Life blooms in Death Valley: Desert turns into oasis of flowers for the first time in a year after uncommon rainstorms set off growth of countless seeds

Posted by ADMIN on April 8, 2016  • 

A rare 'extremely flower' of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park has covered the best and driest place in North America with a carpet of gold, attracting travelers from all over the world and captivating visitors with a spectacular ranunculus red display screen from nature's paint brush.

While the California desert valley does see some flowering each spring, a flower of this magnitude is extremely unusual and happens about as soon as every decade, with the last extremely blossom happening in 2005, and the time prior to that was in 1998.

Toast of Surrey 2016: Sustainable cut flowers company 'honored' to be shortlisted

Posted by ADMIN on APRIL 13, 2016  • 

The owner of a sustainable cut flowers company has stated it would be an honor to win a Toast of Surrey award.

Claire Brown runs Plant Passion which grows fresh aromatic flowers from a farm in East Clandon, the flowers are then offered to members of the general public, floral designers and brides-to-be.

Plant Passion is chosen for the Green Award along with Johnston Sweepers and KRR Prosteam at this year's Toast of Surrey Awards.

Flower growers' association has new website

Posted by ADMIN on April 20, 2016  • 

The Maryland Department of Agriculture and Maryland Cut Flower Growers Association announced the launch of the Maryland Grown Flowers website at

The website will assist Marylanders interested in locating or learning about in your area grown cut flowers.

Maryland farmers produce a wide variety of colorful, fresh and aromatic flowers year-round, stated Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder. I constantly encourage customers to buy local, and the new Maryland Grown Flowers website makes it easier than ever for Marylanders to connect with regional farmers.