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Wednesday March 20th 2019

How Flowers Can Help You Cope With Depression

How Flowers Can Help You Cope With Depression

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed, exhausted or tired for no reason. Sometimes the stress of work or home can take it’s toll on your well being. It’s ok to feel drained sometimes, but eventually you’ll need to pick yourself up. If you’re unable to shake the funk, then you should always consult a doctor, but sometimes you can find therapy in the soil. In the beginning of the 20th century Edward Bach, a medical doctor and one of the first homeopaths, discovered some flower remedies that he believed could help cure the blues. Here’s a list of some of Bach’s Flower remedies for depression.

Rose Petals

Rose petals can you feel refreshed, relaxed and invigorated. Rose water is said to be a very potent ritual water and is very easy to make. All you have to do is place your rose petals in a container with water and leave said container out in the sunlight. You can use the flowers from older bouquets or arrangements.

The Gentian Plant

This plant is often used for people who are experiencing sadness directly correlated to an event such as, death in the family, loss of employment, breakups etc. This plant is known to help with feelings of pessimism and discouragement.

The Mustard Plant

Bach believed that if you were sad or depressed and couldn’t put your finger on the exact reason why then the mustard plant would help lift your spirits.

The Elm Plant

If you’re feeling overwhelmed or anxious then the Elm plant would be the plant to surround yourself with. This plant is great for those who are stressed, overworked and overwhelmed with their daily struggles.

Sweet Chestnut

Feeling lost or hopeless? The sweet chestnut plant will help put you in a better mind space to deal with those emotions.

The Honey Suckle Plant

If you need help letting go of a past occurrence and have a tendency to be bitter, unhappy or you often feel inadequate, then the Honey Suckle Plant is the one you need.

While the Bach Flower Remedies require many of these plant to be given in an oil form, we find that Flower Bouquets and arrangements tend to lift our spirits and those of our loved ones. Imagine your office desk or your night stand. Now imagine your office desk and night stand with a beautiful bouquet of flowers sitting pretty. The thought alone is calming. With so many flower variations to choose from, we’re sure that we offer an arrangement that will bring some peace and beauty into your life.   

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Monday November 26th 2018

Top Five Things to Know About Flower Giving

Do you want to send flowers, but don’t have the time to research what the best kind of flower is for the occasion? Or maybe you’re not sure what the etiquette is for giving flowers. In Japan, you should never give a sick person a plotted plant. If this is all new to you - or if you just want a refresher - read on.

1. Consider the Occasion

First and foremost, consider the occasion. Different flowers have different meanings, and you wouldn’t want to send along the wrong idea. And no, you don’t need to be a flower expert to decipher what they mean! A lot of it is common sense - for example, you wouldn’t want to give a black rose to a loved one, or a bright, happy boutique to a grieving family.

2. Send Flowers in a Timely Manner

Don’t wait two months after the event to send flowers. Whether it’s Mother’s Day or a college graduation, be sure to send flowers within a week or so of the occasion. When sending flowers, you should also send a short note so that the recipient knows who the flowers are from. A note also makes it more personal.

3. Consider the Culture

Consider culture, especially in the event of a funeral or a wedding. Some cultures and faiths may have different traditions for these occasions, and flowers may hold a different meaning. For example, in the Jewish faith, burials must happen within 24 hours of death, so people usually don't send flowers to the funeral home. You can, however, send flowers and fruit baskets to the family’s home. In most cultures, white flowers are acceptable for funerals, but red flowers are not. Keep that in mind when deciding which flowers to send.

4. Etiquette for Sympathy and Get Well Flowers

When giving sympathy or funeral flowers, it’s generally best to send them to the funeral home directly as opposed to sending them to the family’s home. If the family wants donations in lieu of flowers, you will want to respect their wishes and not send them.

However, depending on how well you know them, it may be okay to send a small bouquet a few weeks after the funeral to let them know that you’re still thinking about them. For a funeral, choose flowers with more subdued colors - lilies are a popular choice. If you want to send get well flowers to someone who is in the hospital, check the hospital rules first.

Some hospitals do not allow flowers because of allergies. In this case, you might want to send flowers once they’ve gotten home from the hospital. Or, if they are only having a short stay at the hospital, you could send flowers to their home as well. If they are staying somewhere that does allow flowers, choose flowers that are not overly fragrant, such as tulips and Gerbera daisies. Bright, cheerful flowers are great for get well arrangements.

5. Etiquette for Romantic Flowers

Red roses are the obvious choice here, but you don’t have to be traditional if you don’t want to. If you know that your special someone has a particular type of flower that they love, get them that, even if it isn't traditional. Tulips and carnations are excellent choices if you’re not sure.

If it’s a first or second date, you’ll want to be careful about the flower you choose. You won’t want to come off too strong or send the wrong message. Sunflowers or tulips are sweet but keep the mood light. No matter where you are in the relationship, think carefully before sending flowers to their workplace.

Some people love this public display of affection, but others may not. Either way, make sure that your significant other is comfortable with the idea before doing it. Now you’ll be able to go into your next flower-buying experience with some knowledge.

For quick reference, take a look at this list of flowers that are safe to send for each occasion.

