The Thing: a gorgeous bouquet that won’t give you environmental guilt

The Thing: a gorgeous bouquet that won’t give you environmental guilt

The Thing: Flower Power (Image: Carlo Mendoza)
 

When everything from computers to pickup trucks is getting the eco treatment, it’s startling to think that the fresh-cuts at your local florist aren’t actually very green—not with all the unsustainable farming methods and unfair trade practices and greenhouse gas–burning transportation involved. But the most recent floral trend to hit Toronto is environmentally friendly bouquets, all locally grown tulips or eco-certified calla lilies or wild hosta leaves. They come in lush, overgrown arrangements that look like they were plucked straight from a backyard garden—because, ecologically speaking, they might as well have been. Bouquets from $50. Sweetpea’s, 163 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-537-3700.