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Holiday Silk Flowers for the Office

Long-Lasting Seasonal Silk Plants Brighten Workplace Décor

ATLANTA, GA, December 1, 2011 - What's the best-selling holiday plant for government offices? It's the Premier Poinsettia, according to Cincinnati-based OfficeScapesDirect. The company supplies designer-quality silk flowers, plants and trees for business interiors, and commercial and government spaces.

For government facility and office managers interested in buying the best-selling Premier Poinsettia, it's available in large and extra large from OfficeScapesDirect. For smaller areas in the office (a desk or small lobby table, for example), the Poinsettia Accent, and the Holly & Berry Accent are also best sellers for government offices.

The poinsettias are delivered directly to the buyer's doorstep and are ready for display right out of the box. They are an easy way to add color and instant holiday cheer to the office. All items arrive in storage-quality boxes for easy packing away and bringing out the next season.

According to OfficeScapesDirect's co-founder, Tim Hennessy, silk flowers and plants offer some advantages over fresh-cut flowers. "They look just like the real thing - even better, in fact. No watering is required, and there are no fallen leaves to clean up. Invest in them this year and store them away for years of budget-saving reuse."

Hennessy says his firm's holiday collection includes a bounty of floral arrangements beyond poinsettias. "We have the classic Christmas amaryllis as well as stunning wreaths, accents and arrangements of pine, red berries, holly, and even magnolias, calla lilies and tulips."

Hennessy notes that using silk flowers sends a green message. "Governments and other organizations may think they're being ‘green' by keeping live plants, trees and fresh cut flowers throughout their offices, but if they realized the massive carbon footprint they are supporting, they may think twice. The excessive burning of fossil fuels to import, deliver and service the plants and flowers needs to be sharply curtailed. About 75 percent of fresh-cut flowers in the U.S. are imported via aircraft."

A study conducted this year by Hennessy's firm analyzed the carbon footprints created by the transportation supply chain for the silk and fresh floral industries. It shows that the silk floral industry produces fewer carbon dioxide emissions than the fresh floral industry.