a rose is a rose is a…

13 02 2009

If you’re looking to treat your sweetie (or yourself!) to some flowers this Valentine’s Day, you may want to stop and think about the distance that most flowers travel to get to you… Many of the Valentine roses you see in florists are flown from places like Ecuador – a far-off, wonderful country which you should support, but NOT through its rose industry.

And WHY are these flowers coming from so far away, when there are local roses growing right here in the Ottawa area??? YES, you heard me – local roses in Ottawa in the middle of February! And not just roses, but snapdragons, irises, lilies and more. Carleton Growers is located just outside Carp and they supply fresh-cut flowers to the Ottawa area. You can visit them yourselves to pick up a beautiful bouquet, or you can ask your local florist to order from them directly.




One response

13 02 2009

Thanks for posting this. What great news!!

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