Market Report Thursday 24th Feb

February 24 2011

Valentine’s Day is now firmly behind us. At our Ballarat florist shop we had a fantastic day and we hope that we provided lots of people with some memorable gifts of affection. Over 350 deliveries were completed with the first at 6.30am and the last at 8pm that night.

Now ten days later life at Stems Flower Market is very much back to normal. At today’s market we picked up some potted Gerbera plants. These are grown by Van Wyke nurseries for cut flowers for some twelve months and then sold off still in flower so they can replant new ones. These pots are 10″, are in flower and will continue to flower for the next two months or all year if they can be kept in a protected position out of the cold night dew and frosts.

Our home grown Lisianthus is now in full production. Although not as tall as last year’s crop this year’s bunches are of exceptional quality and because we pick them today and bring them straight into Stems to sell, you won’t find fresher any where in the world! An easy seven days vase life and up to fourteen days if the right care and conditions apply. We are selling them for $8 per bunch or 2 for $15. This is cheaper than on the floor of the Melbourne wholesale market.

Mother’s Day is in the air at the farm with us planting stocks for this big day.

The shop as always is packed with freshness and quality so please give us a call and treat yourself today.