Events in Floral

Events in Floral

Greetings to all and I trust this message finds you well.

The floral industry survived Mother’s Day 2019 and by all reports it appeared to be a very good holiday. Flowers were fresh and the prices were sufficient to allow for good margins.

The holiday was followed by the Memorial Day Flowers foundation event which took place all over America. This is a great opportunity for the flower industry to shine and use the power of flowers to honor fallen soldiers.

Thanks to all of the growers, importers, and others who gave flowers, money, time or all three. Coming off of a strong holiday when there was little inventory the industry rose to the occasion and at Arlington National Centenary 1,500 volunteers handed out 200,000 stems (Colombia California and Ecuador) and 30,000 more on Monday.

Ramiro Penaherrera the driving force within the foundation has created something that will continue to shed a light on honoring soldiers and giving the floral industry some positive news to share. There are some great pictures to review here

The next big event will be the IFTEX show in Nairobi Kenya. will be attending this far away fun show that begins on June 5. The Kenyans are ready to wow everyone with their flowers and you can be sure I will return with images to validate the quality.

Stay tuned to for all your floral news.

Williee Armellini

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    Volunteers place 12,500 flowers on military graves at Golden Gate National Cemetery
    SAN BRUNO, Calf. (KTVU)
    – Fallen military members were honored on Memorial Day at the Golden Gate National Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day ceremony.
    The gathering is similar every year, a military band plays and speakers honor the lives lost, but every year the emotions feel fresh for the crowd of people paying their respects.
    Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno is one of many across the country holding Memorial Day ceremonies to remember the military men and women who died in active duty.
    “It feels like I’m walking among giants here I respect them so much,” said Chris Johnson with Cal Flowers.

    His company partnered with the Memorial Day Flowers Foundation to put flowers on 12,500 gravesites.
    Thanks to volunteers and the Golden Gate Young Marines, within hours thousands of flowers were placed right next to American flags already planted days earlier by Scouts BSA.
    “It does feels significant for me, gives me pride, makes me proud that I’m still keeping their spirit alive,” said Young Marine Sergeant Justin Harris.
    The gestures, no matter how big or small, show how respected brave servicemen and women are on this Memorial Day.

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