classic flower, not only grown for bunches and bouquets, but in yards and parks across the world. I bet even a few of you reading this have a great aunt or grandmother named, Iris....

Valentine’s Day Lift Off



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Feel that tension in the air? Look around the farm. Everybody is moving a bit faster. The energy is starting to build for Valentine’s Day 2023! Valentine’s Day is the second biggest holiday for Sun Valley, behind Mother’s Day. Shipping fresh, quality flowers is essential for this holiday, since for many consumers, this may be one of the few times a year they buy flowers. Delivering o...