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Monday, February 14, 2011

Swirling in Blooms

Margaret Atwood once said, "The Eskimos have 52 words for snow because it is so special to them; there ought to be as many for love!" I guarantee we added a few more to the Eskimos count of 52 this year for snow. But when it comes to flowers, think about the meaning and symbolism of these beautiful blossoms that swirl around us on Valentines Day. Take a peek on this link for different flower meanings.

Before we delve any deeper, here’s a quick Valentine factoid: 40% of the U.S. floral industry business is conducted in one day - today. When you think about what flowers can add to someone’s daily life, it’s mind boggling why people don’t make it more of a habit like in other parts of the world. We spend more money on donuts and coffee then we do on a beautiful blossom that has the ability to lower one’s blood pressure and it doesn’t add calories. Heck, I’m a big coffee drinker but there is always room for flowers!

You don’t need to be someone’s Valentine to swirl in blooms. Make flowers a regular part of your routine. Take the time to grow a garden, plant a container or at least buy a bouquet weekly to decorate your table. And if you follow me on a regular basis, there are always plenty of tips for how to add flowers to your life. Cupid’s best advice for love – keep swirling in blooms year round.

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