What’s blooming at Old Mission Flowers? So many pretty things, including lots of sunflowers of every size and color and variety – including the tallest sunflower I’ve ever seen, as well as the fluffiest!
Also, lots of gladiolus, a few roses, sweet peas, zinnias and lots more. Owner Ginny Coulter posted on her Facebook page that zinnias actually originated in Mexico, and that the Spaniards found the Aztecs growing them in the 1500s.
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“If you want them to last for a long time in your vase, pay attention to what stage they are in,” she notes. “Look for flowers that look fresh, but make sure the stem has stiffened or they will bend and droop.”
Old Mission Flowers is a gorgeous flower garden located at 16550 Center Road, on the corner of Center Road and Ladd Road (entrance on Ladd Road). It is mainly U-Pick; however, Ginny often has bouquets already picked for sale in her little stand at the entrance.
Here’s a photo gallery from when I was there yesterday. I promise that if you stop by there, you just might forget about all the chaos in the world – at least for a few minutes.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb