Preserved roses bring Feb. 14 sales jolt to Ecuador

Flower farm worker Lorena Silva puts final touches on a chemically-colored and preserved rose at the flower farm Sisapamba in Tabacundo, Ecuador. Each petal is custom made for foreign clients whose orders multiply every year in the run up to Valentine's Day. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 14, 2018, on page 15.




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