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Last Day for Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered on May 11, 2017,  Thursday for Mother’ s Day.

Orders accepted through Monday May 8, 2017.

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Gary, I am pleased.  The price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by UPS or Fedex has not risen for the third year in a row.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

25 Pink + 25 Farm Choice $105

100 Farm Choice $155

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Here are 100 assorted and pink roses in the kitchen sink delivered to our North Carolina home.

mother's Day'roses

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses, she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby.  By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

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You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $85.

 I regret that UPS and Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

Open the roses.  If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the driver and let me know.  I’ll get you a full refund. To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with UPS when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they can be returned at the time of delivery.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

25 Pink + 25 Farm Choice $105

100 Farm Choice $155

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

To order, click on your choice.  Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator, will place and follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a UPS tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the UPS delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, UPS will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday, May 11, three days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

mother's Day'roses

Some of Ecuador roses delivered this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for fresh cut, hand delivered roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air and are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store.  They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated UPS facility then flown to your UPS destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days.  Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

25 Pink + 25 Farm Choice $105

100 Farm Choice $155

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot checks farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements.  There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-worker’s fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc.
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets, gloves, masks, etc.
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador.

The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

25 Pink + 25 Farm Choice $105

100 Farm Choice $155

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

ecuador-roses

Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

Last orders accepted at Midnight Monday, May 8.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

25 Pink + 25 Farm Choice $105

100 Farm Choice $155

50 Pink + 50 Farm Choice $165

Learn Spanish in Three Days ONLINE

The “Learn Spanish in Three Day Course” is now available online.

Read below to see why we are offering our Super Spanish course online for the first time.

Speaking Spanish is a huge benefit on its own.  You can become one of the rare North Americans who can get along in Spanish speaking countries.  You can be one of the special people who can communicate with 10 million non-English speakers in the USA.  Spanish is the second most used language in the USA.  There are more Spanish speakers than speakers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Hawaiian, and the Native American languages combined.  According to the Census Bureau, Spanish is the primary language of nearly 50 million people in the US.  This is the largest Spanish-speaking community outside of Mexico. Only half of these speakers also speak English “very well,” and 19% do not speak Spanish at all.

You can tap into all this potential when you speak Spanish.  Yet there are more benefits.

An article in England’s leading newspaper, the Telegraph, entitled “Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism” (1) sum up the biggest benefit of learning a second language and increased intelligence.  The article says: “Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for traveling.  It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English.  Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process.  The brains of bilingual people operate differently than single language speakers, and these differences offer several mental benefits.”

The article then explains studies that show seven cognitive advantages gained from learning a foreign language.

#1:  You become smarter
#2:  You build multitasking skills
#3:  You stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia
#4:  Your memory improves
#5:  You become more perceptive
#6:  Your decision-making skills improve
#7:  You improve your English

Does it sound impossible to learn Spanish in three days?  Yes, it is impossible when you try to learn Spanish in the old, traditional way.

Though you may choose to take more time using this course to learn Spanish, thousands of our readers have learned at our Spanish courses.

There is a scientific method of learning… proven and described in numerous best selling books that create educational jumps by making education natural, easy and fun.   This course works because it is education without stress!

This method was created and refined by the Bulgarian educational master, Georgi Lozanov, who transformed the entire Soviet educational system to such a degree that this third world country beat the USA into space.

Merri was lucky to be one of a handful of students outside of Bulgaria who were allowed to be taught this system in the early 70s.  She practiced this unique and remarkable form of education for  four decades. It was a delight!

Merri and I began integrating these techniques with other shamanic and educational tactics we had gained in our global travels and then applied them to teach Spanish in three days.

The course has been proven again and again by the thousands who have used this system.  You can read a few of the many raves we have received from delegates who have learned from the Super Thinking Spanish course we created.

Here are a few quotes from delegates of the course.

One delegate from St. Louis wrote:  Hi Gary,  Just ended forty-five years in dentistry last week, and I’m on to a new career.  What is my new career?  Still formulating, but the eye -opening,mind expanding Super-Spanish course last weekend in St. Louis surely shows me the opportunity exists to expand my horizons.

Besides having a lot of nice people to learn our new language; the methods Merri and you developed proved to be just what you said they would be.  We all and I in particular relaxed our way to new learning.  I feel so very comfortable with the basis of my new language skills that I know I will be spitting out great Spanish sentences by the time I reach Ecuador in October.  Last year I spent six weeks in Ecuador and now I plan on conversing with the people.

Today’s excerpt of your newsletter really hit home. You do what you say you will. There are no surprises or hidden sales tricks. The only tricks are beneficial to our learning.  Thank you for a wonderful experience that I was quite unable to grasp how you would pull it off.  You did, however, and I look forward to other courses that you offer, and I have absolutely no doubt they also will work beneficially.  Best regards, Denis Molloy.

Another wrote about the Super Spanish course:   Buenos Dias, here is a testimonial for Super Thinking-Super Spanish.  Please feel free to use all or part in promotions for the course.  In addition, you may give my email address to any prospect “on the fence” about enrolling.  Yesterday, in Cotacachi, Ecuador, I finished Super Spanish.  I had high expectations for the course and they were exceeded.

After three days, I can speak Spanish in complete sentences. In simple conversations, such as buying groceries or ordering a meal, I can make myself understood. I think that’s incredible!

Although I am far from the competence level of a native speaker, I feel I’ve taken a giant step forward in learning Spanish so that I can experience the people and culture of Ecuador.  The foregoing benefits would have more than justified the time and money I invested in Super Spanish.  And learning some Spanish was not the most important benefit I got from the course.

Prior to leaving the USA, I had felt for some time that the pace of life there was unhealthy for me (and for most people) and I did nothing about it.

