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Friday, March 16, 2012


 I used to see roses from Ecuador, Columbia and the U.S.A.
These roses are from Kenya.
I am probably the only one who didn't know that the biggest producer of roses in the world is Kenya.
 This is another illustration of the term 'global economy', isn't it?
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    1. coco, they are among the best plants, aren'they?

  2. Beautiful photos. I did not know this either.

  3. Beautiful roses.
    I was aware of Kenya being the biggest producers. There is a move here in the UK for people to stop buying these flowers due to the air-miles and carbon footprint they have. The eco-warriors are keen for us to buy home grown flowers when in season which I tend to approve of but there is the other side of the coin that if we stop buying the flowers from Kenya they loose their job abd are poor enough already - bit of a dilemma

    1. Patientgardener, I thought about this dilemma, too! My husband gave this bouquet to me on the 8th of March (Int'l Women's Day). He ordered it on-line, and didn't know anything about its origin. We both were surprised. Europe is much closer to Kenya than the U.S.....

  4. Your photographs of the roses are absolutely beautiful!

  5. Those roses are just gorgeous. So many different shades! I didn't know about Kenya being the biggest exporter of roses. I rarely buy cut roses.

  6. I had no idea roses would be shipped all the way from Kenya! They look so healthy and beautiful. I was eating fresh shrimp the other day when Lou informed me they came from Vietnam. I was thinking they came from our own coast. The global economy and methods of produce transport are amazing.

  7. I had no idea that we imported flowers from Kenya. Amazing. Your blooms are gorgeous.

  8. Beautiful pictures of the Roses. You are definitely not the only one who didn't know about this. Roses and Kenya, who would have thought it.

  9. I also didn't have the idea that Kenya grows that much roses. And they are so beautiful, fresh, crisp and elegant, most especially because your photos captured them perfectly. Thanks Tatyana.

  10. I had no idea about Kenya and roses! Very pretty!

  11. WOW stunning Tanya they are so beautiful ,thankyou for sharing.

  12. thanks for sharing this beautiful bunch of roses with us! :)

  13. oh my! how gorgeous. :-) I love the colors. And I love roses.

  14. Kenya? Who'd a thunk? They look freshly picked and yet they've traveled halfway around the globe. Gorgeous photos!

  15. Wunderschöne Rosen, absolut schön arrangiert.

    LG Mathilda


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