Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Where Did the Flowers in My Bouquet Originate?

Photo by Carol King
Did you receive a bouquet from your Valentine this year?  Did you ever wonder where the flowers come from?  More than likely the came from Columbia in South America.  Why Columbia you might ask?

Gardener Dave shared this article about why so many of our flowers come from there.  In 1967 David Cheever, a graduate student in horticulture at our very own Colorado State University, wrote a term paper titled “Bogotá, Colombia as a Cut-Flower Exporter for World Markets.” After graduating, Cheever put his theories into practice. Cheever’s paper and business efforts started an economic revolution in Colombia.

Read the whole story here!