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Flowers and their Benefits for Mental Health

There have been plenty of studies to prove that by having flowers in your home will help with your mood, anxiety and overall mental health.

If flowers bring such joy by having them in your living room or dining room, just think how it would lift up the spirits of someone ailing or in a hospital. Studies have shown that having a floral arrangement or a plant in the hospital room of a patient will make them less tired, need less post operative pain medication and be in a more positive psychological state then those patients without plants or flowers.

Same idea goes for having plants or flowers in the workplace; it can help with creativity and also help keep the office morale generally positive.

Hello Spring - BF4052

Hello Spring – BF4052

Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.

— Luther Burbank

Get Well Soon Gifts & Flowers!

So, you need to send flowers to the hospital. This can be a little tricky sometimes. The more information you have, the better. Room numbers, any alternate first or last names and if you are sending flowers for maternity the mother is often listed under her maiden name. What we usually recommend sending is:

Brighten Your Day Flowers in Vase - BF4189

Brighten Your Day Flowers in Vase – BF4189

  • A smaller floral arrangement as opposed to a larger one as there is very limited space in a hospital room. One that can sit on the window ledge or not take up too much room on a side table
  • Longer lasting, hearty flowers (carnations, mums, alstromeria, orchids)- hospitals can be a little warm which will not fare well for delicate/more sensitive flowers (roses, hydrangea, iris)
  • Flowers with little or no scent. Good flowers to stay away from are lilies, freesia & mimosa as they may cause allergic reactions
Be Happy Smile Mug by Teleflora - BF6392

Be Happy Smile Mug by Teleflora – BF6392

If you are thinking about sending a gift to the home there are a few options:

  • Floral arrangement in a vase that holds lots of water
  • Fruit and gourmet basket- so they have something to nibble on
  • Balloons are always a cheerful choice

Whatever you do decide to send know that it will cheer the ailing & put a smile on their face which will help in the healing process!

5 Flowers to Color Your Mood

Specific colors can make you feel rejuvenated, relax and comfortable. Each color creates a different mood and causes an immediate effect on the human being. Colors are imagined to have personality. When we think of blue, we see at the sky, or ocean, similarly, there are other personalities of colors. When we look at read, we feel the love and passion. Thus, sometimes buying colorful flowers can make you feel good.

The flowers are the perfect way to bring bright colors and positive energy into life. The vibrant colors of the petal and the freshness of its appearance shower the room with positivity. Which ultimately affects your mood. The aroma of flowers uplifts your spirit. So here are a few flowers that will truly color your mood

1. Pink roses for love: The pastel pink and fresh color of pink roses are like a perfect color to get the mood if love. Keep it in the corner takes in your house or in your bedroom. It will bring the mood of love and romance. A perfect flower to choose for the couple’s bedroom. It will bring the mood of freshness and love. Keeps everything clean and at its place. However, there are different types of Pink roses Arrangement available online so you can choose any one of them to decorate your home.

2. Red Gladiolas For Motivation: This fresh, bright red flower is perfect to keep on your conference table or at the workspace to bring motivational spirit into everyone’s mad at work. Also, you can keep your home decorated with it specially the bedroom or drawing room. It shall add the perfect positive mood into your living. There are a variety of flower arrangements available so you can choose the right ones for you at your ease. Using the designer flower arrangement can add more sparks to it due to its unique quality.

3. Yellow Sunflowers For Happiness:Sunflowers are bright and catchy. Thus, for the mood of happiness this smiling flower is just the right kind of piece to keep it anywhere around you. Only one stem of sunflower in a vase on your table can be as effective as the bunch of flowers. Check out some dazzling yellow flowers, which will enhance your mood in a brighter way.

4. White Calla Lilies For Purification: Add the perfect silence, calmness, relaxation and peace to your home and mood with the beautiful White Calla Lilies. This flower can uplift your mood and purify your thought when touched you heart early in the morning. Keeping it around you will always make you feel energetic and happy.

So keep your mood always positive and energetic with these flowers around you. They are now easily available at the online store to buy and send it to loved ones!
5. Orange Marigolds For Inspiration: Inspire your loved ones or yourself by gifting Orange marigold flower bouquet. Send it on any occasion to loved ones and be a part of their inspirational mood. This you can not only present it to yourself and make up this special mood at home.

The Bald Librarians

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and many years ago I went out of town to discuss some floral arrangements with a long-time client who was hosting a big gathering and wanted living decorations for it. Since this person is also a friend, I wanted to go personally and when I do, I never miss a chance to visit the local library since I’m a big fan of ‘real’ books.

So, meeting accomplished and pleasantries exchanged, I headed for the hallowed halls of dusty books. As soon as I walked in the door, I noticed the middle aged woman behind the counter was shaved clean – not a hair on her head.

I didn’t want to stare, so I continued through, knowing my destination, and stopped before climbing the stairs to see another librarian, pushing a car and much younger than the first, going by. Also with a completely bald pate.

At the top of the stairs, I walked onto the floor to see another librarian, this one easily nearing retirement age and also with a shiny bald head. Another, this one perhaps my age and a man, walked to the counter to quietly converse and was also bald as a baby’s bottom.

Unable to curb my curiosity, I went to the counter and asked them what was going on. They both smiled and told me that a daycare and preschool group comes to the library every Thursday afternoon for story time. One of the children, a little girl, had been diagnosed with cancer and had just come back after surgery and beginning chemotherapy. Her long, curly dark hair had all fallen out. Her teacher had called the library to tell them that the girl was coming back and they wanted to read her favourite story during Thursday story time.

All of the library staff, from janitor to administrator, had gone out in turn that morning to have their heads shaved for that little girl.

Hands in the sky

Unlike flowers, humanity does not fade or wither with time. Despite its age and the weather it endures, humanity always remains in bloom.

Until next time,
Ken Bolt


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