Are Dried Flowers More Sustainable? It’s Not So Cut and Dried

With winter comes fewer fresh, local flowers. It’s the natural order of things. Winter is a time for planning, slowing down, creature comforts, and being home. (And staying home seems to be a recurring theme of late! (Cue the <eyeroll> emoji.) Many florists and flower enthusiasts turn to dried (aka preserved and everlasting) flowers as a change of pace, and …

Next Time You Send Flowers, Say ‘No Thanks’ to Floral Foam

You know that green, squishy stuff at the bottom of most floral arrangements? That’s floral foam! Conventional florists like it because it’s convenient, supports complex floral designs, holds up to 50 times its weight in water, and is an inexpensive way to prolong the life of an arrangement. The structure of floral foam is similar to the cellular structure of …