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We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoEver since the dawn of time, people (mostly men) have been in the doghouse.  Imagine how much trouble Adam would have been in if he had not eaten that apple!  He might have had to spend the night (or several) in the dogasaurus cave! But that’s another story….

For as long as I can remember, people (mostly men) have been coming into my florist and saying “Help, I’m in the doghouse.”  In fact, I can remember the very first time a customer said that to me, I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Now Get out of the Doghouse DAy is not really a celebration.  I mean how could it be?  Its more of an observance. Because most of the time people (mostly men) are looking for something to “smooth things over.”  While flowers can certainly help get back in the intended’s good graces, it is easier to be forgiven when the offender is remorseful, sincere and he (or she) ads a dash of romance.

Now, I’m not suggesting you BEG Forgiveness (unless the situation warrants it), I am suggesting that bringing home a bouquet and being open to talking it out will give you a better chance of “getting out of the doghouse.”

In 2002 my staff and I conducted a survey and a majority of women said that although they preferred to talk about their troubles, they also thought flowers were a romantic way to ask for forgiveness. For men the answer was much simpler. They prefer make-up sex. Maybe adding a petals around the house and on the bed would satisfy both!

So next time you are in the doghouse think of flowers as a start… flowers suggest romance and let’s face it, romance is what most people (mostly women) really want.

So next time you are in the doghouse, bring home a bouquet and a willingness to talk things out and you could find yourself out of the doghouse and back in the Main House.

And remember, Eden Florist specializes in “doghouse repairs.”

 

To read some fun doghouse stories visit: http://www.tulipstalk.com/category/doghouse-stories/

To submit YOUR Doghouse Story (and enter our doghouse competition) visit: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf.

Florascope for Gemini


Gemini: May 22 – Jun. 21

Gemini’s symbol is the twins.  Geminis are versatile, highly adaptable and somewhat mysterious. Gemini are playful, youthful and fun-loving. Bordering on the mischievous, Geminis are expressive, clever and social.

You can choose narcissus or buttercup, roses or poppy. Lady Gemini like almost every flower and her preferences depend on her mood, that changes very quickly.

Geminis delight in fun loving, cheerful flowers such as daisies, gerberas, summery sunflowers or quiet sophistication of the rose.  Geminis like nearly every flower so match the flower to the ever changing mood of the creative, lighthearted Gemini, are one of the most creative of all the zodiac signs. Roses are a perfect choice with the range of colors that symbolize friendship. love and even passion.

Geminis colors are bright yellow, black and white and their birthstone is agate.

Get Out of the Doghouse with Flowers


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoWE SPECIALIZE IN DOGHOUSE REPAIRS

And today is the 15th Anniversary of the Get Out of the Doghouse Day and Month becoming an OFFICIAL HOLIDAY.  And it all started when a customer came into Eden Florist and said “”Help, I’m in the doghouse.”   I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

This may come as no surprise to you that ever since the dawn of time, people (mostly men) have been in the doghouse.  Imagine how much trouble Adam would have been in if he had not eaten that apple!  He might have had to spend the night (or several) in the dogasaurus cave! But that’s another story….

For as long as I can remember, people (mostly men) have been coming into my florist and saying “Help, I’m in the doghouse.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Of course, Get out of the Doghouse Day is not really a celebration.  I mean how could it be?  Its more of an observance. Because most of the time people (mostly men) are looking for something to “smooth things over.”  While flowers can certainly help get back in the intended’s good graces, it is easier to be forgiven when the offender is remorseful, sincere and he (or she) ads a dash of romance.

Now, I’m not suggesting you BEG Forgiveness (unless the situation warrants it), I am suggesting that bringing home a bouquet and being open to talking it out will give you a better chance of “getting out of the doghouse.”

In 2002 my staff and I conducted a survey and a majority of women said that although they preferred to talk about their troubles, they also thought flowers were a romantic way to ask for forgiveness. For men the answer was much simpler. They prefer make-up sex. Maybe adding a petals around the house and on the bed would satisfy both!

So next time you are in the doghouse think of flowers as a start… flowers suggest romance and let’s face it, romance is what most people (mostly women) really want.

So next time you are in the doghouse, bring home a bouquet and a willingness to talk things out and you could find yourself out of the doghouse and back in the Main House.

And remember, Eden Florist specializes in “doghouse repairs.”

 

To read some fun doghouse stories visit: http://www.tulipstalk.com/category/doghouse-stories/

To submit YOUR Doghouse Story (and enter our doghouse competition) visit: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf.

Top Ten Gifts To Give Your Valentine 2015


"Top Ten Gifts To Give Your Valentine" The Enchanted Bouquet

Top Ten Gifts to Give Your Valentine

 

February is the month of love.  Inside every romantic a fire is kindling, making us all aglow with feelings of love, passion and friendship.  True romantics really love to “show off” their romantic prowess.  If you are one of those dire-hard romantics or if you are a would-be romantic the right gift is sure to put you at the center of your intended’s attention.

1.      Flowers always top the list of most romantic gifts.  Everyone sends roses.  Sure roses are nice and “yes” they are the symbol of love and romance, however some people actually prefer other varieties. Why not be original this Valentine’s Week?  Find out what his/her favorite flowers are and send a dozen of those. A bouquet of birds of paradise, antherium or orchids with a card that says “my love (passion, feelings) for you is/are like a tropical heat wave” could be just the ticket to paradise.  Sunflowers are especially nice for a friend, to spread some sunshine in the world, to brighten someone’s day.  Visit www.EdenFlorist.com for more Valentine’s ideas. 