I’ve thought about the pace issue during the course.  One of the key elements Merri Scott designed into Super Spanish is placing the student in the optimal state for learning.  In class, the past three days, I’ve been re-introduced to guided journeys and introduced to the calming effects of Baroque music (www.sundaybaroque.org).  What a blessing! I’m inclined to make one or both a daily part of my life.   Rob Christi.  Cotacachi, Ecuador

Another attendee from a course wrote:   “I took this incredible class a few weeks ago, and I would like to tell anyone that is interested, that it is an amazing three days of learning with lots of laughs included. You leave everyday wanting to learn more and are so excited to do so.

“Other Spanish classes and tutoring made us feel like it would take forever to get to the point where we could put it into practice, but this method gave us a more fluent use for everyday life almost immediately AND the confidence to use it.  It is a fantastic way to show people how much they know and give confidence to learn and use Spanish creating a momentum.

“They made learning Spanish easy and fun in a very relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.  I would definitely recommend this course.  Even if you know some Spanish, this helps make it easier because of the less stress that no verb conjugations gives you.  This gives you more confidence in yourself to try and speak it more.

 “The stress free atmosphere and tons of interaction and participation were very conducive to learning.  The relaxation techniques alone are worth the price.  The fact that I can now feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish with my new friends and neighbors is priceless.  Muchas, muchas gracias.”

“I loved the relaxed environment.  I picked up quite a lot of new vocabulary.  I found this course very informative about how the language works, how I can make sentences and understand others better!  Muchas Gracias!  I had a call from Telcel (the local phone company) after our second class and I was able to speak and understand them for the first time. Despacio (meaning slowly) … a great word!  Everyone should take this course before they pick up bad habits.”

“I liked how simply the course was organized and the positive attitude about learning.  Thank you so much for helping me to learn Spanish!”

“I liked the laid back yet professional approach.  I highly recommend this new, relaxing method of learning Spanish,  I feel a lot more confident in the delivery of my words and sentences. It was taught in an excellent and very professional way.

“It was a very enjoyable class.”

How The Course Works

The first tactic is to use Baroque music in the learning process.  At least three best selling books, “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000” have revealed insights about how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.  Merri Scott was among just a few who learned directly from Lozanov.

The second tactic uses 17 unique lessons to provide Spanish fluency in a short time.   Let me prove to you how this tactic works by teaching you hundreds of Spanish words in less than 30 seconds.

Here is the proof.

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

There you have it.  How long did it take you to read the sentence?  You now know hundreds of Spanish words that you will never forget.

See examples of the words you already know below.

How long would have taken you to memorize all those words?  How soon would you have forgotten them?

This is just one of seventeen Spanish lessons in the course.

The next lesson teaches how to pronounce each of the nouns.

Then, the third lesson teaches almost as many verbs, almost as quickly.

The fourth lesson shows how to avoid conjugating verbs by sticking with the infinitive (far easier than it sounds).  This simple lesson leaves a person sounding like a Spanish professor without ever conjugating a verb.

Lesson five shows how to sound infinitely polite and yet get almost anything desired in Spanish.

Lesson six gives valuable connectors and the seventh lesson triples the Spanish capacity with three words for “yesterday,” “now” and “tomorrow”.

By the end of three days you feel comfortable speaking Spanish.

Plus the system is Impro-Dynamic.  This means your Spanish keeps getting better even though you do not seem to be studying… practicing… or speaking Spanish.

I was amazed by this as I traveled back and forth from the USA to Ecuador.  The longer I was away from Ecuador… the better my Spanish became.  My second language was automatically improving The self improving feature comes because you learn to create Spanish sentences rather than remember them.  The portion of the brain that creates is more powerful than the portion that recalls.  When your mind creates something… it owns it!  You do not have to remember .

During the course you learn 4005 Spanish words that you already know .  

You then learn how to create Spanish sentences from these words.

Throughout the course you learn how to pronounce the sentences you create.

When the course ends… the mind keeps working… and creating… so next time you begin to speak Spanish you’ll be surprised .  You improve even though you have not actively worked on your lingual skill.

Due to the difficulty of getting groups together to learn this valuable technique, we created an online program for subscribers to use the Super Spanish course at home.   This is available at the highly reduced price of $79.

I’ll be in touch personally via email with each person who signs up for this course to see how it works or what is required to make it better.  Once this test is complete, we plan to offer the program on a larger scale and at a much higher price.

The ONLINE course has our, full satisfaction or money back, guarantee.  Try Super Spanish for 60 days.  If not fully satisfied, simply let us know for a full refund.

Learn Spanish online $79

Here are more testimonials from previous Super Spanish Courses.

Maggie wrote: It didn’t really seem possible that we would be speaking and understanding Spanish in only 3 days but the course made it happen in a very supportive learning environment.  I would highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to learn “practical Spanish”.  The teaching methods, use of relaxation, the use of native Spanish speakers for pronunciation and the teachers themselves who were approachable and helpful and always positive made this a very valuable class.

This course improved my self confidence in my ability to learn and retain a language.  It was presented with genuine enthusiasm, great energy and the style of learning is very effective. Gracias!  It was a great experience.

Nadine wrote: “Just spent the last 3 days in the most wonderful learning environment learning Spanish.  What an amazing learning experience!!  First day out of class and I could not stop thinking in Spanish WOW!!  I am amazed by how much I learned, retained and how much more is showing up now that I am out of class.  And the best part is THERE WAS NO STUDYING!! Indeed this is Super Thinking!!!  I would highly recommend this to anyone that has ever had a desire to learn another language or learn anything in record time.

And a few days after that ….  As I went through my day, just hanging out with my son, I could see myself starting to think in Spanish.  At first I thought it was amusing but as it continued and increased I thought “My goodness this is really remarkable amazing” It was really an effortless unfolding.  I wasn’t at any point “trying” to think in Spanish, just words I knew would fly across the screen in my mind.  And then this afternoon, my son cuddled up on the couch to watch some cartoons on his ipad and was watching Peppa Pig in Spanish…hmm coincidence?  I think not, I’m radiating Spanish so much that my son is being influenced!  Thanks a million again.  This weekend the best learning experience of my life!!

