- check out organically grown flowers
- look into other sustainable growers, such as Florverde
- try locally grown flowers; here in northern VA, I often buy locally grown tulips from Whole Foods.
- roses are very difficult to ship; think about selecting heartier breeds that are easier (less energy demanding) to ship, like bird of paradise, ginger, or lilies
- try field-grown flowers in season, like dahlia, sunflower, or larkspur
- try something totally different and give a plant that can be replanted in the garden. If you’re in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, try native plants that look great in winter.
Just a few ideas to make Valentines Day green – all of the romance, none of the guilt!