How to buy eco-friendly flowers for Valentine's Day

Another e-retailer, Bouqs Co., holds certifications from Bloomcheck and Veriflora. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Marina del Rey, Bouqs works with about 100 farms around the world, mostly in Ecuador, Colombia, California and Washington state, many of which its employees visit regularly. Bouqs also strives to make the act of buying flowers as direct as possible, limiting the company’s carbon footprint. Flowers aren’t cut until ordered, for instance, reducing waste and the need for refrigeration.