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How Green Are Your Mother's Day Flowers?

San Francisco (April 24, 2006) - OrganicBouquet.com, America's first online organic florist, offers Mother's Day bouquets grown free of harsh pesticides and chemicals helping to protect all the women in your life including Mother Nature herself.

"The organic story is now broadening far beyond the health benefits of pesticide-free foods," said Gerald Prolman, CEO of OrganicBouquet.com. "Organic farming, whether asparagus, strawberries, cotton or our own beautiful flowers, helps protect Mother Nature - it's that simple."

Grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, organic flowers thrive in living ecosystems: beneficial insects including wasps eat the aphids, while natural fertilizers transform the warm, humid soil of the greenhouses into a hotbed of radiant colors and floral hues.

Consumers can sweeten the gift with organic and fair trade chocolates accompanied by a recycled, hand-blown, green glass vase.

Featured Mother's Day bouquets include:

  • Fragrant Garden Bouquet - 20-stem arrangement includes Fragrant Lilies, Pink Spray Roses, White Asters, Pink Hypericum, Gypsophillia and Godetia.
  • Purple Mountain Bouquet - 20 of Organic Bouquet's favorite purple blooms, Purple Statice, Mardi Gras Asters, Agapanthus, Trachelium and a touch of pink roses for a truly regal presentation.
  • Bountiful Tulips - 20-stem bouquets are grown in California using certified organic farming methods and include a glass vase with each order.
Organic production methods demonstrate viable alternatives for a floral industry increasingly responsive to consumer demands for more environmental options.

Organic flowers are a budding sector of the $13 billion organic market. U.S. sales of organic flowers grew to $8 million in 2003, an estimated 52 percent growth spurt from the previous year. Sales are expected to continue to grow 13 percent annually through 2008, according to the Organic Trade Association.

Driven by a passion for the environment and a commitment to the health of farm laborers, Organic Bouquet works with small farmers, corporate growers, and retailers to establish a thriving domestic and international market for organic flowers.

Media Contacts:
Organic Bouquet Inc.
Michael Straus
(415) 777-1170 x 302;
Michael@StrausCom.com



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Sustainable Flowers Make The Perfect Gift For All Occasions

Organic Bouquet is the largest online provider of eco-friendly and organic floral gifts. All of our flowers are grown in a manner that is not only environmentally friendly but also provides outstanding resources for farm workers and artisans. Organic Bouquet partners with select flower farms in California, Ecuador and Colombia. All of our flower farms follow stringent growing practices which are monitored by multiple certification agencies and associations. When you purchase flowers from Organic Bouquet, you are helping to improve the life of a flower farm worker, their family and the local floral community.

Our eco-friendly flower arrangements include roses, calla lilies, tulips, gerbera daisies, hyacinths, sunflowers, alstromeria lilies and blue iris. In addition to a complete line of flower arrangements, we offer gift baskets, fruit baskets, nut baskets, gourmet chocolates, gourmet cookies, plants and  wreaths. All of these products are certified eco-friendly and/or provide for environmental benefits through our participation in Carbon Offset programs.

Whatever the occasion, our flowers make the perfect gift- birthday celebration flowers, anniversary flowers, holiday flowers, or floral arrangements simply to say thank you. Sending flowers from Organic Bouquet says that you care not only about the person receiving the flowers, but also about the environment. All of our gift items are shipped nationwide to all 50 states. So whether you need to send flowers to Florida, New York, California, or Colorado, we can guarantee overnight delivery to ensure they arrive fresh and ready to put a smile on someone’s face.

Whether you are purchasing online, or through one of our customer service specialists, you can be assured you are ordering the freshest quality of flowers and environmentally friendly gifts.