Saturday, August 30, 2014

Research on the benefits of sending Sympathy Flowers

Did you know Research said:
·         It is important to remember that flowers can be a great source of comfort to those grieving the loss of a loved one, and should be regarded as an important gesture.
·         Recent research indicates that sympathy flowers may not only brighten and warm a funeral or memorial service setting, but also have a positive impact on the emotional well-being of the bereaved.
·         A behavioral research study conducted at Harvard by Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., reveals some of the calming, fortifying feelings flowers create. The study reveals that flowers feed compassion and chase away anxiety and worries. Research participants lived with fresh flowers for just a few days and reported increases in feelings of compassion and kindness for others. Overall, people simply felt less negative after being around flowers.
·         Previous behavioral research by Rutgers University also found that flowers improve our emotional health, according to The Journal of Evolutionary Psychology. Research participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction.
·         The bereavement process is a pivotal time when worry, anxiety and many sad emotions are present. With such compelling research that shows how flowers impact emotional well-being, flowers should be regarded as an essential part of the bereavement process.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Big Bad Blue

Good Evening, and Oh Yea Happy New Year.  I will start the new year by addressing a common question many customers ask.  " Do you have blue roses?"   I always answer,"yes".  Blue roses are not natural though,  every blue roses out there is either dyed or painted.  At Al-Medina Floral we always use paint to achieve this color rose, carnation or stock.  As these are the flowers that can be painted or dyed and still look good. In the photo are some baby blue roses for a customer. Baby blue was his girlfriends favorite color.  Flower paints and dyes are a wonderful tool florist use to fix faults or satisfy customer requests for specific colors.  The disadvantages of them are that it decreases the life of the flower and it is not a uniform color like a natural flower. I hope this helps answer the blue rose question. Remember Valentines Day is coming up. Place your orders early. and Yes, we can send your loved one blue roses.