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The Red Rose ... Valentine's Day ClassicEach and every February 14 the holiday celebration of Valentine’s Day encourages us to show our love and affection to the special people in our lives. Sure, many of you think the day was made up by greeting card companies, florists and candy makers. Believe me, that isn’t how it happened.

It all started way, way back, rooted in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually in February. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496. There were early Christian saints named Valentinus.

AnthuriumIn Rome, Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Before his execution, he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailer that he healed and signed it, “Your Valentine” as a farewell.

Later, in Europe in the 1700s, it took on a more romantic love theme and began to look more like it does today. It wasn’t until the mid-1800s that Valentine’s Day caught on in the United States.

Now we enjoy the day with gifts of flowers, cards and chocolates for the ones we adore. Your local professional florist can help you with all your blooming needs. They know what the ladies love and can deliver it for you. Bouquets of reds, pinks and whites reflect the emotion of the day. In the language of flowers, red roses symbolize passionate love.

IMG_2162What about the guys? What do you send him? He might love a nice blooming plant. There are many great blooming and green plants. Read More

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Summer Solstice Father’s Day

by Leanne Kesler on June 15, 2015 at 12:12 pm

What are your plans for Father’s Day Sunday? Coinciding with the summer solstice, June 21 means Father’s Day will be the longest day of the year. That means more time to celebrate the men in your life. Men — yes, I mean plural. Take a moment and remember Dad, Grandpa and everyone who has been “like a father” to you in the past year. Oh, my! That’s getting to be quite a list. Even with it being the longest day of the year, you might want to get started earlier — soon — like, now.

Start by sending a surprise gift to the important fathers in your life early this week. Men love to get flowers and men are always surprised to get flowers. Why is that? Because we just don’t send them enough. It’s time to start a trend. Send flowers and make your men smile.

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Summer is here, and the water cooler is buzzing with vacation stories. Relive your favorite destinations with flowers and plants. Harvard research shows having flowers in the home is good for emotional health, and Texas A&M research demonstrates flowers and plants make us work smarter. Here, I’ll share with you how flowers remind two good friends of their travels and creative ways to use flowers for your own getaway.

For spring break, my friend and her husband had a delightful holiday golfing in Phoenix. After returning home, my friend wanted to send her husband a surprise gift at work. She told her florist about the trip, and the florist custom designed the perfect floral arrangement. It had sand at the bottom of a clear vase, a layer of colored golf tees, a layer of colored golf balls, a layer of ‘Green Trick’ dianthus as turf and a ball of white carnations on top. When my friend saw it, she liked it so much she called the florist and sent one to herself.

Golf — Ardith Beveridge, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA

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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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Flowers Make Any Day Special

by Ardith Beveridge on August 23, 2013 at 8:13 am

Make Any Day SpecialFor years, every Tuesday, Kay at the local flower shop delivered flowers to my mom and stepfather. Kay would go right inside and set the flowers on the table and take the previous week’s vase and flowers. I used to include a card with each bouquet, but after 10 years, I assumed they knew the flowers were from me.

While visiting my mom one day, we saw Kay and the flower van out on a delivery. Mom said to me, “Kay is so nice.” I agreed. Then my mom said, “You know, she brings me flowers every Tuesday.” Guess she thought that I had stopped sending them because there was no card from me. I said, “Kay is nice, but I am even nicer; I am the one who pays for them.” She smiled and thanked me. She said she and my stepfather loved the weekly flowers, talked about them, and when guests came over, they sent some flowers home with them. Read More