June 28-July 4, 2016 is American Flowers Week


A campaign to promote American flowers and foliage, the comprehensive online resource that connects consumers with local, seasonal and sustainable flowers, announced details about the second annual “American Flowers Week.”

In 2015, creator Debra Prinzing organized the week-long celebration of domestic flowers to raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral industry. In one month that effort generated more than 400,000 social media impressions on Twitter and Instagram, demonstrating the power of images, ideas and values that promote American Grown Flowers.



The goal of American Flowers Week is to engage the public, policymakers and the media in a conversation about the origins of their flowers. As an advocacy effort, the campaign is timed to coincide with America’s Independence Day on July 4th, providing florists, retailers, wholesalers and flower farmers a patriotic opportunity to promote American grown flowers.

American Flowers Week supporters can find more information and resources Downloadable fact sheets, infographics and the 2016 American Flowers Week logo and social media badges are available for growers and florists to use for their own marketing and promotion efforts.

To read the entire press release visit: American Flowers Week website.

To purchase an American Flowers week arrangement visit today.

Today is Romance on a Budget Day!

"Today is Romance on a Budget Day!"Did you “blow it” for Valentine’s Day? Did your sweetie give you the worst Valentine’s present ever?  Was it the most unromantic gift you could think of, like a toaster or vacuum cleaner or worse? Did he (or she) forget Valentine’s Day all together? I mean, what’s wrong with a new MOP anyway?  After all, it would be a great way to make your getaway from that relationship.  February has long been known as the month of romance.  From Valentine’s Day (February 14th) to Dream of Your Sweetheart Day (February 13th) to Cuddle Day (February 25th), February brings many opportunities to shower your love with affection.  However, up to now, no day has existed for the romantically challenged who want to show their affection without spending a fortune.   Romance isn’t about how much money you lavish on another.  It’s about attracting the object of your affection.  Romance is about making dreams and fantasies come true.  It’s a time to ignite the soul and recreate adventures of the heart. Romance does, however, have a price.  Romance is about timing, imagination, exploration and creativity.   Hence, National Romance on a Budget Day® was created to be celebrated on February 28th.     It’s a time to put on your thinking cap, kick in your creativity gauge and UP the romance meter. National Romance on a Budget Day® is a time for true romantics to cultivate loving sensual relationships.   


While you’re at it, take the Eden Florist “Romance” Survey and you could win one of many prizes including the book Romance on a Budget – 199 Cheap Thrills, Romantic Antics and Love-Changing Experiences, and 52 Weeks of Romance in a Box! Be sure to order flowers too!

Play Flower Trivia

~When words escape, flowers speak.~
Bruce W. Currie


Can you guess the flowers in the following verses?

This is a multiple choice Trivia Contest. Leave your replies in the comments section.  We will have a random drawing on January 10th and announce the “winner” via linkedin, facebook and twitter. The winner will receive a copy of your choice of one of three books.  Really Imporatnt Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me by Cynthia Copeland Lewis, Witty Words from Wise Women by BJ Gallagher or Hugs from Heaven ~ The Christmas Story

Goddess of the rainbow, I;
Am graceful in the spring;
My petals droop like butterflies;
I lend the colour to your eyes;
My praises poets sing.


My name means “star”; my flowers bright;
Are shaggy as a lion;
Like daisy and chrysanthemum;
My blossoms thrive in gentle sun;
I am the cheerful kind.


I am treasure of the Mother;
Spicy scents I hold;
My blossoms cheer you, every one;
I smile to see my merry sun;
I’m decked in shades of gold.

black eyed susan

My name will speak of cleanliness;
I never flaunt my hues;
My scent redolent of an age;
When blooms in linen chests were laid;
Then I was always used.


Wear me in your next corsage;
Expensive and exotic;
Sophisticated colour scheme;
My spots and streaks may sometimes seem;
Amazingly quixotic.


I am shy; I live in shade;
My blooms are fine and small;
My name’s a colour, loved by most;
Of tiny blooms I am the toast;
My scent enchanting all.


