Organic flower bouquets - not just for Valentine's day
This is a busy week for florists world-wide. The stars of the movie Valentine's Day which
premiered in Los Angeles on Monday were fêted with roses flown in
from Colombia (a total of 15,000 were used, as decoration, gifts and
fan give-aways). Over 40,000 U.S. florists and grocery stores are
selling flowers for Valentine's day. And there are all the nursery
related potted plants, from red azaleas to tulips.
which participates in the Valentine's day hoopla with its own series of
arrangements, including the world's tallest roses (also grown in
Colombia), aims for more than filling holiday orders.
in 2001, Organic Bouquet is a "mission-based company that cares about
environmental, social and economic sustainability." The first online
eco-florist, their products have been certified by VeriFlor and USDA
Organic and international standards such as Fair Trade Certified and
FlorVerde. Since most U.S. flowers come from Colombia and Ecuador, the
company partners with those growers on developing organic production
and sustainable agricultural practices.
Flowers for Good
a tip from Thoreau who said "be not simply good; be good for
something," the company also provides special bouquets in its "Flowers
for Good" program in which a portion of the proceeds benefit various
nonprofit organizations. They include:
- Nature Conservancy
- Humane Society
- Amnesty International
- American Lung Association
- Global Fund for Women
- Keep America Beautiful
- Physicians for Peace
- Project HOPE
Valentine's day, you may put together a small sweet bouquet, give a
single rose or go all out with an enormous 6-foot tall arrangement.
Organic Bouquet reminds us that flower gifts are not only good for the
recipient, they can be good for something - the environment and worthy
For Valentine's day flowers to arrive Sat. Feb. 14, order online by Thurs. Feb. 11.
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Thinking about carbon footprints when ordering flowers online? Organic
Bouquet has a series of arrangements from sustainably grown partner
farms in California.