FLOWER POWER

Who doesn’t love flowers, better yet, receiving them? Stepping into a flower shop, it’s like walking into a garden, relieving me of my worries and letting me wander without a care. Filled with rows upon rows of gorgeous flowers, the fragrance, the colours and textures are in abundance. I love them all! Merely escaping with a bunch of my favourite, Casablanca lilies, if anything for their fragrance, which fills the room. I find it therapeutic, trimming the stems and arranging these decadent beauties in a vase. Once I’m satisfied, it’s finding the perfect resting spot with the best vantage point for everyone to enjoy.

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“Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day – like writing a poem or saying a prayer…”
…Anne Morrow Lindgergh
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It’s officially summer, although you wouldn’t know it here in Vancouver, “what’s with the rain?!” This is the best time of year to enjoy your favourite flowers, whatever they may be. I have many fond memories of my garden, old English roses, peonies, lavender, hydrangeas and yes, Casablanca lilies. You don’t need to spend a lot or buy vast quantities. I love a large floral arrangement, but the simplicity of a single bud is perfection at it’s best.

According to a study by Rutgers University, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behaviour in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed”. There you have it! Your reason to surround yourself with beautiful flowers.  By the way, you shouldn’t need a reason…

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I love how flowers make me feel, triggering my brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins, activating my happy. Who knew a cheery bloom had so much “flower power” putting a smile on our faces and brightening our homes.

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