Archive for April, 2008
How 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 www.edenflorist.com/weddings.asp. And to view our newly designed events pages, visit www.edenflorist.com/Events.asp.
The wedding page also includes links to checklists, rules for a happy marriage, preserving your flowers, customer testimonials and more!
April 26th, 2008
Yesterday’s question was “what is the largest flower in the world?”
The answer is…
The largest flower in the world is the rafflesia arnoldi. It weighs 7kg (15lbs) and grows only on the Sumatra island of Indonesia. Its petals grow to ½ meter (1.6 feet) long and 2.5cm (1in) thick.
April 25th, 2008
What is the largest flower in the world and where can it be found?
Stay tuned for the answer tomorrow!
April 24th, 2008
Taurus – April 21-May 20th
You are dependable, tolerant and kind-hearted. You enjoy your family and feel most comfortable in natural surroundings. You are particularly fond of pink snapdragons and purple iris.
Need to order flowers for the Taurus in your life? Visit EDEN FLORIST
April 23rd, 2008
Heidi Richards was interviewed by Floral Management magazine about the popularity of ethnic weddings in the United States, and how florists have been able to appeal to that market, in the cover story of its March issue.
You can read more about it here: “Multicultural Nuptials.”
Planning a Wedding in South Florida? Call Eden Florist for a FREE wedding consultation – 954-981-5515 or 800-966-3336. Ask for Heidi!
April 9th, 2008
Marigold ~ Spirits far more generous than ours
Botanical Name: Calendula Family: Compositae
”Open afresh your round of starry folds ye ardent marigolds.”
John Keats 1795-1821
The marigold has been associated with the sun’s journey across the sky, from nine o’clock in the morning until three o’clock in the afternoon. The Victorian’s believed they could set their clocks by the hour that this vibrant flower opened and closed its colorful petals.
Marigold flowers year-round and the name marigold is said to mean Mary’s gold after the Virgin Mary. The marigold has been said to signify grief; because the flower mourns the departure of the sun when its petals are forced to close.
Marigolds add a blaze of brightness to our gardens and to our lives as they search for the fiery brilliance of the sun.
April 8th, 2008
Peony ~ Good Life, Happy Marriage, Bashfulness
Botanical Name: Peonia Family: Paeoniaceae
”Bashfulness so oft applies thus peonies are for the sky.”
Named after Paeon, Physician to the Gods, the first modern peony was grown widely in medieval England, especially in monastery gardens, although ancient peonies were said to come from China. Legend tells that mischievous nymphs hid in the petals of the peony causing this magnificent flower to be given the meaning of bashfulness. In eighth century China, the red peony was considered the King of Flowers, symbolizing abundance. It is said he first obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the Mother of Apollo.
Peonies can live for a hundred + years if undisturbed.
April 1st, 2008