Where do the flowers grow?
With the country’s agricultural exports at record levels, and more than half of the country growing produce, it’s hard to see how the country can afford to let the economy languish.
The latest government figures show the price of an average of 4.6 tonnes of flowers a year, up from 3.7 tonnes in 2014.
This is a significant increase over the previous year’s average of 2.7, but it’s still lower than the world average of 5.1 tonnes a year.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia has about one billion flowers a day, and is home to more than 6 million hectares of flowers.
It is worth noting that the vast majority of Australia’s flowers are produced in Victoria, with Tasmania, the Northern Territory and New South Wales accounting for more than 90 per cent of the nation’s flower production.
The growing pains for Australian farmersThe price of a single flower can be up to $40-$50,000 in Melbourne and $60-$80 in Canberra.
That is a lot of money for a flower you won’t see in your local market, but can still be an attractive proposition if you’re looking to grow a few.
There are a few ways to grow your own flowers.
A couple of options include using the free online Gardening Kit to make your own arrangements, or hiring a gardener to do the work for you.
Alternatively, you can purchase flowers directly from a flower shop.
But if you do need to get your hands on some, there are a number of websites that will sell flowers at reasonable prices.
These include: The Australian Flower Company A Flower of Australia The Botanic Gardens Bethany’s Garden The Artisan’s Garden In Melbourne There’s also a growing number of online suppliers of flowers, such as FlowerGrown , that are well worth checking out if you need a few flowers.
There is also a website called Gardening101, which lists all of the flower suppliers in the country.
For more information on how to get started with growing flowers, or what to look for in your garden, check out our gardening guide.