We all know the importance of being eco-conscious to help the environment, so it makes sense to not only do our part but to support those florists who go the extra mile to be green and eco-friendly as well. The florists Gordon Boswell, Fort Worth’s top-ranked florist, perform a variety of eco-friendly practices while still creating stunning floral designs for our customers.
What Are Eco-Friendly Flowers?
There are those farmers who clear a swath of land and use harmful pesticides and irrigation techniques that erode the surrounding areas. And, then there are those farmers who don’t. The farmers who don’t instead work with the environment to grow products in a sustainable manner, meaning the land stays healthy so flowers can continue to be grown. The results are eco-friendly flowers – flowers that are grown without damage to the environment. Many green florists purchase these types of flowers as often as they can.
Signs of an Eco-Friendly Florist
- An eco-friendly flowers sources as much of their product as possible from sustainable flower farms. This also usually means they source locally, which also is better for the planet.
- Recycling and reducing the use of plastic is another sign of an eco-friendly florist. For instance, an eco-friendly florist wraps flowers in old newspapers rather than plastic and employes reusable and organic mechanics instead of floral foam. Here at Gordon Boswell, all of our materials are delivered to specialized local recycling centers! Did you know each ton of shredded and recycled paper saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, 380 gallons of oil, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 60 pounds of air pollutants? Go green!
- Eco-friendly florists reuse old vases and encourage their customers to bring old vases to be filled as well. They will even put their flowers into a special heirloom vase or any object a customer may bring in.
- Repurposing leftover flowers is another sign of an eco-friendly florist. Donating unused flowers to a hospital or nursing homes or composting leftover stems are all environmentally friendly actions.
How You Can Be Eco-Friendly
Along with supporting eco-friendly florists for all your flower needs, here are a couple of other things you are able to do to be green.
Give Your Flowers a New Life
Preserve their memory either through drying or pressing your flowers. Recycle your flowers by using their petals to make potpourri, bath bombs, or decorating a candle. If you’re not the crafty type, donate your flowers to a local community garden where they can compost them to use as a natural fertilizer.
To understand more about eco-friendly floristry, feel free to contact us at any time.