Archive for June, 2009
… Might Not Attract as Much Attention!
June is Rose month and before its over, I thought I’d write about how many roses get their name.
Famous people have been the inspiration for naming beautiful roses for almost as long as the rose has been around. In fact, the naming of rose hybrids in honor of loved ones, ex-presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, First Ladies like Barbara Bush, royalty such as Queen Elizabeth and Princess of Monaco or religious leaders like St. Patrick, Cardinal de Richelieu, and Billy Graham are just a few of the thousands of “celebrities” who’s names were given to roses of all shapes, sizes and varieties.
One might think naming a rose after a famous person is a badge of honor however according to the Rose Hybridizers Association its more about name recognition. The more recognizable the name, the easier the rose is to market
“The rose is the queen of flowers. It’s the most beloved garden plant. What better way to immortalize our stars… says Tom Carruth, the legendary hybridizer and creator of the Julia Child, Betty Boop, and George Burns roses.
GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THE NAMING OF A ROSE as evidenced by the sales of the Diana, Princess of Wales hybrid. In fact 15% of net sales has been donated to her Memorial Fund, as an ongoing effort to support the causes she devoted herself to.
I wonder why kind of rose they will name after Michael Jackson (rest in peace)? My guess is it will be something disarming, bright, showy and a little quirky.
Here are pictures of some famous roses:
Whoopi (for Whoopi Goldberg)
Chris Evert Rose
Dusty Springfield Rose
Freddy Mercury Rose
Other famous roses include:
Charles De Gaule
Leonardo da Vinci,
Crown Princess Margareta
DUCHESS OF CORNWALL
Sir Walter Raleigh
Santa Claus l
To see the images of these roses and others visit: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/511637400pyTfiM
JUST FOR FUN: Try your hand at the celebrity roses quiz here:
June 26th, 2009
Cancer: Jun. 22 – Jul. 22
The Cancer personality is often considered an emotional, incurable romantic. Sociable, loving and patient, their generous spirit, cancereans are sensitive and thoughtful.
You can cry on a Cancer’s shoulder, talk their ear off share your own burdens and they will react with compassion and thoughtfulness. Cancer’s tend to be home-bodies and create a loving nurturing environment for those they care about and for.
Cancers love larkspur, delphinium, or white lilies. A bouquet of white roses will touch their heart and express the perfect sentiment.
Cancers colors sea green, silver and cerulean blue and their birthstone is the pearl.
June 22nd, 2009
A week ago Ellen Burton, Publisher of Duo Magazine (and a dear friend of mine) called and asked if I wanted to participate in the media event for the new movie, THE PROPOSAL. I said, “Absolutely!” The event took place last evening at Muvico in Pembroke Pines. It included a Fashion Show, an after party and a pre-screening of the movie. Several hundred people arrived for the event, including women in wedding gowns, men in tuxedos (the fashionistas), the media (Deco Drive was on the scene) and the event planners from Disney. I was so excited and honored to be a play a very small part in making it happen. Here are some pictures of the event complete with quickly assembled hand-held wedding bouquets. We put together very light, summer flowers that would not require the bride to worry about the bouquet as she greets her guests and admirers.
According to a review by the Sun-Sentinel “The Proposal won’t catch any bouquets for originality, but in terms of a bended-knee pitch for the affections of women — including Ryan Reynolds’ boyish charms, a hip granny and even a beyond-adorable puppy — this romantic comedy pretty much pulls out all the stops.” You can read about it and see a trailer of the movie here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/features/lifestyle/sfl-the-proposal-review-g061909pbjun19,0,630213.story.
Check out Duo Magazine at: http://www.myspace.com/duomagazine
Bride is carying a hand-tied bouquet of yellow roses
Bride is carrying a hand-tied bouquet of red gerbera daisies
Bride is carrying a bouquet of white alstromeria
Bride is carrying a hand-tied bouquet of peach stock
Bride is carrying a hand-tied bouquet of pink snapdragons and larkspur
Cake was provided by HeavenLeeCakes.com, Limo was supplied by Larry’s Private Car and Limo Service, DJ was Egon Flux and of course, the flowers were created and designed by Eden Florist ~ www.EdenFlorist.com.
Ps. if you are getting married in South Florida be sure to give Eden Florist a call at 954-981-5515. We do events of any size and WE come to you! We will meet you at the venue and go over all your wedding needs. Did you know that when you book a wedding that is happening in the summer months of June – August 2009, you will receive 10% off your entire floral order.
June 18th, 2009