Archive | June 2013

Sharing Flower Resources


"Paper anenome make them yourself"(photo credit: Lia Griffith on Tumblr)

I was surfing the net for some cool resources Tulips Talk readers might enjoy and found the Elli.com

Elli.com has a wonderful anenome flower tutorial with great instructions for putting flowers together.

Check it out here: http://www.elli.com/blog/paper-anemone-flower-tutorial/

VP wrote a great article called “Heaven Scent”  (tips to keeping your house smelling fab) which you can read here: http://vintagepretty.org/2005/06/21/heaven-scent/

I also found a blog post by Anna Spiro, Interior Designer in Brisbane Australia and author of Absolutely Beautiful things that is just pretty to look at http://absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com/ and even has some great flowers and things!

I just love surfing and sharing!

Happy reading….

Heidi

When you are finished reading the above, be sure and stop by Eden Florist and order someone special flowers.

A Rose by Any Other Name …


."A rose by any other name".. Might Not Attract as Much Attention!

June is Rose month and before its over, I thought I’d write about how many roses get their name.

Famous people have been the inspiration for naming beautiful roses for almost as long as the rose has been around. In fact, the naming of rose hybrids in honor of loved ones, ex-presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, First Ladies like Barbara Bush, royalty such as Queen Elizabeth and Princess of Monaco or religious leaders like St. Patrick, Cardinal de Richelieu, and Billy Graham are just a few of the thousands of “celebrities” who’s names were given to roses of all shapes, sizes and varieties.

One might think naming a rose after a famous person is a badge of honor however according to the Rose Hybridizers Association its more about name recognition. The more recognizable the name, the easier the rose is to market

“The rose is the queen of flowers. It’s the most beloved garden plant. What better way to immortalize our stars…  says Tom Carruth, the legendary hybridizer and creator of the Julia Child, Betty Boop, and George Burns roses.

GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THE NAMING OF A ROSE as evidenced by the sales of the Diana, Princess of Wales hybrid. In fact 15% of net sales has been donated to her Memorial Fund, as an ongoing effort to support the causes she devoted herself to.

I wonder why kind of rose they will name after Michael Jackson (rest in peace)? My guess is it will be something disarming, bright, showy and a little quirky.

Here are pictures of some famous roses:

 

Whoopi (for Whoopi Goldberg)

Whoopi (for Whoopi Goldberg)

Chris Evert Rose

Chris Evert Rose

 

 

 

 

Dusty Springfield Rose

Dusty Springfield Rose

Freddy Mercury Rose

Freddy Mercury Rose

Other famous roses include:

Anne Boleyn
Betty Boop
Charles De Gaule
Christian Dior
Julia Child,
Leonardo da Vinci,
Michelangelo
Crown Princess Margareta
David Whitfield
DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Florence Nightingale
Ingrid Bergman
Judy Garland
Picasso
Princess Alexandra
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Mother
Rob Roy
Robert Burns
Sir Walter Raleigh
Tina Turner
Videl Sassoon
Maria Shriver
Agatha Christie
Barbra Streisand
Barbara Bush
Bing Crosby
George Burns
Marilyn Monroe
Rosie O’donnell
Santa Claus l
Barbara Mandrell
Dolly Parton
The McCartney

To see the images of these roses and others visit: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/511637400pyTfiM

JUST FOR FUN: Try your hand at the celebrity roses quiz here:

Florascope for Cancer


Cancer: Jun. 22 – Jul. 22

The Cancer personality is often considered an emotional, incurable romantic. Sociable, loving and patient, their generous spirit, cancereans are sensitive and thoughtful.

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.

Cancers love larkspur, delphinium, or white lilies. A bouquet of white roses will touch their heart and express the perfect sentiment.

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

 

 

Rose Recipes for the Skin


Rose Water Skin Tonic is one of the oldest skin-fresheners discovered by an Arabian dermatologist in the tenth century. Rose water  is very easy to make on your own. Mix rose essence in water and shake thoroughly. Two tablespoons essence of roses is sufficient for 4 ½ liters purified water. 

Gypsy Rose Water Skin Tonic – Gypsy Rose Water Skin Tonic –

Take 2 handfuls of dark, scented rose petals and put them into a jar or a wide topped bottle. Now put 1 liter of water and 200 gms. of sugar into the bottle or jar. Keep this mixture for 2 hours, shake again, then strain and store it in a cool place.Rose Water and Witch-Hazel Tonic –

To make  simply mix 3/4 cup rosewater and cup witch-hazel. If you have a very greasy skin you can use equal proportions of rose water and witch-hazel.

 

TESTIMONIAL “Thank you for the beautiful arrangement sent to me for Teacher of the Year. The rose smells so good. My students were just tickled with the delivery to our room. I will order roses from you from now on. They are lovely.” Ms. Meghan Greenwell 4th Grade Teacher Dolphin Bay Elementary

 

History of Father’s Day


Fathers Day flowers Father’s Day was first observed on June 19, 1910 in Spokane Washington . Sonora Smart Dodd (Mrs. John B. Dodd) of Washington State proposed the idea in 1909 after she had attended a Mother’s Day service. Mrs. Dodd wanted to honor her own father. William Smart, who had been a Civil War veteran, who raised six children after his wife died in childbirth.

President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day in 1924. It took until 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson declared the 3rd Sunday of June Father’s Day officially in the United States of America , but this was only for one year. On April 24, 1972, Father’s Day was assured annual recognition by Presidential Proclamation. In Australia , Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September.

This year Fathers Day is being celebrated in the United States on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

Remember to order flowers for DAD!  Check out the ZEN Garden (pictured above) here: http://www.edenflorist.com/product_info.php?cPath=25_30&products_id=251

RULES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE


rosesandrings1. Never both be angry at the same time.

2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.

3. If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.

4. If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.

5. Never bring up mistakes of the past.

6. Neglect the whole world rather than each other.

7. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.

8. At least once every day try to say one kind or complimentary thing to your life partner.

9. When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it and ask for forgiveness.

10. It takes two to make a quarrel and the one in the wrong is the one who does the most talking.

You may download this document as a PDF at Marriage Rules

If you are getting married in South Florida, give Eden Florist a call at 954-981-5515 or visit our Website at www.EdenFlorist.com.