Besides being informative it's a very entertaining book, and Amy Stewart is a flower lover so it's not an expose.
As a person with a company that grows flowers here in the U.S., I found it amazing to read about the developments in this business which have occurred mostly in the past 15 to 20 years.
I know that economics and prices drive business, but I also know that people, especially in Portland, Oregon, enjoy seeking out local products, so in spite of the gigantic industry in South America and Africa, Peterkort Roses is still a contender. We may be teensy compared with them, but we grow quality products. Beautiful roses!!
If you have found our web site via my blog, Peterkort Roses is a family-owned and operated flower growing company located in Oregon. We've been in business since 1923. We grow roses, sweetheart roses, spray roses, garden-style roses, Oriental and Asiatic lilies, holly, stephanotis, cymbidium, cattleya and paphiopedilum orchids, and maidenhair fern.
Check us out!!