Archive | May 2008

Flower Trivia – Daisies


 

 

 

How Did Daisies Get Their Name? – Where The Word Daisy Came From…

Stay tuned for the answer tomorrow!

Today is Limerick Day!


Today is Limerick Day!

In case you didn’t already know it, a limerick is a five-line poem with a strict form, originally popularized in English by Edward Lear. Limericks are frequently witty or humorous, and sometimes obscene with humorous intent.

Hitory of Limericks:
Variants of the form of poetry referred to as Limerick poems can be traced back to the fourteenth century English history. Limericks were used in Nursery Rhymes and other poems for children. But as limericks were short, relatively easy to compose and bawdy or sexual in nature they were often repeated by beggars or the working classes in the British pubs and taverns of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventh centuries. The poets who created these limericks were therefore often drunkards! Limericks were also referred to as dirty.

The word derives from the Irish town of Limerick. Apparently a pub song or tavern chorus based on the refrain “Will you come up to Limerick?” where, of course, such bawdy songs or ‘Limericks’ were sung.

In honor of Limerick Day (and being of Irish decent) … here’s a little ditty I wrote:

There once was a girl named Rosie
She really liked all kinds of posies
She could sit for hours
Just picking flowers
And walk in the beds on her tip tosies.

Have a happy Limerick Day… And if you are so inclined, send flowers and a limerick to your favorite lad or lass.  Just call Eden Florist at 800-966-3336 or 954-981-5515 or visit us online at www.EdenFlorist.com.

Warmest regards,

Heidi

 

Order Flowers for Mom


Mother’s Day means sending flowers and cards and gifts to moms and wives for all the love they give all year. Finding just the right flowers or saying just the right words to tell a mom how special she is can be a challenge.

 

 

A WONDERFUL MOTHER  

God made a wonderful mother,
A mother who never grows old;
He made her smile of the sunshine,
And He moulded her heart of pure gold;
In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,
In her cheeks fair roses you see;
God made a wonderful mother,
And He gave that dear mother to me
Words written by Pat O’Reiley

Let us help you say “Thanks Mom, I love You” with flowers.

Give us a call us  954-981-5515 or 800-966-3336. Be sure to order early for best selection and preferred delivery times.

You can also visit us online at www.EdenFlorist.com for a look at our latest floral giftware collections.

Still More Mothers Day Quotes


• “Only mothers can think of the future-because they give birth to it in their children.” ~ Maxim Gorky 

• “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ~ Honore’ de Balzac (1799-1850) 

• “The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) 

• The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world. ~ W.R. Wallace 

• “I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

• “Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

• A mother had a slender, small body, but a large heart – a heart so large that everybody’s grief and everybody’s joy found welcome in it, and hospitable accommodation. ~ Mark Twain 

• Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see. ~ Pope Paul VI 

• “Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.” ~ Sophocles 

• A mother understands what a child does not say. ~ Jewish proverb 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!

 

 

 

Top Ten Flowers for Mothers Day


Say it with Flowers this Mother’s Day!

We all know lilies and tulips signify spring, but what other flowers would make great Mother’s Day bouquets this year?  We’ve checked out the latest colors and compiled the most beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets sure to please even the most discriminating Mom. 

1. Roses

Roses are still the most popular flower among women of all ages and walks of life. If you’re looking for elegance this Mother’s Day, then roses are an excellent choice.

2. Mixed Bouquets

As assortment of brightly colored flowers will ‘say’ to Mom, “You are The Best!”

Carnations, ever popular and traditional are always a good choice for Mother’s Day.

4. Gerbera Daisies

These flowers radiate peace and beauty. These are great in a vase or potted to enjoy for weeks to come. A popular flower for your Mom. 

5. Daisies

After a long winter, Mom is sure to enjoy daisies. They are bright, cheerful and say “I appreciate you Mom!”

6. Orchids

Graceful dendrobium orchids tastefully arranged in a vase are sure to please the modern Mom.

7. White Lillies

A bouquet of white lillies is stunning. White, the color of purity, peace and love is perfect match for a great mom like yours.

8. Tulips

Who can resist that feeling of springtime tulips bring. Go with the colors you love and mix and match for a bouquet your Mother is sure to love.

9. Exotic

Tropical flowers such as birds of paradise, anthurium and ginger arranged together say “Mom, you are wonderful!”

10. Potted Orchid Plants

Orchid plants require little care and bring so much joy, how could a mother resist?

3. Carnations

 

 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!

 

 

 

 

 

More Mothers Day Quotes


 

• “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” ~ Jewish Proverb 

• “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to making leaning unnecessary.” ~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher 

• Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. ~ Lin Yutang 

• “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” ~ George Washington (1732-1799) 

• “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren, from Women and Beauty 

 “Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) 

• “A man’s work is from sun to sun, but a mother’s work is never done.” ~ Unknown 

• “A man loves his sweetheart the most; his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” ~ Irish Proverb 

• “The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother–which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.” ~ Sidney J. Harris 

Mother’s Week is May 5-11 and Mother’s Day is May 11th. Remember Mom with flowers!  Call Eden Florist at 954-981-5515 or visit our website at www.EdenFlorist.com. Order Early!