Friday, February 27, 2009

How can you help be "green"

We don’t’ get a ton of requests for “green” (not the color by the way) weddings. It’s not always the first thing that brides think about. My guess is that the word “green” makes them think, “I probably won’t get all the beautiful flowers if I choose to have a “green” wedding.” Definitely, not the case!

In Los Angeles, we have so many options when it comes to flower choices. Flowers are flown in from many different parts of the world but many are grown right here in our own backyard! Guess what; buying from local growers IS being “green”. Not only are you supporting your local community but you are buying flowers locally grown which saves on fuel emissions from shipping.

Some of the prettiest flowers I pick up from the LA flower market are from local growers. One of my favorite providers is Endow Nursery. Greg is the owner and he has the most amazing ranunculus, anemones, garden callas, lisianthus, sunflowers, iris, sweet peas and Dahlias. Imagine stuff cut on Tuesday and purchased by the consumer on Wednesday!! What a turnaround! It doesn’t get any fresher or GREENER than that!
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