Sun Valley Wins Big at SAF Outstanding Variety Competition



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Sun Valley won big at this year's SAF Outstanding Varieties Competition, bringing home Best In Show for Cotinus, along with 5 Blue Ribbons, 3 Red and The People's Choice for the Anouska Roselily.FULL LIST OF SUN VALLEY AWARDS / RIBBONS at The 2019 Society of American Florists Outstanding Varieties CompetitionCotinus | Best in Show - Decorative (Cut) FoliageAnouska | People's Choice - ...

One Reason



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Feeling good about your flowers is important. Sun Valley tulips are grown with the upmost care and dedication.We obsess over our tulips. The soil in which they grow, the bulb conditions, post-harvest handling, and the varieties we select are just a few points where we fixate over details.Yes, that’s a strong word, but tulip growing isn’t for those with a weak heart, it is a belief in ...
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Hydrangea Untamed [Photos]



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Sales Rep. extraordinaire Laura Wright poses with some freshly picked Sun Valley hydrangeaSummer in Arcata, California brings foggy mornings, dry afternoons and chilly evenings, the perfect growing conditions for hydrangea.This season we are focusing on two exceptional varieties.  Amethyst and Opal.With well over a decade of growing experience, we've found these two varieties are basi...

Behind the Scenes of Flower Talk with Lily (Part 2)



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Today we feature Part 2 of an article about Flower Talk with Lily, published in the July issue of Floral Management magazine, the publication of the Society of American Florists.This part features an actionable list of best practices for writing a floral related blog.//Best Practices in BloggingAs a florist, blogging is a great opportunity to serve your customers. Here are some pro ti...

Behind the Scenes of Flower Talk with Lily (Part 1)



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Sun Valley's Flower Talk was recently featured in Floral Management magazine, the publication of the Society of American Florists. Our own Bill Prescott penned this story about the blog and offered up many best-practices for blogging.In Part one, we hear how the blog was established and what makes it unique.//Let’s face it, you know more about flowers than you even realize. A blog is ...

Farm Tour Photos from Fun N Sun



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Last week Sun Valley hosted a farm tour of our Channel Islands property in Oxnard as part of the Fun N Sun Convention. Lane led the groups around the farm answering questions and explaining the intricacies of flower farming.  As a special treat we brought down a pop-up tulip garden of nearly 10,000 stems to highlight our tulips, which grow year-round in northern California.Here are a ...