How Flowers Can Affect Your Mood

Posted: August 27th, 2015

bright flowersGiving someone a bouquet of flowers is a great idea for plenty of reasons. Not only is it a kind gesture, but flowers look nice and can be used to brighten up any room. Now scientific data has backed up another reason why flowers are good to have around: they make people happy. While this may seem obvious, until recently there was no scientific evidence to back up this claim, but now we have proof thanks to a study conducted at the State University of New Jersey.



One of the main goals of the research was to analyze and identify how people can improve their moods on a daily basis. Of course, there are plenty of treatments and other methods that can make some people happier, but there are few natural and completely healthy ways. It turns out that simply being around and smelling flowers can really turn someone’s day around if things aren’t going right, and over time they can improve a person’s overall emotional wellbeing.



Some of the specific findings of the research include the fact that the emotional impact flowers can have on us is immediate. People of all ages were given flowers, and across the board they smiled upon receiving them. The researchers were able to analyze that these smiles were indeed of a happy and excited nature. As we mentioned, some of the benefits are a bit more long-term. People who spend more time around flowers tend to stay in better touch with friends and family members, according to the study.



This research is just one example of the efforts people are making to learn more about flowers and why they make us happy. The next time you’re feeling down, spend some time around a beautiful bouquet.

How to Remember When to Send Flowers

Posted: August 6th, 2015

flower vaseEveryone knows that flowers make great gifts, and there is nothing better than being surprised by a beautiful arrangement on a special day. Whether you send someone flowers for their birthday, anniversary, holiday, or any other occasion, you can add a special and memorable moment to their already exciting day. However, with so many birthdays and holidays to keep track of, how can you keep straight when you need to send flowers to the right people? We have a few tips to help you keep thing straight.

It may sound obvious, but the first thing you should do is mark all special days in your calendar. This is especially useful if you have a small calendar on your desk that you look at every day. You will be reminded days or weeks in advance before someone’s birthday, ensuring you have enough time to send flowers. Of course, you can also set digital reminders in your phone, which will give you even more of a heads up before a special occasion.

Of course, an even simpler option would be to order flowers ahead of time. You can take your time to pick out the perfect flowers for any type of holiday or anniversary, and schedule them to be delivered on that day, even if it’s months away. This will save you the time and trouble of having to keep dozens of dates straight in your head.

No matter how you keep track of the most important days in the lives of your friends and family members, flowers are a great gift that will add a perfect touch to any celebration.

Stuff About Flowers You Didn’t Know

Posted: July 29th, 2015

agave flowerNaturally, flowers have been part of human existence since the dawn of mankind. They are an integral component to the school of botany, and generally the most beautiful. Not to mention the pleasant olfactory effects they usually have. But aside from being among the most pleasant ornaments to a typically smelly, dirty natural world, flowers can also be strange and surprising.

Interesting facts about flowers;
• Of the more than 250,000 species of flowering plants in the world, the Titan Arum is the world’s largest. Sprawling to almost 10 feet in height, Titan Arum unfortunately also emits a gigantic odor, and it is NOT a pleasant one. A similar stench to that of rotten flesh, the Titan Arum smell also earned it the nickname, corpse flower.

• Ancient Egyptians considered lotus a sacred flower and used them in burial rituals. The interesting thing about lotus is that even though it blooms in swamps and wetlands, it can lie dormant for years during times of draught and bloom again when water returns.

• The Agave, also known as the century plant spends many years without growing any flowers, after which it grows one single bloom and dies. It also instrumental in distilling tequila, namely the blue agave. First produced in the 16th century by the Aztec people, it was popularized by the Spanish conquistadors as a substitute for brandy.

The Right Flowers for the Right Occasions

Posted: June 18th, 2015

Fall Blooms Coles FlowersYou can pretty much buy flowers for anything these days, but many times we associate buying flowers for something important like a wedding, or an anniversary, or just when we’ve screwed up really. These types of special occasions plus many more can warrant you the opportunity to use flowers as a gift, but there are different types of flowers that can be bought for each and every one of these important or memorable times.

Events like weddings and anniversaries are the type of occasion that bring about much importance for the parties involved, especially those who are directly sharing these special times together. Normally, seasonal flowers would be a great choice for weddings.


Flowers that are pale and delicate might work better in the spring time, whereas dark or rich colored flowers would go along well with fall. The same with anniversaries, seasonal flowers will be your best option, and you could even combine them with a gourmet or fruit basket.

Holidays like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are a little different when it comes to flowers. Sure, they are special occasions, but they don’t exude the same feelings of romance and companionship like weddings or anniversaries do.


Popular flowers for Christmas include Christmas cacti or large red poinsettias. Thanksgiving can be supplied with flowers like chrysanthemums, gerbera daisies, carnations lilies and marigolds. White roses are especially popular around Easter time, too.

Finally, holiday’s such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Valentine’s Day will be the holidays that bring about your classier flowers. For all three of these holidays, especially Valentine’s Day, roses would be the go to flower to provide.


Various shades of red, white and yellow can be used on any one of these occasions and would suffice as the perfect gift for your loved ones. Flowers can be used any time of the year and can be given to people for any type of occasion, but you can always mix it up with the different types of flowers that are available to coincide with each holiday.

