Flowers' fantastic voyage

For Air Cargo World

It starts in a country like Colombia at a farm like Flores de Tenjo.

The sweet smell of 120 acres of flowers permeates the air. Workers scurry around the farm, tending to, cutting and transporting row after row of flower buds in greenhouse after greenhouse.

Flores de Tenjo grows 50 varieties of flowers, 10 of which are roses, in the town of Tenjo, Colombia, in the Andes Mountains just outside of Bogota.

“If you want to be the leader in South America and you want to be recognized like that for everybody in South America, you have to be in the flower business,” Pablo Canales, director of LAN Cargo for Colombia, says.

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 A worker at Flores de Tenjo farm assembles a flower bouquet. (Photos and GIF by Adina Solomon)

A worker at Flores de Tenjo farm assembles a flower bouquet. (Photos and GIF by Adina Solomon)