Market Report Sunday 13th March

March 13 2011

It’s Ballarat’s Begonia Festival weekend at the moment. Ballarat is full with the antique fair and the events at the lake filling the city with visitors.

Begonias from one of Ballarats begonia founders, Evan Hines, is what we stock at stems. Evan is in his senior years and we are now very lucky to be his sole stockist of his magnificent begonias. The flowers on the begonias will continue to flower for the next eight weeks and are an excellent choice in gifting.

Other great seasonal buys at the moment are our home grown lisianthus that are still in full production, tulips are starting to pop up as good buying as the days cool a little.

The team at stems are starting to put their creative hats on for the flower and garden show at the exhibiton buildings at the end of this month. Stems will be supporting our farm, Ballarat Carnations, who are displaying their products in the growers’ avenue part of the show. Flowers Victoria is warding a $2000 prize to the best display in the avenue of thirty Victorian growers.