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Q: Are you talking about horse racing?
A: Yes and no. In addition to horse racing (Kentucky Derby this Saturday,then on to the Triple Crown) our own “Mother’s Day Race” is also on. At Dos Gringoswe think horse racing’s trifecta should be called “The Flower Crown” becauseeach winner gets a blanket of flowers. Hopefully everyone who’sever been a Mother will get flowers for Mother’s Day. It is the hardest job onthe planet (…being in the flower business is the second hardest job on the planet.)
Q: What does horse racing have to do with flowers? A: Well, we have a couple of clients who actually make the horse blankets forboth the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. For the Derby, 7,000 Roses arebrought in for the Derby blanket but only the top 400 are utilized. As you knowwe’re not afraid to color enhance our flowers (a fancy term for dying themdifferent colors.) We aren’t the only ones. The Preakness blanket is notactually made up of Maryland’s state flower the Black-eyed Susan, becausethey don’t bloom until June (Shhhhhh.) So, if you can’t do what you must, thenyou must do what you can. They use yellow mums and then they add blacklacquer to the center. Trust me, we know if we were short on sunflowersyou wouldn’t let us get away with this.
Q: So how about a Sunflower Horse blanket?
A: Very glad you asked. Stayed tuned for the “Run for the Sun” blanketfrom our beautiful Del Mar Race track. We’re working on it.
Q: Ok…Week one of Mother’s Day shipping is almost over. How’s it going?
A: I’ll let a few pictures tell the story…
Jason giving us the thumbs up while thinking (yes, we can read his mind... “Is it May 13th yet?And get out of my office.”)
Maria (Bouquet maker extraordinaire) sends “Mother’s Day” greeting viaa DG quality bouquet that is destined to bring a “winning” smile.
April (Our Demand Planner Expert) shows off her award-winningsmile with a collage of Sunflowers as a backdrop. P.S. She is a “starter”with DG when there were just 8 of us (we started with 4.) P.P.S. We havea few more team members now.
Malou (accounting) and Lili (sales support)(The “Show me Your Money” peeps) are our “odds on favorites” to get the job done.
Bertha and Maria (UPCers) are make a dynamic “daily double.”
Obet (line leader) with a great attitude picksa “superfecta” of winning bouquets.
Mary Luz (Our go to Team Member for all things quality.)Nothing “off the pace” gets by her.
Rich (Our Wholesale Guru) says, “bet on Sunflowers in race #5-12.”
Jennifer (Client Guru), Robin (Design Guru), Jenny (Client Guru) andGabby (Client Guru) insure that all orders are on the “fast track” for delivery.
Christian (One of our “I make sure the right boxes get on your truck” team members)prepares our “front runner “bouquetsyour truck (or ours.)
Beautiful bouquets ready to “sprint” to our Moms all around the country.
Lacquer painted Mums at the Preakness. (Sunflowers wouldlook soooooo much nicer and they are in season.)
Run for the Roses Blanket
Our Sunflower horse blanket looks pretty good!Check out some of our previous horse blanket work.