If you've been bombarded (like I have) by ads from FTD urging you to send flowers to your mother for Mother's Day, you might be happy to note that an organic alternative exists.
Organic Bouquet delivers beautiful arrangements of flowers "grown and harvested using practices that aim to improve working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations."
In addition to cut flowers, options include maple bonsai trees and even mini lemon trees.
Of course, if your mom lives right around the block, another alternative is to drop by the farmers market, pick up a few flower bundles from a local grower, and pull together an arrangement yourself. You'll save the energy costs associated with out-of-town delivery and nothing beats watching a smile light up your mother's face when you present her with your own organic bouquet.