Words…what women want

flower5Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly. “One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” –  Hans Christian Andersen

Flowers are a mainstay for an appropriate “any occasion” gift.  They light up any room.  Think about it.  What would a wedding be like without flowers?  If you are hosting a dinner more than likely someone will bring flowers.  Valentine’s Day?  There should be at least one long stemmed red rose.  Funerals – there will be an arrangement even though donations are de rigueur these days.  Do you know anyone who does not appreciate a flower as a
thing of beauty
?  Me neither!  They come in many guises, many sizes, many colors, many scents and usually never fails to bring a smile to a face.  You can have one or you can have a whole arrangement with a theme.flower3


The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The downside – so we don’t need a lavish bouquet. There is growing (no pun intended) concern that cut flowers are bad for the environment (like so many other things).  “Fair Trade-” and “Organic-” branded bouquets are increasingly available at mega- retailers and florists in the U.S.,  including Sam’s Club, FTD, natural food stores and Web sites like Flowerbud.com, Organicbouquet,TransFair, and 1-800-flowers.flower2

Photos: d. king



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