Archive | July 2009

How Green is my “Dog” House

This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent).

How Green is My “Dog” House by Paul L.

“My wife loves growing things and has been ‘hinting’ that she really wanted a greenhouse.   I told her it would take up too much room, that it was too big. After all, 30 feet by 20 feet is a little bit much. She was not happy with that answer and as a result has not been as friendly toward me lately.  One day while walking along Las Olas Blvd I stopped at one of those gift shops.  Inside was a miniature greenhouse with real plants in it.  I bought it for her and brought it home.  Needless to say, she was very happy.  And so am I, because it only takes up 30 inches by 20 inches!  The irony is that when we were first married (20+ years ago) I wanted a biclycle that we couldn’t really afford.  We had other priorities, like food, rent, electric….  That Christmas she bought me a miniature bicycle for our Christmas tree.  I got my bicycle and she got her greenhouse.  Relationships are full of compromise.  In order to stay out of the Doghouse, one must know when and how to compromise.” – Paul L. – Miami, Florida

For more great fun read our the Doghouse Survey Results at

Floral Personality Quizzes Abound Online

Today I was surfing the ‘net to find just the perfect floral quiz to share with readers of Tulips Talk. There were so many floral personality quizzes it amazed me. I had a difficult time narrowing them down. However, I did ~ here are what I consider the TOP SEVEN flower personality quizzes online (I did not include any that required a login or to subscribe first to see the results):



1. What’s your flower type at Quizilla

2. Flowers that Match Your Personality Type


3. Which flower are you? How do your friends see you?


4. What is your flower personality (at


5. Blogthings What Flower are you? Personality quiz


6. Which Flower are You at for under 30ish


7. And my favorite (it seems to be the most comprehensive) is the Society of American Florists Personality Quiz which I wrote about here:

To help you to find out the “floral personality” of your intended recipient here’s a direct link to the quiz:

Good luck with your quiz taking! Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know how accurate you think they were.

Flower Quote of the Day and Flower Care Tips

Nature Quote of the Day
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank


5 Flower care tips:

Clean your vases with bleach-to kill bacteria from previous flowers.

When placing cut flowers in a vase remove all foliage that will be below the water line.

To keep flowers longer, change the water (and floral food) every two to three days and recut the stems.

Remove any dead flowers as they appear-they release ethylene gas which escalates the aging of the other flowers.

Give your flowers a fresh look by spray misting the flowers with fresh water.

Order your fresh flowers from Eden Florist at or 954-981-5515.

Happy Independence Day!

Celebrate the 4th of July with Flowers!

Celebrate the 4th of July with Flowers!

Thank you to all our loyal readers and followers for hanging out with us, reading our blog and visiting our website. And to those of you who make an ocassional purchase, double thanks!

Wishing you a inspiring Independence Day with Family and Friends. May it be all you hope for … and then some.

Remember to spend some time reflecting on why we celebrate this special day. Because of our forefathers sacrifices we are fortunate to be celebrating America’s Independence and Freedom. A very special thank you and prayer to them.

Wishing you the happiest of 4th of July’s!

Warmest regards,

Heidi and the Eden Florist Family