If you have ever had a desire to learn Spanish this is the way to do it!  By the end of the first day I had more confidence and more practical ability than I had from any previous courses I had taken.  It was fun and relaxed and full of laughter.  You will leave this class excited to use what you have learned.  Rather than leaving overwhelmed with how much you have yet to learn and master, you are equipped with the knowledge and know how to go out and communicate as well as the excitement to do it!”

Gary noted:  “The whole approach is positive and conducive to learning at a level that benefits ALL participants.  It is not intimidating and does not set up a pass/fail atmosphere.  The presenters are terrific and the results unbelievable.  It was relaxed, informal, friendly and effective.”

Twila said:  “This class provided a very refreshing and relaxed way of learning.  The atmosphere felt very safe to say the words you were practicing.  I learned a lot in a way that will make it easy to apply.  Starting with conversation is way more fun.  How quickly you can learn!  It was a great group, great instructors and great stories.

The atmosphere in the classroom was so relaxed that learning Spanish felt like a breeze and not like a painful task.  The relaxation exercises are really conducive to language learning.  We learned A LOT in a short time and it was fun and the environment was non-threatening.”

Brigitte sent this:  “Buenos Dias, Suzanne. su clase de espanol es excelente! Muchas Gracias!  
I have already done what you suggested and went into the program listening to the music and going over the lessons.  I know: Repetition……reinforcement…..thinking in the new language….it’s all part of it.  I loved your course and will certainly recommend it to friends.  Who knows….I might feel the urge and have the opportunity to repeat it at your beautiful place in Puerto Aventuras…..Quien sabe? Hasta otro dia y saludos a su familia.”

Marie wrote:  “I would highly recommend this course.  The amount covered in 3 days is amazing!  All with no stress.  The correlation lessons and pronunciation practice has greatly reduced my anxiety to go out and use my Spanish.  I really enjoyed the whole process and thank you for the take away tools.”

Learn Spanish online $79

Gary

Here is the English translation of a few of the many Spanish words you now know and will never forget.  How long would it have taken you to memorize them?  How soon would you forget?

“Most words in English that end in ION are almost identical, just pronounced differently.  For example, action is accion, education-educacion, manipulation- manipulacion, etc.”

Some more of these words:  Combination, Attrition, Education, Vacation, Petition, Lotion, Motion, Construction, Abduction, Pronunciation, Concentration and a ton of others!

Learn Spanish online $79

(1) www.telegraph.co.uk Benefits-of-bilingualism.html

Roses from Ecuador Help Earthquake Victims


Your Order of Fresh Long Stem Ecuador roses can help victims of Ecuador’s earthquake.

After the earthquake in Ecuador, we created a special program for Mother’s Day that donated all our proceeds from Ecuador rose sales to the Red Cross in Ecuador.   Mother’s Day rose sales created $700 in donations that we would normally have received.   In addition, many buyers added a $10 or $20 donation amounting to an additional $210 or a total of  $910 was donated to the Red Cross.  There was also an additional $120 donated to another organization at a donor’s request.  As you can see below, that money will go a long way.

Now we have a more specific program available through our friend and attorney, Floridalva Zambrano.  We have worked with Flori for more than ten years and have found her to be a wonderful, trustworthy, caring person,

Flori has worked with the Country Assistance Strategy (CAS for 20 years) and they have a way that contributions can be made in in a very specific way, so donors can monitor and have the opportunity to evaluate and even get in contact with the people they are helping.  The target population to be assisted are in Portoviejo, Manta, Bahía, San Vicente, Canoa, Pedernales, San Isidro, El Carmen.  These are amoung the areas hardest hit by the earthquake.  Floridalva’s church has congregations in all of these locations and can coordinate things through the leaders, pastors and congregation members in those areas.  She  strongly encourages donors to channel their help through the Alliance Metropolitan Temple, which administration is subject to a national organization audit.

There are two ways to help.  The first is to order Ecuador roses.  Our flower provider will make a donation of $20 for each order to the the Alliance Metropolitan Temple and inform Floridalva.

The second way is to contact Floridalva Zambrano direct at FLORIFLORI58@YAHOO.ES

You can see more details about the Ecuador Relief Program by clicking here.

Here is how to order the roses.

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These fresh roses will be delivered to your doorstep by UPS or Fedex, anywhere in the USA.  A contribution to the Ecuador Country Assistance Strategy will be made for each order.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.  We also love Ecuador’s beauty.  When an opportunity to send Ecuador roses and raise money for the poor some years ago, we grabbed the chance.

I wrote about the roses, made a special offer and sold over 5,000 roses that raised $2,000 that helped Ecuador’s poor.  The money was used to provide schooling for gifted indigenous children and to buy an InFocus projector used in our free English classes for Ecuadorian children.

So we offered Ecuador roses again and sold over 9,000 roses raising another $3,660!

This last Mother’s Day, 2016 offer Merri and I have asked our flower supplier, Roberto Ribadeneira, to pay $20 per sale to the Red Cross account set up to help with earthquake relief.

Now we are continuing this program for regular rose purchases.

This is not a deal that helps our pocketbooks.  We are donating all our rose sale proceeds to help the relief in Ecuador.  The cause is worthy.  Merri and I will share the joy of the gifts you help make… a wonderful gift of the most beautiful roses and help to those shattered by the earthquake in Ecuador.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

100 Farm Choice $155

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Here are 100 assorted and pink roses in the kitchen sink delivered to our North Carolina home.

mother's Day'roses

100 Farm Choice $155

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

Fwd: mother's Day'roses

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA… including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $85.

I regret that UPS and Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

UPS or Fedex will deliver.  Open them.  If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the UPS or Fedex driver and let me know.  I’ll get you a full refund.  To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with the driver when they are delivered.  If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery.  (Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the UPS delivery person departs.)

