Archive | November, 2012

Random Acts of Flowers

28 Nov

This time of year usually gets us thinking about how we can help others. Random Acts of Flowers is a wonderful organization that has many volunteer opportunities. Check them out!

Grower Direct Fresh Cut Flowers Presents...

In amidst of all the negativity in our world today, it’s always a breath of fresh air to hear about the good things people are doing to make the world a more positive place to live. Sometimes, it is as simple as giving away flowers. And as we all know, flowers do make us happy. Plus, studies have shown that flowers can help improve moods and overall health.

Larsen Jay (pictured above) knows firsthand the power of flowers. He was confined to a hospital bed for an extended period of time. What made his stay that much more enjoyable was the love and support from his friends and family, along with the flower bouquets they left behind.

When he started getting better and was able to walk around the hospital, he was sad to see that many patients didn’t have any flowers in their rooms. The gift of…

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Flower Of The Week

12 Nov

Sweet William

Sweet William is also known as Dianthus Barbatus and is part of the same family as a Carnation. It can be white, purple, pink, magenta, red, or a combination of any of those. Tiny flowers are clustered densely together at the top of a 6″-12″ stem. Kate Middleton used white Sweet William in her wedding bouquet. Meaning: Gallantry; Grant me one smile; Smile; Bravery; Finesse; Perfection.

Flower Of The Week

6 Nov

A very popular flower this time of year (for fall and UT football) is the orange Asiatic Lily

Asiatic lilies are sometimes called love lilies and can be white, purple, pink, magenta, red, burgundy, peach, orange, or yellow. The orange and yellow are very popular this time of year. There are 3 to 5 flowers on each stem. As with most lilies it is important to make sure as the buds open that you remove the anthers that contain the pollen to prevent staining. Meaning: Purity, Majesty, Wealth, Innocence