The most beautiful flower of them all

When I wrote about organic cotton a while back, a few people told me they’d never heard or thought about clothing being organic so I imagine this will be even more surprising to some. Flowers, just like food, are mostly grown with pesticides and toxic chemicals. This is not only harmful to the flowers themselves, but for the people who come in contact with the plants (farmers and customers, i.e. you), and the environment and animals. Just think about how many flowers are produced all year round and what do people do when they first get flowers? That’s right, they put them right up to their face and breathe in. Before you decide to stop liking flowers all together, let me tell you about something that makes your ordinary flowers that much more beautiful: organically grown flowers. No pesticides, just all natural… the way flowers should be!

The organic movement is becoming so huge and readily available everywhere these days, even for flowers. There are a ton of online shops that sell organic flowers and, depending on where you live, you may even have it available in a flower shop nearby. If you’re interested in shopping online, I found a few different spots: Organic Style, Organic Bouquet, California Organic Flowers, EcoTulipsFlorganic, and Eco Business Links has a whole list of places. Also, I recently found an article through The Huffington Post that led me to an article on The Daily Green which features places you can purchase fair trade and organic flowers.

If you were planning on buying flowers for someone this Valentine’s Day, make sure that they’re organic! They’ll be that much more special and beautiful!