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It’s the Holiday Season which means that many of your customers or clients are probably wanting festive bouquets and arrangements.  Even here in sunny Los Angeles, people want to purchase flowers that evoke a sense of Christmas cheer.  That’s why around this time of year many publications are putting out their lists of top flowers for Christmas.  So do roses make the list?  Of course, they do!

Carnations have long been a staple for Mother’s Day, but they go just as well with Christmas.  They might come in a variety of colors, but white and red will always be the most sought after during the winter months.  The compact nature of carnations pairs well with the long, elegant petals of lilies.  If you’re looking for something bolder than the soft colors of lilies, however, orchids are becoming more and more popular during Christmas for their colorful arrays.

But what flowers are the most synonymous with Christmas?  If you’re planning an event or setting up a window display, what would people most likely recognize?  Well, there’s always the pure, white beauty of chrysanthemums coupled with hypericum berries that make for the perfect bouquet or table decoration.  The most iconic Christmas flower, however, is certainly the poinsettia.  While they are popular to plant, they also make great cut flowers.  The poinsettias’ red and green foliage has been associated with Christmas since the 16th century in Mexico as many associated the star-shaped leaf pattern with the Star of Bethlehem.

Wherever you see these listings of the very best flowers for the Holidays, you can be sure that you’ll also see roses on the list.  The variety of colors, shapes, and fragrances means that roses can be matched to nearly any arrangement or floral setting.

At Flowerlink we carry many rose varieties that are absolutely perfect for the Holidays.  They include Explorer, Red Paris, Hearts, Polar Star, Queen Berry, Cherry Oh, Flash Baccara, Black Magic, and Piano.   We can help you find the Holiday rose that best suits your needs.

Purchase Wholesale Roses for the Holidays from Flowerlink

If you’re a Los Angeles florist putting together Holiday arrangements or a Southern California event planner needing roses for your winter season event, there’s no better place to order high-quality roses in bulk than with Flowerlink.

We have over 200 varieties of roses, and we can work with you to find the roses that fit your needs.  You can rest assured than when you order with Flowerlink, you’re getting the very best because we deliver our roses within three days of being cut.

Contact us for more information about the roses we carry and to receive free samples.  We can be reached by phone at 310.848.1843 or by email at sales@flowerlink.biz.  Have a safe and wonderful Holiday!

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The cut flower industry is booming, especially here in the greater Los Angeles area.  There’s a big demand by high end florists, events planners, supermarkets, and many others that need fresh roses in bulk to serve their clients.  This demand is the reason there are always new and exciting rose varieties constantly being bred to give those rose buyers an almost bottomless selection.

The demand has also meant that many countries have made fresh cut flowers one of their primary exports.  But in a rush to meet those demands, their methods have raised a lot questions with concerns for both the environment and the well-being of their workers.  Working in the cut flower industry for decades we understand those concerns.  So how is Flowerlink different?

A large portion of cut flowers are grown in Southeast Asia, Africa, and of course South America, where Flowerlink’s farms are located in the countryside of Ecuador.  These areas have the ideal climate for growing quality roses, and when you add carefully controlled greenhouses, it’s the perfect spot.   As the industry has come to disparaged areas of Africa, like in Kenya for example, it’s even starting to help lift parts of the world out of poverty.  The downside to all this is that labor and environmental laws aren’t very stringent in these areas.

Workers are sometimes underpaid and overworked and can find themselves working unprotected around dangerous chemicals which can lead to serious health issues.  Unregulated, these chemicals can take a dangerous toll on the environment as well.  Corners are cut for the sake of profit, but the impact it has on the people and our world simply isn’t worth it.  It’s no wonder why consumer advocacy groups and organizations like the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and their Fairness in Flowers campaign have targeted the cut flower industry in the past.  We do things differently at Flowerlink.

The farms that produce our roses are family-owned and adhere to the strictest environmental and labor standards.  And that’s not just us saying it, we’re certified by many international organizations like the The Rainforest Alliance, the Flower Label ProgramFlor EcuadorFair Trade USA, and others.  What does that mean for you?  It means that if you’re a local Los Angeles event planner, when you buy roses in bulk from Flowerlink, you’re not just getting the latest varieties, you’re purchasing roses that were grown on farms where workers are treated fairly and paid appropriately.  You’re purchasing roses that didn’t damage the environment that helped grow them.

Buy Environmentally and Socially Responsible Roses From Flowerlink!

Buying quality wholesale roses in Los Angeles and beyond doesn’t have to come at a high cost to our world and workers, and withFlowerlink it won’t.  We’re happy to speak with you more about delivering the world’s best roses to your shop, store, or to help decorate your next big event.

Contact us for details about the roses we and carry and to receive free samples.  We can be reached by phone at 310.848.1843 or by email at sales@flowerlink.biz.  We look forward to sharing our roses with you!