Florists in Arcata, CA
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Arcata Flower Shops
5000 Valley West Blvd # 8
Arcata, CA 95521
Arcata CA News
Apr 6, 2018
Sun Valley tulips star at American Tulip Day event
Holland to create a display featuring 100,000 tulips that were grown and crated at Sun Valley Farms in Arcata.“On Friday evening we loaded the tulips into their crates and then loaded eight trucks then drove all night to meet folks in San Francisco,” said Sun Valley marketing specialist Bill Prescott. “There were 10 of us and we drove all night and met 15 Dutch folks and then spent the morning setting up a design on Union Plaza.”The tulip garden was then opened to the public who were provided with bags and encouraged to take flowers home with them.“We went through 100,000 flowers in about three hours,” Prescott said. “The idea was for people to take as many tulips to fill up their bags. People took selfies while they gathered tulips and when the bags were full they went on their way.”Prescott said the goal of the event was to raise the profile of tulips here in the United States. Sun Valley collaborated with Dutch tulip exporters Anthos and iBulb to create the display and the American event was patterned on Dutch Tulip Day, an annual event held in Amsterdam since 2012.“There was a spectacle to this,” Prescott said. “For this being the event’s first year ever this was a huge success and we found the right city and the right location to hold it.”Prescott said it will be interesting to see if Sun Valley and other flower retailers see a bump in s... (Eureka Times Standard)Jan 5, 2017
Local shop contributes thousands of flowers to Rose Bowl Parade float
Cal Poly float from 2016 that Sun Valley also contributed to.
Cal Poly float from 2016 that Sun Valley also contributed to.
ARCATA, Calif. - Sun Valley Floral Farms is sending more than 17,300 flowers to be displayed on a single float in the Rose Bowl Parade in Southern California on January 2.
The float that will feature the flowers is Cal State San Luis Obispo University . It will be one of the only floats in the parade to feature flowers grown locally.
"Most of the flowers in the parade are imported from South America," said Bill Prescott of Sun Valley Floral Farms.
Prescott said they'll be donating tulips, iris and lilies.
"Every stem on the float is grown in California and there's only literally three other floats in the entire parade that are certified 'California Grow,'" added Prescott.
(KRCRTV.COM)Dec 28, 2016
Humboldt flower growers donate to float in 2017 Rose Parade
Flowers grown in Arcata will be on display as people nationwide tune in to celebrate the new year during the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Sun Valley Floral Farms, with fields in Arcata and in Willow Creek, said Tuesday it donated irises, tulips, lilies and green ball dianthus to a float built by students at California Polytechnic universities in San Luis Obispo and Pomona.
“It’s a real honor to have our flowers in the Rose Parade,” said Bill Prescott with Sun Valley Floral Farms.
Prescott, who said he would watch the parade Jan. 2 in Pasadena from his home in Eureka, called it an honor that the float is being built entirely with flowers grown in the state.
In total, the flower farm donated 300 tulips and 500 lilies all grown in Arcata and 16,000 green ball dianthus and 500 irises grown at their farm in Oxnard, Prescott said in an email.
According to a statement from the California Cut Flowers Commission, the float is one of only four in the parade that will be built using solely California-grown f... (Eureka Times Standard)Sep 14, 2016
Rare Alpine Flower in Northern California Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
David Imper, former plant ecologist for the Arcata office of the Fish and Wildlife Service and leading researcher of the flower. “We urge the Service to grant emergency protective measures for this wildflower.”
The Lassics lupine is threatened by climate change, altered fire regimes and increased predation by mammals due to climatic and vegetative changes in recent years. Over the past 15 years, the lupine’s range has been shrinking due to increasingly harsh conditions caused by decreasing rainfall, decreased snowpack and increasing temperatures. As conditions have become hotter and drier, predation on the flower’s seeds has increased. Small mammals have been documented eating nearly 90 percent of the lupine’s seeds.
“The plight of this gorgeous mountain wildflower highlights the need to take urgent action to protect ourselves, and the other species we share the planet with, from climate change,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center. “Climate change isn’t a vague, future threat. It’s driving species to extinction right now, so we have to do something about it right now.”