To order, click on your choice.  Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator, will place and follow your orders from the farm to your home.  He will email you a UPS or Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the UPS delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, UPS or Fedex will deliver your roses to you on the next Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday if your order arrives by Saturday.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

mother's Day'roses

Some of Ecuador roses delivered last year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for fresh cut, hand delivered roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air and are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from  this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated trucks to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated UPS facility then flown to your UPS destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days.  Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

100 Farm Choice $155

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot checks farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-worker’s fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc.
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets, gloves, masks, etc.
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador.

The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

100 Farm Choice $155

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

ecuador-roses

Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

25 Farm Choice $85

50 Farm Choice $99

100 Farm Choice $155

 

 

Last Day For Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses


This is the last day to order fresh long stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses to be delivered May 9, 2013,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

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I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year and the year before.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Here are 100 assorted and pink roses just delivered and sitting in the kitchen sink at our North Carolina home.

mother's Day'roses

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses, she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby. By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

Fwd: mother's Day'roses

You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s May until May 5, 2013 for Fedex delivery May 9, 2013.  I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $79.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

Fedex will deliver them with a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund. To assure the refund, you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe in this special offer you pay only $169 for a year’s subscription and 25 fresh cut, premium roses. You save $28.

Save $28. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador roses at below half price.

Ecuador Living subscription and 25 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $169.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses, simply select one of the options below for 25,  50 to 100 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79.

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

To order, click on your choice. I will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator, who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the Fedex delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 9, 2013 two days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

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Some of Ecuador roses delivered this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for fresh cut, hand delivered roses you will see, these roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

Recently, even the much smaller, tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and they are not even delivered to your or your mother’s house or office.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air and stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your mother, your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days.  Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real, green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…the freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

ecuador-roses

Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

Last orders accepted on May 5, 2013.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Assorted roses are farm choice and the best available color combination with the earliest possible delivery.

Rosy Mother’s Day Gifts


Mother’s Day brings good luck because moms are simply great!

I am one of the luckiest guys in the world for many reasons.   One of the most important reasons is my mom.

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Mom on a recent winter visit to us in Florida.

We are headed to mom’s place shortly for her 90th birthday celebration.   What a blessing that she is well and active.

I am always looking for ways to express to her how much she means to our family and how much I love her.

These special two gifts, come from our friend, Candace Newman. She is offering Mother’s Day discounts on both rose rejuvenation oil and rose perfume.

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Candace Newman.

Candace has been a friend (as well as our essential oil supplier) for decades. She lived with us and an Ecuador shaman and apprentices in Ecuador where she studied ways to incorporate shamanic wisdom into her essential oil formulas.

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Candace (lower right) with our daughter, Francesca (top center), friends and an Andean Yatchak at Incan ruins in Peru.

Candace writes:

The Oil Lady’s Mother’s Day Special

Combo: Rejuvenation Face Oil and Rejuvenation Perfume are 15% off
Individual Rejuvenation Formula products are 10% off

Our Rejuvenation formula of pure essential oils has been our #1 selling product by far every year since its inception in 1994, when I initially created it for the rejuvenating abilities of these precious oils for my face.

Years have taken it way beyond what I thought I was doing.  Men use it for aftershave and bald head care, clients report it is their major anxiety relief aroma, some use it as a sleep aid, others use it as their perfume/cologne.

This is a perfect example of what essential oils have always been:

(1) the origins of medicine due to the medicinal properties of their natural chemical constituents, and
(2) the origins of perfume due to their concentrated pure aromas.

Our Rejuvenation Formula of essential oils serves to demonstrate the microcosm of holistic medicine properties of essential oils. In this case, the oils care for the skin while the aroma touch the mind and the heart. One of the most amazing reports to us, was a longtime client who has used the formula for years for her skincare first, then for stress relief and emotional comfort, then it ended up bringing her out of the confusion and fear of coming out of a coma. Who could have predicted this?  This New Jersey lady sent her sister home from the hospital to get her Rejuvenation Oil, because she was yearning for the comfort this aroma brought her!

The truth is, for those who like the aroma, it is a major rejuvenator for our skin as well as a comforter to our heart and soul. It is the quality of the oils (like a fine wine) that our heart loves. Then an entrainment happens in our brain with these thoughts and feelings that the aroma creates in our limbic system.

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Rejuvenation Oil (10% discount $40.50).

Rejuvenation Face Oil   30 ml (1 oz)

The Oil Lady® Signature Essential Oil Formula for over 19 years … now available in 100% Organic base of Golden Jojoba … contains: genuine essential oils from their favorite growing environments in the world: Sandalwood (Santalum album of India), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin of India), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri of Somalia), Geranium (Pelargonium roseum of Madagascar), Rose otto (Rosa damascena of Bulgarian).

These exquisite oils of the highest quality & Aromas of Antiquity … have been used to rejuvenate the skin and soothe the soul for centuries.

For exquisite skin use 4-5 drops as a morning & night face moisturizer.

To soothe the soul with these precious oils & aromas, gently apply a few drops to the nose, temples, back of neck at hairline, and the heart.

For your quiet time, prayer & meditation, gently apply a few drops to the nose, temples, forehead & heart.

For a wonderfully healthy deodorant use a couple of drops.

Jojoba is a liquid wax (looks and feels like and oil) pressed from the brown bean of a desert tree that has a close molecular make-up to the sebum of our skin. Traced back to 1585 it was called Hohowi and known as “The Miracle Plant of the Desert”. It is well known for its antioxidant and rejuvenation effects. A little goes along way and should be completely absorbed into the skin after application. Less can be more. Organic golden is the highest grade of jojoba with the most antioxidants.

Candace’s Morning & Night Face “Ritual” … “a Habit made Holy”:

* Wash my face with a healthy liquid soap

* Lavender Mist my face for cleansing & toning the skin … & getting Lavender into my brain to balance my nervous system

* Apply 4-5 drops of Rejuvenation Face Oil to my face and neck

* Then use sunscreen and/or makeup and Lavender Mist again to set and feel good.

