March 15, 2022

Ep. 30 The Flower Fields feat. Joni Miringoff & Fred Clarke

Ep. 30 The Flower Fields feat. Joni Miringoff & Fred Clarke

80 million ranunculus flowers can be found at the Carlsbad, CA Flower Fields open from March 1st to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8th, 2022.

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Have you ever seen 80 million flowers?

Well, if you want to get the chance, then head over to the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch!

In this episode of the Carlsbad People, Purpose, and Impact Podcast, Bret Schanzenbach is joined by Joni Miringoff and Fred Clarke from the Flower Fields. About a century ago, this area of Carlsbad was the “flora capital of America,” as farmers grew all kinds of flowers, including gladiolas, roses, poinsettias, and—what the Flower Fields is now famous for—ranunculus. Originally, ranunculus flowers were only red or yellow, but, due to careful cultivation by the founding owners in the 1950s, the Flower Fields boasts ranunculus of over 14 colors. Now, the Flower Fields is a gorgeous tourist attraction and event space for those in Southern California. People can enjoy gorgeous flowers, purchase bouquets, take walks on the grounds, or host an event or wedding.

In this conversation, Joni and Fred talk about the Flower Fields’ history and share their upcoming community events, which include wine-tasting, concerts, morning yoga, BMX events, photography lessons with Canon photography, mosaic and floral workshops, and the Carlsbad Chamber’s Green Business Expo. In addition to these events, the Flower Fields also offers an after-school program, which educates children in planting, composting, nature, and more! However, the Flower Fields’ season doesn’t last long, as their events run from March 1st to Mother’s Day.  

If you want to enjoy the Flower Fields, be sure to purchase your online ticket soon!

Interview Links

Learn more about the Flower Fields.

Attend an event at the Flower Fields.

Book a private event at the Flower Fields.

Discover more about the educational programs at the Flower Fields.

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Connect with Joni Miringoff!

Chat with Fred Clarke!


Did you like what you heard? This show is produced by Imagine Podcasting dba Heard Not Seen Media, Inc. For more, visit Imagine Podcasting’s website.

Fred Clarke

General Manager

Fred Clarke has over 42 years of experience in the horticulture industry as a professional grower and manager. His familiarity with plants is broad and diverse, and he applies his knowledge at both The Flower Fields of Carlsbad and his orchid nursery, Sunset Valley Orchids. He has worked as the General Manager of The Flower Fields for the last 16 years. Previously, he was the operations, logistics and Poinsettia crop manager for Paul Ecke Ranch’s domestic and international operations.

Joni Miringoff

When Joni started at The Flower Fields 30 years ago, she saw endless possibilities and still sees it that way. She has created a vibrant and growing visitors’ program, that includes tours from across the country. She also started a docent program that involves over 140 volunteers from the community. Her past and current involvements include: Hospice of the North Coast, ArtSplash, Carlsbad Citizen of the Year, Carlsbad Chamber Leadership Award, Carlsbad Arts Commissioner.