Gallery: Why You Shouldn’t Purchase Flowers for Your Valentine


This year for Valentine’s Day, show your sweetie that you care about the environment as much as you do for him or her, by NOT sending them flowers. Aside from the fact that cut flowers die within days (unlike your eternal love), they can also be riddled with pesticides, be sourced from countries using unethical labor, and lack the quality control measures that keep them from being environmentally destructive. wants to appeal to your romantic side, while also rousing the treehugger within you — read on for what they have to say.

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  1. February 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I never really understood the practice. “Oooo…that’s so pretty! Kill me a few, please, so I can take them home and throw them away in a week.” Makes much more sense to give a live plant or some sort of artistically created flower…h*ll, a necklace, a Teddy bear or chocolates. How is giving someone dead flowers romantic?

    But I’m weird. What do *I* know?

  2. EcoHustler February 14, 2013 at 10:36 am

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