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The Philippine flower industry has gone a long way since cut flowers were its major produce in the 1970’s and growers were local hobbyists and plant enthusiasts.  During the 1980’s the flower industry became more commercialized as it generated huge profits and had lots of potential to earn foreign revenues.  The land area of flower farms grew and growers adapted modern techniques and machinery to produce flowers both Filipinos and other people around the world can enjoy. Over the last two decades, growers and enthusiasts realized that the high return on investment, higher standards of living, rapid population growth, and an influx of tourists led to more fickle clients who only want high-standard cut flowers.  For a period of nine years (1991 – 2000), fresh cut flowers and buds earned USD 371,281 annually.  There was an increase in the domestic market’s demand for cut flowers and it grew to such an extent that the Philippines had no choice but to import flowers like orchids and chrysanthemums to meet the demand – particularly on Valentine’s Day, All Saint’s Day, school graduation months of March and April, and the Christmas season.  All sorts of flowers from asters to roses are cultivated throughout the Philippines. Chrysanthemums, sampaguita, and gladiolas are grown in open fields or in the mountains north of Luzon.  Roses and gerberas are grown in greenhouses because the structure protects them from the heavy rain and the intense summer heat.  Jasmine and sampaguita carry heavy religious connotations and are strung into garlands to be offered to statues in churches. Gardens for these flowers are usually located along roadsides or near churches so the grower has an easier time selling them.  Despite innovations and new technology, horticulturists in the Philippine flower industry still face a few constraints and challenges – especially small farmers. For one thing, structures like greenhouses have high costs that they cannot afford.  The technology in the country still can’t handle some new varieties of flowers like calla and gerbera.  While production technology can be imported, new agricultural chemicals need to be bought along with it.  Combined with high import taxes, acquiring these can be very expensive.  Even access to credit sources is a problem due to high interest rates on loans.Although the Philippine flower industry is already picking up, horticulturists still encounter problems meeting the local and worldwide demand for cut flowers.  These issues need to be addressed so the country can cut down on import costs, and so the businesses of small growers can thrive as well as the big players in the Philippine flower industry.

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This article was written by Timothy Spencer for Island Rose – Flower Delivery Philippines. We hope you enjoyed this article and encourage you to visit our website. Through Island Rose, you can Deliver Flowers to Philippines or simply browse through our blog for more informative articles.

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When choosing your wedding date, there are many things you need to take into account. If you are one of those brides that has had your heart set on your wedding since you were a little girl, and that includes having your heart set in a certain kind of flower. Please make sure that you plan accordingly on the availability of your flowers. On the other hand, if you are that kind of bride that likes to take things as they come and are flexible, you will be fine with whichever flowers the season might bring during your wedding date. Also, when choosing a wedding date, considering the season the colors for your wedding plays a huge part. If you have always dreamed of a purple, pink or pastel wedding, then you might want to choose any day in Spring. But if you are drawn into bright and strong colors, Summer will be best. For browns and earthy colors, the Fall season will provide you with the perfect floral colors. For deep reds, blues, whites and silvers chose Winter, it will complement your event. As for colors, wedding flowers will complement your wedding décor in an extreme manner. To continue, I will provide you with a couple of ideas and mixtures for your centerpieces according to your wedding and there season that you chose. For Summer inspired floral centerpieces, who says that fruits and flowers don’t mix well for a wedding flower centerpiece? Square vases, oranges cut in half to decorate the bottom of the vase, orange roses, gerberas and dahlias mixed with some green fillers will give you fresh, beautiful and summery centerpieces. Personally, I love using tall centerpieces which add drama and presence and are used for many Winter weddings which create a magical and romantic theme ever. Tall crystal bases filled with white garden roses, even blue roses, white lilies, or calla lilies and hydrangeas complemented by branches. And why not use some crystals and hanging pearls in your floral vase arrangements?Floating flowers accompanied by candles and petals are the perfect centerpieces for Spring weddings. The romanticism that this season portrays is especially unique. Chose low vases that will hold a little amount of water. Peony flowers, roses, or gardenias will do perfectly for beautiful floating flowers. Chose to either insert floating candles in the vase or spread them around the table. Do the same with fresh rose petals. For fall weddings, bi-color yellow and orange roses are one of my favorite choices for wedding flowers which complement any event perfectly. You also might want to add original and exotic chocolate cosmos kissing balls or round floral arrangements will which look beautiful for these kinds of weddings.

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Daisy Hudson is a wedding flowers
planner and floral specialist working in South Florida tri-county area,
helping diy wedding flowers brides make their visions true. In her
spare time, she grows fresh garden roses and tulips as wedding flowers.