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Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace. See five emotional color palettes and the flowers that bring them to life.

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A floral arrangement of hot pinks and oranges brightens your room and your mood.

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Backyard Barbecue with Flowers PDF Print E-mail
Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Party Flowers

foodA backyard barbecue is relaxed, festive and friendly. Since barbecues usually take place in the summer, ask your florist about which flower varieties do well in your climate.

Floral Decorating Ideas

  • Consider using Mason jars filled with bunches of daisies (a great summer flower) over checkered tablecloths.
  • Drop a few candles into similar jars if it is an evening event.
  • Or ask your florist to make colorful arrangements in fun containers such as baskets or bottles.
 
Guest Bedroom Flowers PDF Print E-mail
Home Decorating with Flowers & Plants - Flowers & Plants in Every Room

Guest Bedroom FlowersA bud vase with a simple cluster of flowers hidden in the center of a clear bubble bowl filled with potpourri is the perfect way to welcome a guest.

Try floating rose petals in a special bath to spoil a friend!

    Ask your florist about flowers for the guest bedroom.

     

     

     

       

       

       
      Flowers Deliver Happiness! PDF Print E-mail
      Flower Health Benefits & Research - Emotional Impact of Flowers Study

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      With today's high-tech and fast-paced lifestyle taking its daily toll on our lives, experts advise exercise and other personal lifestyle changes to relieve stress.

      According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health - flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed.

      "What's most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way," said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study. Click here for more about the true power of flowers!

       

       

       

       
      Hiring a Wedding Florist PDF Print E-mail
      Flower Holidays, Occasions & Parties - Wedding Flowers

      Wedding Florist ConsultationContact your florist once you've selected the date, time and place for your wedding and reception. If you aren't familiar with the florists in your area, ask for recommendations from other brides, reception halls or churches. If possible, set up an appointment with the lead designer who will be in charge of filling the order for your wedding flowers.

      Look through bridal books and floral guides. Sketch ideas, cut out pictures or take photographs of flowers you like and share them with your florist. Seeing your ideas and personal style will help your florist translate your concepts and special requests into workable floral designs and arrangements that are just right for you.

      It will be helpful if you know the colors and style of the gowns you and your bridesmaids will be wearing. Bring pictures of your gown and the bridesmaids dresses, along with swatches of fabric if you have them available.

      During your initial consultation with your florist, discuss specific design ideas that fit both your personal style and budget. Make arrangements for your florist to visit both the ceremony and reception sites.

      The following are suggested questions to ask when consulting with a wedding florist:

      • What are the current bridal styles and how do you see them being used in my wedding?
      • What are some of the new and exciting flower varieties and are they available in the colors I have selected for my wedding?
      • What flowers will be in season at the time of my wedding? 
       

      Flower Meanings

      Sunflowers = Adoration

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      See more Flower Meanings.

      Aboutflowers.com is the information resource on flowers, florists, plants and gifts.

      Aboutflowers.com features photos and images of flowers, floral arrangements, bouquets, floral designs and plants, as well as tips on flower and plant care, a comprehensive list of flower meanings, the latest flower holiday statistics and numbers, flower design trends, sample card messages, flower gift-buying advice and a directory of local florists.

      Aboutflowers.com offers flower gift and decorating and entertaining ideas for all occasions, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, Secretaries Week and Administrative Professionals Week. Brides-to-be will find tips for wedding flowers, including bridal bouquets, ceremony and reception flowers and advice for working with a wedding florist. Sympathy flowers help comfort a relative, friend or associate who has lost a loved one. Aboutflowers.com also features get-well flowers, prom flowers, and tips for ordering flowers and sending flowers to a man, and ideas for flowers for every room of your home.

      Florists have always known that flowers make people happy, and now scientific research proves flower power. Aboutflowers.com highlights university research proving the emotional and behavioral benefits of flowers and plants. Rutgers research shows that the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Another Rutgers study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age. A Harvard study reveals that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when fresh cut flowers are present in the home. And a Texas A&M study demonstrates that workers' idea generation, creative performance and problem-solving skills improve substantially in workplace environments that include flowers and plants.

      Aboutflowers.com is hosted by the Society of American Florists, the U.S. floral industry trade association.

      Visit www.nationalfloristdirectory.com to find a local SAF member florist to send flowers, roses and gifts for delivery.