We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoEver since the dawn of time, people (mostly men) have been in the doghouse.  Imagine how much trouble Adam would have been in if he had not eaten that apple!  He might have had to spend the night (or several) in the dogasaurus cave! But that’s another story….

For as long as I can remember, people (mostly men) have been coming into my florist and saying “Help, I’m in the doghouse.”  In fact, I can remember the very first time a customer said that to me, I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Now Get out of the Doghouse DAy is not really a celebration.  I mean how could it be?  Its more of an observance. Because most of the time people (mostly men) are looking for something to “smooth things over.”  While flowers can certainly help get back in the intended’s good graces, it is easier to be forgiven when the offender is remorseful, sincere and he (or she) ads a dash of romance.

Now, I’m not suggesting you BEG Forgiveness (unless the situation warrants it), I am suggesting that bringing home a bouquet and being open to talking it out will give you a better chance of “getting out of the doghouse.”

In 2002 my staff and I conducted a survey and a majority of women said that although they preferred to talk about their troubles, they also thought flowers were a romantic way to ask for forgiveness. For men the answer was much simpler. They prefer make-up sex. Maybe adding a petals around the house and on the bed would satisfy both!

So next time you are in the doghouse think of flowers as a start… flowers suggest romance and let’s face it, romance is what most people (mostly women) really want.

So next time you are in the doghouse, bring home a bouquet and a willingness to talk things out and you could find yourself out of the doghouse and back in the Main House.

And remember, Eden Florist specializes in “doghouse repairs.”

 

To read some fun doghouse stories visit: http://www.tulipstalk.com/category/doghouse-stories/

To submit YOUR Doghouse Story (and enter our doghouse competition) visit: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf.

June 28-July 4, 2016 is American Flowers Week


SLOWFLOWERS.COM ANNOUNCES 2016 AMERICAN FLOWERS WEEK

A campaign to promote American flowers and foliage

Slowflowers.com, the comprehensive online resource that connects consumers with local, seasonal and sustainable flowers, announced details about the second annual “American Flowers Week.”

In 2015, Slowflowers.com creator Debra Prinzing organized the week-long celebration of domestic flowers to raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral industry. In one month that effort generated more than 400,000 social media impressions on Twitter and Instagram, demonstrating the power of images, ideas and values that promote American Grown Flowers.

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The goal of American Flowers Week is to engage the public, policymakers and the media in a conversation about the origins of their flowers. As an advocacy effort, the campaign is timed to coincide with America’s Independence Day on July 4th, providing florists, retailers, wholesalers and flower farmers a patriotic opportunity to promote American grown flowers.

American Flowers Week supporters can find more information and resources atamericanflowersweek.com. Downloadable fact sheets, infographics and the 2016 American Flowers Week logo and social media badges are available for growers and florists to use for their own marketing and promotion efforts.

To read the entire press release visit: American Flowers Week website.

To purchase an American Flowers week arrangement visit EdenFlorist.com today.

Florascope for The Zodiak Sign Cancer


Cancer: Jun. 22 – Jul. 22

"Florascope for the Zodiak sign of Cancer"People born under the Zodiak sign of Cancer are often considered an emotional, incurable romantics. Sociable, loving and patient, their generous spirit, cancereans are sensitive and thoughtful. They tend to take everything to heart and are drawn to people who wish to unburden themselves vocally.

You can cry on a Cancer’s shoulder, talk their ear off, share your own burdens and they will react with compassion and thoughtfulness. Cancer’s tend to be home-bodies and create a loving nurturing environment for those they care about and for.

Cancer personalities love larkspur, delphinium, or white lilies. A bouquet of white roses will touch their heart and express the perfect sentiment you wish to convey

Cancers colors sea green, silver and cerulean blue and their birthstone is the pearl.

 

 

Flower Therapy – The Colors of Emotions


“Our response to color is intensely emotional, and flowers can be a catalyst for feelings that stimulate more than just our sense of sight and smell.” ~ Leatrice Eiseman, International Color Expert

Learn the Color Secrets to Creating Moods Through Flowers

nurturingNurturing: A true sense of caring is created by a combination of colors that are fragile, soft and tender. Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace.

