Tuesday, January 20, 2009

LOCALLY GROWN....The Orchids of Winter

One trend I have noticed in the flower industry over the last few years is an increase in interest & demand from my clients for environmentally and ethically friendly flowers...
Over the next year I will be profiling the best of our LOCALLY GROWN flowers.
Buying locally grown flowers is one way to support local business, guarantee safe workplace standards and decrease fuel usage!
Locally Grown Chartreuse Cymbidium Orchid
In Metro Vancouver I have easy access to the The United Flower Growers Co-op. (UFGC) where I can buy flowers from a consortium of local Fraser Valley greenhouses & farms in a "Dutch Clock" style Flower Auction. These Auctions are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting at 6am.

Locally Grown Pink Cymbidium Orchid

Locally Grown Brown Cymbidium Orchid

Locally Grown White Cymbidium Orchid
These Orchids are fairly pricy at $3.50 per bloom ($35-50 per stem) but pay off in the long run due to their amazing vase life of 3-4 weeks.
These and several other varieties are grown at a local Delta BC greenhouse and are available now & over the next 1-2 months.

Next Blog.....Tulips!!!

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