Welke's House of Roses

Welke's House of Roses

Posted by Welke's House of Roses on April 24, 2020 | Last Updated: August 31, 2020 Recent News

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Your Flowers Locally

Although flowers are grown from the earth, the ways in which they are grown varies from farm to farm. Here at Welkes, we support local flower farms and flowers that grow in a sustainable, eco-friendly manner. Doing so greatly benefits the environment and makes the world a better place.

Flowers on Hillside

What are Eco-Friendly Flowers?

Eco-friendly flowers are blooms that are grown in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner, which means no harmful pesticides, or chemicals and consciously grown with care and respect to the local land region and beneficial to it’s economic and social systems.

How Florists Are Practicing Eco-Friendly Floristry

Not only sourcing flowers from eco-friendly growers, but also from reputable, local growers, florists are supporting environmentally friendly companies and green practices.

In addition to sensibly sourcing flowers, eco-friendly floristry practices include using reusable materials as much as possible. For instance, wrapping flowers in old newspapers instead of plastic and avoiding floral foam.

Recycling vases and encouraging customers to bring in old vases to be filled with new, fresh flowers.

Repurposing leftover flowers by donating them to hospitals and nursing homes or composting any remaining plant materials. We additionally take particular care to coordinate all of our distribution routes to reduce emissions.

Blooming Purple Hyacinth

How You Can Help

Along with picking a sustainable florist on your floral deliveries & functions, you will find a couple of things you are able to do to create the flowers of yours a lot more green.

Give Your Bouquet of Flowers a Second Life

You are able to provide the flowers of yours a second life by protecting the beauty of theirs. Either press or even hang the flowers of yours to dry. Then show them in your house to become savored for decades to come. Should you decide to not dry out the flowers of yours, you are able to set them to use that is good in a compost bin. Wear them to fertilize your garden or give them away to a community garden for composting.

Shop from a Local, Eco-Friendly Florist

It’s a good guess that your local flower shop is a whole lot more eco-friendly than a larger, national floral chain. Choose local, it’s better for your pocket, better for the environment, and better for your local economy.

Young Tulip Blooms

Here at Welke’s, we also belong to a delivery co-op! By using a co-op for floral deliveries, we are able to eliminate the need to drive all over town to deliver their arrangement and save on gas. For more information on our green practices, please feel free to contact us!