If you love creating centerpieces for your dining room table using flowers from the supermarket or florist, think again. The majority of flowers are treated with pesticides to help them last longer and grow stronger. Exotic flowers that come from tropical environments also have a huge carbon footprint from being flown halfway around the world to you. Instead, think live plants (like potted pansies or herb plants) for your table. They last longer, and if you're having a party, guests can take them home and plant them.
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