Finally the warm weather is here and the selection of flowers available on the market has increased. (Locally grown, that is.) We are selling lots of garden roses. They are very popular for weddings this year.
My picture of the day is Stacy, Mike of 4-T Acres' niece. She was wearing some really CUTE tights with roses on them. So of course I had to get a picture.
Pat from A Touch of Elegance always makes beautiful centerpieces for this lunch with our (donated) roses.
The Rosarians have started inviting all the Rose Festival Queens from the past, which is fun (three of them shown in the photo). Including, the current Queen, what a sweet girl, today is her last day as Queen and she got pretty choked up reviewing the highlights of her year.
Events like this remind me of what a great community Portland is. New things I learned today: Juniors as well as Seniors can try out for the court; also they have added a new position for the west metro, and this is the first year with a princess from that area (they are back to princesses from ambassadors by the way). This year a girl from Aloha High School was selected, and she sat at our table. That was fun!
Enjoy the parade tomorrow if you can, look for the Portland Vietnamese Community's float, they are using some of our flowers!!!
Hilary and Justin, recently of Old Town Florist downtown, have opened their own place. It was a fun party with music and yummy food, also my personal fave, guava martinis!
Justin creates wonderful objects using driftwood, branches, etc, which were on display. A huge frame made of driftwood definitely attracted the eye and since it framed a large mirror it reflected back all the happy party scene.
Check out Portland's newest member of the flower community!
Shown above is Valya Craig, a lovely butter yellow cym with a raspberry lip, and the lily "Blackout." What a groovy combination!
Of course, we sell only our only home-grown cymbidiums from our own greenhouse in Hillsboro, Oregon USA.
If you are in the flower business, you may buy from us, call us at (503) 628-1005.