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butterfly
04-15-2003, 04:33 PM
Between the field 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. Checkout the dimensions of the flag.

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. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA.

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson

Mr.Guvernment
04-16-2003, 12:09 AM
could very well be, would not suprise me.

butterfly
04-16-2003, 09:19 AM
Just thought we might have someone at IM that lived near Lompoc, CA... is that even a real place :scratch:

I Are Baboon
04-16-2003, 09:28 AM
It is 100% true. :)

butterfly
04-16-2003, 09:36 AM
WAY COOL!!!

THANKS IAB!

I Are Baboon
04-16-2003, 09:58 AM
Unfortunately, all the flowers have died. :(

From the city's official website:

http://www.ci.lompoc.ca.us/Flagday/floralflag.htm

ALBOB
04-16-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by butterfly Lompoc, CA... is that even a real place :scratch:

As you stated earlier, Vandengerg is in Lompoc. I'm pretty sure Burner used to be stationed there, I've visited. Luckily I wasn't visiting the other major attraction in Lompoc, the Federal Penitentery. :no:

LiftNw8
04-16-2003, 11:24 AM
That is a very cool picture, and hopefully they will regrow the flowers again and get it back to where it was and continue to do it.

Tank316
04-16-2003, 08:41 PM
Originally posted by ALBOB
As you stated earlier, Vandengerg is in Lompoc. I'm pretty sure Burner used to be stationed there, I've visited. Luckily I wasn't visiting the other major attraction in Lompoc, the Federal Penitentery. :no:
leave you in charge of gardening one day and look what happens.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:

tidalwaverus
04-17-2003, 07:22 AM
Originally posted by ALBOB
As you stated earlier, Vandengerg is in Lompoc. I'm pretty sure Burner used to be stationed there, I've visited. Luckily I wasn't visiting the other major attraction in Lompoc, the Federal Penitentery. :no:

A.K.A. CLUB FED

ALBOB
04-17-2003, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by Tank316
leave you in charge of gardening one day and look what happens.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :laugh: :laugh:

But...............but..........QUIT PICKING ON MEEEEEEE :cry: