Flowers, The Amen Jill Eudaly

“The Amen” of nature is always flowers. by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Now that fall has come to a close the landscape is brown and gray, this is the time of year when I start to buy fresh flowers for my home. These fragrant beauties change the atmosphere of a room.

IMG_3568

I did a little research on the effect of flowers on human beings. In a study a group of women were given either fresh flowers, a candle or a fruit basket. It was noted that the women given flowers were the most excited by the gift and were reported  to still be in a good mood three days later. To read up the subject click here. Men, buying women flowers is a REALLY good idea!

IMG_3583

I recently bought one large bouquet of mixed flowers and a bundle of sunflowers at my local grocery store. I spent about $20. Then I took a walk and collected some greens off a few shrubs and trees. Next I gathered jars, vases and whatever I though might look nice holding flowers. Use what you have. Be creative, there are no rules.

IMG_3670

By breaking up the bouquet and adding greens I created several arrangements. Spreading the love people.

IMG_3638.JPG

This Thanksgiving add some flowers to your home. The vibe they give off may just lower the stress level enough to keep your family from needing a referee …

The Earth laughs in flowers. by Ralph Waldo Emerson

They also make nice hostess gifts!

by Jill Eudaly

photos by Jill Eudaly

 

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Flowers, The Amen Jill Eudaly

  1. Flowers always make me think of growth and sunlight, that’s probably why they are such mood lifters. xox Corrine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s