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Organic Tulips for Mother’s Day

San Francisco, CA (May 2, 2005) – Organic Bouquet ( – American’s first online organic florist – announces an alternative for shoppers looking to ‘green’ their Mother’s Day gifts:

• Dutch Tulips bouquet – 20 stems
• Organically grown in California
• Price: $39.99 plus shipping
• Guaranteed to stay fresh for at least 7 days
• Optional Vase, Organic Chocolate Truffles
• Overnight delivery available anywhere in the Unites States (excluding Sundays)
• Ordering: or call toll free (877) 899-2468.

Why Organic Flowers:

”Organic flowers are a thoughtful gift that expresses care on many levels,” said Gerald Prolman, CEO of Organic Bouquet. “It’s all about conscious choices.”

Instead 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.

Organic production methods demonstrate viable alternatives for a floral industry increasingly responsive to consumer demands for more environmental options.

The Organic Flower Marketplace:

U.S. sales of organic flowers grew to $8 million in 2003, an estimated 52% growth spurt from the previous year. Sales are expected to continue to grow 13% annually through 2008, according to the Organic Trade Association. The overall (non-organic) U.S. cut flower market is estimated at $16 billion in annual sales.

Organic Flowers in the U.S.

Organic flowers are a budding sector of the $13 billion organic market. In the 1990s, Prolman revolutionized the organic produce market, successfully commercializing organic fruits and vegetables and by single-handedly convincing industry giant Dole Foods Company to get into the organic field.

“This singular event was the catalyst for exponential growth of the organic category,” according to Ray Clocke, who at the time was the Senior Vice President of Safeway Corporation produce and floral division.

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.

About Organic Bouquet

Established in 2001, Organic Bouquet ( is the world's first online organic florist. Organic Bouquet's mission is to set a new standard for the floral industry that upholds the well being of farm workers, the protection of ecosystems, and the preservation of the Earth.

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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.