Summer is upon us at the farm here at Anuhea Flowers and that means the protea are most certainly in their “off-season” blooming period. This means that our King and Mink protea varieties in particular are only popping a few harvestable blooms every week and are no longer blooming in volume. We have several different pincushion varieties in our fields and have purposefully planted them so we can get blooms year round, but again, not all varieties are available all year, hence the seasonality of them. When you order your arrangements and gift boxes, you can be sure you’ll get some pincushion protea in each order but the king and mink protea are only included if they happen to be in that morning’s harvest.
Aside from being off-season, we also start to deal with drought conditions in the summer here on Maui so getting premium length stems becomes more difficult. The abundance comes in our standard (medium length) and short stems this time of year. This is why we have removed the 20 Long Stem Gift Box and Farmer’s Market Fresh arrangement from the website until our high season returns…it is just too difficult to find the amount of flowers needed for these products and we of course want to make sure you’re getting the best quality we have to offer. You can still order the 8 and 12 Long Stem Gift Boxes and our staple arrangements of the Signature Tradewind Basket and Maui Gem. The look of these, of course, change with the season and we supplement with gorgeous, freshly harvested tropicals.
Since the medium and short length stems are more common in our daily harvests, we are running a special on a 10 Stem, Grower’s Bunch “Summer Surprise” Gift Box; check it out and order yours today! We are always happy to discuss special order requests and customize something to your budget. If we happen to have enough premium length flowers to accommodate a 20 stem or Farmer’s Market Fresh, we will certainly do it for you, but you’ll need to call and place a phone order as you won’t be able to order those “Out of Stock” items from the website.
Because flower production winds down in the summertime, we sell out quickly, so please try and make your orders at least 1-2 weeks in advance, particularly if you have special requests or would like customization. This helps us know when to sell out for the week and we will more likely be able to accommodate your needs. As always, we do our best to accommodate next/same day orders as we are able.