I'm hoping that you can help me settle a little familial dispute. We've been talking about how often BYU replaces the flowers around campus and we are wondering what your best estimate is of how much BYU spends on flowers? My guess is that it's in the vicinity of $100,000, but my opposition is thinking that it's multiples of that.
Thank you kindly,
I talked to the BYU grounds peeps and they said they can't give out the official information, but that even that would be hard to calculate because so many of the flowers they use are grown in the BYU grounds greenhouses, so they're not buying their flowers in the first place. So while they may not spend more than $100,000, the actual worth of the flora they plant (and replant... and replant...) is probably over $100,000 (I base this on average flower prices, the number of times I've seen them replace the flowers in a year, and the sheer area of flower beds we have on campus.) BYU landscaping cares a lot about being sustainable, so they do their best to use native plants, grow/farm their own, and use plants that grow well in the given season.
Hopefully that answers your question most of the way.