Golden State is Popping with Poppy Flowers
This past March “Super Bloom” occurred in a small town of Lake Elsinore, California, where over 100,000 visitors descended on this town during the St Patrick’s Day weekend. It was a record number of people wanting to witness and share on social media this beautiful canvas created by mother nature of an explosion of brilliant colored poppies blooming over the rolling landscape of the Temescal mountains.
The excitement of wanting to capture a vibrant filled Poppy photo brought swarms of smartphone-carrying tourist, trendsetters, and influencers clamoring to take the ultimate picture that will garnish hundreds or thousands of likes on social media in the United States and around the world. This occasion is an example of how flowers are not only used for decorating or celebrating an occasion, it is also providing a social experience.
Of course, there were some unhappy conservationists as well, upset over the overzealous admirers stepping on the flowers to capture that “must have” picture. Visitors were suggested to stick to the dirt trails to walk around in and take pictures from so everyone can experience this super bloom while being environmentally conscientious.
There are other sites that are expecting significant wildflower blooms in California this year such as Joshua Tree National Park, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. The buzz and excitement of this flower event have translated into a social experience; perhaps a trend that the Floral industry can capitalize on.
We hope you enjoy the above video; great to see flowers in the trending news!