and flowers from your local florist shop!
Flowers that are brought into flower shops from wholesalers often come from all over the world! Carnations, along with sweetheart and spray roses are the only kinds of flowers that are commercially grown in Canada, we used to grow lots of roses down in the Niagara Falls area but that all got moved to Ecuador and other countries with more humid climates, where the growing conditions for roses are prime all year long. One flower that can’t be grown anywhere else in such mass production are orchids, they are grown in Thailand.
But some of the product that florists get from their wholesaler is not up to the quality that they need it to be in a flower shop, so that is when they turn their attention to their garden to help supplement the gap in product! Dahlias are a great example! Very often the dahlias that we get in are full of bruised and damaged petals because of the rough transportation that they had to go through and very often don’t last even close to the amount of days garden dahlias last! Some flowers are even prettier than flowers from our shops! I love the way a David Austin rose looks growing and I drool over the thought of working with them!
So make sure to keep your flowers out of extreme heat and cold! And remember…support your local florist!