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Severe Flooding affecting availability of Flowers for Mothers Day


Columbia & Ecuador, two major exporters that supply North America with beautiful blooms have been severely affected by floods again this year. However unlike last year when the flooding started after most of the crops for Mothers Day flowers were … Continue reading

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Columbia – Land of Flowers


At Grower Direct we search the world in our efforts to bring our customers the finest flowers available. During the two decades Grower Direct has been retailing flowers we have developed a distinct fondness for flowers grown in Colombia, as … Continue reading

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China’s Marigolds


The villages located outside of Beijing China in Yanqing County have supplied the Beijing flower market for years, however recently they have expanded the flower fields by thousands of acres. In the fall, the Marigold (a member of the Chrysanthemum … Continue reading

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El Nino wreaks havoc on Flower Farms


The pictures in this post are the greenhouses, pump house and packing house of one of the flower farms of Columbia. This particular farm has been in production for 24 years and has been protected by a dyke for 22 … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Roses, Why the price increase?


Every year leading up to Valentine’s Day the consumer witnesses the retail price of roses start to rise, sometimes double, triple, or even quadruple what they normally sell for. Then to add insult to injury, just days after the event … Continue reading

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