Fresh flowers make an ideal Valentine's Day gift--especially in Colorado and other cold regions in which our gardens mostly sleep during long, cold winters. Fresh flowers freshen up any day, and have been shown to benefit our health, according to Dr. Andrew Weil.
If you’re planning to present your Valentine with a sweet bouquet of fresh flowers, consider picking posies from the floral department Whole Foods. Whole Foods markets include full- service floral departments.
Some fresh flowers at Whole Foods are known as Whole Trade Flowers. Bearing the Whole Trade Guarantee, according to Whole Foods, the flowers have the following benefits:
• Flowers help the works and their communities in South America, source of some of the Whole Trade Flowers.
• Flowers support responsible trade with high-quality blooms.
• Flowers are grown on farms committed to sound environmental practices.
Whole Foods’ beautiful and colorful flowers, whether in market bunches or custom arrangements, make a lovely statement of love on Valentine’s Day or any day. And when you pick Whole Trade Flowers at Whole Foods, you know you’re participating in a market that benefits humans and our planet: that makes fresh flowers all the more beautiful.
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