Flowers make us happy…

Posted by Kerry Meier on January 2, 2014 |

How do you feel when you have flowers in the house?  For myself, I know that every time I walk into a room, my eyes go straight to the flowers, whether they are on the table, bench, or to the side near the wall.  I just love the colour, the shapes, and texture of flowers and foliage.  They make me feel like I have a mini garden in the house, the air feels fresher and there is often a subtle aroma that wafts over me.  Mmmmm…..

It has been scientifically proven that flowers have a positive effect on our emotions, so I often wonder why we don’t have them in our house all the time.  Certainly in some countries, it is just a part of their daily shopping routine, get the bread, milk and flowers.  Why not here in Australia?

I have spoken to many locals about this, and they all seem to say that flowers just don’t last in the North Queensland heat.

At Floral Notes, we try to counteract that by using flowers that will last the longest possible time in your home.  Over Christmas, I took home an arrangement that I made using some of the softer flowers, and I am very pleased to report that it has lasted until today(2 January) before a single flower has collapsed.  That is 8 days.  Not bad I think, especially considering the extremely hot weather that we have experienced over the last two weeks.  The only care I gave them was what I tell all of my customers; water them every couple of days, keep them out of direct sunlight, remove any spent blooms and look at them regularly, this way you will get the most from them.

Flowers have an immediate impact on your happiness; depressed and anxious people who receive flowers show a greater appreciation for life and increased satisfaction.  Do you know someone who could benefit from having some flowers in their life?

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