June 03, 2004

As a patriotic gesture after the tragedy of September 11, 2001, Bodger Seeds has again planted a Floral Flag in Lompoc, CA. It has been 50 years since Bodger has planted such a flag. There have been four Floral Flags planted by Bodger Seeds in Lompoc
during the last century: 1942, 1943, 1945, 1952. All of the flags were comprised of Red, White and Blue Larkspur flowers. Some of the flags were planted in a background of White Larkspur.

A close-up of the Bodger Flag Posted by Hello
Between the field where the flag is planted there are more than 9 miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. It's a beautiful place close to Vandenberg AFB.
Checkout the dimensions of the flag.

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson  Posted by Hello
The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; Each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

The White Larkspur - used for the stars  Posted by Hello

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