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Perfume (10% discount $52.20).

Rose Rejuvenation Perfume   4 ml  (1/7 oz)

* “Look in the perfume of flowers and of nature for peace of mind and joy of life.”       Wang Wei

This proprietary Rejuvenation Essential Oil Formula (EOF) contains the genuine and pure essential oils of: Sandalwood (Santalum album of India), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin of India), Frankincense (Boswellia carteri of Somalia), Geranium (Pelargonium roseum of Madagascar) and Rose otto (Rosa damascena of Bulgaria).  This formula of essential oils is NOT in any base ingredient.

These ancient and profound essential oils can be used straight as an exquisite perfume, or added to the base ingredient of your choice. The oils are known historically for use in ultimate skin care, however the aromas have proven to help with stress and anxiety while soothing the soul.

Guide:  inhale directly from bottle to calm, soothe, strengthen, and relieve anxiety

Put 1-2 taps on a cotton ball as a personal diffuser and keep near your heart

Make a Palm Blend with 1 tap added in your palm-full of 8-10 drops of Organic Golden Jojoba (or any base you like) … and apply to nose, temples, back of neck and heart

Use as bath oil by applying the above Palm Blend to your skin after you are in the bath water – apply to nose, temples, back of neck and heart first. Then swish hands in the bath water.

Enjoy as an exquisite perfume when used straight on the skin

Enjoy these aromas in their purest state from nature connecting us to our “peace of mind and joy of life”.

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Rejuvenation Face Oil and Rose perfume combo (15% Mother’s Day Discount $87.55)

See full details on the Mother’s Day Rose Oil and Perfume Specials here.

This is a gift that may help your mom’s health as well!

Excerpts from the article Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil at organicfacts.net show some of the benefits of rose oil alone:

The health benefits of Rose Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti depressant, anti phlogistic, anti septic, anti spasmodic, anti viral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, cholagogue, cicatrisant, depurative, emenagogue, haemostatic, hepatic, laxative, nervine, stomachic and uterine.

Bactericidal: It is a good bactericide.

Cholagogue: It promotes flow of bile from the gall bladder and helps regulate the acid level in the stomach as well as in the blood, thus keeping you safe from problems like acidity and acidosis.

Cicatrisant: This property of Rose Essential Oil can be of great interest for those who care a lot about their looks.

Depurative: It purifies blood by helping removal and neutralization of toxins from blood.

Hepatic: It simply means it is good for liver’s health.

Laxative: It can serve as a harmless and effective laxative with a beautiful smell and without any adverse side effect. It actually influences the intestinal and anal muscles to help clear bowels.

Nervine: It acts as a tonic for the nerves. It gives them strength to bear shocks and protects them from disorders resulting from age, injuries etc.

Stomachic: It soothes stomach, sedates inflammations in it, helps it function properly and protects it from infections.

Rose Essential Oils are a delightful as well as a healthy gift for all of our moms.

See full details on the Mother’s Day Rose Oil and Perfume Specials here.

Gary

www.organicfacts.net article  Health Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered May 9, 2013,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

Orders accepted through Sunday May 5, 2013.

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I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year and the year before.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

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Here are 100 assorted and pink roses in the kitchen sink just delivered to our North Carolina home.

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100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses, she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby. By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

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You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s day until May 5, 2013 for Fedex delivery May 9, 2013. I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

You can have 25, 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $79.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

Fedex will deliver them with a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund. To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe in this special offer you pay only $169 for a year’s subscription and 25 fresh cut, premium roses. You save $28.

Save $28. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador roses at below half price.

Ecuador Living subscription and 25 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $169.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply select one of the options below for 25,  50 to 100 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79.

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

To order, click on your choice. I will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the Fedex delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 9, 2013 two days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

mother's Day'roses

Some of Ecuador roses delivered this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for fresh cut, hand delivered roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

Recently, even the much smaller,  tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and they are not even delivered to your or your mother’s house or office.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days and Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,reen program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

ecuador-roses

Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

Last orders accepted at noon May 5, 2013.

25 fresh long stem Mother’s Day roses $79

50 fresh long stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $94

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $159

Assorted roses are farm choice and the best available color combination with the earliest possible delivery.

The Mother of All Good Fortune


Here is how to magnify the power of the mother of all good fortune.

I am one of the luckiest guys in the world because I have the Mother of all good fortune.

What more could a person ask for … growing up and living in this golden era… a wonderful wife… five healthy, independent, productive children, five beautiful grand children and a really great mom… who is still going strong!

Here is a recent shot at our Florida home of mom and Matilda our youngest granddaughter… the first and fourth of our living generations!

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For me, thinking of mom is extra special now and helpful in adapting to the increased rapidity of change.  This is because using logic with our thoughts is the basis of  the Western mindset.   Yet there is not much focus on how we process information to create thoughts.

Nor have many of us considered that we process information in different ways via different parts of our bodies at different times in our lives.

I have a theory about this.  If correct, knowing the idea can help us enhance our intelligence.   This is a theory pieced together from many sources…. living in Hong Kong with Chinese medicine and lore… from a Tibetan healer… from living, studying and traveling with Vedic physicians…   from friendships with numerous Western MDs and chiropractors who look at holistic health… plus years living and working with an Andean Yatchak.   Each provided pieces of of a puzzle that when put together all seem to fit.

Like many theories that have a huge impact on our lives (such as quantum physics that rule reality), there is no unification… but thinking these thoughts through may help make success one of your constants in an ever changing world.

Seven year cycles seem to have great importance in the way we process information. Jewish people (Bar Mitzvah) and Andeans (First Cutting of the Hair) and Latins all celebrate near and around age 14 for the coming of adulthood.

This piece of the puzzle appeared when Merri and I were invited to age 14 “cutting of the hair” ceremony at a sacred site in Ecuador.

