Archive | August 2013

Everyday tips for flowers and life


Everyday tips:

To liven up your silk flowers and get them looking new again put them in a bag with some salt or rice and shake or use a hair dryer.

Use rubbing alcohol on paper towel to remove Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops  (like store receipt BLUE). Rubbing alcohol also works to remove ink on polished nails (and it shines them at the same time.

Are you tired of throwing away rusted and unused SOS pads?  Cut them in half, this will save money AND the pads will go further. It also helps sharpen your scissors!

Here’s a cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

To liven up your silk flowers and get them looking new again put them in a bag with some salt or rice and shake or use a hair dryer.

The next time you buy cut flowers follow these tips to make them last longer ~  cut the ends every day and change the water. Bacteria grows in the water causing a stench and killing the flowers. Us a mist sprayer to mist the flowers with water every day.  If you put your flowers in a narrow deep vase a turkey baster is a great way to add water when levels get low.  

And be sure to buy your cut flowers from Eden Florist if you live in South Florida!  You can stop by or we can deliver!

Florascope – Virgo


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Virgo (August 23-September 23): Virgos crave order and cleanliness and feel a strong connection with Mother earth.  Virgos are unassuming and reserved, practical and conscientious, sharp and analytical.  Virgo’s flowers are wildflowers such as cornflower, lisianthus and gladiolus.

Language of Flowers Wordsearch Now LIVE!


red roseWe just created a Language of Flowers Wordsearch Puzzle at Eden Florist & Gift Baskets!

Check it out at http://www.edenflorist.com/flowerwordsearch.pdf.

If you’d like the answer key, leave a comment and I will send it to you!

NEED FLOWERS?  Be sure to visit Eden Florist online for our selection of everyday, birthday, anniversary, get well, new baby, business and just because flowers and gifts. Proudly serving South Florida for 27+ years!

Dandelion Salad


How to make Dandelion Salad

 

4 slices bacon, cut in small pieces

approximately 2 c. chopped new dandelion leaves

2 hard boiled eggs, sliced or chopped

2 Tbsp. chopped onion

¼ c. butter

½ c. cream or milk

1 egg, beaten

½ tsp. Salt

dash of pepper

¼ c. cider vinegar

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 Tbsp. flour

 

Toss together chopped dandelion, chopped onion and fried bacon pieces. Set aside. In skillet warm butter and cream until butter melts. Beat egg and then add salt, pepper, vinegar, sugar and flour. Blend the egg mixture into the slightly warm cream mixture. Increase heat and cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Pour hot dressing over the greens and toss gently. Add eggs before tossing. Serve at once.

 

Gather the dandelion leaves early in the spring before the plants flower or they will be bitter.

 

Thanks to Donna Godfrey for this recipe! 

Flower Trivia – the answer


On Tuesday, I asked: What is the famous aria that Don Jose sings to Carmen in the second act of George Bizet’s “Carmen?” What happened in the first act that set up the scene?

 

Answer: The aria is “La Fleur que tu m’avais jetee’ (the flower that you threw at me). Don Jose tells Carmen that the only thing that kept him alive in prison was the cassia flower she had thrown at his feet when he was arrested for fighting with his co-worker.

If you one of the first three to post a comment, you will receive a beatiful book of Friendship Quotes in the mail in the next few days.

Flower Trivia


 

 Just a kind word or a greeting;

Just a warm grasp or a smile

There are flowers that will lighten

The burdens for many a mile.

After the journey is over

What is the use of them

How can they carry them who must be carried?

Oh give them the flowers now!

– Leigh M. Hodges –

 

What is the famous aria that Don Jose sings to Carmen in the second  act of George Bizet’s “Carmen?”  What happened in the first act that set up the scene?

The first three to answer correctly via the comment box will receive a book on friendshipfor Friendship Week.

 

Be sure to order flowers for a special friend at Eden Florist