Green Funerals » Flowers

We have all seen death notices with donation requests (to the Heart Foundation etc) rather than flowers but often flowers are still used on the casket itself. There is nothing wrong with this... but if the flowers were air freighted rather than grown locally it seems an unwise use of fossil fuel. At any time of year a competent florist can make a beautiful casket arrangement using seasonal locally grown materials. The use of native plants including flaxes can compliment any casket without harming the environment. It's an easy win.