I thought it might be a good idea to give a little biography on the authors for this blog.
FunFlowerFacts – That’s me! You can read about me in the blogs About page.
GDGuy – This is Mr. Doug Munro, the CEO of Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers. Doug started in the floral industry in the early 80’s, driving a floral delivery truck for a flower wholesaler. He quickly progressed to the position of a salesman traveling throughout Western Canada. From there he worked his way up to General Manager of the Edmonton Head office and later was instrumental in opening branches in British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Doug was in the business for 14 yrs before he made the switch over to Grower Direct. He started as the Vice President of supply, then became the Vice President of Marketing. He then moved on to the position of President of Grower Directs call center and in 2004 that he became the CEO. Doug has been in the floral industry for over 30 years and offers a wealth of knowledge about the floral industry and individual flower varieties.
Iloveflowers53 – This lovely lady is a personal friend of mine who adores flowers as much as I do. Although she has moved on to a different career path in her past she had worked in several flower shops as an aspiring designer. I’ll get her to post pictures of some the arrangements she created, they are wonderful and if she wanted to she could have had a career as a floral designer. Regardless she is very knowledgeable when it comes to flowers, and it shows in her posts!
Flowerjedi – Another personal friend of mine who agreed to help out! He’s the only guy I know who loves flowers as much as I do. He has been in and out of the flower industry for over 3 decades & he is an avid gardener. As he said to me, has a lot of experience in purchasing flowers. His wife is one lucky lady!