A Picture is Worth...Tulips in Holland


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From Amy Stewart's Flower Confidential:

  • The famous Dutch flower auction at Aalsmeer handles 19 million flowers per day.
  • Americans spend $1.98 billion on flowers and plants for Mother’s Day.
  • 78% of all cut flowers sold in the United States are imported, primarily from Latin America. This amounts to about 2.9 billion imported stems, most of them coming from Colombia and Ecuador.
  • A typical wage on an Ecuadorian flower farm is $150 per month. Wages represent less than four cents for every rose sold.

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