Archive | March 2014

Today is Cherry Blossom Day


Today is Cherry Blossom Day ~ On March 27, 1912, 1st Lady Taft and Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador planted a cherry tree on the bank of the Tidal Basin. This started a hundred plus year tradition in Washington D.C. known as the Cherry Blossom Festival. Over the next 7 years more than 3,000 trees were planted which had been grafted from trees on the bank of the Arakawa River in Adachi Ward (Tokyo). Cherry Treas are one of the most prominent symbols of the U.S. capital today. In fact, visitors from around the globe travel to Washington, D.C. every spring to see the Cherry trees in bloom

 
Cherry blossoms can be used in teas such as Sachura Tea (made by pouring hot water over a salted cherry blossom, or in teabags containing dried flowers), deserts such as Sachura Mochi (filled with anko, or sweetened red bean paste) and as flavorings for other foods.

Cherry blossoms are a popular adornment for floral decor and used by florists everywhere.

I Love the Springtime – To Send Flowers


"Love Springtime? Order Flowers for Someone Special Today!"When Spring begins so does a new chapter in many people’s lives. We are looking at our days a little brighter, a little happier, for many a little warmer and with a renewed sense of purpose.

Spring symbolizes new birth, new flowers, new friendships.

If you are in the beginning stages of a new friendship, you know what I mean.

Why not send that “new” person in your life flowers?

The best kind this time of year are, of course, Springtime flowers.

Here are  just a few from our Springtime Collection.

 

Visit our Spring section of Eden Florist for more choices and to place your order TODAY!

And remember, Happy Spring!

Warmly,

Heidi

Florascope for Aries


Aries, March 21 – April 20

Aries, born under the symbol of the sure-footed ram is a fire sign, powerful, unsentimental and confident.  Aries are adventurous and seldom let any grass grow under their feet as they look for the next conquest or opportunity to be take the lead.  The energetic Aries will often take the “road less traveled” to discover the unexpected.

Aries can be impulsive and egocentric, with strength of character and mental fortitude.

Aries prefer luxury bouquets with larger flowers in bright vibrant colors such as the exotic and colorful stargazer lilies and the powerful symbol of love, the tulips. Because of the child-like curiosity of the Aries, they also like the unusual such as the sweet pea.. Usually Aries are passionate and they will appreciate to get a bouquet in red tones: red roses, dark red tulips or poppies.

Their color is red and their birthstone is the Diamond.

Spring Equinox – First Day of Spring


"Spring Equinox"

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?

Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. Astronomically, it begins with the spring equinox (begins today – March 20 in the Northern Hemisphere, and around September 23 in the Southern Hemisphere), and ends with the summer solstice (around June 21 in the Northern Hemisphere and December 21 in the Southern Hemisphere). In meteorology, it is by convention instead counted as the whole months of March, April, and May in the Northern Hemisphere and September, October, and November in the Southern Hemisphere. However, in the Irish Calendar it is counted as the whole months of February, March and April.

Spring, Almost

The sunshine gleams so bright and warm,
The sky is blue and clear.
I run outdoors without a coat,
And spring is almost here.

Then before I know it,
Small clouds have blown together,
Till the sun just can’t get through them,
And again, it’s mitten weather.

April

April is a rainbow month,
Of sudden springtime showers.
Bright with golden daffodils
and lots of pretty flowers
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Today is Saint David’s Day


"Happy Saint David's Day"
Saint David was recognized as a Catholic saint in 1120 as the patron saint of Wales. After the Protestant Reformation, Saint David’s birthday, today, March 1, became a national festival. It is celebrated by schools and cultural societies throughout Wales. One of the customs during Saint David’s Day is to wear a leek or a daffodil (two of their national emblems).