It has been scientifically proven that flowers make people feel good. 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 [...]
Always use clean vases or containers. Bacteria in the water will shorten the life span of your flowers. Household bleach is an excellent cleaning agent for your floral containers.
Have your vase ready before working with the flowers. Fill the container about ¾ full with warm water and floral food (according to packet directions). Of course, [...]
The summer weather is here and that can only mean one thing; graduation time! Whether graduating kindergarten or college, it is a blissful, bittersweet celebration. This is their day to shine, and what is a better way to make the day even more memorable then giving them a one of a kind wrist corsage that [...]
This spring there have been many great new styles for florists to take and interpret into their décor. My favorite trend by far is the vibrant colors and rainbow collections popping up all over!
The best part about this trend is how easy it is to do-it-youself. Simply choose a bright and vibrant color, and incorporate as many [...]
I tend to have “collections” of things. When I like something I usually pick up various pieces as I go along and tend to display them together. I love to pull the seasons into my collections. Most of the time I have my yellow pottery collection on a kitchen shelf, but on occasion I will [...]
Who knew?! I can’t take credit for this unique design. Believe it or not, I found this put together at a garage sale at an old house. This garage sale was like a scavenger hunt! There were piles of the most interesting stuff (well maybe not interesting to everyone). At garage sales, [...]
Just as I promised, I am unveiling my tips for making a super-sized cupcake.
Making a super-sized cupcake is very easy! Obviously it will take quite a few chrysanthemums (‘Football’ mums), but it is a statement piece that will last for at least a week or maybe even two! The super-sized cupcake shown below was [...]
You don’t have to choose just one! Make a stunning statement by filling up a traditional English gathering basket with an array of seasonal veggies on one side, and an exquisite profusion of autumn blooms on the other.
Simply place floral foam in a plastic dish or liner on one side to create [...]
Posted: Oct 09, 2008 08:10:05 under Fall's Flowers, Floral Containers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's, Uncategorized.
Tags: decoration, flowers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's, lifestyle, vegetable, veggies
The artichoke is really a natural vase. Again, using what’s in season, I decided to go with dahlias and lavender. Using fresh lavender sprigs as accents make it smell delicious too. Here are some simple steps to follow to create your own artichoke arrangement:
Cut the bottom stem so that the artichoke sits [...]
Posted: Oct 06, 2008 12:10:40 under Fall's Flowers, Floral Containers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's, Uncategorized.
Tags: artichoke, decoration, flowers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's, lifestyle, vegetable, veggies
Cupcakes, Cupcakes, Cupcakes!
I had such a great time last Friday afternoon at Hotel Giraffe in New York City. I had the opportunity to participate in a “Cupcake Party” to celebrate the launch of the NEW! Cupcake in Bloom from 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, as well as, the fresh baked and delicious edible cupcakes from Cheryl & Co.
1-800-Flowers® Cupcake [...]