Stacy Sanchez: Eartha was off on green flowers
Creative Flowers Inc. Petal and Bean
Breckenridge, CO Colorado
In Ask Eartha Steward’s article “Celebrate Valentine’s Day with green gifts,” she suggests going online to organicbouquet.com to check out the organic and fair-trade options for flowers. Organic Bouquet is a company out of San Francisco.
I would hope to think that the conscious folks of Summit wanting to send “green” flowers are motivated enough to do an online search for a local resource, in my case, a Breckenridge florist and place their order. Oh, and did you know Organic Bouquet’s flowers will come in a box?
Our bouquets could have Veriflora certified Hyacinth, or Flower Label Program Sunflowers, or Lilies grown in Denver. How green is that?
Eartha suggests to find an organic florist in Summit County to go to localharvest.com. I did and was sent to a search page. It’s localharvest.org and I did the search for “flowers, 80424” and the Dillon’s Farmer’s Market came up. I clicked on the flowers link on the side bar, and it took me to another California business, and that was the only option on the page.
I did type “green flowers, breckenridge” and “summit county, flowers” and our shop came up in the top three. Maybe Eartha should test her own links and suggestions before jumping on the bandwagon of the latest website and directing the folks of deserving citizens of Summit County to California companies.
Be green, buy local. We support sustainable flowers and accommodate special requests, such as organic bouquets.
Thanks Eartha for all your great advice over the years, however. This Valentine’s Day article was a bit off and I had to let the flower lovers know that green choices exist in Summit County too, not just California.
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