Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flowers Can Brighten Your Day!!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of 1-800-Flowers. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love flowers. I have my favorites like Sunflowers or ones that smell exceptionally sweet like Gardenias or Lilacs, but I like all flowers. The people we bought our house from planted lots of flowers. There are Daffodils everywhere in the Spring time. It seems, that they are everywhere you look. They planted some Gladiolas and I have added to them. I filled a raised bed with flowers last year. I have flowers that bloom almost continually from Spring right on through the Fall. This is a dream come true for me, because I love to have fresh flowers in my house. They make me glad just to see them. If they are fragrant that is just an added benefit.

When we go to someone's house, I like to pick a bouquet from my garden to take with me. Flowers tell a person that you thought about them. It can cheer them up, or add a bright spot in their home during a hard time. It is like giving them a smile that keeps smiling after you leave. Many times though I will talk to a friend or family member that does not live near me. Maybe they are battling a disease or a time of discouragement. I wish I could be there to give them a hug. They are too far away for me to take them flowers from my yard. I can send them flowers though.

I took horticulture for two years in high school. We learned about floral designing and grew lots of flowers. Michael worked for his Uncle and Aunt who owned a florist shop. He did flower delivery for them. He would visit the hospitals and make deliveries for both patients and their floral shops they had on site. If the hospital is in another city, flower delivery is a good way to go. I have ordered flowers on line many times for many different occasions. I used to send flowers to my Mom for different occasions. When I had meningitis five years ago, my Brother and Sister-in-law in Florida sent me a beautiful planter that I still have plants from. I still think of them when I see those plants. It is a reminder to me of their love and encouragement at a hard time in my life.

Sometimes I like to send flowers to a friend far away just because I miss them and want them to know I was thinking of them. I have a good friend in another state. She has a lot on her plate right now, and I would love to send her a bouquet like this one. It is very easy to send flowers and I have found that I most often use 1-800-Flowers
. The bouquets or planters I have sent have all been very nice and they have great prices compared to other places.

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1 comment:

Ann Flowers said...

Flower do brighten up the day but reading your blog has brighten up my day. Keep on posting.