Category Archive: Flowers

Apr 19

Giving Thanks to Our Administrative Professionals

Administrative Professionals Day is coming up—this year, this observance is on April 27, with the entire week of April 24 to April 30 being Administrative Professionals Week.  On this day, be sure to thank all of those hardworking professionals—secretaries, assistants, office managers, receptionists—who keep your office running smoothly.  The secular holiday was first celebrated in …

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Apr 06

Random Acts of Kindness

Have you ever been the “victim” of a random act of kindness?  If you have, you know just how great it feels.  Why not give someone else that great feeling by doing something random for them?  These random acts of kindness can turn someone’s day around and make them smile.  They’re also a nice way …

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Mar 22

Making Someone Smile

We’ve all been there: the bad day.  The alarm didn’t go off, there was a traffic jam on the way to work, the boss was in a bad mood, a deadline suddenly moved from next week to tomorrow…you know how it goes.  But then someone does something to make you smile, and the stress melts …

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Mar 13

The Flowers of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up this week, so many people are thinking about shamrocks and Irish stories.  If you’re lucky enough to get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, or if you get to visit the Emerald Isle soon, you’ll see a number of different flowers.  Here are just a few of the …

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Mar 02

The History of Tulips

The tulip is one of the most colorful and popular flowers, especially for gardeners.  But where did this amazing flower come from?  The history of the tulip is very interesting.  It originated in Turkey and Persia.  The people of the region loved the brightly colored tulip, and the flower was used for decoration and in …

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Feb 22

5 Fun Reasons to Send Yourself Flowers

One day you walk into work and see a huge bouquet of flowers on a co-worker’s desk.  Wow, you think, she must have a great husband, a secret admirer, or maybe she did something to really impress the boss.  “Who are these from?” you ask.  “Oh,” she replies, “I sent them to myself.  I just …

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Feb 08

Rose Meanings

Many people will be sending their significant others roses this Valentine’s Day.  Most will go with red roses, the traditional color of love.  But what about all those other roses?  What do their colors mean?  Here is a handy guide to rose meanings. Red means love, passion, and beauty, but it can also mean respect …

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Jan 11

The Power of Flowers to Lift Your Spirits

If you’re feeling down, one of the best ways of lifting your spirits is to stop and smell some flowers.  Flowers have this ability of making us feel better.  How?  Well, just the sight of bright, cheery blooms is often enough to make us temporarily forget about our troubles.  The smell also helps lift our …

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Jan 05

Why Plants are the Perfect Gift for Winter

Need a great gift idea for someone who has a birthday coming up this winter?  Sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a gift for someone in the middle of the cold season, especially if they are an outdoor person.  However, one great gift idea for anyone this winter is a plant. Why …

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Dec 29

Flowers for the New Year

Ready for the new year?  If you’re planning on having guests over for dinner or just to hang out and ring in 2011, you’re probably thinking about decorations.  Well, flowers, of course, should be a part of your New Year’s décor.  What kind of flowers should you use?  Well, traditionally people go with white flowers …

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