Green Your Valentine’s Day: Beneficial Blooms
Tip #2: Give Pesticide-Free Flowers
Almost 200 million roses are produced for Valentine's Day – and that’s just roses. To give flowers mindfully this Sunday, choose an organic bouquet. Non-organic flowers can contain 50 times more pesticides than is legal to have on food. Buying local is a good idea too, since 80 percent of flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from Colombia and Ecuador on refrigerated airplanes. Better to give home-grown blooms, to buy what’s in season from the farmers’ market, or to give a potted plant, which lasts much longer.
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