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.

Cheers! -  Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCI



When visiting dad for Father’s Day, bring a gift of flowers arranged in a container that dad can use all year. Sentimental keepsakes remind us that family is important and to keep in touch. A florist can create an arrangement in a mug, flask or a container complementing one of dad’s hobbies, such as sports, fishing or gardening.

Does dad live farther away? Florists can send a gift for you, sometimes even on the same day. Or send it early to surprise dad at work. To find a local florist near your dad, go to and search your dad’s city and state or ZIP code. (Note: If instead you do a Google search for a local florist, you will need to do a little more sleuthing to ensure you are ordering from a local shop. When searching online for a florist, check to see if there is a local street address and a local phone number listed to be sure you are doing business with a real local brick and mortar florist store.)

Snack Attack -  Lisa Greene, AAF, AIFD, PFCILocal florists carry plants. Is dad into houseplants, succulents, air plants or bonsai? Maybe he likes to garden. Call or visit your local florist shop and see what they have. Who knows, you may spark a new hobby. Along with flowers, florists can also design a basket filled with snacks or healthy fruit for a dad who loves to nosh.

Whatever you choose, when your dad reads the card and sees it’s from you, he will love it.

What flowers and plants make your dad smile?