Archive | March 2009

Tulips Talk Recommends Ribbons & Flowers


Ribbons & Flowers

Florists’ Review, Berwick Offray and Lion Ribbon have joined forces to bring you an exciting new book that combines ribbons with flowers in projects for a variety of seasons and holidays. Here you will find our favorite design ideas and techniques in a how-to format, with the goals of encouraging you to re-create these designs and/or inspiring you to craft your own unique interpretations. 40 projects with easy-to-follow, step-by-step how-to instructions. Softcover. 98 pages.

To grab your copy, visit Florists Review Magazine

Story of the Mayflower


Trailing ARBUTUS or Ground Laurel
Family: Epigaea
Meaning: On Earth

The name arbutus is given to several evergreen plants, all belonging to the heath family and ranging in size from the tiniest plant to a tall tree, the most common of which is the trailing arbutus. These fragrant clusters of waxy white blossoms (often tinged with a touch of pink), are considered one of North America’s most attractive wild flowers. These dainty flowers have strong heart-shaped leaves and “hairy” brown stems. The arbutus grows best in sandy or rocky soils, especially in pine woods, where it creeps along the ground, almost hidden beneath dry needles and leaves.  It is also the provincial flower of Nova Scotia. The name Trailing Arbutus reflects its similarity to the trees in the related genus Arbutus, while being much smaller and prostrate on the ground. the trailing arbutus is listed as an endangered species in some U.S. states.

In Indian folklore there is a beautiful story about about the lovely spring flower, the trailing arbutus.

The story goes like this: Each year when the winter spirit, Peboan, fell asleep, his discarded furs turned to icy leaves. Coming upon the icy leaves, one beautiful spring day, Segun, (known as the summer spirit) put the leaves  in her hair and they immediately  came to life. She was so enthralled, she planted them in the earth and breathed upon them. At the touch of her warm breath, pink flowers appeared, giving off the scent of spicy perfume. “When the children find these,” she said, “they will know that Segun has been here, and that Peboan has gone away.”

The trailing arbutus, is also known as the mayflower, because it was the first flower to greet the Pilgrims after their fearful winter. The trialing arbutus or Mayflwoer grows abundantly in the vicinity of Plymouth,   John Greenleaf Whittier, poet and Quaker wrote a poem called The Mayflowers which you can read here:    http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/mayflowerpoem.html

Spring

Spring makes the world a happy place
You see a smile on every face.
Flowers come out and birds arrive,
Oh, isn’t it grand to be alive?

Marriage proposal on the Brooklyn Bridge


 
You may have heard about the marriage proposal that took place Saturday (Feb 28) on the Brooklyn Bridge ~ 
According to Jill “My brother proposed to his girlfriend on the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday. The plan was to have people hand balloons to her as they walked across the bridge, each with a note from my brother attached. It was so cute. We had a few friends help but mostly recruited strangers as they walked in their direction. She said yes!”
For pictures of this blessed day, visit: http://adjix.com/9643
Getting Married in South Florida? Give Heidi a call at Eden Florist –  954-98… to help you plan YOUR BIG DAY.