 

romanticRomantic: A sensation of intimacy, nostalgia and comfort is captured in this color palette, a blend of delicate warm and cool colors with lavenders and pinks at its heart. Romantic arrangements express loving sentiments and admiration to mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, best friends, significant others and brides-to-be.

 

sensuousSensuous: The rich, luxurious color combinations of the sensuous palette set the mood for sophisticated, passionate and even seductive settings. Robust reds and purples, hot pinks and spicy oranges are at the soul of this dynamic floral feeling. Consider a sensuous arrangement for a very special evening or an elegant dinner party – anywhere you want to feel magnetic and extravagant.

 

tranquilTranquil: Serenity and relaxation are the essence of this color scheme. Its peaceful palette, reminiscent of sky and sea, is dominated by clear, light shades of green, misty blues and other cool hues. A vase of tranquility is perfect for busy moms, harried professionals and those who seek a moment of calm from life’s stressful situations.

 

whimsicalWhimsical: Fun-loving, free-spirited, playful feelings are conveyed by the whimsical palette, which is characterized by bold, contrasting colors. Floral arrangements featuring these hues set an upbeat tone and are ideal for birthdays, graduations, promotions and other celebrations.

 

 

There is no doubt that beautiful surroundings provide us with a special environment that helps us thrive,” said Eiseman. “Flowers are an easy and affordable way to add a splash of color and emotion to your life.

Your Florist = Your Flower Therapist

When it comes to achieving Flower Therapy, consult a professional florist to ensure your desired emotion is expressed just the way you want it. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with the names of the hundreds of flowers available.

By following these simple tips from the Society of American Florists, anyone can order flowers with confidence, send the perfect floral gift for any occasion, and choose a gift that takes into account the feelings of others.

• When ordering floral gifts, describe the recipient’s personality, as well as favorite hobbies or colors. Your florist can match the floral arrangement with the recipient’s personal preferences.

• Tell your florist if the gift is for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary or other personal milestone) or just because. He or she can offer suggestions on how to best create an emotion with flowers.

• If the flowers are for decorating or entertaining, describe the environment where they will be placed so your florist can create an arrangement that complements the style and colors of your home.

Professional florist are experts at designing arrangements that make moments special. A good florist will ask questions about what atmosphere or mood you are trying to create and will provide expert advice on gifts that enhance any sentiment or occasion.

For Flower Therapy, contact Eden Florist, and we’ll help you choose the perfect arrangement to convey your sentiment. Our motto:

Let our Flowers Second Your Emotion.”

Source: Society of American Florists

Father’s Day Coloring Book, Flowers & History


Father’s Day: Third Sunday in June (Falls on June 19, 2016)

Father's Day Coloring BookThe idea for Father’s Day was conceived by Sonora Smart Dodd during a Mother’s Day sermon. Raised by her father after her mother died, Sonora believed he deserved a special day in his honor and, in 1909, drew up a petition recommending the adoption of a national “father’s day.”

The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on June 19th, 1910. (Dodd had aimed for the first Sunday in June, her father’s birthday, but red tape held the resolution up until the third Sunday.) In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June.

Since the inception of the holiday, Father’s Day has been expanded to include uncles, stepfathers, older brothers, and any other men who act in a “fatherly” capacity.

Click on the image above to download the Father’s Day Coloring book (compliments of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets)

Check out the entire selection of Coloring books at Eden Florist.

Order your favorite Dad flowers at EdenFlorist.com Father’s Day Flowers TODAY!

Summertime Fun Coloring Book is Here!


If you love to colSummertime Fun Coloring Bookor (for children of all ages), you will love this summertime fun coloring book. It is a simple, 21 page coloring book that you can take on a summer trip or color at home.

Download it, print it out and start coloring!

Here is the link (or click on the cover above): SummerTime Fun

This coloring book is one of many coloring books, compliments of Eden Florist & Gift Baskets.

For more coloring book fun, visit: Eden Florist’s Coloring Books ‘n More pages.