When we want a heart-warming gift, we often ‘say it with flowers’. After all, who doesn’t like the look and smell of freshly cut flowers? Who dares not to love them?
Beneath the obvious physical attraction of flowers, as a society we are becoming more discerning in our spending. We attend and support our local markets for local fresh produce and yet ask, “Is it locally grown?” Being a local market, we should be able to assume that it is, therefore why ask this question? Perhaps increased public knowledge of plant product and the importance of its origins have us casting a cynical eye on roses in bud every market day throughout the year, causing us to wonder where these out-of-season flowers have come from. 

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