I've spent some time overseas after selling my flower business and coming back to the Sydney Flower Market has had its surprises! What once was predominantly a Growers flower Market has fast grown into a Import distribution centre. The authenticity of what used to be has gone. I understand that producing in Australia has become expensive with high costs of labour, electricity and chemicals but importing flowers hasn't changed the price of the flowers, so is it because its easier to pick up the phone and have flowers delivered to the market easier than going thru the growing process?
The next 5 years will be interesting.