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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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Whimsical Floral Designs

Fun-loving, free-spirited, playful feelings are conveyed by the whimsical floral palette, which is characterized by flowers in bold, contrasting colors. Floral arrangements featuring these hues set an upbeat tone and are ideal for birthdays, graduations, promotions and other celebrations.

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Tropical FlowersWith the vast variety of tropical flowers now available on the market it is quite simple (and lots of fun!) to create your own Hawaiian paradise.

Floral Decorating Ideas

  • Flower leis make a memorable gift for your guests and can usually be special ordered in advance from your florist.
  • Show off your tropical floral arrangements in weighted pots surrounded by fruit and vegetables or covered with a Hawaiian print fabric.
  • You can even use hollowed pineapples or coconuts as festive floral containers.
  • If you have a pool, ask your florist to create fun floral arrangements that will float.



Special Touches

  • Use tall torches in the ground or small ones placed into potted tropical plants.
  • Make interesting votive candle holders by carving out fruits, vegetables or Protea (a hardy tropical flower available at florists).
  • Decorate platters and trays with flowers or palm fronds, and include the customary flower trim for cocktails.
  • Ask your florist if he rents props or tropical palms.

Suggested Flowers

Anthurium, protea, ginger, heliconia, birds of paradise, torch ginger and orchids.

Ask your florist about flowers for a Hawaiian Luau.







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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.

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