King, Minks, Banskia, and Pincushion protea are seasonal flowers and only bloom in volume certain times of year. Please see our advisory below for more details:
April-September flower advisory: Our King, Mink, and Banksia protea bloom in limited quantities during this season, so we will be adding beautiful tropical flowers in the gift boxes throughout the spring and summer months. If we have the kings and minks, we will certainly add them into the gift boxes, however, for most of the boxes, we will add tropicals until the kings are in season again. Tropicals will include lovely varieties such as Torch Ginger, Pink Ginger, Red Ginger, beehives, heliconia, barbados, bird of paradise, tropic fleurs, and green ice. Pincushions will bloom year round, but not every variety and color so we will only include what is in season at the time and may not be able to accommodate certain type and color requests.
IF you are flexible in the delivery date and would like only protea, please make a note in the “Order Notes” section and we will hold the order until we are able to fill it. If you aren’t flexible with the delivery date, you can still make a note in the “Order Notes” section of the order form that you would like a kink, mink, etc. and we will flag it and do our best to fulfill your request but, again, it all depends on that day’s harvest and the timing of when you need it shipped out to arrive on the requested date.
Holiday times: When we are getting a high influx of orders in line with special occasion holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day, even if the Kings and Minks happen to be in season, due to the sheer volume of orders we sometimes have to supplement tropical flowers in the orders. We suggest you order early and send at the beginning of a holiday season or week in order to ensure that you get the best selection of flowers. If everyone is ordering in one week and all want it to arrive on a Thursday, our Tuesday/Wednesday harvest of that week will most likely not be able to accommodate every order getting kings and minks because our fields can only produce what they produce on a daily and weekly basis. Mahalo for your understanding! Never hesitate to communicate your special requests and again we will do our best to accommodate and appreciate your understanding that as farmers, we are at the mercy of nature and can do our best to coax blooms but sometimes they don’t get the memo that a holiday is that particular week.;)