Hopefully you have been keeping abreast of the rose situation that is occurring with pretty much every rose farm in South America. If not, I recommend that you check out David’s Diary. David Dahlson is currently in Ecuador inspecting Mayesh’s roses before arrival and he is blogging about every bit of information that he can – his posts are very educational.
Dealing with late production issues, most farms have resorted to using roses from the same day cut to get roses into your hands in time for the upcoming holiday. Which means that most likely the stems are not receiving their 24 hour hydration due to the lack of time.