Surveys estimate the Lassics lupine’s population fluctuated between 500 and 1,000 plants from 2005 to 2014, but the number dropped dramatically last spring following two of the driest and warmest years on record. The Lassic fire burned the area in July and August 2015, and subsequent surveys estimated that 60 or fewer individuals survived.New plants germinating in 2016 offer some hope in the near future, if mild weather conditions continue.
Following today’s announcement that the lupine may warrant protection, the Service will accept public comments and conduct a one-year review of its status and will then issue a “12-month finding” determining that protection is warranted, not warranted, or “warranted but precluded,” which would put the flower on the candidate waiting list for protection.
The Lassics lupine exhibits striking, pink-tinged flowers above white-silver foliage, in sharp contrast to the surrounding black and reddish barren rocky slopes where it grows. It is dependent on sufficient snowpack and adequate shade to survive on the steep mountainsides. Both surviving populations of the flower are foun... (Center for Biological Diversity )Feb 2, 2016
American Grown Field to Vase dinner tour brings the flowers at the center of the table to the center of conversation
The first of ten events takes place March 12, 2015, at the largest flower farm in the United States, Sun Valley Floral Farms in Arcata, California. Participants will enjoy a private, guided tour by flower farmer Lane DeVries, experiencing rows of tulips and lilies in a wide array of colors. Guests will also hear from bestselling author Amy Stewart, author of Flowers Confidential, savor local fare served family-style at farm tables, and enjoy domestic wine and craft beer.The dinner tour continues on through Washington, Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., and New York. Each destination offers a new one-of-a-kind experience for guests, with different flower farms, flowers, floral designers and chefs featured at each dinner. "It's a dinner tour for flower and food lovers who believe in the value of locally sourced, sustainable food and flora and for people who want a rare opportunity to experience a romantic dinner on a beautiful flower farm," added Cronquist. Attendees will leave with new friends, a swag bag of floral treasures and a greater understanding of why the flowers at the center of the table should be as fresh, local and sustainable as the food that's served on the plate.Here are what guests and one of our hosts of Field to Vase Dinner tour are saying, March 12th: Arcata, CA~ Sun Valley Floral FarmsApril 13th: Carlsbad, CA ~ The Flower FieldsMay 21st: Austin, TX~ Texas Specialty Cut FlowersAugust 13th: Boulder, CO ~ The Fresh Herb Co.September 14th: Quakertown, PA ~ Thistle Dew FarmSeptember 17th: Standfordville, NY~ Bear Creek Dahlias To download photographs of from the 2015 Field to Vase Dinner tour, click here.Ticket details:Reservations, details and the full lineup of participating American Flower Farms can be found at the www.ameri... (PR Newswire )Dec 15, 2015
Why do so few Rose Parade floats use California-grown flowers?
Cal Poly Universities, Miracle-Gro, the California Milk Advisory Board and FTD.
Flower grower Bill Prescott of Sun Valley Floral Farms in Arcata and Oxnard says there’s something, well, not very American about the Jan. 1 parade with four out of every five flowers grown outside the United States. “It has changed what the Rose Parade is about — it doesn’t have that focus on California agriculture.”
Cronquist said California farmers from Humboldt to San Diego counties are using water-stingy methods and advanced hothouse techniques. Hydroponics, for example, inject water into plants like medicine delivered through an IV. Any water not taken up during photosynthesis is captured, sterilized and re-used, he said.
“The drought hasn’t had an impact on the growing production as one might expect because we are so good about preparing for situations like these,” he said.
Janetta McDowell, interim director for the Rose Parade float at Cal Poly Pomona, said she has not had difficulty obtaining flowers from California farmers. “It’s weird. I would think the drought would affect the farmers because it is affecting consumers,” she said. “But we’ve had no problems.”
More than 24 farmers will be selling or contributing flowers — from Gerbera daisies to larkspur and birds of paradise — to decorate these four floats as well as some VIP vehicles and equestrian units in the next few weeks, Cronquist said.
Prescott said that of the 20 percent of Rose Parade float flowers grown in the U.S., about 75 percent come from California. “Because California has so many different climates and ecosystems, we have a huge variety of flowers that can be grown.” Prescott said.
Featuring locally grown products harkens back to the spirit of the first Rose Parade of 1890, Cronquist said.
“This parade was founded on the idea of reflecting on the bounty of California,” he said. “The parade is not about business; it is about our state and celebrating the things from it, in order to ring in the new year.”
... (The San Gabriel Valley Tribune)