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Why Buy Flowers? They Just Die Anyway???!!!!


Have you ever been asked this question? OR…now be honest….have you ever THOUGHT this question???  

I have, but not for a very long while. I still remember the first time I bought myself flowers. They were white daises from a grocery store in Texas. I put them in a vase on my living room table in my newlywed apartment. I was 21 and making my new home gorg was a mission. I sat on the couch feeling so full of peace and beauty and indulgence I nearly cried. 





For me flowers have always been healing— I fell in love with the symbology found in a cut bloom. It represents the fleeting beauty of life it self, and they serve to remind us to appreciate the ever changing moments that we are in.

Some feel that flowers are luxurious, non-necessities…but they are proven to benefit us emotionally and physically. The University of Kansas found that patients with flowers in their rooms required less pain medication. They raise our endorphins and naturally create a state of peace and mental well-being. The research done by Nancy Etcoff shows that with flowers in their rooms.




 “We know that flowers make people happy when they receive them. What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings – from compassion to worry,” said Etcoff. “As a psychologist, I’m particularly intrigued to find that people who live with flowers report fewer episodes of anxiety and depressed feelings. In all, our results suggest that flowers have a positive impact on well being,” she added.

As a flower shop owner I have seen flowers move customers to tears countless times. They connect with our emotions and hearts in a way that no other tangible object does. They hold




memories that trigger stories that continue a verbal family history. For example I have heard all about my Great-Great Grandmother bringing her peonies from Sweden, and whenever I see a peony I think about my lineage and it reminds me that the love of flowers is indeed in my blood. Every year since 2006 I have sent my son snap dragons to school on his birthday. I know when I am no longer on this earth with him, he will see a snap dragon and think of me.  

Flowers comfort loved ones at funerals or even on days of remembrance. Just this past Mother’s Day I had one of my regulars whom I adore start to cry as he bought flowers…I asked him if he was ok.





He told me it was his first Mother’s Day without his Mom. We shared a bit and he left with something beautiful in remembrance of her.

When you think of the crazy things we do as a human race in the pursuit have happiness, I think inviting flowers into our lives is among the best of them!

Biophillia..nature restores


Have you ever been asked this question? OR…now be honest….have you ever THOUGHT this question???  

I have, but not for a very long while. I still remember the first time I bought myself flowers. They were white daises from a grocery store in Texas. I put them in a vase on my living room table in my newlywed apartment. I was 21 and making my new home gorg was a mission. I sat on the couch feeling so full of peace and beauty and indulgence I nearly cried. 

For me flowers have always been healing— I fell in love with the symbology found in a cut bloom. It represents the fleeting beauty of life it self, and they serve to remind us to appreciate the ever changing moments that we are in.

Some feel that flowers are luxurious, non-necessities…but they are proven to benefit us emotionally and physically. The University of Kansas found that patients with flowers in their rooms required less pain medication. They raise our endorphins and naturally create a state of peace and mental well-being. The research done by Nancy Etcoff shows that with flowers in their rooms. “We know that flowers make people happy when they receive them. What we didn’t know is that spending a few days with flowers in the home can affect a wide variety of feelings – from compassion to worry,” said Etcoff. “As a psychologist, I’m particularly intrigued to find that people who live with flowers report fewer episodes of anxiety and depressed feelings. In all, our results suggest that flowers have a positive impact on well being,” she added.

As a flower shop owner I have seen flowers move customers to tears countless times. They connect with our emotions and hearts in a way that no other tangible object does. They hold memories that trigger stories that continue a verbal family history. For example I have heard all about my Great-Great Grandmother bringing her peonies from Sweden, and whenever I see a peony I think about my lineage and it reminds me that the love of flowers is indeed in my blood. Every year since 2006 I have sent my son snap dragons to school on his birthday. I know when I am no longer on this earth with him, he will see a snap dragon and think of me.  

Flowers comfort loved ones at funerals or even on days of rememberance. Just this past Mother’s Day I had one of my regulars whom I adore start to cry as he bought flowers…I asked him if he was ok. He told me it was his first Mother’s Day without his Mom. We shared a bit and he left with something beautiful in remembrance of her.

When you think of the crazy things we do as a human race in the pursuit have happiness, I think inviting flowers into our lives is among the best of them!

Biophillia..nature restores