Flowers

Sustainable Local Flowers—Delivered to Your Door

My guest today is Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slowflowers.com. We will be talking about toxic chemicals in the floral industry and how organic and sustainably-grown flowers are grown and labeled. Debra is a Seattle-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. She is the author of Slow Flowers, The 50 Mile Bouquet and other books on gardens. Debra is the producer/host of the weekly “Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing,” Debra is a contributing garden editor for Country Gardens and her feature stories on architecture and design appear regularly in the Los Angeles Times’ Home section. Her writing has appeared in top shelter and consumer publications, including Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Fine Gardening, Metropolitan Home, Landscape Architecture, Alaska Airlines Magazine, This Old House, Old House Interiors, GRAY and Romantic Homes, among others. www.debraprinzing.com | www.slowflowers.com

Slow Flowers     The 50 Mile Bouquet

slowflowers foliage bouquet

Bouquet that arrived from the guest during the show.
I love the foliage that looks like flowers!

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Giving Organic Flowers

My guest today is Robert McLaughlin, CEO of Organic Bouquet. We’ll be talking about toxic chemicals used in the floral industry, growing commercial flowers organically, and how you can have organically-grown flowers delivered to your door. Robert has worked in every phase of the floral industry since 1984 and has seen first-hand the effects of toxic agro-chemicals on workers. Organic Bouquet sells a unique online collection of stylish and one-of kind-products that are carefully selected with the highest social and environmental standards and practices. Sustainably grown flowers are gentle on the earth and safeguard ecology, while sustainable, biodegradable, green packaging is innovative and stylish. All of Organic Bouquet’s products, from floral arrangements and gourmet gifts to unique home accessories, have been certified by third-party agencies, such as USDA, Fair Trade or Rainforest Alliance. www.debralynndadd.com/debras-list/organic-bouquet

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