Valentine’s Day goes Fair Trade and Organic!

 

Great sources for Fair Trade and/or organic flowers!  Remember buying beautiful flowers, not neccesarily roses, for this special day is what is appreciated!

In this excerpt  you can find sites to help you get that perfect eco-friendly gift ~

What You Need To Know About Red Roses For Valentine’s Day

by ashleynorth (RSS feed) Feb 5th 2010

Sweetheart roses win for aesthetic alongside a higher possibility of being appropriately domesticated. Look for the 25-stem bunches, which likely come from California. 20 stem bunches hail from Holland, which is better than the Latin American or African varieties (considering the possible issues of unfair wages and over-processed/pesticide-ridden outcomes). Sweetheart roses are a miniature form derived from another US-based rose, the Hybrid Tea Rose, noted for its fragrance.

 In general, heirloomroses.com is a great source for the appropriate and recession-friendly bloom(s) of choosing (around $15 per bush rather than close to $50 for a dozen red roses).

 Within a holiday that promises love and devotion, wouldn’t it be rather ironic that said symbols of such be garnered under unsavory, and even, exploitative conditions? This year, avoid the conventional routes of flower-buying, heed the advice from flower experts to elongate the cut-stem life, and consider a full plant over a few cut stem.In the spirit of love, consider from whom you are truly purchasing. Here are some reliable online sources, to start ::

www.veriflora.com
www.organicbouquet.com
www.localharvest.org

In addition, here are some ecologically-considered labels that are worthy of attention:
Veriflora Certified, Fair Trade Certified, Transitional, Florverde, EcoCert, Rain Forest Alliance, Fair Labor Practices, FlorEcuador

To view full article :http://www.luxist.com/2010/02/05/what-to-you-need-to-know-about-red-roses/?icid=main|main|dl6|link7|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.luxist.com%2F2010%2F02%2F05%2Fwhat-to-you-need-to-know-about-red-roses%2F   Contributed via Seed.com 

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