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Sun Valley Horizon | September 2017 Edition
September 14, 2017
Edition 53

Ilex is Here!
Next week we welcome the Autumnal Equinox, this means ilex season is officially here. Since 2007 we have been hybridizing and selecting ilex, this fall marks my tenth season making selections, taking cuttings and propagating these beautiful berries.

The ilex harvest arrives in color blocks. First, we will see radiant, warm orange, then eye catching gold, followed by rich, festive red, which is absolutely perfect for December. 

Our ilex is bred for a variety of traits, such as densely clustered berries, upward facing laterals, and strong vase-life. This truly is a unique ilex, as we have improved the stock year after year.

The orange is ready to ship in the coming weeks, welcome to ilex season!                                                                      - Lane


Antique Hydrangeas are in full swing.

We are not alone in our love of Antique Hydrangeas. The antique look could not be hotter in fall weddings and special event work.
We have been selecting  hydrangea varieties that create beautiful antiques for the last several seasons. This year the quality and the selection is top notch. They are moving fast, so contact your rep today. See some design ideas here.
Autumn Color with Royal Lilies
There is no need to drive to Vermont to see fall color, we are shipping it straight from our farm in California! Our Royal LA Hybrid Lilies cover the spectrum of fall colors you will need.
Yellows, oranges, reds, and bi-colors, such as the stunning Royal Sunset (pictured), are all being harvested throughout the fall. LA Hybrids are the work horse lily of the industry, however, that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice color saturation, vase-life and stem length. Just buy from Sun Valley.  


Certified American Grown Flower's Recognized  

The Field to Vase Dinner Tour won the coveted Society of American Florists "Marketer of the Year" for 2017.
Kate Penn, the CEO of the S.A.F. said, "Marketer of the Year judges were impressed with the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner campaign on several fronts. It was so professionally executed - the branding is beautiful and carried throughout all elements of the campaign so thoroughly. And the media pickup was impressive. But what the judges really liked was that it is a smart and effective use of experiential marketing,"
Sun Valley was honored to host one of these dinners. More info on the big win is here.  

Sunflower Season
Our Rainforest Alliance Certified sunflowers are coming in from Baja. We have fresh inventory arriving in Oxnard daily, so now is prime sunflower time!  
Marigold Madness in September
Traditionally used for Dia de Los Muertos and Halloween. We have marigolds available today, and you can prebook your Marigold supply for the season. Our crop is exceptionally long (60 cm.) and they are Rainforest Alliance Certified. Plan now for a successful October.

Watch our new Field Video


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Go Mono-Chromatic for Breast Cancer Awarness Month. Featuring:
Matsumoto Asters
Seeded Euc.

Indian Summer Bqt
Hold on to Summer when you grab this Bouquet!
Aussie Pine

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