Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB in California. Check out the dimensions of the flag. The 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.
E. Floyd Ross seems to have been the original author of the email which started this morning and on which this post is based. He added:
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our servicemen. There is nothing attached.... Just send this to all the people in your address book. Do not stop the wheel, please
A little Google-izing produced this:
"Someone sent us Bill Morson's aerial photo of the flower flag in Lompoc, California.
(Note the size of the car on the white dirt at the right edge of the photo.) We had to go see it.
"Unfortunately, we got there as the flowers were fading and turning to seed. I picked a flower from each of the colors so you could see them up close.
"Each stripe is 30 feet wide, and I'm standing near the end of the bottom-right white
stripe. The flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide. Each star is 24 feet in diameter. One estimate is there are more than 2 million flowers in the flag." --Doris
About Lompoc's flower festival
"Thanks to Doris for phoning (and for the photo idea)."
The 2002 Floral Flag
The 2002 Floral Flag was planted by the Bodger Seed Company. Planted as a tribute after the September 11, 2001 tragedy, the Floral Flag has been featured in many news and magazine articles, and has brought positive recognition to our community. The Floral Flag continues to be one of the most popular pages on our website.