The Floral Flag, a site to see | Arts & Culture
I recently got an e-mail from a friend of mine about a floral flag but sometimes the e-mails we receive don’t always tell the correct story. I took the time to look this one up and found it to be true, so I’d like to share it with you, being July 4th is just around the corner.
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 is a beautiful place, according to the information I read on the internet. Just go to “Floral Flag AFB” to read more.
This floral American flag, planted in 2002 and still going, is 740 ft wide and 390 ft high and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834. The flag covers 6.65 acres and is the first floral flag to be planted with 5-pointed stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each star is 24 ft in diameter; each stripe is 30 ft wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
You can drive by this flag on V Street, south of Ocean Ave, in Lompoc, CA just a short distance from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
The second picture shows the Flag taken by Ikonos high-resolution imaging satellite from 423 miles above the earth.