Archive | December 2008

Flowers May Help After Surgery

According to a Recent Study, Patients Take Less Pain Medication When Plants and Flowers are Around

Bringing flowers to someone in the hospital has always been considered a nice thing to do, but researchers say the contact with nature may actually help people recover faster.

Researchers from Kansas State University studied 90 people recovering from an appendectomy. The patients were randomly assigned to hospital rooms with or without plants, and researchers checked how long they stayed in the hospital, how much pain medication they needed and other signs of health and satisfaction.

Patients with plants in their rooms used significantly less pain medication and had lower blood pressure and heart rates.

Overall, they were more satisfied with their entire stay.

Ninety-three percent of those who had flowers said it was the best part of the room, and 91 percent of those without flowers said it was the television.

So next time someone you care about is in the hospital, be sure and send flowers! You can visit our website – for a nice selection of cheerful arrangments to brighten anyone’s room.

Thanks, Cathie Starkey for sending this to me!

Happy New Year to all.

Free Holiday Coloring Books from Eden Florist


The staff of Eden Florist has three very special holiday coloring books for children and the children in all of us.

Each coloring book is filled with pages to color in honor of the holiday they represent. In addition, each book has a brief history of the holiday so you can share it’s history with the children in your life.

Just click on the Name and you can save it to your desktop or computer or download and print out.

Hanukkah Coloring Book

Christmas Coloring Book

Kwanza Coloring Book

Wishing you a very happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous New Year,

Heidi, Gina, Lucille, Denise, Suzannah, Jennifer, Wayne, Beatriz and Donna

Top Ten Flowers for Christmas 2008

Here are the Top Ten Flowers for Christmas & Winter 2008

Read the History of Anthurium

Read the History of Carnations


Read the History of Chrysanthemums

Gebera Daisies
Read the History of Gerbera Daisies

Read the History of Hydrangea



Read the History of Lilies

Read the History of Orchids

Read the History of Poinsettias

Read the History of Roses

Read the History of Snapdragons

Non-slip Fabric Runners Now Available

If you’ve ever been to a wedding and seen a Bride catch her heel in the aisle runner or even worse fall when walking down the aisle, then you know how scarry it can be for her and everyone watching.l

In fact, you may have even seen one or more of those “trips” on the popular video show, America’s Funniest Videos. If you have, then you know what I mean.

Well now there is an exciting new product called The Non-slip Aisle Runner which is made of a nice cotton/polyester blend. Florists can purchase these in 20 colors and they are completely washable to be reused again and again. What a great new trend in the Bridal Industry.

These runners are from The Original Runner Company and you can check them out at

If you are planning a Wedding in South Florida, give Eden Florist a Call. We have been doing weddings for more than 28 years and would be delighted to create the floral decor for yours. Our number is 954-981-5515. You can visit our website at