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February 08, 2011

Green Your Valentine’s Day: Flower Power

Valentine's Day rose This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about Mother Earth. Our tips this week tell you how to make her feel cared for even while you’re tending to the other loves of your life. 

Tip #2: Let love blossom.

It’s little-known, but the flower industry is pretty environmentally destructive. To minimize your impact, consider ordering an organic bouquet. Better yet, pluck some peonies from your own garden or bike over to your neighborhood’s farmers’ market to buy a locally grown burst of color (make sure to ask the farmer whether what you're buying is free of pesticides). Remember, too, that a potted plant always lasts longer.

Tell us: What’s your favorite source of eco-friendly flowers?

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