When it comes to shipping blooms long distance, however, there's an art to packaging them so they reach the recipient in vase-worthy condition. That's where the following online retailers can help. They all offer organic and/or sustainably produced selections.
California Organic Flowers
530-891-6265 Choose from single bouquets or larger packages for a wedding or party. Flowers are certified USDA Organic
877-524-5400 Not all flowers listed on this site are organic, but all are VeriFlora certified.
877-899-2468 Offers cut flowers in bouquets or bulk boxes for D-I-Y arrangements. All flowers are sustainably grown and certified Organic or VeriFlora.
Or search Local Harvest to find an organic florist near you.
For more hair-raising facts about the cut-flower industry, check out Flower Confidential, by Amy Stewart (Algonquin Books, 2007).