The Mind-Blowing Mathematics of Sunflowers

The Mind-Blowing Mathematics of Sunflowers

Haven’t you always wanted to know why  the number of spirals in a Sunflower match up with the integers 34, 55, 89 and 144? All numbers found in the famous Fibonacci sequence? Ok, maybe not, but thanks to Scientific American editor John Matson, we explore this unbelievable equation  in thier latest Instant Egghead video. Sunflowers will continue to mystify us in their...
Get To Know The Grower

Get To Know The Grower

Cultivating Sunflowers is near and dear to our hearts at Sun.Flowers. Like any good relationship, you need to get a little closer in order to grow. The same goes for the way we view Sunflowers, and it all begins in the fields. Every Sunflower begins its journey at our Dos Gringos farms, delicately nurtured by our team of expert growers. The cool, coastal plains and fertile, inland valleys of Southern California and Baja, Mexico are where we plant our first plant every seed. And in such wonderful, sun-soaked places happiness abounds. With thousands of acres at our disposal, we’ve become the largest ornamental Sunflower company in the nation – it’s a hefty responsibility! That’s why the details matter so much to our team. From seeds to seedlings, to full grown Sunflowers, we carefully monitor every stage of their growth. Each bloom is meticulously picked when the heads are barely open. We quickly bundle them with care, and send them out the door on their way to brighten homes across the...
The World of Sunflowers

The World of Sunflowers

Sunflowers. They bring sunshine to any day. Heck, they look like sunshine on their own. But did you know about the myriad of varieties of Sunflowers? Colors abound, with a unique Sunflower to suit any floral fan. Get to know a few of our best...
Bloom Brilliantly

Bloom Brilliantly

…How to make your Sunflowers last luxuriously long. With Sunflowers on your table, every day—and every moment—becomes brighter, more vibrant, more alive. But how do you maintain this brightness and keep your flowers in bloom for a whole week? Much like a potted plant, Sunflowers need a little TLC, especially when they leave the ground. With these tips from our florists you can be sure your stems will remain sturdy:   Staying hydrated is one of the keys to a happy and healthy lifestyle—for people…and Sunflowers! Be sure to change the water every 3 days to give those stems a refresh. If you wouldn’t like to be stuck in a hot car, neither would your flowers. Try to find an area in the house, office or room that is less then 80º F, otherwise Sun.Flowers will open too quickly and your petals will begin to wilt. Now that, is a hot...
The Story of Sunflowers

The Story of Sunflowers

Sunflowers are no ordinary flower. Around here we like to think of Sunflowers like a family. They’re strong, supportive and forgiving where it matters most. They come in different shapes and sizes, and a vast array of unique hues spanning golden yellows to brilliant copper red—there is so much more to Sunflowers than meets the eye. At Sun.Flowers we believe there is no better gift than a Sunflower. They make an undeniable statement, bringing joy near and far. More than just a happy-go-lucky bloom, Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity—stemming from its namesake, the sun. Much like the energy provided by the sun, these flowers have the ability to provide energy in the form of nourishment and vibrancy. Bet you didn’t know that! So where did these curious creatures come from, you ask? It all started back in the Americas in 1,000 B.C. where Sunflowers were cultivated as a valuable food source. With the European exploration of the New World, the flower’s popularity spread, as the rest of the world was introduced to the beauty of the Sunflower. Artists throughout history have been enamored with the Sunflower’s indisputable brilliance. Throughout the Impressionist era and beyond, artists like Gauguin and Van Gogh continually featured Sunflowers in their works, drawn to their complexity just as much as their colorful magnificence. Sunflowers have made a significant mark on art and culture and continue to be featured every day in photography, paintings, and sculptures by modern day artists. Today, we continue to turn to the Sunflower as a valuable food source. A world of flavor can be found with Sunflower seeds, as well...