Here is the greenhouse where we'll plant Prestige this week:
Those long white rows are boxes filled with coconut fiber. The white wrap keeps weeds out. When the mini plants arrive from Holland, we'll cut slits in the wrap and insert the plants. Drippers for food and water will be inserted. This is how we grow roses hydroponically, versus in-ground growing.
We'll install lights this summer to keep the winter production high quality.
It will take a couple of months before these plants start producing flowers. Let us know if you're interested in Prestige!
The Wall Street Journal reports today that "flock" wallpaper is coming back. I hope this version is more tasteful than it was last time around. I'm beginning to regret removing that copper refrigerator and twin oven set from my kitchen.
Mary W. from Clackamas Greenhouses is back from her New Zealand and Australia trip. She and her husband connected with some cousins Down Under and had lunch with the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, Bill McCormick. When Mary travels she doesn't just look at the scenery - she checks out the social scene!
Former market manager Kay E. was in the market today picking up some roses for his mom. The family and her church are celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend. Kay's cousin from Texas was with him, and he remarked that his Waco, Texas home was considerably warmer than Oregon.
Creative Bruce H., who rings up purchases at Oregon Flower Growers and also comes up with beautiful decor throughout the market, made an interesting display with birch bark and birch twigs from Wreath Sources.
The birch bark is rigid but hollow, so inside is moss, little frogs, and a striped bromeliad. The frogs are from Anita's Unique Imports, and the bromeliad came from Brett at Orchid Tropical Nursery (OTN). Brett also supplied the larger fern hanging from the wall above.
Lucy is the new owner of Informal Flowers, formerly owned by Suzanne. She visits the Flower Market frequently to check out what's new.
David Hale AIFD/PFCI is the designer. The Oregon and Southwest Washington educational units are presenting this and - I'm told there WILL BE DOOR PRIZES!!!
Contact Debbie Mosley of Waldport Florist 1-800-926-4166.
I am going wean myself from exclamation points. Even though beauty, the rose, is a wonder of nature and evokes enthusiasm, gushing detracts.
Just ask the creators of this website, Quoin Graphic Design. Heaven knows that throughout its development I sent Josh and Qiana far too many e-mails loaded with !!!!!!!!! However, their great work deserves it. If you want to learn more about Quoin, go to their website, Quoin Design . Now I just need to learn how to imbed links here. Be patient, reader... OK I did it!!
Flower Commentary on today's News:
The picture which I hope is showing up on your screen is flower dancers from the Philippines. Do they look happy? Or just overheated??? The second, which my son advises me is "not a good thing," is about a hit man who used pink long stemmed roses to get his target to answer the door. Sad but true, she did answer the door.
It reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live skit with the land shark who would ring the doorbell, several times, and eventually the female victim would answer. Sometimes it was "candygram" and sometimes "flowers" but eventually she would do it.
We went to the Monterey Aquarium last weekend, where this skit was running on a TV in the shark exhibit. We saw wonderful art displays in conjunction with the fish tanks. Their amazing jellyfish display was accompanied by blown glass works from the Seattle artist Dale Chihuly.