At 1-800-FLOWERS.COM®, we're committed to growing our flowers on domestic and international farms that follow socially and environmentally responsible practices.
Working side by side with skilled and trustworthy farmers, we grow flowers and deliver smiles under the very best conditions for our workers ...and our world.
Our farms have achieved one or more of the following certifications:
BASC - Business Alliance for Secure Commerce
Green Label Program
Grown Peace at Home
Rainforest Alliance certification
Everybody knows that the plants bring beauty of nature idoors with their lush greenery and vibrant blooms. But did you also know that plants possess the ability to improve your quality of life? According to research done by NASA and Dr. Bill Wolverton, many common houseplants and blooming potted plants:
Are extremely efficient at scrubbing harmful gases (VOCs - volatile organic compounds) such as trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide from the air through the process of photosynthesis (1).
Are nature's "life support systems" because of their ability to remove toxic contaminants from their surrounding environments (2).
Help people recover from illness faster and play a psychological role in a person's sense of well-being (2).
1. Based on information from Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement, September 1989, Dr. B. C. Wolverton, Anne Johnson, and Keith Bounds, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, John C. Stennis Space Center, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000.
2. Based on information from Plants Clean Ait and Water for Indoor Environments. Published by the Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA Spinoff. NASA official:Janelle Turner, Web Design, Publications &Graphics, NASA Center for AeroSpace Information (CASI).
The plant collection shown is just a small representation of our entire collection of certified products.
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be one of the hardest things that both friends and family members need to do. It is not uncommon for people to forget to look after themselves during this busy and sorrowful time. No matter the circumstances behind the death, many still have some feelings of shock as well as sadness. Sending sympathy gift baskets and gourmet food is a way to express your sympathy, as well as provide comfort for those that are grieving. By including food items, you can help them keep their strength up while they deal with this challenging time.
Choosing Nutritious and Comforting Sympathy Food Baskets
Sympathy baskets and food gifts are great ways to provide quality items for snacking, or larger portions for sharing with the family or at a memorial service. Fruit fresh from the orchard such as crisp apples or pears can be sent in fresh fruit baskets, or it can be included with other food items. There are different options for fresh fruit only baskets to meet the needs of the recipient. The delicious gourmet baskets come in a range of sizes and provide generous helpings of assorted items. There is sure to be a gift basket appropriate for what you have in mind!
Find Options and Variety in Difficult Times
To provide gourmet foods and snacks to round out the diets of the grieving friends and family, sympathy baskets and food gifts also can be made up with a range of different items included. Gourmet cookies can be ordered in basket size to be sent to the home or office of the person who has passed, or larger platters can be provided for sharing at memorial services. Other foods that can be found in sympathy baskets and food gifts include chocolates, crackers, cheese, biscuits, jams and spreads, and so much more. With so many sympathy baskets and food gifts to choose from, you really can express your true feelings as well as providing a tasteful gift that will be appreciated by all.