Earth Day is orbiting back around again on April 22, and we here at Ah Sam Flowers are stocked with some of our planet’s finest, most dazzling fruits in the form of flowers and plants. This year, get involved in our community by attending a recycling drive, planting, environmental fair or clean-up. Afterwards, have a meal that makes liberal use of the garden and go ahead and eat al fresco; celebrating the Earth and promoting conscious living on it is an important aspect of this day. While you gather with friends and family, top your dining table with a centerpiece that reflects just how beautiful nature can be.
Desktops can look a little dull after a long winter. They need some brightening up, a nice spring clean and a new plant or flower, if you ask us at Ah Sam Florist. And that’s why we’re here campaigning on behalf of desktops everywhere, just ahead of Administrative Professionals Day (April 25) and at the very moment when we predict most workplaces could use a refresh.
While you’re kicking off the season with a deep spring clean of your home, don’t forget that adding some new decor items is just as refreshing as subtracting some. Ah Sam Florist sees a spring clean as a time to rethink how we’ve styled our homes and offices and to remove what no longer serves us from the scene. But new decor items are just as important to our sense of well-being and balance, and that includes flowers and plants.
There’s just something about baskets—getting them, delivering them to someone else, designing flowers inside of them, as we here at Ah Sam Florist do. They tap into a long tradition of carrying food or supplies, of bearing precious items, and they remind us that at one point, basket-making was the work of skilled artisans. These humble containers are emblematic of Easter, and they also symbolize comfort and plenty. To us, filling them with flowers is a natural fit.
Ah Sam Flowers knows the nose knows when it comes to flowers.
For all of their visual appeal, flowers make an equally strong appeal to our olfactory sense, which is to say that they smell good and we like good smells. And while certainly not all flowers were created equal when it comes to scent, each one does have its own distinct fragrance, even if that fragrance hews more to the description of “smelling fresh.”
March 7 was World Hyacinth Day, a global celebration of this fragrant flower that springs from a bulb. Hyacinths begin to bloom in March, perfuming the air with their delicate clusters. Here at Ah Sam Florist, we’re doing our part to ensure that the hyacinth—a flower with its own Greek myth—gets its due.
International Women’s Day has been a big deal since 1909, and thereafter been celebrated around the world. Designed to honor the achievements and advance the goals of women, IWD is an excellent day to show appreciation and support for the women in your life. It’s become de riguer to send gifts of flowers or chocolate in an effort to do just that, and we here at Ah Sam Florist have just the floral design in mind for that.
Along with getting yourself a massage and making that pedicure appointment, we here at Ah Sam Flowers think treating yourself to a bundle of fresh blooms should be an important part of your self-care routine. Flowers have been shown to increase cognition and memory. They are proven mood-boosters, and have significant impacts on everything from blood pressure to medication use in hospitalized patients. It’s time to give yourself the healthy gift of flowers.
There are occasions that call for flowers and then there are occasions that are made better by flowers. It’s in these latter instances that offering a flower gift could be a gesture that dates back centuries, and when you participate in it, you’re essentially connecting to a ritual that has been practiced by many and established as having a powerful effect.
We here at Ah Sam Florist believe that the flowers we give to an expectant couple or a couple who has welcomed a new baby are especially meaningful.
If you feel you’re stuck in a romance rut, February’s the month for you. Designated as “‘Creative Romance Month,” February is the perfect time to shower your sweetie with affection and attention beyond Valentine’s Day. It’s also an invitation to do it in a highly-personal, dare-we-say innovative way, and Ah Sam Florist is here to help with the flower gift portion of that.