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Q: Given the title I would guess that you’re planning something?
A: Boy, are we ever. Pretty soon we will be heading into our third busiest time of the year - Valentine’s Day - but more about that in weeks to come. This week and next week we are planning and planting our Gypsy Dianthus and Sunflower crops for April and May. Hint - Mother’s Day is in May.
Q: Can you tell us more about planning and planting, etc.? A: Of course. The days of just throwing a bunch of seed in the ground andhoping that you can sell it at harvest time are over. We have to strategicallyplan and plant for our clients so that we can fill 100% of your p.o.’s on time withthe freshest quality possible.
Q: Why are you focusing on Gypsy for this time period as well?
A: Gypsy is a great filler flower for our bouquet programs and also works wellas a long lasting stand-alone item for our consumer bunch program. OurWaxflower crop was early this year so we are planning on planting an extrasafety stock of Gypsy to take the place of Wax in bouquets should we need to do that.
Q: Cool. We know your Sunflowers are your thing. Got anything new or interesting to share with us about Sunflowers?
A: Well did you know that mathematical biologists love Sunflowers? They areone of the most obvious—as well as the prettiest—demonstrations of a hiddenmathematical rule shaping the patterns of life called the FibonacciSequence. This sequence is a number set in which each number is the sum ofthe previous two (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, ...) and isclearly demonstrated in the Sunflower heads. In this case, the telltale sign isthe number of different seed spirals on the Sunflower's face. Count theclockwise and counterclockwise spirals that reach the outer edge, and you'll find a pair of numbers from thesequence: 34 and 55, or 55 and 89, or—with very large sunflowers—89 and 144.It’s a bit complicated but interesting. Ok, it’s interesting to us at least.
Ahhhh…ok. Let’s leave it at that. Let’s see some pictures…Gypsy from the ground up in Northern Baja…
Gypsy Dianthus ready for Prime Time!
And Sunflowers…from this…
Finally to this…
Fresh from the Design Room….A Sunflowers, Gypsy and Succulent Bouquet!
And last but certainly not least, our Suns and Rose line up is getting refreshed for the Spring Season!
Here is a sneak peak!