Archive | July 2013

Today is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day!


And so all week I will be posting interesting results from our last Get out of the Doghouse survey, the Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse, articles about Getting out of the Doghouse and more.  In honor of Get out of the Doghouse Day and National Doghouse Repairs Month ~ You are invited to enter our contest.

 

TELL US YOUR TALE!

Contest Rules

We want to hear from those of you who have succeeded in removing yourselves from the “Dreaded” DOGHOUSE.

Tell us your tale!

Our independent judges will choose the most creative or memorable “Get Out of the Doghouse” Tales
(between 250 and 500 words).
Click here for sample stories!

First Place receives a Dozen Roses every other month for a year
(value up to $500) from Eden Florist.

Second Place receives a Dozen Roses – any color
(value up to $100) from Eden Florist

Third Place receives a Pamper Her or Him Basket from Eden Florist (value $75.00)

All entries will receive the 101 Ways to Get out of the Doghouse CD by Eden Florist

* Winners who do not reside in the South Florida area will receive prizes of equal value.

Also, if chosen, your story may be included in Heidi Richards’ upcoming
book “Messengers of Love” The Emotional Appeal of Flowers.

Enter to win by sending your Tale to:

“Doghouse Repairs Contest”
c/o Eden Florist & Gift Baskets
7100 Pembroke Road ~ Miramar, FL 33023
By fax: (954) 964-3135
By Email: Flowers@EdenFlorist.com

Click Here to submit online

Deadline to enter your Doghouse Tale is July 31st, 2008.
Please call us at US +1  to order flowers or if you have any questions about Doghouse Repairs MONTH®!  9549815515 Call

(*Void where prohibited by law).

Celebrate the 4th with Flowers


Surfing the net I was looking for Fourth of July ideas to share with Tulips Talk readers and I found an excellent article on the Southern Living Magazine website. Here’s an excerpt:

Independence Day stirs the heart with red, white, and blue. While you’re planning for the holiday, include a pot of patriotic posies for your table or set one by your front door. Better yet, jazz up your window boxes with stars-and-stripes colors. There are numerous flower combinations to consider, whether you have sun or shade.

To read the rest of the article visit: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3676/is_200007/ai_n8924612

Another article I found on Fourth of July Flowers by Wesley Berry, AAF  begins like this:

Your Fourth of July celebration could begin and end with a real bang when you use flowers to accent and decorate the day. If you’re thinking you need to stick with the traditional red, white, and blue carnation arrangements you normally see on Independence Day, think again! Flowers come in so many varieties and they’re so easy to customize to the occasion that the possibilities are endless.

If you’re planning on throwing a Fourth of July celebration, contact your local florist for help in choosing the perfect floral arrangements and other accents to make your party memorable and your guests feel special. When you decorate with fresh flowers, it shows your guests that you’ve taken the time to think about how you can make the surroundings beautiful and enjoyable for them. Your florist can make doing so easier than you ever thought possible.

To read the rest of the article, visit: http://www.thephantomwriters.com/free_content/db/b/fourth-of-july-flowers.shtml

For some great Patriotic Desserts, be sure and check out the Martha Stewart site.

I also found this article from the New York Times Archives (dated 1914) – “How to Use Flowers Effectively in Fourth of July Decorations — Attractive Souvenirs of the Day Which May Be Easily Made at Home.” You can read it here: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9905EEDC143AE633A2575BC2A9609C946596D6CF

Be sure and check out EDEN FLORIST to honor and celebrate Fourth of JULY with your family and friends.

 

Flower Humor


ROSES & HANGING BASKETS

        A teenage granddaughter comes downstairs for her date with this see-through blouse on and no bra.

"Hanging rose baskets"Her grandmother just pitched a fit, telling her not to dare go out like that!

The teenager tells her “Loosen up Grams. These are modern times. You gotta let your rose buds show!” and out she goes.

The next day the teenager comes down stairs, and the grandmother is sitting there with no top on. The teenager wants to die. She explains to her grandmother that she has friends coming over and that it is just
not appropriate…..

The grandmother says, “Loosen up, Sweetie. If you can show off your rose buds, then I can display my hanging baskets.”

Happy Rose Month!