Mother's Day is almost here, marking another calendar date when giving cut flowers is the celebratory norm. Abundant displays of tidal waves of vibrant colour scream for our attention in shops and florists everywhere, as the day approaches.
It really lifts the spirits to receive a beautiful bunch of flowers and they serve as a heart-warming oingoing reminder of the gesture, as they continue to brighten our homes for a week or so later. A bouquet of flowers are, of course, the customary gift to show our mothers that we care, but there's another aspect we tend to not think to care about and that's the environmental cost. But flowers are natural gifts… right? So what's there to consider?