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Flower Trivia – Answer to Yesterday’s Question


Double Phalaenopsis Orchid

The Orchid

Confucius acknowledged orchids saying, “the association with a superior person is like entering a hall of orchids”. In 1595 a Chinese flower-arranging book “A Treatise of Vase Flowers” by Chang Ch’ien -te said orchids were in the top ranking of desirability.

The orchid is also the World’s Most Diverse Plant Family

 
There are between 30,000 and 40,000 species of Orchids making them the  world’s most diverse plant family. Almost every month new species are found and documented and very often they are found to be a completely new genus.  (source: Bella Online)
 
And the world’s most Popular Orchid is the Phalaenopsis. In fact, more phalaeonopsis orchids are grown and sold than any other type in the world. They come in a wide variety of colors from whites to vivid purples and blooms can last up to four months.
You can learn more about orchids at Orchids Usa 
You can order Orchid plants and flowers at Eden Florist

Shop for Flowers During Small Business Saturday





Eden Florist is Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Flowers

"Eden Florist is Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Flowers"When you shop at Eden Florist from November 28 thru December 3rd you can save 10% on your floral order. Use code SBS2014 when you do. Shop small and save on Flowers during Small Business Saturday

About Small Business Saturday:

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need — getting more customers. The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the big day is Nov 29.

The first-ever Small Business Saturday was held on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses, and started a holiday shopping tradition. In 2011 From Washington, D.C., to Washington State, governors, mayors, senators, and even President Obama all voiced their support for Small Business Saturday. In 2013 More neighborhoods than ever celebrated Small Business Saturday, with individuals and local organizations pledging to support the day as Neighborhood Champions. (source AmericanExpress.com)

JOIN THE MOVEMENT to shop small… Visit: www.EdenFlorist.com and use CODE: SBS2014 at checkout or when you order by phone 954.981.5515.

How Did The Passion Flower Get Its Name?





"How Did The Passion Flower Get Its Name?"In the 16th Century Christian Missionaries in South America named the flower (Passiflora spp) because they saw it as being a symbol of the death of Jesus Christ. It was the first flower they saw on their journey and they saw it as a good sign.

They thought that the five sepals and the five petals of the passion flower represented the ten disciples without Judas Iscariot and Peter.

They also thought that the double row of filaments (corona) on the passion flower represented the crown of thorns that Jesus was made to wear. It also resembled a halo.

The vine tendrils represented the whips that were used to scourge Jesus.

The styles of the flower represented the nails Jesus had hammered into his palms and ankles when crucified.

The stamens represented the wounds Jesus sustained when crucified.

Where Passion Flowers Grow

They grow naturally in the southern part of the United States and in South America. They are grown in plantations in Australia, Brazil, Hawaii and Kenya. They are also grown in artificial conditions such as The Palm House in Kew Gardens.

There are over 55 species of Passion Flower. Their fruit is edible.

Weddings Abound in Springtime!





Weddings Abound in Springtime!


Many flowers fail in wood
or perish from the hill
without the privilege to know
that they are beautiful
– Emily Dickinson –

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “let’s party.” Why not add the touch of elegance to your proms, graduations, weddings & events. To check out our newly designed weddings pages, visit http://www.edenflorist.com/index.php?cPath=43. And to view our newly designed events pages, visit http://www.edenflorist.com/pages.php?CDpath=3.

The wedding page also includes links to checklists, rules for a happy marriage, preserving your flowers, customer testimonials and more!

More Mothers Day Traditions Around the Globe





 Earlier today I posted mothers day traditions, trivia and facts around the globe and wanted to share a few more interesting mothers day facts with you. For instance did you know:

• In the Bible, Eve is credited with being the “Mother of All the Living.” 

• During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday.” Servants would go home to see their families, bringing cakes and sweets to their moms. This custom was called “going a-mothering”. Each mother would recieve a simnel-cake (Latin for “fine flour) and mother’s would give a blessing to their children. 

• Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day in the United states. Her mother died, and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered. She asked that white carnations be the official mother’s day symbol. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed the orders that made Mother’s Day a national holiday. 

• Just nine years later, Anna filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over- commercialization of Mother’s Day. She lost her fight. Now, cards, letters, candy and dinners out mark Mother’s Day for most families. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection and quiet prayer by families, thanking God for all that mothers had done. 

• Mother Earth is also known as “Terra Firma”. That title is a Latin translation of some lines from one of the Greek poet, Homer’s, greatest poems. 

• In Yugoslavia on “Materitse,” “Materice,” or Mother’s Day, the children tie up their mother, releasing her only when she has paid them with sweets or other goodies. 

• In France children Mother’s Day is refered to as Fete des Meres. It provides children and adults to honour their mothers and give her gifts and treats. Mother’s Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in May. It is treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the family gathers for a special meal. 

• In Europe, people on Mother’s Day honor their mothers as well as the church. They respect the “Mother Church” – the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. The church festival got blended with the Mothering Sunday celebration. 

• In Spain Mother’s Day is celebrated on 8th December. It is closely associated with Mother Mary – the mother of Jesus. On this children send special cards, chocolates, flowers and other presents to their mothers. But many children make their own presents for their mothers. 

• In Sweden Mother’s Day is on the last Sunday in May and is a family holiday. The Swedish Red Cross sells small plastic flowers on the days leading up to Mother’s Day. The money raised from the sale of the flowers is used to help needy mothers and their children. 

• Along with America, at least 46 other countries, including New Zealand, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Turkey and Belgium celebrate Mothers Day, most on the second Sunday of May. Many people follow the custom on Mother’s Day of wearing a carnation. A coloured carnation means that a person’s mother is living while a white carnation honours a person’s mother who is dead.

Be sure to order flowers for Mom EARLY!  Just give Eden Florist a call at 800-966-3336 or 954-981-5515 or visit us online at www.EdenFlorist.com. We serve Hollywood, Davie, Cooper City, Weston, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale, Dania, Sunrise and all of Fort Lauderdale. We also serve most of Miami including Miami Lakes, North Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, El Portal and all addresses in the North Part of Miami-Dade County.

Mimosa Chosen 2009 Color of the Year





   Pantone the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries selects Mimosa as its color of the year for 2009. The color Mimosa was chosen as a symbol of optimism, hope and reassurance, much needed sentiments in this time of economic uncertainty and political change.

 

According to Pantone: “The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation.”

Mimosa is a versatile shade that complements any other color, appeals to both men and women, and can works well in fashion and interiors.

 

In addition to the Mimosa blossoms, other popular flowers in shades of yellow include jonquils, tulips, roses, daisies and lilies.

Mimosa trees (also known as the “silk tree”) are popular ornamentals because of the bright colors they exude. Mimosa trees are easy to grow, do well in climates that get little rain and are a popular habitat for Hummingbirds.