Monday, December 1, 2008

Your Local Florist and the Global Economy

So word has it, that due to protesters taking over Thailand's two largest airports, there won't be any fresh orchids coming in this week, like the ones seen in the picture above.

Anyone who knows Sprout, knows we use a lot of orchids - mokara, aranda, dendrobium, oncidium, james storeii - they are staples for us the way carnations are for other flower shops.

Weather/environmental disasters, pests and disease, major state events (like Princess Di's funeral), currency devaluation, trade imbalances - all can affect the selection of flowers from your local florist. Now we can add politics to that list!
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