Seven seems to be a pretty vital number in our reality.  Seven days in the week.  Seven original planets. Seven classical planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Our son-in law sent us this note about our five year old granddaughter yesterday…this thought she had about music came when the  importance of “seven” arose.  He wrote:

I was chatting with Sequoia the other day about octaves; she takes piano lessons and Teeka takes guitar lessons.

She realized that an octave is really 7 notes and we then discussed that the root of an octave also forms the ending of the previous octave.

So, 7 appears in music very clearly.   It just needed a 5 year old child to point it out!

It occurred to me from various other experiences that we shift our major energy processing to a new energy point (chakra in Vedic terms, Acupuncture point in Chinese Medicine – Laguna del Luz in the Andes)  each seven years.

For the purposes of this theory they are energy processing centers/main connectors you might say in the energy processing system (Chi meridians in Chinese medicine) in our body.  Each of these centers is connected to the spinal chord which in turn directs the energy to one of our organs and glands.

There appear to be seven main chakras each processing data for one of the major organs or glands.

The theory is that every seven years one of these chakras acts as the main energy processing center.

Each seven year period has a purpose.

The first seven years is aimed at bonding us with our mother. No other relationship is as important during this time.

At around age seven, we shift chakras to another that is aimed at bonding us with our peers of same gender. Take a batch of ten year old boys and girls to a dance and watch them each rush to opposite ends of the room. Girls are sugar, spice and everything nice. Boys…spiders, snails and puppy dog tails.

Then at 14 we shift again. Age 14-21 bonds us with peers of opposite gender. Take the same boys and girls to a dance when they are 16 and watch out. You’ll need chaperones!

Age 21 to 28 is aimed at bonding us with our mate. Even the West recognizes 21.

This goes though a cycle of nine shifts.  In Hindu astrology there are the Navagraha or “nine realms.”  In the Andes there are the nine major points in the the rivers of light.

Andean philosophy is that there are nine main energy centers in the Chakras called Rios del Luz (Rivers of Light)   At the end of around each seven years what we were doing, if done in harmony with what our body should be doing, grows pale. The way we think changes.  Time to take a Sabbatical (from the word Sabbath or Seventh).

Sabbath is the seventh day off.  Sabbatical the seventh year off.  In the Jewish Faith the Sabbatical Year, is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle called Shmita, when the land is left to lie fallow and  plowing, planting, pruning, and harvesting—is forbidden.

This theory can have profound consequences. Imagine every seven years we need to take time off and make some monumental shifts in how we think and what we do.

We have all heard of taking a sabbatical. This is the time when we leave the old cycle and rest before shifting gears and beginning anew.

We have all heard of the seven year itch. Is this the body saying, “Hey, Bud, time to shift”.

What does appear in many religions and philosophies is a major shift at age 50.

The Bible gives a clue about this in Leviticus 25:9-12 when it says.

“You shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and you shall proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you: you shall return, everyone of you, to your property and everyone of you to your family. That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you: you shall not sow, or reap the aftergrowth, or harvest the unpruned vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you: you shall eat only what the field itself produces.”

The Vedic and Andean philosophy is that at about this time we should leave the material aspect of our life and become more spiritual.

Life sciences from India and the Andes suggest that the first 50 years of life should take care of the material and the second 50, the spiritual.

In the Andean shamanic beliefs, the 8th cycle connects us to our souls, the 9th the infinite being.

This also ties into the Vedic idea that there are seven levels of spiritual enlightenment.

Our first seven cycles takes care of our material life. This gets us to age 50.  Then we have the age 57 to 64 of a transition before starting the seven cycles again but these second seven cycles moves us towards deeper spirituality.

We go through the process of growing up, procreating, caring for our family and then in the second series of seven go through a similar process in a spiritual journey.

I do not think that this means we should necessarily stop working at 50.  Work… Service… this is one of the eight paths to enlightenment.

However at 50 we may feel a natural  urge to beginning preparing to change our goals.  Merri and I certainly felt this and work now more for the fulfillment and whatever positive good we can create rather than the money.

Then at 64… we really can begin again… living a full life at a more spiritual level.  We can work where “Action is our goal… reward truly not our concern”… we work with reality in order rather than our bank account.

Here is an example of how we are using this theory in practical day to day business and life.  Merri and I are coming into our tenth cycle… the one that bonds us to our mother… so we should be focused more on maternal (and paternal) concepts.   One way we use this thinking is that instead of expanding our seminar and course business we decided to train teachers and help them put on courses instead.

That is just one of many examples.  Every day as we have ideas… opportunities… decisions to make… we are thinking about the maternal and paternal qualities of the universe and ask… “How can we use this part of nature in this logic?”  Having rose colored glasses that tint our logic may be something that we as humans cannot help.  But knowing the tint and why they are tinted can hone the power of our thoughts into correct logic.

This theory can have profound implications because it suggests that every seven years the way we think, our information processing system and even our thoughts change.  When we understand this we can think more clearly and come to conclusions that lead to actions that are more supported by nature.

This can also help out thinking the social economic forces that bombard us with advertising dogma suggesting that we act in unnatural ways… out of tune with our nature… being more physically active… having more… doing more in the material realm as we age.

If you have seven year itches, acting on the desires we feel may help us remain in tune with nature. Our bodies are quite miraculous and few events take place are by accident. The way we age, the way our thoughts change may do so because that is the way our lives are meant to unfold.

When you are in tune with your genuine wants, needs and desires and those desires are in tune with nature… you’ll see that you are smarter as you enhance the mother of all good fortune.

Gary

On the subject of Mothers, see two ways to give roses for this Mother’s Day.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Fresh Ecuador Roses for Mother’s Day

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Rose Face Gel Aromatherapy for Mom

Aromatherapy and Roses on Mother’s Day


Roses, roses and roses.  Mother’s Days are especially good days to add extra focus on roses.

See three ways to make Mother’s Day better with roses.

Silence in the clouds at our hacienda, Rosaspamba, in the Andes.  Rosaspamba in Quichua means “Place of roses.”

