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, [...]
I think the most interesting floral arrangements are the ones that are in a unique or unexpected container. You’ve seen the seasonal veggie and flower arrangements that I’ve posted recently and how great they look. So why not use old tin cans, bottles and more. Look around in your kitchen, garage, or attic [...]
I really like to use seasonal elements when decorating for events and parties. When planning the décor for an event, you need to keep in mind the purpose of the gathering. You always want to make sure the décor “speaks” to the occasion.
I recently created the decorations for an engagement party. The house [...]
Posted: Oct 22, 2008 07:10:37 under Fruits & Veggies, Holidays, How-To's, Party Ideas.
Tags: decoration, Fruits & Veggies, Halloween, holiday decor, lifestyle, pumpkins, vegetables, veggies
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
The asparagus vase is always a hit! Everybody loves it and it’s so easy to make. Simply take the rubber band from around a bunch of asparagus and put it around a clear beverage glass. Take a stalk of asparagus and place it between the rubber band and the glass. Continue [...]
Posted: Sep 29, 2008 07:09:16 under Fall's Flowers, Floral Containers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's.
Tags: asparagus, decoration, flowers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To’s, lifestyle, vegetable, veggies
I love the fall – as a stand-alone season! I hate the fact that it means the summer is over and that winter comes next, but fall is a nature’s bounty of beauty. A farmer’s market, green market, or fruit and veggie stand offers as many fresh decorating elements as a flower shop! The best [...]
Posted: Sep 24, 2008 01:09:21 under Fall's Flowers, Floral Containers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To's.
Tags: butternut squash, decoration, flowers, Fruits & Veggies, How-To’s, lifestyle, vegetable, veggies