I’m sometimes called a poppy;
But my name is hard to spell;
I wear a pointed hood of green;
To hide my orange petals’ sheen;
Yet I am bold as well.



Today is National Get Out of the Doghouse Day!

And so all week I will be posting interesting results from our last Get out of the Doghouse survey, the Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse, articles about Getting out of the Doghouse and more.  In honor of Get out of the Doghouse Day and National Doghouse Repairs Month ~ You are invited to enter our contest.



Contest Rules

We want to hear from those of you who have succeeded in removing yourselves from the “Dreaded” DOGHOUSE.

Tell us your tale!

Our independent judges will choose the most creative or memorable “Get Out of the Doghouse” Tales
(between 250 and 500 words).
Click here for sample stories!

First Place receives a Dozen Roses every other month for a year
(value up to $500) from Eden Florist.

Second Place receives a Dozen Roses – any color
(value up to $100) from Eden Florist

Third Place receives a Pamper Her or Him Basket from Eden Florist (value $75.00)

All entries will receive the 101 Ways to Get out of the Doghouse CD by Eden Florist

* Winners who do not reside in the South Florida area will receive prizes of equal value.

Also, if chosen, your story may be included in Heidi Richards’ upcoming
book “Messengers of Love” The Emotional Appeal of Flowers.

Enter to win by sending your Tale to:

“Doghouse Repairs Contest”
c/o Eden Florist & Gift Baskets
7100 Pembroke Road ~ Miramar, FL 33023
By fax: (954) 964-3135
By Email:

Click Here to submit online

Deadline to enter your Doghouse Tale is July 31st, 2008.
Please call us at US +1  to order flowers or if you have any questions about Doghouse Repairs MONTH®!  9549815515 Call

(*Void where prohibited by law).

Doghouse Stories

Men can’t help themselves!
“My boyfriend and I had a huge fight the other day.  We had gone to a party with some friends and there was this woman there who had obviously had breast surgery.  I didn’t know they made them that big and apparently neither did my boyfriend. Anyway, he couldn’t take his eyes off her chest and to make matters worse, he walked over to her to get a closer view.  I was furious!  We didn’t talk the whole way home.  He slept on the couch that night.  The next day, when I got home from work, there were cutout footprints taped to the floor leading to the bedroom.  On the nightstand were a dozen long stemmed roses and a bottle of champagne.  Over the bed was a sign that said,  “I am sorry , will you please forgive me?”  He was lying in the bed and wearing one of those plastic “boobie” costume.  I laughed so hard, that I had to give in.  Men really can’t help themselves. Hey, I looked too!”
Jenny, Cincinnati, Ohio

Relationships are a puzzle
“After a particularly big fight, I decided that just saying “I’m sorry” wasn’t going to be enough.  I took a picture of myself holding a sign that said I’m sorry and I love you.  I cut up the picture and sent it to him with a note that said,  “Relationships can be such a puzzle sometime.  Put this one together to reveal the message.   He called me when he put it together and said “I hate it when we fight.  I love you, will you marry me?” That was eight years ago and we now have two children, a dog, a parakeet and live in the suburbs.”
G. Ross, Philadelphia, PA

The way to a man’s heart…
“When we first got married, we bought a brand-new car which was the car my husband usually drove.  He was a salesman and needed it for business so I got to drive the pickup truck.  On Saturdays  and Sundays I got to drive it.  The second Sunday I drove it, I wrecked it.  I knew he was going to be really mad because he had to leave early the next morning.  He was! We rented a car from one of those el cheapo car places (the only place we could find open).  When he left I went to the florist and ordered a bunch of I’m sorry and I love you balloons to send to him at work.  He was soooooooo embarrassed, but it did soften him up a little.  It didn’t hurt that I had dinner waiting and greeted him wearing only a bow tie and served him bow-tie pasta.  We had dessert in bed.  Needless to say, he didn’t stay mad.  This is now a ritual and whenever one of us gets in the doghouse, the other gets to do the cookin’…”
Donna, Zion, Ill

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Enter our Get out of the Doghouse Contest

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