Solid Waste & Recycling Newsletter
A Lasting Gift for Valentines Day
Roses can be red,
Hardly ever blue,
Cut flowers don't last,
So what do you do?
Roses and other cut flowers are a common gift to let someone know you care on Valentine’s Day. This symbol of love only lasts a week or two. These spent flowers are a great addition for the compost pile. For best results, cut the stems into pieces of six inches or smaller, so they’ll degrade more quickly.
Other gifts can provide a more enduring way to show you care, don't waste the love:
- Dried flowers; they can last for years
- A live potted plant
- Flower seeds or bulbs that can be planted in the warmer weather
- A donation to an organization valued by your loved one
Learn more about sustainable gift ideas.
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