This flower flag was created by the city of Lompoc, California in celebration of Flag Day in 2002. The Lompoc Valley is a mecca for flower growers and is also home to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Bodger Seed Company planted this flag to honor all those lost on 9/11. The flag is comprised of red, white and blue larkspur flowers.
The flag measures seven hundred and forty feet long and three hundred and ninety feet wide. The flag dimensions meet the protocoal of Executive Order #10834.
The flag is almost seven acres and each white star measures twenty four feet while each stripe measures thrity feet wide. The flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 larkspur plants with about five blooms on each stem giving the flag two million blooms.
Lucky for Boston gardeners,
The month of June has now arrived,
Bringing fresh new bursts of color,
Now that our gardens have been revived.
As the perennials regain position,
And the weeds have been removed,
We'll see our hard work will be rewarded,
With flower beds greatly improved!
But for those who need a bit of help,
Whose green thumbs have gone numb,
Exotic Flowers will put you on the path,
On what to grow and stay away from.
You'll have loads and loads of choices,
From the best of garden crew,
Who'll help design a pretty garden,
With perfect plants just meant for you!
by Suzie Canale
Check out Suzie's new children's book, "The Candy Roses of Cape Care,".
Located at 609 American Legion Hwy in Roslindale, Exotic Flowers boasts a premier urban garden center. Exotic Flowers has remained at this spot for over seventy five years. Exotic Flowers remains in the middle of what we like to call 'flower mile,'. One block towards Hyde Park is City Farm floral as well as Maria's plant stand. At the intersection of Walk Hill St and American Legion Hwy are Walk Hill Florist, Calisi's Flowerland and Louie the Florist. These six urban garden centers have remained in business for over two centuries combined. While each venue provides their own flowers and plants, Exotic Flowers remains a destination floral and garden center.
Our Boston garden center offers annuals, perennials, potting soil, statuary and pottery. We also carry plant food and garden tools. Impatiens and geraniums are the best selling garden plants for our Boston inner city fans. Hanging planters featuring petunias, sweet potato vine and bacopa are our best seller overall.
Our prices are quite competitive as we grow a lot of our own plants in our two Roslindale greenhouses. We also grow hardy fall mums as well as poinsettias. These locally grown plants not only help the environment, but also keep money in the local economy as well. Many local shools, like the Haley School visit to see our operation in action and the students are given free plant lessons.
During the fall, our Boston garden center features mums, kale, asters, pumpkins and cornstalks. As December approaches, we transform the garden center in Roslindale into a winter wonderland replete with Santa Claus, twinkle lights, Christmas Trees and decorated evergreen wreaths.
December remains our most active month. Clients are encouraged to come in for free calendars and to see our greenhouses filled with vibrant red poinsettias.
The inner city of Boston offers so much to so many and Exotic Flowers is proud to be a mainstay in the Boston community.
Exotic Flowers Garden at 615 American Legion Hwy in Roslindale Boston has begun its annual summer clearance sale. This is a great chance to replenish your Boston garden on some premium items at discount prices. Outdoor garden flags, outdoor pottery and statuary are now 50-70% off.
Forty eight plant annual trays are now $12.50 per tray marked down from $18.00.
Four inch annual plants like New Guinea Impatiens and geraniums are now only $3 each, formerly $5 each.
Six inch wave petunias and begonias are now only $5 each, formerly $8 each.
Hibiscus plants are all now 20% off.
10" hanging plants like petunias, geraniums, lantana are now $15, 2 for $25 and 4 for $40. While Supplies last at Exotic Flowers in Roslindale.
Exotic Flowers' impatiens wall bags are now only $15 and 2 for $25.
Coco baskets are now only $25 formerly $40 each.
10" Impatiens or New Guinea Impatiens are now only $10 each.
all items are while supplies last at Exotic Flowers, 609-615 American Legion Hwy, Roslindale, MA 02131 617.524.4457