Because Ecuador is such a great place for roses and for silence, I wanted to share this Mother’s Day idea from our friend and supplier of all the essential oils we use, Candace Newman.

Aromatherapy and Silence

By Candace Newman

In a world full of overwhelming sights and sounds (often offensive), we can lose touch with the soul-value of silence. Smell is a silent language with profound effects on our mental state because the olfactory nerves connect directly into the emotional-limbic part of our brain.

Smell is a language of thoughts, memories and feelings. Aromas from genuine essential oils are also the language of our soul. Our heart recognizes these soulful elements, just like music and food made with love from the soul.

Aromas travel on our breath, and breath is recognized by many as the chord that binds the soul to the body. Aromas from pure essential oils also tend to slow down our breathing because the body wants more of this “good stuff”. This is a profound way to balance our autonomic nervous system which is usually busy with fight or flight responses with no relief in sight, burning out the adrenals.

Using essential oils to bring moments of quiet time into our day and night is one way to connect to some sense of peace and balance.

Without silence we don’t get to the quiet place within us … the safe inner sanctum of who we really are. This place is like the deep peace at the bottom of the ocean or heaven above the clouds. The “noise” of the day creates tumultuous waves on top of the ocean or the stormy clouds blocking the brilliant sky. If we don’t make a conscious effort to get beyond the waves and clouds, we won’t get to the jewel.

Consciousness and awareness are the first call. Then action to make time for silence calls for courage and discipline. The reward is some peace in our mind and love in our heart.

In addition to sights and sounds our nervous system is also bombarded with synthetic and toxic aromas. Having genuinely pure aromas in our lives is one of nature’s way to assist us through life. Each of us is the hero/heroine of our legend. Let’s make it the best we can. Aromas were intended to be part of our journey.  Candace

Here are two wonderful silent gifts perfect for Mother’s Day (or for your own use)

Rose Rejuvenation Face Gel. This is a blend of Rose Otto essential oil and Aloe Vera.  Merri uses this almost every day as I do.  This is my aftershave… incredibly soothing and  and I get so many compliments. $35.

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Real Rose Otto.  This is my favorite essential oil… precious and so expensive but what a perfume! One drop in a gallon makes rose water that is incredible.  Try a drop on your pillow at night for soothing sleep. This is the nature… the pure nectar of balance and sweetness. $50

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The third way to make Mother’s Day rosy is with fresh Ecuador roses.

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We hope that these gift ideas help you make Mother’s Day better and sweeter with roses.

Gary

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Fresh Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered May 10, 2012,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

Orders accepted through May 4, 2012.

ecuador-mother's-day-Roses

I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year and the year before.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Here is 100 assorted and pink roses in the kitchen sink at our North Carolina home.

mother's Day'roses

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $139

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $149

Spend Less ($35 to $50)  Read about Rose Essential Oil for Mother’s Day

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby. By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

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You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s day until May 4, 2012 for Fedex delivery May 10, 2012. I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

You can have 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $89.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

The cost of roses, and especially delivery, have been rising, but we can still get 50 fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates.

Fedex will deliver them to and a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund. To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe in this special offer you pay only $159 for a year’s subscription and 50 fresh cut, premium roses. You save $49 and your Ecuador Living renewal will be $119 in a year only if you choose to remain subscribed.

Save $49. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador roses at below half price.

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply select one of the four options below for 50 to 100 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $139

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $149

Spend Less ($35 to $50)  Read about Rose Essential Oil for Mother’s Day

To order, click on your choice. I will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the rose plantation coordinator who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the Fedex delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 10, 2012 two days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

mother's Day'roses

Some of Ecuador roses delivered this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

I inspected all the major websites offering roses and found when shipping was calculated, prices ranged from $259 (36 Martha Stewart roses) to $179 for 100 roses from the best ranked websites.

Recently, even the much smaller,  tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and they are not even delivered to your or your mother’s house or office.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility until, then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days and Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $139

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $149

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Spend Less ($35 to $50)  Read about Rose Essential Oil for Mother’s Day

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,
green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador…The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $139

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $149

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Spend Less ($35 to $50)  Read about Rose Essential Oil for Mother’s Day

Here is one more way to extend your enjoyment and the beauty of Ecuador roses in your home.

 

ecuador-roses

Once our roses begin to bend their heads, we cut some of them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

Last orders accepted May 4, 2012.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $139

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $149

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Assorted roses are farm choice and the best available color combination with the earliest possible delivery.

Spend Less ($35 to $50)  Read about Rose Essential Oil for Mother’s Day

 

Mother’s Day Ecuador Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered May 05, 2011,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

“Flowers leave a part of their fragrance in the hands that bestow them.”  Chinese Proverb

Orders accepted through April 30, 2011… just four days from now.

ecuador-mother's-day-Roses

I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

You can make three or four bouquets like this with 50 roses and you simply cannot find more beautiful and long lasting fresh cut roses… anywhere.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Here are 100 assorted and pink roses in the island sink at our North Carolina home.

mother's Day'roses

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $129

When my mother receives her fresh Ecuador roses she loves to show them off to all the others who live nearby. By the morning they are fully opened and incredible!

Here is an example of just a baker’s dozen. She can make four bouquets like this from 50 roses.

Fwd: mother's Day'roses

You can now order fresh, long stem, Ecuador roses for Mother’s day for the next four days until April 30, 2011 for Fedex delivery May 5, 2011. I regret that Fedex cannot deliver the roses in Canada or elsewhere outside the USA.

You can have 50 or 100 fresh cut (four days) roses from Ecuador delivered to any zip code in the USA…including Hawaii or Alaska including shipping starting at only $89.

Merri and I love Ecuador for the warmth and friendliness in the hearts of its people.

The cost of roses, and especially delivery, have been rising, but we can still get 50 fresh cut roses to your home at really low rates.

