A Vase Of Fragrant Hyacinth

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.”

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Flowers As An Act Of Self-Care

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.

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When Flowers Really Matter To Give

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.

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Spring Into Creative Romance

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.

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Valentine’s Day Is Upon Us

Yes, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and it’s time to do a little forward-thinking. Specifically, about what you’re going to give that special someone, or someones, or even yourself. Three weeks is the perfect amount of lead time to figure out who’s getting what – will it be a sweet bouquet for your daughter? A crimson blooming plant for your mom? A vase of stemmy red roses for sweetheart? We here at Ah Sam Flowers have it all, and we’ve got plenty of ideas for you, too. Interested in a custom design? Tune in to next week’s blog, when we’ll be featuring Designer’s Choice.

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Add A Pop Of Pantone’s Color Of The Year

Every year, Pantone announces its Color of the Year to much anticipation, and every year people the design world over have a lot to say about it. The company arrives at their decision after an international meeting-of-the-color-minds, and the selection is meant to embody the current state of affairs in the world – the cultural zeitgeist, if you will. So what does 2018’s color, Ultra Violet, say about the world right now? We here at Ah Sam Florist note that it’s an intriguing, jewel-toned hue, with a bit of a mystical quality. We look forward to bringing it into our homes this year.

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Get Your Gals Something Nice

November 13th – Valentine’s Eve – has gotten an upgrade, and it’s no longer just the evening preceding the most romantic holiday all year. Thanks to a 2010 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, we’ve turned the night before into the “girls night” before, reserving the 13th for celebrating the love between friends. Galentine’s Day is here, and it’s here to stay.

If this is the first you’ve heard of this welcome variant, we at Ah Sam Florist say why not gather your gals and have a dinner party?

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Gorgeous Flowers All Year Long

As you’re writing your resolutions list for the New Year, don’t leave off making sure that your loved ones feel that love all year long. There are a lot of ways to achieve this goal (no gym membership required), but we here at Ah Sam Florist want to bring one more to your attention: send them flowers for a year.

Commit yourself to sending a new bouquet each month and ensure that your special someone always feels special. This is the kind of gift that allows you to be creative; you can pick flowers based on the seasons, switch up colors, send something free-form and romantic one month, a tidier, more modern arrangement the next.

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A Bright Idea For Get Well Flowers

Science tells us that those who spend some time around flowers while sick do much better than their counterparts who don’t. In fact, a researcher at Rutgers found that flowers in general keep people happy for days, while a 2008 study by the American Society of Horticultural Science found that patients in the hospital use less pain medication and have lower blood pressure overall if they have flowers or potted plants in their rooms.

Given the evidence, is there any reason not to send flowers to a loved one who is ill? We at Ah Sam Florist say no.

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