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Ordering Flowers that are in Season


Some flowers spoke with strong and powerful voices, which proclaimed in accents trumpet-tongued, “I am beautiful, and I rule.” Others murmured in tones scarcely audible, but exquisitely soft and sweet, “I am better, I am beloved.” George Sand

"Garden of Sunshine"

It is less expensive to order flowers that are in season. They are the best value at the moment. These days growers come from every corner of the world, and something is in season somewhere nearly all the time. For example, tulips, daffodils and iris are in season February, March and April, and therefore in greater abundance and generally less expensive.

Roses are less abundant in January and February, which adds to their “priciness” in February when just about everyone wants them.

Here is a picture of Eden Florist’s Garden of Sunshine arrangement. Notice the green tulips in the bouquet. Those are plentiful from February to early May and then although they are available they are more expensive from June thru January.

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!

7 Household tips and some uses for flowers


Here’s a 7 household tips that can make life just a little easier:

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1. Sealed envelope – Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. 2. Use empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.

3. For icy doorsteps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn dish washing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won’t refreeze.  

4. Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag dipped in baking soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is)!

5. Lavender oil is one of the most useful oils in therapeutic terms, being sedative, antiseptic, painkilling and calming.

6. The California Poppy treats insomnia, nervous tension and anxiety.  It also relieves menstrual cramps and pain.

 

7. Next time you get fresh flowers instead of throwing them out, make compost. Using plant material in your compost pile produces rich fertilizer for garden plants and doesn’t attract scavengers the way food scraps can.

Order your flowers at Eden Florist in South Florida, serving Broward and North Dade Counties.

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.

Tips for Life, Love and Entertaining


Did you know?

roses and candlesAre flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hairspray and they will take a quick dive.

You can spray a bit of perfume on the light bulb in any room to create a lovely light scent in each room when the light is turned on.

Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours prior to burning.

To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!

Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

A one-minute kiss burns 26 calories. The brain is programmed for people to find their partner’s lips in the dark. Studies show kissing relieves headaches. Kissing stimulates the same part of the brain as bungee jumping, parachuting & distance running. Men who kiss their wives goodbye in the morning make more money than those who don’t.