Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hurricane Damage Affects Supply

Shade House Damaged by Irma

Everything Grows gets its beautiful indoor plants from California, Hawaii, and Florida. 

Hurricane Irma impacted many of the nurseries in Florida - some have major damage, others very little.  

Overall, the damage was less than was expected because of the western path that Irma took as it crossed into Florida. If the "eye" had veered more towards Miami and then hugged the Eastern coast of Florida, the damage would have been much more significant.
Toppled Shade Houses 

Nevertheless, most of the nurseries do not have power and are working overtime to clean up fallen plants. They are also busy making repairs to their shade cloth structures so that their plants that they did save are not damaged by direct exposure to the sun. It is really a race against time at this moment. 

More Extensive Damage 

Going forward, we anticipate that Florida supply will be under pressure the rest of the year and into next year as some nurseries rebuild and start new stock. We may see shortages and/or price increases in some plant varieties.   Meanwhile, We will do everything we can to assure the best plants available for our indoor plant customers.

Don't let the hurricane damage stop you from putting lush beautiful plants in your office space! Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your space come alive with plants.  We still have plenty of wonderful grade A commercial plant specimens available!

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