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April 23, 2014
Edition 14
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Collecting a few Telstar Iris in a hoop house.

Spring Trend: The Telstar Iris
Over the years, we have perfected the art and science of growing iris. We grow an outstanding variety called "Telstar" which consistently performs year-round for our customers. Irises are a flower everyone can appreciate, and they have established themselves as a true blue "American Grown" flower. Although besides blue, we grow white, yellow, light blue and purple.

Iris are very dynamic, recently they were featured in elegant arrangements at a White House State Dinner, yet they grace the football helmets of the New Orleans Saints. The fleur-de-lis is a stylized iris.


Not many flowers have the ability to be both the peak of sophistication in one setting, and capture the essence of the down-home "local"
trend in another. If you love iris, we have the best quality and supply available, if you need a refresher, give us a call.
-Lane                  


BLOOMS THAT SELL

Orie Season is in Full Swing
Sun Valley Oriental Lilies stand head and shoulders above all others.

Why? We use the best bulb stock, we have the optimum growing conditions, and we have more experience than any other flower farm in the industry. It is common knowledge that when you need the best lilies, you call Sun Valley. Why settle for less?

Your customers want quality and performance, especially for the big Mother's Day push. So breathe easy and offer Sun Valley Oriental lilies. 
  

Matsu Mania!
Matsumoto Asters are available in big numbers from our Oxnard farm. This year we've had a bumper crop, and we are thrilled to offer our high quality Matsumotos at a great price.

We have various colors and stem lengths, so check in with your sales representative to explore what the best value is for your customers. Whether for bouquet work, consumer bunches or spring weddings, our Matsumoto Asters are hot and the colors are bright. Watch our Field in Focus Series #4, to get a quick primer on how we grow and pick these beauties.



 SPOTLIGHT

Next month, after 38 years, we bid adieu to one of Sun Valley's most beloved team members.

Carmen Bradley will be retiring after Mother's Day and her presence at our Arcata farm will be truly missed. To give you an idea of how long Carmen has been on the Sun Valley team, reflect upon the fact that she has worked here longer than Lane DeVries. When she started in 1976, Gerald Ford was President and a gallon of gas was 61 Cents.

There isn't a job on the farm Carmen hasn't done, from picking and planting bulbs, to team leader and running the warehouse. Most recently she has been in the sales office coordinating the various flower picks.

We wish Carmen a great retirement, and thank her for her years of service and team work with Sun Valley.  Cheers!

 

LOOKING
FORWARD

Lisianthus Pick Building
Our 2014 Lisianthus pick is gaining momentum. We generally start in April, then really hit our stride right about Mother's Day. We will have really strong picks through early fall, making this a great option for all your summer needs.

If you aren't familiar with "Lizzy" check out our Resource Page, and remember that we will have a great selection of colors and stem lengths coming on screen as the season heats up.

Celosia! Back By Popular Demand
You spoke and we listened. Be on the look out for the return of our Celosia program. Commonly known as Cock's Comb, we haven't grown Celosia in a couple seasons, but due to customer demand we have decided to reinstate the program at our Oxnard farm.

It is still a few months until we will see the first harvest. But it not too early to start planning. 


TEAM MEMBERS
OF THE PERIOD

Khamchan Bounlord
Arcata Team Leader
    
Gonzalo Salcedo
Oxnard Picking & Planting
      
Juan Manuel Lopez Aguilar
Canada Tulip Planting, Picking and Bunching
     





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