March 8th 2019 = Celebrate. Honor. Respect.



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This article appears in this months Floral Marketing in The Produce News, written by our own Bill Prescott.“Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.” — Taylor SwiftThankfully, in the last year we’ve seen a cont...

Silly Valentine's Jokes



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Our annual dose of V-Day humor, Good luck out there, we are cheering!Q. Why shouldn't you fall in love with a pastry chef?A. He'll dessert you.Q. What did the flame say to his buddies after he fell in love?A. "I found the perfect match!"Q: What did one watermelon say to the other on Valentine's Day?A: You're one in a melon!Q: What did the light bulb say to the other light bulb on Vale...

Flowers - The Most Ancient Calling



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According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the origin of St. Valentine’s Day is the Roman festival of Lupercalia. The festival celebrated the coming of spring and included themes of fertility and love, hence the frequent depictions of the Roman god of love, Cupid.  At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. It came to be celebrated as a...

Fancy Tulip Varieties Cheat Sheet



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Do you want a High -Res. PDF of this File? Email Us!Last week, I asked Lane how many Fancy Tulip varieties Sun Valley is growing.  I expected a tidy, one-line answer like, 6 or 7 varieties.  Lane with our current Fancy Tulip varieties, more to come!  Oh boy, I had no idea.  Lane sent me to the coolers with a list as long as my arm. I grabbed a bunch of each one and set to putting them...

Rosemary - Bred for Floral



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Sun Valley is unique among flower suppliers and farms, in that we can create "Enhanced Bunches" quickly and affordably. Consumers are looking for a little extra pizazz in their floral purchases. Using items such as Salal, Beargrass or Huckleberry branches, we have been able to add the pizazz, very inexpensively. Did you catch this article in Super Floral?Tulips and RosemarySun Valley'...

Win/Win Valentine’s Day



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For those of us in the flower industry, Valentine’s Day is a crazy push, both a harrowing few weeks of high drama and a (hopefully) a joyful success and sweet victory.For consumers, especially men, this is one of the few times a year they buy flowers. So, Valentine’s Day is not only important for today’s sales, but also for tomorrow’s sales. If a flower purchase doesn’t perform at the...