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   Local Bloom Industries Struggle To Evolve In The Face Of South American Competition
by Kathryn McKenzie, Voices of Monterey Bay
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 4:00PM EST

Walk into just about any grocery store this week, and you will be besieged by beautiful flowers — roses, carnations, lilies and more — waiting in buckets, bundled into bouquets, a profusion of red and pink tied up with Valentine’s hearts and red ribbon, just down the aisle from soup on sale.

More cut flowers are being sold in the United States than ever before, but about 80 percent of them come from somewhere else. Buying a bouquet of cheap hybrid tea roses imported from Colombia has become standard operating procedure for Valentine’s Day and other occasions — it’s not hard now to find a dozen red roses for $19.99, thanks to the lower cost of production in that country.

During the past 25 years, the proliferation of inexpensive flowers and their placement at supermarkets and big box stores has disrupted two separate but related industries around the Monterey Bay: independent florists and cut flower growers.

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