2.      Write a poem or a love letter.  The art of letter writing is almost extinct (especially with the internet).  Think about the last time you got a written note or card in the mail.  Did it bring a smile to your face?  Were you pleasantly surprised? Not a poet?  Check out http://www.poemofquotes.com/tools/poetry-generator.php and http://www.romanceopedia.com/R-LovePoetry.html. Two great sources for finding and writing poetry for the object of your affection.

3.      Be original.  Why not hire an artist and get custom art created just for your intended?  You could find one near you by calling a local art institute, vocational technical school or even college level art students.  They will generally do it for the practice and a small fee (unless the one you choose is already famous).

4.      Be his/her loyal servant.  Everyone loves to be pampered.  Give your valentine a gift certificate (or several) good for a chore of your choice (or theirs if you are brave).  Check out http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=49 to download and print out some FREE gift certificates.

5.      Relax and spend time together.  Rent a movie, butter some popcorn, turn down the lights, ignore the phone, pager, and personal computer and cuddle together. Feed your valentine grapes, chocolate covered strawberries, or whatever will make him/her feel the romance. Make sure the movie is one they would really love to watch.

6.      Create Valentine Balloon messages.  Write special messages on little strips of paper (or create them on your computer) fold them and put them inside deflated latex balloons.  Blow the balloons up (with air) and drop them around the house for your valentine to discover. Tape a Valentine card to the front door with instructions and a pin so they can “pop” the balloons.

7.      Have a scavenger hunt.  Write little notes about how you feel or what he/she means to you.  “Hide” them around the house along with some candy or a special treat.  Add a clue at the end of each note about where to find the next one.  When she or he finds the last note, have a special something waiting there, say a candle-lit bubble bath and two glasses of wine.

8.      Room service.  Rent a fancy hotel room in your own town, order room service and watch movies for a whole weekend.  A variation of this might be a day at the spa or make your own spa at home, complete with massage oils…etc.

9.      Picnic for two, anyone?  It could be outdoors or right in your own living room.  Set the scene with candles, candies and his or her favorite food.  Let’s not forget the champagne!

10.  Write, “I love you” on the bathroom mirror, write little notes and stick them under the pillow, in their lunchbox, briefcase, car windshield, underwear drawer.  Create your own valentine box.  Ask your valentine to write a note every day from now until valentine’s and place it in the box.  You do the same.  On Valentine’s Day each of you take turns reading the contents over a romantic candlelit dinner or in front of the fireplace.  Who knows, you just might get lucky that day! Be sure to order your Valentine Flowers early.  Visit Eden Florist today!

 

(pictured: The Enchanted Bouquet)

Need the Perfect Hostess Gift? Think Flowers!


It seems to me that because we have become such an “informal” society, oftentimes etiquette goes right out the window.

"Glacial White Holiday Bouquet by Eden Florist"

If you are like me you have parties galore to attend this time of year. They may be dinner parties, office parties, cocktail parties or holiday open houses. In fact, I did a very informal survey of my customers and most people said they had at least 5 events to go to between now and New Years!  And oftentimes we are not sure what to bring the host or hostess as a thank you.

That’s where Eden Florist can help! We help you find the perfect centerpiece or cut flowers or holiday plant to add a touch of class to your arrival.

Need other ideas for a hostess gift? How about a nice bottle of wine or champagne, or scented candles, the latest best-seller or perhaps a little trinket or holiday keepsake such as a bell or wine glass?

The gift does not have to be extravagant or elaborate or even expensive. It just needs to be in good taste and something you think your host will appreciate. Believe me the host will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

The important thing is to never arrive empty-handed.

If you’d like more ideas for holiday gifting, read these articles:

A Gift in Hand for the Holidays ~ http://wemagazineforwomen.com/a-gift-in-hand-for-the-holidays/

Etiquette Everyday ~ Holiday Etiquette http://www.emilypost.com/everyday/holiday_FAQs_giving.htm

Ps. If you don’t have time to get a little something, give Eden Florist a call (800-966-3336) and let us take care of the delivery for you. And if you forget to bring something, send them the next day! That always works and you will be remembered.

Pss. I’d love to know what types of gifts you bring to parties. Feel free to share your ideas in the comments section below.

Today is Sweetest DAY!


 

Sweetest Day, October 18th ~ is always observed on the 3rd Saturday in the month of October. Sweetest Day began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, during the Great Depression.  About 60 years ago, Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland man and a candy store employee felt that the city’s orphans and shut-ins were often being overlooked and neglected. To instill in them a sense of being cared for, he handed out small gifts and candy to those who had fallen on hard times, with the help of his friends and neighbors, on a Saturday in October. Other Clevelanders soon followed suit, and the celebration came to be known as the “Sweetest Day“.

 

 

Sweetest Day tradition is observed by giving small presents, such as cards, candy and flowers, to family, friends, and lovers. It gives us an opportunity to reach out to the not- so-well-off sections of the society and spread happiness in their lives. Sweetest Day has no political, ethnic or religious roots, it is observed as an global recognition of humanity.

 

Be sure to order flowers early for Sweetest Day.