Country of Origin: Where do Flowers Come From?

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300In the floriculture business, globalization continues and competition is getting even fiercer. Columbia has solid market share in America, and is now reaching out to Japan. Africa is strong in Europe, and now reaches out to America. India and China are coming on strong. With this many resources, you sometimes wonder, “Where do my flowers come from?”

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Dosing is Critical in Flower Food Solutions

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doseTo really enjoy your cut flowers, it is always a good idea to mix a solution of flower food and water to be used in your vase or arrangement. The strength of that solution matters – too strong or too weak will harm your flowers. For best results, you need to be sure you mix the proper dose.

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Ethylene is a Killer!

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ethylA dramatic statement but, when it comes to cut flowers, it’s true. Ethylene is a naturally occurring plant hormone, one of many that regulate flower production, leaf fall and flower death. It has a major effect on shortening vase life and, for the grower and retailer, cuts into profits.

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Clear Thinking on Flower Food

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clearAt Floralife, our flower foods are formulated with ingredients to help keep your bouquets and arrangements looking fresher, reduce waste and increase the return on your investment – wherever you happen to be in the flower chain. Beyond dollars and cents, however, Floralife products offer another benefit.

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