Diverse growing regions in Colombia and Ecuador enables us to take advantage of different climatic conditions and soil compositions. Some products are grown in greenhouses to protect them from variable weather conditions, while others are better suited to be grown in open fields. Minimal quantities of pesticides are used on the farms. Oftentimes, if chemicals are used excessively, a visible thin, white residue builds up on the leaf surface which is very unsightly, reduces vase life, and can be harmful to humans and pets. You'll immediately notice that the flowers Connectaflor distributes do not have this residue and are healthy, clean, with a shiny green color.