• We grow our roses at altitudes of over 12,000 feet, resulting in stronger stems and larger blooms

  • We deliver US nationwide - directly from our ecofarm...and it's free too!!

  • Ecuadorian roses can grow to be over five feet tall

  • Our location on the equator allows our roses to have an even twelve hours of sunshine year round

  • Roses are one of the oldest flowers on Earth – they date back 35 million years

  • The oldest living rose is 1,207 years old and grows in Hildesheim, Germany

  • The rose is the national flower of The United States

  • There’s a scientific reason you love flowers – studies have found that they positively impact your mood

  • Stop and smell the roses – they have microscopic perfume glands on their petals that give them their scent

  • Roses are botanically related to many fruits, including apples, raspberries, and plums.

  • Our small farm is located on the equatorial line at 0°00’00’’

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4th of July bouquet

Tips for Throwing an Eco-Friendly July 4th BBQ

The 4th of July is nearly upon us, which means it’s almost time to make homemade ice-cream and relax by the pool with friends and family. While this patriotic holiday involves a big celebration, unfortunately, with the pollution of fireworks and the amount of waste produced at BBQ’s, it can be an eco-nightmare. Luckily, there are ways of celebrating without harming the environment in the process.

If you’re planning on hosting or attending a barbecue this 4th of July, take into consideration these eco-friendly tips to help reduce your carbon footprint while having fun!

Avoid Single-Use Plastics

One of the biggest culprits for waste at a BBQ are the disposable plates, cups, cutlery and napkins. While throwaways are the easiest method when you’re hosting a lot of people, reusable versions are much more environmentally friendly. However, if you really need to, you can buy recycled paper or wood alternatives to plastic plates, cups, and cutlery that can be disposed of. These will biodegrade, rather than sit in a landfill like plastic ones.

Plan Your Eco-Friendly Menu

Whether you’re having a small gathering with close friends or hosting a community block party, you can make eco-conscious decisions when you’re out shopping for food. If your guests are ok with it, try switching out some meat dishes for plant-based ones, like veggie burgers, vegetable lasagna, platters with hummus and fresh veggies, and fruit salad. If you still want to do a traditional barbecue, stop by your local farmer’s market for organic, grass-fed, hormone-free meat which will not only be better for the environment and the animals, but also taste better! Don’t forget to have reusable tupperwares on hand to save the leftovers for later and eliminate food waste.

Attend Community Fireworks

Instead of setting off fireworks in your driveway, head to a local festival or community event where they’re already planned. Those little explosives aren’t so little when they end up in landfills and waterways, which is why it’s better to view fireworks that are already happening rather than contribute to the pollution. Pack a blanket or lawn chairs and bring some snacks to enjoy with friends as you watch the show.

Use Natural Decorations

Instead of plastic banners and flags, consider more eco-friendly decorations this year, like red, white, and blue flowers. We have a special collection of eco-bouquets for the 4th of July that celebrate the colors of the holiday in a sophisticated and environmentally-friendly way. You can either create one big centerpiece on your dining table, or cut the stems short and arrange your patriotic roses in mason jars around the house. Shop our 4th bouquets here: Lady Liberty, Americana, Stars & Stripes, Blue Ribbon.

Use Environmentally Safe Sunscreen

Rather than using regular sunscreen, which often contains toxic chemicals that are harmful to both you and the ocean, opt for safe and natural sunscreen. You can find many options made from coconut or avocado oil with ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, both of which work by blocking out UV rays. And, unlike chemical sunscreens, these won’t irritate your skin or cause allergies.

July 4th is a time to celebrate our country, not contribute to polluting it. While it can take some time to plan an eco-friendly party, it’s more than worth it. Let’s make this holiday red, white, blue, and green – thanks for doing your part and Happy 4th!

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