Fedex will deliver them and a card. Open them. If you are not satisfied that these are truly remarkable roses, give them back to the Fedex driver and let us know. We’ll give you a full refund. To assure the refund you must inspect the flowers with Fedex when they are delivered. If you are not satisfied, they must be returned at the time of delivery. Refunds cannot be made if the roses are delivered and the Fedex delivery person departs.

There are two ways to obtain 50 or 100 fresh cut roses.

One. We provide a service called Ecuador Living to assist those with a genuine and immediate interest in Ecuador. This service shares our continual research and experiences in global business, living and investing in Ecuador plus our contacts. We feel the service is a bargain at $119 a year.

If you subscribe in this special offer, you pay only $159 for a year’s subscription and 50 fresh cut, premium roses. You save $49 and your Ecuador Living renewal will be $119 in a year only if you choose to remain subscribed.

Save $49. Subscribe to Ecuador Living Premium Service and get your first order of Ecuador roses at below half price.

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

If you do not have a great interest in Ecuador but just want these incredible, fresh roses. Simply select one of the four options below for 50 to 100 fresh cut roses including delivery by Fedex.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $129

To order, click on your choice. We will forward your order to Roberto Ribadeneira, the Ecuadorian rose plantation coordinator, who will follow your order from the farm to your home.  He will email you a Fedex tracking number the week of delivery so you can coordinate the Fedex delivery time.

Unless otherwise arranged, and subject to weather permitting, Fedex will deliver your roses to you or your recipient Thursday May 5, three days before Mother’s Day.

Premium Quality Roses

Your roses will be long stemmed… long lasting…. large petaled and… vibrant!  You can find nothing like this in regular stores.

mother's Day'roses

Some of Ecuador roses delivered to us this year.

Though this is perhaps the lowest price for roses you will see, the roses are special, not like anything offered in a store or even at most florists.

I inspected all the major websites offering roses and found when shipping was calculated, prices ranged from $259 (36 Martha Stewart roses) to $135 for 50 roses from the best ranked websites.

Recently, even the much smaller, tired roses at the local super market cost even more than the fresh long stem roses sent from Ecuador and delivered to you or your mother’s house or office.

Fresher Quality Roses

Most roses go from Ecuador to Miami by air and are stored in Miami then shipped by truck until they sit in a store. They can be a week or more old when you see them. The roses you receive from this offer are cut and stored overnight, driven by refrigerated truck to Quito Airport and flown to Miami to a special refrigerated Fedex facility then flown to your Fedex destination for immediate delivery to your home or office. This means they last longer.

These are premium roses with extra large heads that open fully.  When properly cared for, they remain beautiful for 9 to 14 days and Merri and I then take them off the stems and enjoy them in a bowl for up to another week like this.

mother's Day'roses

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $129

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Environmentally Clean Roses

The roses your receive are certified by Veriflora. The VERIFLORA seal is a real,
green program that regularly spot check farms for ecologically sound systems that include:

1- Water and ecological conservation: implementing water management systems to prevent depletion of fresh water supplies.

2- Product quality: implementing practices to ensure the quality of the product through the whole chain of delivery to the final consumer.

3- Advanced agricultural practices: integrating organic practices wherever possible. To only use approved green label certified pesticides. To allow no discharge of pesticides run off into the environment.

4- Waste management: recycling and composting as well as the proper disposal of agricultural chemicals.

By March of 2007 the co-op that sends your roses had certified 144 acres.

Certification means the growers have met or exceeded the requirements. There is no middle ground with Veriflora, no differing levels of certification. You either are ecologically sound and certified, or you aren’t.

That means you receive environmentally friendly roses.

Here are red fresh Ecuador roses we had delivered to us.

mother's Day'roses

Fair Trade Roses

In addition the Verflora seal requires the rose grower to be socially responsible adhering to recognized labor and community standards, specially pertaining to health and safety, work conditions, hiring practices, discrimination, harassment and fair pay.

The growers offer every single one of their workers:

-free doctor and medical treatment at the farm for workers
-day care facilities for infants
-free breakfast and lunch (and dinner when they work late)
-free sports and recreation facilities
-small business loans -when workers want to leave to set up their own small holding farm
-workers fund -for financial help with school fees to buy a car, etc
-complete health and safety equipment provided free -helmets , gloves, masks, etc
-paid maternity leave with a guarantee of work when they want to return
-overtime paid over and above the legal requirements
-Christmas parties, summer holiday excursions, sports tournaments
-a safe and secure work environment with job satisfaction and potential for personal development

There you have it…three great reasons to experience the warmth of the people and beauty of Ecuador.  The freshest…best roses…and you help the environment and the poor by having them delivered into your home.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $129

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Here is one way to lengthen your enjoyment of Ecuador roses.

ecuador-roses

Once these roses begin to bend their heads, we cut them short and make single rose bouquets like this.

ecuador-roses

Plus we place a rubber band around the stems and dry our fresh Ecuador roses as they age.  Here are Ecuador roses drying in the kitchen of our North Carolina home.

ecuador-roses

Gary

Last orders accepted Saturday, April 30, 2011… just four days from now.

50 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $89

25 assorted and 25 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $99

100 Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $119

50 assorted and 50 pink Fresh Long Stem Mother’ s Day Ecuador assorted roses $129

Ecuador Living subscription and 50 Assorted Mother’s Day Roses. $159.

Assorted roses are farm choice and the best available color combination with the earliest possible delivery.

Four Day’s Left for Mother’s Day Roses


Fresh Long Stem Mother’s Day Ecuador roses are delivered May 05, 2011,  the Thursday before Mother’ s Day.

Orders accepted through April 30, 2011… just four days from now.

ecuador-mother's-day-Roses

I am pleased.  Despite a fuel surcharge and a new US customs tax… the price for your fresh roses delivered to your doorstep by Fedex is the same as last year.

Mother' s Day Ecuador roses

Please click here to see details for Fresh Ecuador Mother’s Day Roses here.