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. Read More about Flowers As An Act Of Self-Care »
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. Read More about When Flowers Really Matter To Give »
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. Read More about Spring Into Creative Romance »
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. Read More about Valentine’s Day Is Upon Us »
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. Read More about Add A Pop Of Pantone’s Color Of The Year »
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? Read More about Get Your Gals Something Nice »
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. Read More about Gorgeous Flowers All Year Long »
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. Read More about A Bright Idea For Get Well Flowers »
The idea of winter flowers seems like an oxymoron, but trust us here at Ah Sam Florist, it's the real deal. Some species not only endure the cold, but bloom in it, as if they've been waiting all year to make their frosty debut. But given the fact that many of our favorite cold-weather flowers are cultivated indoors, it's entirely possible to enjoy a rainbow of buds even when it's not-so-green outside.
We love a bright palette for winter, something that introduces a lot of color and texture into the home. Read More about Wonderful Winter Blooms »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on December 22, 2017
Among International Floral Distributors many floral trend predictions for 2018, one stands out to us here at Ah Sam Florist because it's something we already do and quite well, if we do say so ourselves. "Incarnation of Earths Element" may be a mouthful, but IFD identities it as a move to organic minimalism, where earthy, rustic elements are blended with geometric shapes. We're calling it modern nature. Read More about Modern Nature for 2018 »
Posted by Ah Sam Florist on December 15, 2017