If you bought potted flowers, annuals or perennials from a local garden center, you’re most likely buying a Michigan-grown product.
According to Michigan State University (MSU), Michigan is third in the nation for greenhouse floriculture production, the cultivation of flowers. Michigan does this on a very large scale — 46.3 million square feet of green house cover, according to the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Council (MGGC).
In 2018, Michigan growers produced $466 million worth of flowers, following California and Florida in production, said Roberto Lopez, MSU professor and controlled environment and floriculture extension specialist.
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