Flowers Equal Happiness — Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, ColoradoAs the fall season slips and slides into winter and the bright colors of spring are a distant faded memory, we should embrace the changing seasons. Gardening, landscaping, houseplants, flowers on the table, are lifestyles for most folks, not passing fads. Finding a way to surround yourself and your family and friends with the impact of color, fragrance, textures and style is important to one’s self-being. We already know flowers have a direct correlation with happiness; the art of giving has its just rewards.

Florists are spoiled rotten by getting to enjoy beautiful flowers daily. Even in the depth of winter and gloomy overcast days, we get flowers and plants shipped to our shops, thus, we are spoiled. I’m not complaining, I’m bragging, but I want to share the enjoyment of flowers and plants with others who deserve that happiness as well. You can achieve it; reward yourself and those around you for a job well done and other life achievements.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Tillandsia and Succulents — Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, ColoradoA bouquet of flowers for a friend, just because — always appreciated and loved by all
  • A cool succulent dish garden for the neighbor who watched your dog while you were away
  • A long-lasting potted bromeliad for the guy who shoveled your driveway after a nasty snow storm
  • A tillandsia in a glass bulb for your mom to hang in the kitchen over the sink so she knows you’re thinking of her
  • A nice peace lily delivered to your Uncle Bob’s man cave for always being there when you need a ride to and from the airport
  • For your favorite aunt who always makes you cookies, cakes or cupcakes, a fairy garden would make her swoon

Bromliad and Blooming Plants — Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center in Lafayette, ColoradoI could go on and on, but you get my drift. Not only does your professional local florist and hometown garden center have these precious and thoughtful gifts, they deliver them right to the door, dorm or business. The impact of these floral gifts delivered at the perfect moment means so much for so little expense, and it’s thoughtful and easy.

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Society of American Florists’ 131st Annual Convention. My wife, Lori (she’s kinda cool), presented awards on stage in front of hundreds of fine flower people, to five florists that have not only survived over 100 years in business, but still thrive today. Of course, a lot of things contribute to that kind of dedication and longevity, but I’d like to think it has to do with the human connection to their communities and their customers. They do this by simply knowing how to help them, sharing and delivering the happiness, conveying, and sharing the powerful impact of flowers, plants and gifts when needed most.