Rose-growing industry wilts in U.S. as South America's blossoms
Roses at Suburban Wholesale Florists in Chatham Borough. Owner Craig Core estimates that 95 percent of the Valentine's Day roses his business ordered this year were grown in South America.
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#1 Feb 6, 2011
This article made no mention of the municipal governments in NJ or the greedy developers who had their eyes on the flower growers' properties. The developers bought the growers out for their land and the municipal governments helped by hitting the growers up with large tax assessments that would leave the growers almost broke. The municipal governments supported the developers because the land would generate a lot more tax revenue when the flower growers were replaced with housing developments.
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