Friday, June 14, 2013

Eyeliner - LA Hybrid Lily

We hope you will try out one of Skyline's newest lilies.  It's an LA Hybrid called Eyeliner.  The lily is white with what appears to be purplish/black spotting.  Its name may have come from the purplish/black line that outlines the edge of the pedals.  This lily does not have a fragrance to it.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Coxcomb - "Unfading Love"

It's a pretty unique flower at Skyline and certainly stands out from the rest. The symbolic meaning of Coxcomb is "unfading love."  For you hopeless romantics, this may be the flower you want to give.  In Southeast Asia, the Coxcomb is used as a nutritious leafy green vegetable.

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Popular - Cafe au Lait Dahlia

Did you know we're growing more and more Cafe au Lait Dahlias these days?  We have them in shades of pink and peach.  They're a popular flower especially among brides because of the color and size.  They're considered Dinner Plate Dahlias.  Whatever they're used for, they're sure to stand out and bring beauty to an area!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flower Growers versus Florist

The flower industry, just like many industries across the United States, keeps changing.  To make it easier on you, we want to make sure you know the difference between a flower grower and a florist.  We are the starting point in the cut floral industry; we are the ones passionate about growing and distributing the flowers.  We can give you information on all the different flowers we grow.  Better yet, you can get a good look at them on our website:

While we grow a variety of flowers at Skyline, we don't grow them all.  Our pricing does change depending on the market.  It's kind of like produce, you may notice at the grocery stores those prices fluctuate depending on supply and demand.  This is why we can't quote you prices any further out than two weeks prior to your date of pick up.

Most people are also used to flowers being open and blooming when they see them.  We do cut some of our flowers open such as Gerberas.  However, most of the other flowers that you buy from the farm will need a few days to open such as our Lilies and Freesia.  We cut most of our flowers tight so they are not ruined when we ship across the U.S.

If you have questions such as how many stems of flowers do I put in a vase?  How would you arrange these flowers? Those are questions perfect for a florist.  Florist take away a lot of the guessing work when it comes to arranging flowers.