Sympathy - Lilies, muted colors

Get Well - Tulips, gerbera daisies

Romance - Roses, tulips, carnations

Friendship - Yellow roses, alstroemeria

Congratulations - Yellow or orange roses, bright colors

Wedding - Roses, tulips, peonies

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Friday March 4th 2016

March's Birth Flower: The Dapper Daffodil

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The daffodil is the official flower of March. I can't think of a better choice, can you? Daffodils are one of my favorites because they are hardy blooms with a delicate appearance. I walked outside my home the other day to see a light covering of snow on a patch of daffodils near a tree. I had to admire them for pushing to get the spring season under way! So this week, I thought I'd dig up some facts on this tenacious flower. Enjoy!

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Monday September 8th 2014

The Best Flowers for People With Allergies

Until I became a florist, I assumed that anyone would love to receive a bouquet of beautiful flowers; then, I learned that for people with allergies, sending certain flowers is like sending sickness. For an allergy-sufferer, the wrong flowers can trigger sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, and sinus symptoms. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you are probably quite familiar with these unpleasant effects. To understand what plants to avoid, it is good to know the science behind pollen allergies.

Plants can be monoecious, which means they have male and female flowers on the same plant, or they can be dioecious, which means the plants are strictly male or strictly female. It is the male plants and male flowers that are responsible for allergies. The male parts are the filament and the anther; together, they are referred to as the stamen. The anther is what produces the pollen that causes us so many problems. Both monoecious and dioecious plants depend on wind to move the pollen from the male to the female plant, and when the pollen becomes airborne, it causes allergies.

Photo via GollyGforce-Living My Worst Nightmare (Flickr)

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Tuesday May 20th 2014

7 Great Flowers to Give Your Graduate

Flowers have been given to mark all great events in life, so it is no surprise that they should be given for graduations. This rite of passage is a time of great celebration, and the right flowers add to the ambiance of the day. Perhaps you are wondering how to incorporate flowers into graduation day other than giving a bouquet, or perhaps you need help in choosing the right flowers. Don't worry: I've got you covered - there is something for everyone and every budget. If you are sentimental, don't forget that many flowers can be pressed and dried; a dried flower from graduation would look great in a scrapbook or frame along with some graduation pictures.

Image via Flickr from Caomai

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Thursday May 15th 2014

The Best Flowers To Say Thanks

Pink Hydrangea

Giving flowers has been a way to communicate emotions since ancient times. Rome, Egypt, Greece, and China - all of these great civilizations gave flowers as gifts. The Turks originally assigned a special meaning to each flower, and these meanings spread throughout the world. There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to say thank you, but which flowers should you choose? I'm sure that any flower would be welcomed by the recipient, but some are even more special than others for saying thanks.

Sweet Peas

Sweet peas say "thank you for a lovely time" in the language of flowers. These little beauties smell just as sweet as they look and can be used as filler for a bouquet or used by themselves in a large bunch. They are a perfect gift to thank someone for taking you out to lunch or to the ballet.

Image via Flickr from Sarah

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Tuesday February 18th 2014

Flowers that mean Love and Romance

Last week I wrote about the most popular flowers for Valentine's Day; I figure that now is a good time to continue on the topic of love and discuss some lesser known romantic flowers and flower meanings. If you recall, roses, tulips, carnations, daisies, and orchids were the stars presented last week. Indeed these flowers have very romantic meanings, but they aren't the only ones as you shall soon find out. Break out of the ordinary by giving some of these meaningful and love-infused beauties.

Lilac

Purple lilacs represent the beginning of love or a first love, and are a perfect gift for new couples. The recipient of lilacs is sure to recall this bouquet given early on in the relationship every time she smells lilacs, and every spring while lilac shrubs are in bloom. A lilac shrub would also be a great gift for those with the land to plant it on.

Image via Flickr by Pineapple XVI

Sunflower

Posted by Ava Rose in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Monday October 15th 2012

Halloween Flower Arrangement Ideas

Halloween FlowersHalloween is just a few weeks away, and as one of the most popular holidays celebrated in the United States that means that it’s time to get your home or apartment ready for that costume party you throw every year!

 Read up for the right types of flower arrangements to prepare your home for the slew of neighborhood trick or treaters that are sure to come by to steal your candy or try and scare you with their elaborate costumes and promises of a trick without a treat.

Posted by Justin Cerciello in Flowers Gift Ideas
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Saturday August 11th 2012

Daisies: The Perfect Flowers for Any Occasion

Daisy BouquetSay it with flowers, even with no occasion at all.  Daisies are the most perfect flowers for a quick pick-me-up gift for neighbors, friends, family and special people. The bloom is a variety of wildflower coming from the aster family that has long been bringing sunshine in recipients’ lives. It helps that the flower closely resembles the shape of the sun.

History has it that daisies symbolize innocence. Beautiful maidens used to wear them in their silky hair to express liberty from guilt and sin. These flowers also represent loyal love. Long before roses became popular among hopeless romantics, daisies have been delivered to show devotion and intense affection.

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Thursday July 12th 2012

Summer Time Flowers

Summer comes in tune with colorful spectacles of flowers and blooms. This season marks not only a parade ofSunflowers wet suits and water sports, but also the prevalence of flower arrangements featuring blossoms with astonishingly vibrant colors that you're sure to come across throughout your summer vacation this year at barbeques and other events.

Roses are one of the most popular summertime flowers. They are considered a woody perennial and are omnipresent in the celebration of summer every year. Roses are often combined with ethereally striking lilies. These two flowers blend together to make a stunning sun catcher, especially when placed by a window.

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