(Closed) environment and human friendly flowers… in September :(

posted 10 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

What a beautiful inspiration pic! One option would be to grow the flowers you want yourself if you have the space and the appropriate climate. Other than that if you can’t find what you’re looking for, have you considered making the flowers out of recyclable paper/newspaper?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

faux flowers aren’t a bad idea, but keep in mind too that when a florist says you have to pay for a consultation it doesn’t mean that you have to pay them to “put a flower in a bottle” You’re essentially paying them to talk to them about what kind of flowers you want and what your options are. If it’s really important to you to have eco friendly flowers, it might be worth it. If you decided to order flowers through them, you can always just pay for the flowers & skip the delivery and arrangments

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My favorite late summer flowers – dahlias!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@mandypop: Asters? I think some types of anemones bloom in the fall (although I’m not 100% on that). Maybe zinnias? Helenium?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wait. Seriously? There are florists that make people PAY to just ask about pricing? How ridiculous! They’d never get my business.

Would you consider silk flowers? A lot of them look real unless you look very closely. I think you could DIY the bottle flowers, whether it’s growing your own flowers or silk flowers. So are you looking for a bouquet also or just the centerpieces?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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@galloway111: I was going to suggest silk also.  The higher quality ones look and feel real – I had trouble distinguishing between them when I looked at a store where they had them to compare.

I got my flowers from Afloral.com, and I had a lot of compliments on my flowers as well as my girls’ flowers.

Save-on-crafts.com has an extensive selection of regular silk, “real touch” flowers (which look/feel VERY real), dried and preserved flowers, etc.  I got dried lavendar to use as part of my centerpieces from them and still have it decorating my house!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I found this site and they’re definitely fair trade certified, but it’s just roses and lilies.

I also was on an Organic Fair Trade website and they linked to a flower site (on that same page I linked to) that has more selection.  However, in doing a quick search I couldn’t find verification that the flower site has fair trade flowers.  But, since the original fair trade website linked to them, maybe they’re ok? 

I hope that helps you!

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Can you make contact with a grower at a farmer’s market? There are sure to be organic growers who would be able to tell you what will be available in September and even grow and hold flowers for you.

http://www.massfarmersmarkets.org/

SoWa Open Market
 – http://www.sowaopenmarket.com – 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston – (800) 403-8305

The Shops at the Prudential Center
 –   21 Google reviewshttp://www.prudentialcenter.com – 800 Boylston Street, Boston – (617) 236-3100

Marshall’s Fenway Farm Stand
 –   5 Google reviewshttp://www.marshallsfenway.com – 1345 Boylston Street, Boston – (617) 375-6100

Back Bay Market
 – 2 Google reviewsmaps.google.ca – 145 Dartmouth Street, Boston – (617) 901-7707

Mars Farmers Market
 – 1 Google reviewmaps.google.ca – 926 Cummins Highway, Mattapan – (617) 298-0054

Bowdoin Geneva FarmersMarket
 – Place pagebowdoingenevafarmersmarket.org – 230 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester – (617) 754-0026

Dewey Square Plaza (Farmer’s Market)
 – Place pagemaps.google.ca – United States

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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@mandypop: That’s definitely a good idea!  Their flowers are beautiful.  It does have some info and pictures of their farms, and I think I read that they only use their own farms for the flowers.  That doesn’t automatically make them fair trade, but at least they own and operate their own farms instead of contracting out… so it’s a good sign. 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Where I live there are lots of local variety stores (believe it or not) that have a vast selection of beautiful flowers. Maybe that could be a DIY source if the same kind of thing exists where you live?

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