Posts Tagged ‘sunflowers’

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Fall Happily for Sunflowers

by Katie Hendrick on November 1, 2017 at 4:27 am

‘Jua Maya’ Sunflower by Ball SAWith five consecutive appearances in the College World Series tournament and two national championships under their belt, members of the University of Florida softball team have serious athletic cred. But it’s their distinctive fashion statement  that  gets  fans  and  national pundits talking.

Since 2014, before every game, the women have attached sunflowers to their ponytails and braids in honor of Heather Braswell, the Gators’ biggest fan (and honorary teammate), who passed away from complications with brain cancer at age 17. Heather adored all things yellow and sunflowers, the women decided, symbolize uplifting feelings like hope and joy.  Read More

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Winter Blues1—The Rittners School of Floral Design, BostonMany folks get the “winter blues.” The condition is so prevalent that it even has a name: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Researchers argue as to its cause and treatment. Some suggest it has something to do with light. Others argue a genetic predisposition. Flowers have an amazing ability to reduce depression and make people feel happier. Regardless of the cause, it makes sense that a relatively easy and pleasant way to combat the winter blues is to have flowers both at home and at work. But how can you have flowers constantly around you and do it economically? The answer is simple. Bud vase designs. Great for the do-it-yourselfer, or easy to buy completed from your local florist.

You can’t go wrong with the traditional bud vase

The traditional bud vase solution is still quite viable. Take a container and drop in a flower or two. Accompany with a little foliage if you wish. Easy to buy from your local floral outlet. These are very affordable, and quick and easy to maintain. You can buy single flower stems, multiple stems of one item, or little mixed bunches. Keep them at your desk or workstation, as well as on your kitchen counter. Read More

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Soak Up the Sunflowers

by Lisa Greene on October 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

sunflowers, hypericum, celosia, cymbidium and bells of Ireland

Sunflowers take the cake in early fall. Customers asking for seasonal flowers can order sunflowers with confidence. Paired with bright hues of green they confidently encourage people to enjoy the last vestiges of summer fun. Combined with rich red, orange and rusty brown visions of hearth-side games come to mind. Either way, sunflowers deliver qualities that are sought after: bright color, long vase life, distinct flower form. Sunflower, helianthus annuus to be precise, comes in many cultivars that are beautiful when presented in a floral design.

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