Everyone loves the gift of flowers. The standby of tardy husbands and sweet valentines everywhere, flowers lift the mood of any occasion with their glorious colours and scents. As with most things these days, though, if you start to think of where the flowers came from, what pesticides or chemicals might have been used in their growth, what emissions might have come from flying them from their original home... they start to smell a whole lot less sweet.
If you're in Toronto, though, you can take advantage of EcoFlora. EcoFlora makes a point of using organically grown flowers from local growers as much as possible, and when it's not, they source their flowers and equipment from fair trade and organic suppliers. As a result, your bouquets will be beautiful displays of local greenery, which oddly has become very unique. Nice!
Check out Ecoflora at www.ecoflora.ca.