This world is far from us today. The USDA says that 80% of the flowers sold in the US are imported. This includes cut flower farms with looser laws regarding labor, worker safety, and use of chemicals. These precious blooms are then flown and driven in refrigeration to get to it’s final destination. Flowers are now any color, shape and size no matter the season or place! As a florist, I can basically copy any Pinterest picture just about any time of the year.
Yes, we are far from the local, chemical-free, neighbourhood blooms we used to see. But, there’s hope! Right here in San Diego are GORGEOUS, local, flowers, trees and shrubs that transform our world season to season. At Nurture Flora Co. we use only local flowers. These flowers are grown almost exclusively in San Diego with a few exceptions in other parts of Southern California. These flowers are chosen because they are grown without any chemical fertilisers and pesticides and support local business.