8 July 2002
The 2002 Bodger Floral
As a patriotic gesture after
the tragedy of September 11, 2001,
Bodger Seeds has again planted a Floral Flag in Lompoc, California.
It has been 50 years since we have 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.
Either the 1943 or the 1945 flag was a 'wavy' flag that was a failure.
Below: IKONOS satellite 30 June 2002. "The 6.5-acre flag measures 740 by 390 feet. More than 400,000 Larkspurs were planted in January which have now bloomed into more than two million red, white and blue flowers. " spaceimaging.com