Archive for July, 2008
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.
After 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.
July 29th, 2008
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
To read more stories, visit: https://www.edenflorist.com/doghousestories.asp
Enter our Get out of the Doghouse Contest
To order flowers, visit Eden Florist
July 27th, 2008
And the Survey Said…
These are the results of the “Get Out of the Doghouse” Survey. They are based upon more than 1,000 responses received.
|Between ages of:
|About the same
|Men and women differ on the tactics they use to “Get Out of the Doghouse.”
For women, “other” included wearing something sexy, spray his favorite perfume on the phones and all through the house, buy him a romantic car, let him watch his favorite TV show, let time pass, do something he wants, tell him how cute his is when he’s angry.
For men, “other” included write her a poem, make her a bubble bath, do what she wants to do, take her to dinner, a movie, night on the town, give her a massage, and “beg” for forgiveness.
There’s still time to enter our contest
And order flowers!
July 25th, 2008
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.
Be sure to enter our Get Out of the Doghouse Contest!
And even if you aren’t in the Doghouse ~ be sure to order flowers from Eden Florist.
July 23rd, 2008
If your birth sign is a Leo (July 23-August 22), throw caution (and practicality) to the wind and express your artistic side – be careful with the bankbook! You are more perceptive to other’s hidden agendas this month. Decorate your home with wildflowers, such as asters, daisies, snapdragons, and alstromeria.Need to order flowers for the Leo in your life? Visit EDEN FLORIST
July 22nd, 2008
Women Want Flowers, Men Want Sex…
By Heidi Richards Mooney
So says the survey in recognition of National Doghouse Repairs Month® and National Get out of the Doghouse Day® we conducted at Eden Florist & Gift Baskets in Miramar, Florida. According to the survey “talking it out” is still the best way that men and women get out of the doghouse. However, when it came to individual responses, they each had very different answers and strategies for settling their differences, some more creative than others. One woman responded, “that’s easy, women want flowers, men want sex!”
Of the 1,000+ men and women surveyed, men between the ages of 26 and 50 said they were in the doghouse more often than their significant other. Most men said they were in the doghouse an average of 4 to 6 times a year compared to women who responded once a year or less. While the results may not be surprising to some, (many women thought it was obvious that “men are in the doghouse more often than women“) men say that sometimes they don’t even know how they got there in the first place!
My staff and I found it entertaining and fun to discover what lengths people would go to get out of the doghouse. For example, some of the responses men gave were to “buy her flowers, a card, jewelry or something expensive; beg like a dog; cook her dinner; and even apologize.” Some men think they are always in the doghouse, and a few even answered that they are never in the doghouse. The ones who said never, also admitted that they had been in several relationships and had learned from their past mistakes.
To read the rest of the article, visit: https://www.edenflorist.com/doghousearticle.asp
July 22nd, 2008
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.
TELL US YOUR TALE!
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: Flowers@EdenFlorist.com
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).
July 21st, 2008
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
July 21st, 2008
“I have gathered a posie of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.” John Bartlett
Wear me in your next corsage;
Expensive and exotic;
Sophisticated colour scheme;
My spots and streaks may sometimes seem;
What flower am I?
Answer will be posted tomorrow.
July 20th, 2008
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.
July 18th, 2008