9 28 Floriculture

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9 28 Floriculture

  1. 1. Floral Design Chain of Distribution Flower: Snapdragon Term: Floriculture
  2. 2. Snapdragon Antirrhinum • Availability: year-round • Color: pink, white, yellow, purple, and orange • Flower stem is geotropic in that stems bend away from gravity. Store in vertical position to avoid curvature. • Individual florets “snap” when gently squeezed. Most varieties have sweet fragrance. • Medium line flower: Serves as an excellent choice for any style of design. • Longevity: days 10-14 • Sold by Bunch 10, $10 - $12
  3. 3. Floriculture • Growing flowers – especially for commercial sale
  4. 4. Commercial Growers • http://www.fsq.nl/fsq/UK-rondleiding.html
  5. 5. Growing cut flowers • Cut flowers are grown and shipped around the world • 40 billion dollar per year industry • 78% of the flowers sold in the US are imported • Most bulb flowers come from The Netherlands • Most Roses come from Ecuador & Columbia • California, Florida, Colorado, & Hawaii are the US largest growers. • Local growers: Wollum Gardens.
  6. 6. Greenhouse • Flowers cut on Monday Morning • Within 1 hour they are in a cold processing warehouse • Trimmed of leaves • Graded by length
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  8. 8. Dutch Tulip Field
  9. 9. Keuchenhof Flower Show

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