Are You Giving Flowers with a Side of Plastic? – Hakai Magazine Editorial

Garden Style Flower Arrangement (by Flower Factor CC BY-NC 2.0 via Flickr).

Over a century ago, flower retailer Florists’ Telegraph Delivery group—more recognized as FTD—started the campaign “Say it with flowers” for Mother’s Day. And we’ve been saying it—I love you, I miss you, … congratulations on your new baby/home/job—ever since. Flower person or not, chances are you’ve recently intersected with a bouquet or arrangement… Look closely, and you’ll see the power of flowers; their ubiquity in our day-to-day.