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Organic Roses and Tulips for Valentine's Day

February 10 , 2003 Novato CA -- This Valentine's Day, thirty-one colorful varieties of organic roses and tulips certified under the new USDA organic regulations are available for the first time online at and at supernatural food markets nationwide.

Organic Bouquet, Inc., the nation's leading organic flower provider, is credited for introducing the natural product industry's newest category Organic Floral. Retailers including Whole Foods Markets, Wild Oats Markets and Trader Joe's were among the first to carry the products.

Why Organic flowers, we don't eat them? "There is more to organic than healthy foods", says Organic Bouquet co-founder and CEO Gerald Prolman. "Organic flowers address the main purpose of organic production, which is to enrich the soil and produce crops in a responsible manner. Overall, organic floral production encourages healthy stewardship of the earth."

"Growing flowers organically is very important because it is safer for farmers and farmworkers and is good for the environment.

Do organic flowers cost more? According to Organic Bouquet co-founder and President Dave Smith: "Price is always a question of supply and demand, but the big-picture answer is that, beyond the price tag, there are hidden costs associated with non-organic production; specifically, the potential negative impact to the environment and to the health of farmworkers. So, whether or not organic is a bit higher in price, as a true value, it is always a much better deal any way you look at it.

Smith declares: "Organic flowers say 'I care about you, and I care about the earth!'"

The USDA now establishes the definition of "organic". This definition is applicable to horticulture as well. Organic agriculture is generally defined as: an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles, biological soil activity, and minimizes the use of off-farm inputs. The primary goal of organic agriculture is to optimize the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals and people.

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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.