Harvest News
         February 2018
Sharing the beauty of Fynbos & Australian natives, especially the family of Proteaceae!
In the Field: Brandi dela Cruz
It's that time of the year when our pincushion fields start to look like fireworks displays that were pulled right out of the sky and tossed onto the steep hillsides. And when it comes to the 'Best in Show' display, there's no doubt Leucospermum Brandi dela Cruz takes the gold for its dazzling carpet of color and texture. A field full of blooms in rich golden-yellow with orange tints and each flower, large with a diameter of almost 6 inches.    Read More> 
Flowers on Your Head
If you're a fan of Flowers, School Gardens and Kids, our friend, Mud Baron needs no introduction. A self-proclaimed "farmer, artist and teacher", he fills his days helping kids develop job skills while creating beauty through gardening. Benevolent artist that he is, Mud recently stopped by Grand View Boulevard Elementary to show his support for LA's BEST annual fundraiser Locally Grown: A Garden Party being held on March 15th.   Read More> 
Field to Vase Dinner Tour Comes to Rainbow
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you. -Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Here at Resendiz Brothers, we couldn't be happier the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner starts its 2018 season right here in Rainbow on April 7th. The widely-acclaimed dinner tour is kicking off this year's circuit in one of our protea fields and will be drawing guests from across the country to enjoy this 'safari-style' evening among the flowers.  Read More> 
 
New on the Farm: Protea Seeds  
Just in time for the spring gardening season, a collection of protea seeds are now available. Ideal for plant enthusiasts and gardeners, these protea, telopea, banksia and leucospermum seeds are prefect for those of you who have been wondering if protea will grow in your gardens. Read on to learn how to cultivate some of our favorites Read More> 
Farm Friends
The way we see it, everything is better with farm friends, including work. We're proud to count quite a few 'new' two and four-legged animals among the Resendiz Brothers team. Meet Orio, Rudy and Lucky Jr., our baby pups, Kity our kitten, a fleet of precious chicks and several adorable goats - which got us thinking: Why not share them with all our friends? Not only did they enjoy posing for the photos, but we think they will love living and working on our flower farm. Welcome to our family, guys and gals!   Read More>
Leucadendron Gold Strike
Looking for a winter pick-me-up? With one step into the Gold Strike field, you can escape to a 'botanical retreat' filled with rays of golden sunshine, leaving the winter blues behind. Some call this gorgeous yellow foliage - Yellow Conebush, Cone Bush, Sunshine Conebush, Sunshine Protea Safari Gold Strike or simply leucadendron Gold Strike.  Read More>
Mel's Field Notes
Hello Friends!  
John Lennon said it best: "All you need is love."  I couldn't agree more, especially this month when Valentine's Day rules. I really love being a flower farmer and growing so many amazing proteas and unique botanicals. Not a day goes by that I'm not astounded by nature's beauty!
 
Judging from the comments I've received so far this Valentine's Day... you too have been delighted with our holiday harvest, especially the gorgeous waxflower varieties!  The warm weather we experienced throughout the month of January certainly invigorated and enhance production. Everything was beautiful!  Now, with the holiday behind us I'd like to thank you for your support this month and over the years - I, as always appreciate it! 
 
As Valentine's Day wrapped up, I headed back out into the fields and began clearing and planting a 43 acre parcel I acquired a little over a year ago. I am happy to say that this wonderful piece of land is now slowly filling up with an amazing array of new plants - something I'm looking forward to seeing in bloom in the years to come!  As a matter a fact, for those of you joining us here on April 7th for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour... you'll have a great view of this new field!
 
Don't forget, March 8th is Women's Day!  Wondering how you can celebrate?  Well, you know my top pick: with Flowers, of course!  This day celebrates the accomplishments of women as well as recognizing their achievements and their struggles. My hat's off to the women in our lives!     
 
Have a wonderful month of March and awesome start to spring!
  Mel 
CaGrown
                    Hope you enjoyed this Newsletter!
                      The Resendiz Brothers Team
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