The flower world’s newest star. Uber-versatile leafy greens. A classic take on sparkling wine. A trending solution for homecooked meals. Farmers who shelter a threatened songbird, others who shelter their employees when housing is scarce. Plus, mouthwatering recipes from San Diego’s barleymash, just in time for barbecue season.
All that and more in our May/June issue!
Read and watch at www.californiabountiful.com
Thank You @cabountiful - 💕 the article! #protea#CAGrown
Mother’s Day harvesting is in full swing. Colorful king protea along with bright pincushions and our favorite waxflowers create a bountiful harvest. When these gorgeous flowers are mixed into a bouquet or tucked into a arrangement, they are simply ‘Breathtaking’. 🌸🌾🌺 #mothersday#harvest#flowerfarmer#protea
Ever wonder why this exotic family of flowers and foliage was named Protea? It was Carl Linnaeus, a famous Swedish botanist, who in 1735 classified Proteas. He named them all after the legendary Greek sea god, Proteus, who could change his size and shape at will. He of course, was referring to the surprising diversity of the Protea's flowers and foliage as well as their size and growth habits. 🌺🌾🌼 #protea#diversity#exotic
A new batch to play with! 💐 📷: Banksia flowers are generally shaped like a cylinder, large acorn or bottle brush and range in size from 4” to 12”. Colors range from silvery green through brilliant gold, yellows and orange to violet, deep red and even black tones. Banksia foliage varies greatly from small and piney to long and narrow to large, leathery and with deep serrated teeth. Not only are these flowers colorful and full of texture, they offer a long-lasting performance and dry beautifully! #protea#banksia#texture
Springtime is a special time of the year, unlike any other season here on the farm. Abundance is often associated with fall and harvest season, but for us spring is our season of 'abundance'. The selection of pincushions, protea and leucadendron is so amazing that we often feel like 'kids in a candy store'! 🌸🌷🌼 #wednesdaywellness#eyecandy#protea
Thanks @g0ldiel0x for the great interview in the @sdfarmbureau San Diego Grown Magazine! 🚜🌷🍊 If you’re interested in learning more about our company’s history or how we market protea, check it out > https://bit.ly/2JprwSP #protea#farming#cagrown
Did you know there are currently over 48 varieties of Leucospermum ‘pincushions’ available throughout the world? This number continues to grow as new hybrids are created and marketed. Many of these gorgeous new varieties have very complex ancestry – some with even ten species parents. 🌷🌎🌸 #protea#pincushion#flowerfarm
The nest of a hummingbird is one of the great wonders of nature. They are so tiny, yet so perfect. Many have ever seen a hummingbird nest because they are nearly impossible to find. From the ground, they look like a bump on a branch. From above, an umbrella of leaves conceals them. And from the side, they look like a tiny knot. 🌎 #earthday#wondersofnature#hummingbird