Posted by Paula Aberasturi on 9th Feb 2015
FREE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE
Send flowers and gifts to the Philippines without the shipping cost! We offer flower delivery to the Philippines for free! Yes, you read it right, there are no charges for sending flowers or gifts to the Philippines. Why? Because we just want you to give flowers and gifts without paying much more for your kindness, your love, your gratitude and your good heart. We send your flowers and gifts anywhere in the Philippines (well, almost all areas our courier can reach), from small communities, the barangays, on to the biggest cities. For Free!
A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Flower Depot is a pioneer in sustainable flower farming in the Philippines. Our flowers are grown in rich, living soil. We grow our flowers using sustainable practices such as organic, biodynamic and indigenous methods. We compost, use cover cropping, do green manuring, follow a biodynamic sowing calendar, do crop rptation, and use integrated pest management and beneficial insects (meaning no pesky pesticides!) for all your flowers. We even use greenhouses made entirely out of bamboo! Our farm is treated as an entire living system, along with the soil, our plants, our animals, our farmers, and even the cosmos.
STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM
The flowers you buy from us are grown in the foothills of Mt. Kitanglad. Our flowers are picked fresh from our farm and shipped to our distribution center in Metro Manila. Here, we clean and screen the flowers for quality. The flowers are then carefully arranged and wrapped, and then boxed in our exquisite boxes for shipment or delivery to your recipient. That is why your flowers are fresh and vibrant, and you get the most value for your money as you do away with middle-man costs. Our flowers are always kept fresh, cool and well-hydrated. As our flowers are grown sustainably, without pesticides or chemical fertilizer, they are more vibrant and last longer. With proper care, your flowers will remain fresh for at least 5 days.
It is alarming how in a few weeks, Metro Manila and most of our Northern provinces were inundated. The storms have struck us in places that matter: our homes, our loved ones, and our means of livelihood. Farms everywhere are taking a brunt of the disaster. And people are only realizing [...]
No one seems to be thinking about a rain dance yet, but our taps are about to run dry. They are rationing water in Metro Manila. Now who would have thought we would have a shortage of water? Fresh water always seemed like a waterfall- infinitely gushing out of rocks. It is July 2010 and [...]
Our farm enjoys an eclectic mix of neighbors. A handful of ladies wearing red with black polka-dots; nosy busybodies buzzing around, burly enough that our farmers would sometimes stay out of our greenhouses for fear of their stings; chirpy visitors, some of them laying pretty blue eggs in our leaves-turned-nest; fairy-like creatures with golden eyes; [...]
I recently wrote about the voluminous use of pesticides in plants and flowers. We also loathe pests and insects. Through the years, we have learned a few tricks to get rid of pests the natural way.Healthy plants and healthy soil: One of the easiest ways to control pests in the farm is to prevent them [...]
Sunflowers: Friend or Foe?Sure, wild sunflowers are pretty to look at, but these pretty yellows that look up to the sun are often regarded as weeds or as a menace. They grow everywhere, in hedges, at your backyard, along roadsides. Some farmers slash and burn them! Well, at least some farmers. But let [...]
There’s never an end to the wonderful discoveries we make everyday. Got fungus? Or powdery mildew? Get milk. We’ve just recently discovered that milk is a Fungicide! It’s as effective (maybe even more effective) as standard chemical brands. How to do it? Get milk, mix with water (our solution is 1 part milk: 10 parts [...]
We use green manuring to help with our composting. Green manures allow us to fertilize and add more organic matter to our soil. Green manuring is a method of putting back into the soil living plants at the peak of their growth. We do this by using leguminous plants (like mung bean, [...]
Our farm uses a lot of fish emulsion as natural fertilizer. Fish emulsion has high organic nitrogen. It’s a great soil conditioner and provides bacterial food to feed the soil’s microherd. You read it right, the soil eats. We always see the soil as living. (Sometimes I feel sad thinking [...]
Here’s something you should remember. You don’t feed the plants. You feed the soil. Thus, the key to having vibrant plants would be to have fertile soil. And feeding the soil means that you enrich it with organic matter or compost. Our flowers and vegetables derive more than 90% of its nutrition [...]