Archive | October 2013

November is Military Family Appreciation Month

Did you know that November is Military Family Appreciation Month?Here’s what we are doing. In honor of the Men and Women who serve in United States Military, our shop Eden Florist is inviting all members of the Armed Forces and their families to order flowers online, on the phone and in person during the holiday season and pay absolutely no service or delivery charges when you do.  When you order online simply mention what branch of the military you serve so you can take advantage of this offer.  This offer is good for deliveries anywhere in the United States and Canada .  In addition, if you are a service man or woman and want to send flowers to a loved one in South Florida, during the month of November we will send a single rose decorated with  red white and blue ribbon absolutely FREE with our compliments. To see what we mean, visit:

NOTE: I had the privilege to witness the honor, courage and commitment of our young men and women in the military (from the USA and Europe) when I visited the U.S. Central Command in the Middle East.   The trip, organized by the Department of Defense is known as the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference and included 45 Business Leaders from across the nation. To commemorate the trip, Eden Florist had a Soccer Ball Drive for the school children of Tadjoura, Djibouti (South Africa) – To see the pictorial essays, visit:

Celebrate Halloween with Flowers

Thinking of adding some “life” to your holiday table or party this Halloween? Then order the Candy corn bouquet from Eden Florist!

This delightful bouquet of orange and yellow blooms is the very essence of autumn glory. It’s an extra sweet treat, too, because it arrives in bowl of decorative candy corn!

* Alstroemeria, chrysanthemums and gerberas are set in a glass bowl with real candy corn.


Click on the picture or visit: and place your order today!

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year.  In fact it is the second most successful holiday in terms of retail sales.

Here are some fun facts about Halloween:

  • Halloween was actually a Celtic holiday. Originally called Samhain meaning or “end of summer” Halloween marked the official end of summer.


Did you know? Before Pumpkins, potatoes and turnips were used to create Jack-O-Lanterns. Irish children would carve and light them to use  on Halloween.

Trick or treating had its roots in Europe. In fact, the act of asking for food in exchange for something called “souling”  started in the 9th century. People would give the poor “soul cakes” on all Saints Day (November 2nd) in exchange for the promise to pray or dead relatives.


How to Speed-dry Flowers

"How to Speed dry flowers"QUICK AND EASY WAY TO SPEED DRY FLOWERS~  Put a small bowl of water in microwave

~ Put sand or borax in a microwave container

~ Cover the flowers face up in the drying agent

~ Sprinkle more of the drying agent over the flowers

~ Then nuke flowers for about three minutes~ Leave the flower in the container outside the microwave over night

~ To further preserve the flowers spray them with hair spray or a light clear coat of aerosol varnish


Florascope for Scorpio

Scorpio: Oct. 24 – Nov. 22


Scorpio, known as the most intense of the zodiac signs, are passionate, perceptive and focused, and at times can be possessive and even display a jealous side.  Scorpios have strong convictions which at times can be annoying because they don’t easily compromise.  They are sensitve, and when they believe in something or become inspired will go to the ends of the earth to fulfill their passions.

According to astrology, Scorpios have a higher probability of being geniuses than persons born under the other 11 signs of the zodiac.

The sensual passional Scorpio is attracted to deep, dark red flowers such as roses, Carnations, and richly colored chrysantemums.  Red peopnies make Scorpio’s heart skip a beat appealling to their highly sensual nature. Tropical flowering plants such as birds of paradise, parakeet protea and anthurrium will nurture their sensitive side.

Scorpios colors are Dark red, brown, black, crimson, burgundy, maroon and their birthstone is the topaz.

To order flowers for your favorite Scorpio, give Eden Florist a call at 800-966-EDEN (3336).

Decorating/Design Tips and Trends

orange gerbera daisyWhen cutting flowers, cut at a sharp angle. This increases the “opening” of the stem allowing water to be better absorbed. The flowers will not rest flush on the bottom of the container, which allows water to penetrate the stem. Once cut, place directly in water.

Be sure to stop by Eden Florist and pick up a bunch of cut flowers today!





Care and Handling of Flowers

"Care and Handling of Flowers"Cloudy or discolored water in vases is an indication of decomposition and Bacterial growth.  Change water in your container every day or two, using fresh warm water.  This will open the stems, allowing the water to flow to the flower.  Your fresh flowers will last longer.

Water that sits in a vase with stems of flowers also becomes stagnant and after a day or so begins to smell.

Be sure and call or stop by Eden Florist for your next bunch of flowers.