Where Valentine's Day Flowers Are Grown, And How To Find Sustainable Blooms

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Most Valentine's Day flowers are grown far away and shipped a long distance before they end up in a vase. (Pixabay)
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Americans will spend about $2 billion buying flowers for Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. Most of those flowers are grown far away and shipped a long distance before they end up in a vase.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with Amy Stewart (@Amy_Stewart), author of the book “Flower Confidential,” about where those flowers are grown and how sustainable the flower industry is.

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