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10 Things You May Not Know about the Poinsettia

by Lisa Greene on December 10, 2016 at 10:15 pm

Poinsettia - -- Photo Courtesy Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIPoinsettias are a traditional holiday plant that bring color and life to home décor. They last the whole season and are harbingers of spring plants to come. Here are some interesting facts about the poinsettia.

  • John Quincy Adams is responsible for bringing the poinsettia to America. Joel Roberts Poinsett introduced the poinsettia to the United States in 1825, but it was JQA who appointed Poinsett as our first ambassador to Mexico.
  • December 12th is National Poinsettia Day and was established in 1851 to honor Joel Roberts Poinsett. Read More
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Greet Holiday Guests in Grand Style

by Lisa Greene on November 25, 2016 at 2:07 am

Holiday Front Door Decorations Holiday Greetings - Photo Courtesy Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCITis the season for holiday visitors. Welcome guests with an entry decorated with greens, berries and, of course, bows. A popular holiday greeting — urns. Here is how you can create holiday urns to give your front door a festive look.

Start with the right container — or two containers to flank your door. Choose heavy containers so they won’t blow over in the wind. If you already have containers with plants in it, just cut the plants down to the soil level with a pair of clippers. If the containers are new, you can add potting soil or floral foam. Before you add greens, water well. If using new soil, pack it firmly.  Read More

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Pretty in Pink

by Lisa Greene on September 8, 2014 at 11:23 am

PinkBrideLittle girls who love pink often grow up to be brides who love pink. Barbie dolls, princess parties and fuzzy-footed pajamas. All these things make us feel warm and comfortable, loved and protected.

And there are so many wonderful things in life that make us all feel good that are pink — the color of lips that you want to kiss, the color of the palm of a newborn baby, the color of the inside of the shell that you find on a beach or the petals of a perfect pink rose.  Read More

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Father’s Day Flowers

by Lisa Greene on June 11, 2014 at 8:12 am

Duck Dynasty - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCICan you believe it is almost summer time? Ah, summer, with weather warm to sink our toes in the sand while reading the latest best seller. Before hitting the beach, there is an item on your to-do list: Get dad a gift for Father’s Day. Believe it or not, your local florist may have the best gift.

Research from Rutgers University proves the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Yes, flowers make dads happy. Read More

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Recognizing Hard Work and Dedication

by Lisa Greene on April 18, 2014 at 9:04 am

Spring Floral Arrangement - Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCIA perfect opportunity to show gratitude toward your staff is during Administrative Professionals Week (APW), held annually during the last full week in April, and  Administrative Professionals Day held the Wednesday of that week. This year, APW is April 20-26. It is one of the largest workplace observances, outside of employee birthdays and major holidays, according to the International Association of Administrative Professionals. There are lots of ways to say thank you and recognize accomplishments and contributions. One way is to send flowers or plants.

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Research from Texas A&M University reveals that people whose workplace environments include flowers and plants demonstrate more creativity and generate better ideas. The researchers credit the benefits to the boost in moods that flowers and plants inspire. Whenever a floral delivery is made to an office, the recipient feels special and they enjoy a little time in the spotlight.  Read More