Resendiz Brothers silverleaf on China Airlines, The Voice floats at Rose Parade

Although the Rainbow nursery is called Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, the farm also grows silverleaf trees. When the silverleaf growers Festival Artists Worldwide/Artistic Entertainment Services had been using for Rose Parade float decorations retired, the Azusa-based decorating company began working with Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in 2008. The Resendiz Brothers silverleaf made its Tournament of […]

Resendiz Bros. flowers used on three Rose Parade floats

Resendiz Bros. flowers used on three Rose Parade floats

Silverleaf foliage from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Rainbow was used in three Tournament of Roses Parade floats Jan. 1. The silverleaf appeared on the Wisconsin football helmet, the China Airlines float “Cycling Through Paradise,” and the Disney float “Destination: Cars Land.” All three floats were created by Artistic Entertainment Services. “The blooms just come […]

Resendiz Bros. flowers on four Rose Parade floats

Resendiz Bros. flowers on four Rose Parade floats

Silverleaf flowers from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Rainbow were on four Tournament of Roses Parade floats Jan. 2. Festival Artists Worldwide/Artistic Entertainment Services used the Resendiz Brothers silverleaf on the China Airlines, Namco Bandai Games America, University of Oregon, and University of Wisconsin floats. “Scott Lamb, our floral director, had a great vision of […]

Resendiz Bros. flowers contribute to two award-winning Rose Parade floats

Resendiz Bros. flowers contribute to two award-winning Rose Parade floats

Two 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade floats which included Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers silverleaf flowers won awards from the Rose Parade judges. The Judges’ Special Award for the most spectacular float in showmanship and dramatic impact was given to the “Pac-Man’s 30th Anniversary Party” float of Namco Bandai Games America, Inc., and The Quickrete Companies […]

Resendiz Bros. flowers part of award-winning Rose Parade float

Resendiz Bros. flowers part of award-winning Rose Parade float

For the second year in a row, a Tournament of Roses Parade float which included silverleaf flowers from Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers in Rainbow earned an award from the parade’s judges. The Resendiz Brothers nursery includes plants other than proteas, and petals from the leucadendron argenteum tree, also known as silverleaf or silvertree, were on […]

Locally-grown flowers were featured on floats in Rose Parade

PASADENA – Local flower farms Kendall Farms, Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, Mellano & Company, and Dramm & Echter generously donated protea, pincushions, wax flowers, roses, and snapdragons that were proudly featured on the Cal Poly Rose Parade float. The Cal Poly Universities’ float along with those of Miracle-Gro®, FTD and Real California Milk demonstrated continued […]

Local farmers featured in farm history display

The San Diego County Fair’s local agriculture barn included a farming history display with life-sized cardboard cutout photographs of local farmers holding signs noting the total United States population and the percentage of the population in farming that census year. Several local farmers were among those featured. The first United States census was taken in […]

Fallbrook flower grower helps form Congressional Cut Flower Caucus

Fallbrook flower grower helps form Congressional Cut Flower Caucus

WASHINGTON DC – A coalition of American flower growers recently traveled to Washington to participate in a historic moment in U.S. floriculture history. On Feb. 27, Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-24) and Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) of California announced the formation of the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus. Representing a bi-partisan effort to support and promote the […]

Mellano and Co. provides Rose Parade flowers – Mike Mellano Sr. rides on Kit-Kat Clock float

Mellano and Co. provides Rose Parade flowers – Mike Mellano Sr. rides on Kit-Kat Clock float

The 2012 Tournament of Roses Parade involved two floats which utilized flowers from the Mellano and Company nursery, including one whose riders included Mike Mellano Sr. Mike Mellano Sr. rode on the Kit-Kat Clock Company float, which was one of two floats certified by the California Cut Flower Commission and the California Secretary of Agriculture […]

Stop and smell the Roses!

Stop and smell the Roses!

There is something about the Rose Parade that inspires many to stop their activities and sit in front of a television for two hours. Then, there are the million or so people who choose to experience the parade live, in all its fragrant glory. In a world replete with cynicism these two hours generate happiness […]