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Originally posted on 27 Jul 2006

The commercial floral industry is a dirty, ugly thing. No, really it is. Few “agricultural” industries use quite as much gunk and chemicals on their products as the floral. Those pretty posies are pure poison.

Despite my usual moral indignation at such things, I hereby throw down the gauntlet to all FirstStep readers. Forget for a moment the ickiness involved in growing them, and sometime in the next week get off your miserable duff and give flowers to someone. Family, friend, coworker or stranger. Armful of roses or handful oxalis picked from your neighbor’s yard. It matters nary a whit so long as it makes someone happy at the other end (other than your neighbor who I’m sure is pleased to be rid of the oxalis).

So get ye hence and start thy quest! Go!