Florascope for Leo July 23 – August 22


 

"Florascope for Leo July 23 - August 22"Leo ~ July 23 – August 22

Leo is known for its dominant, spontaneous and creative nature.  Leos are warmhearted, loving and generous extroverts.  Their self-confidence exudes from their every pore; they are big thinkers who love the limelight.

This fire sign has a mighty roar and a heart of gold.

Leo’s colors are vibrant yellows and orange and their birthstone is the ruby.

Leos love roses and sunflowers and exotic flowers.

Leos love attention grabbing bouquets, the bolder the better.  A cut flower bouquet of lush, brightly colored flowers warm a Leo’s heart. Appeal to the romantic side of Leo with a lush bouquet of sunset roses.

Be sure to order flowers for your favorite Leo from Eden Florist!

National Make Someone Smile Week Begins Today


“The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.” ~ Robert Bloch

Did you know that today begins National Make Someone Smile WEEK (July 20-16? That’s right. And all across the country thousands of florists are delivering flowers to people in hospitals, nursing homes, and foster care centers to people who might not otherwise get any flowers.

Started in 2000 by Teleflora, it has become “the floral industry’s most successful charitable program. Last year’s program spanned 144 cities throughout the United States and Canada, more than 2,000 florists donated their time. Teleflora’s program delivered more than 35,000 bouquets to those most in need of a smile.”

Eden Florist will be participating in Make Someone Smile Week by dropping off flowers to my local library, favorite grocery store clerk and more.

Check out the article “How do you Make Someone Smile? Send Flowers, of course!”   It’s my list of  21 people and places to send a smile and get on in return.  and be sure to visit: EdenFlorist.com to send flowers to someone who needs a lift.

And when you give a smile, it is almost impossible not to get one in return! And wouldn’t it be nice to be “blamed” for doing something good (for a change)? *SMILE

So keep smiling! And be sure to send someone flowers to make them smile too!  It could be a total stranger or someone you love. Its up to you.

Feel free to leave your LIST of people you would like to make smile in the comments section below. If we get enough response, I may even have a contest and give free flowers to the writer AND the person she/he wishes to send flowers. How about that to make someone smile?

Happy Make Someone Smile Week!

We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS


"We Specialize in DOGHOUSE REPAIRS - doghouse logoEver since the dawn of time, people (mostly men) have been in the doghouse.  Imagine how much trouble Adam would have been in if he had not eaten that apple!  He might have had to spend the night (or several) in the dogasaurus cave! But that’s another story….

For as long as I can remember, people (mostly men) have been coming into my florist and saying “Help, I’m in the doghouse.”  In fact, I can remember the very first time a customer said that to me, I replied, “No problem, we specialize in doghouse repairs.”

And so began what would one day become a national holiday. Now Get out of the Doghouse DAy is not really a celebration.  I mean how could it be?  Its more of an observance. Because most of the time people (mostly men) are looking for something to “smooth things over.”  While flowers can certainly help get back in the intended’s good graces, it is easier to be forgiven when the offender is remorseful, sincere and he (or she) ads a dash of romance.

Now, I’m not suggesting you BEG Forgiveness (unless the situation warrants it), I am suggesting that bringing home a bouquet and being open to talking it out will give you a better chance of “getting out of the doghouse.”

In 2002 my staff and I conducted a survey and a majority of women said that although they preferred to talk about their troubles, they also thought flowers were a romantic way to ask for forgiveness. For men the answer was much simpler. They prefer make-up sex. Maybe adding a petals around the house and on the bed would satisfy both!

So next time you are in the doghouse think of flowers as a start… flowers suggest romance and let’s face it, romance is what most people (mostly women) really want.

So next time you are in the doghouse, bring home a bouquet and a willingness to talk things out and you could find yourself out of the doghouse and back in the Main House.

And remember, Eden Florist specializes in “doghouse repairs.”

 

To read some fun doghouse stories visit: http://www.tulipstalk.com/category/doghouse-stories/

To submit YOUR Doghouse Story (and enter our doghouse competition) visit: http://tulipstalk.com/DoghouseSurvey.pdf.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse


"Eden Florist's Top ten ways to stay out of doghouse"Top 10 Ways to Stay Out of the Doghouse

10. Always remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.

9. When your significant other says he/she’s upset, never answer with “You’re overreacting.”

8. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

7. During a disagreement, never nod and start looking at your watch.

6. There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.

5. If someone has to get the “last word,” let it be the other person.

4. Follow the Platinum Rule – Treat your significant other the way they want you to treat them, only better.

3. Say “I Love You” on a regular basis.

2. Always remember birthdays, anniversaries, valentine’s day, and other important dates.

1. Send flowers for no special occasion.

 July 15th, 2014 is Get Out of The Doghouse Day…

And even if you aren’t in the Doghouse ~ be sure to order flowers from Eden Florist.

Favorite Date Ideas and Flowers


"Favorite Date Ideas and Flowers"Favorite Date

If you are interested in taking your date out to his or her favorite restaurant or you wanted to rent one of his or her favorite movies, you need to know what those are. During one of your dates, give your “date” a sheet of paper and a pen. Call out 10 or 20 categories for each of you to list your top 3-5 favorites. Suggestions would be restaurants, movies, musical artists, meals, television shows, books, and so one.

Be sure to list categories that would have relevance to your relationship – for example if you knew one of their favorite musical groups was coming to town, you could purchase tickets for an upcoming date.vAfter you finish your lists, compare notes and see if you have any favorites in common. Write down your sweetheart’s answers so you can have plenty of ideas for future dates and gifts.

Be sure to bring flowers to her (or him) when you pick them up for these special dates.

Buy flowers at Eden Florist in South Florida anytime!

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.