Fresh Cut Flower Imports for October
October is an epic month for flowers. Especially in Canada, what with Canadian Thanksgiving landing smack in the middle of the month. But there is also Halloween, a whole new color palette, and enough different plays on texture to give you shivers. Velvets! Feathers! Pods! Grains! Fruits! Vegetables! Things in all colors and sizes suddenly make sense in a bouquet... toss an apple in there - yeah why not.... How about some asparagus spears or broccoli - sure! Why not throw in a few hot peppers! Yeah!!! Wait are we cooking or are we arranging flowers here? LOL.
News: Going forward we will have some new segments in our updates; Floral Test Lab & Floral Dossiers. The test lab is a segment that shows off all of the nice pictures of flowers that made sales & quality Control teams geek out. We choose winners and sometimes it's really hard because they are all so beautiful! It all started because we test out new varieties, regions, sources and grading twice a week anyways to make sure everything is copacetic, so we thought: let's share the results of our little experiments with you!
Floral Dossiers will have us focus in on a highly anticipated flower season and hone in on all the details that you need to know. So we now have three segments in our updates (the third is our Flower Season Finder Tool, below). Our sincere hope is that it will help you better navigate floral availability and product knowledge, with every post. Let us know what you think!
The Floral Test Lab:
Winner: Bouquet Summer (Can)
Runner ups: Kangaroo Paws (Colombia)
Umbrella Fern (Australia)
Third place: Broom Bush Red (Africa)
**NOTE: pictures of Umbrella Fern below show 24 day old product
Keep scrolling down to access our Flower Season Finder tool!
Floral Dossier on Protea Pink Ice
As Resendiz Brothers ramps up its protea season in California, it offers us the gem of the Protea Industry right now – Pink Ice.
For Flower geeks like us, there are a few floral seasons that just fill us with happiness in the fall, and we always pay close attention to what is happening with them every year: New Zealand Peonies, African Coned Leucas, Fall Cymbidiums, Eucalyptus, Sandersonia, Berzelias & Brunias, Pinecones, Amaryllis, Holly to mention a few... all coming soon!
To see our Protea Pink Ice Spotlight click here, otherwise keep scrolling to access our Flower Season Finder Tool.
Click here to see the full dossier on Protea Pink Ice.
Why do we compile the list tool below?
If you wait to see the product on the shelf of your wholesaler, you could miss the boat. How do you know which flowers are at their peak? Stay up to date on fresh flower availability with our free tool!
The cream of the crops
The flowers in the below collections are definitely happening right now, so be sure to ask your wholesaler about them! It may be a question of your wholesaler looking around a little bit, there could be some logistical constraints in getting you products from certain regions of the world. The important thing is that you know what is out there!
Sandersonia: Ultra long vase life and a definitive Fall look. From New Zealand.
Amaranthus: Texture, color and slinky stems anchor the eye downward to give a distinctively abundant and rich quality that people are looking for in autumn designs. From almost everywhere right now.
Brunia Silver: These matte silver knit-textured baubles last a long time and production is going well in South Africa.
Click on blue links or pictures below to see the collections on our Flower Finder, sierraflowerfinder.com. The collections are updated several times per week, because as we all know so well, things move very fast in the floral world!