The Many Purposes of Flowers

Posted: May 15th, 2015

Fall Blooms Coles FlowersNature has brought to us, throughout the years, a vast array of wonderful and beautiful features. Flowers, for example are one of those features that offer us many different purposes, even though we only seem to assimilate them to feelings of sentiment. Sure, when we screw up in a relationship and try to mend things, we buy our significant other flowers as an aid to our apology. However, this isn’t the only purpose that it brought to us by nature’s stunning flowers.


One useful purpose of flowers to any homeowner or gardener that takes pride in the outlook of their home is landscaping. Whether you decide to assemble them planted in the ground, or put together an assortment to include within your trees or shrubs, flowers add depth and attention to your landscape.


Another purpose that many might not know about flowers is that they act as a food source for animals. Animals will eat flowers where they lie in order to get proper nourishment, and humans will actually cook or use edible flowers as a garnishment on a dish.

Furthermore, we are all pretty much accustomed to the traditional sentimental purpose that flowers give us. Most times you will see an assortment of flowers at a funeral, which adds a sense of peace and beauty to such a somber occasion. Alongside that, weddings will also display arrangements of flowers as they act as a focal piece to the design and layout of the event. Finally, probably one of the biggest and most important but overshadowed purposes of flowers is the use for medicine. Many scientists and doctors will often times use flowers and crush them in order to utilize for medicinal purposes.

As you can see, flowers aren’t just the fad we all perceive them to be, created by some sap who ticked off his girlfriend one day and decided to hand her something beautiful to take her blues away. They offer us so much more than just beauty and marvel, they offer us resolve.

The Best Bouquets For The Best Mom

Posted: April 20th, 2015

mothers day giftsIt seems like you have a lot of time to pick out a Mother’s Day gift, order it and have deliver arranged. However, Mother’s Day will be here before you know it! This holiday always sneaks up on us between spring cleaning and summer vacations leaving us running around trying to find our mom’s favorite flowers. You don’t have to do that this year. You can order flowers and arrange delivery today. There’s actually no better time to do that as this spring season brings the most beautiful flowers that any mother would love.



White flowers are a great start to any arrangement. They are pure, clean and fresh providing a great base that can compliment any other type of flower. A combination of white tulips and roses are traditional and beautiful. For a soft and sweet bouquet, purple or pink carnations can be placed sporadically. For a fuller arrangement you can also add Baby’s Breath and a variety of foliage. Eucalyptus is a newly popular addition to arrangements for pops of fresh, green color.



Yellow is also a very popular color this season. A yellow arrangement of flowers is a stand out choice that can brighten up the day of any mother. It may not seem like there are a lot of yellow options, but there might be more than you think! Sunflowers are a great way to start this bouquet. In addition to those traditional flowers yellow roses, gerbera and daisy poms can be added. But those aren’t your only options. You can also choose from yellow tulips, carnations, alstroemeria and daffodils.



Perhaps your mother prefers pink and red to yellow or white. No worries, there are tons of options in this color palette as well. In fact, pink and red flowers combined in a bouquet can be a beautiful, feminine gift to give. Red roses created the perfect start to this type of arrangement. Dispersed throughout the bouquet you can also add pink snapdragons for height and pink lilies for width and fullness. Together these three flowers create an intricate and interesting arrangement of classic and modern blooms.



Mother’s Day couldn’t fall during a better season for gorgeous flowers. Whether you want to go traditional or contemporary, there’s a bouquet for your mom just waiting to be ordered. Flowers spread happiness and show both appreciation and love. It’s because of this, and they’re extensive availability, that an arrangement makes the perfect gift for any mother on Mother’s Day.

Poor Excuses Not To Buy Flowers, Debunked

Posted: March 24th, 2015

buying flowersBuying flowers always seems to make its way to the bottom of our to-do list. There are tons of worn out excuses not to buy flowers. But a bouquet or arrangement of in season flowers can be relatively inexpensive. Knowing which flowers are readily available each season and planning in advance for delivery keeps the prices low when it comes to buying fresh flowers.



The inevitable death of the flower is also a poor excuse to remove it from your to-do list. Cutting and watering flowers the right way can keep them blooming for weeks after purchase. Flowers may not last forever, but they definitely stick around longer than fruit, a cake or cookies.



Flowers are for everyone, all the time. Picking and purchasing flowers for yourself can be empowering and ensure that you get exactly the arrangement you want. Don’t wait for someone else to brighten you day, when you can brighten it yourself.



And anywhere is a good place for flowers. Placing a vase of flowers in the kitchen is a place where everyone can enjoy them. They can bring color to a living room or act as the perfect seasonal centerpiece on a dining room table. Don’t forget that nothing can liven up a gray, dismal cube like a bouquet of brightly colored, wonderfully smelling flowers.



There are surely even more excuses to not buy flowers. However, flowers are the type of gift you buy to bring happiness, joy and life into any home or office. Just like there aren’t any good excuses to avoid buying flowers, there also doesn’t have to be a reason to purchase them.

Best Flowers For The Fall Season

Posted: August 25th, 2014

Fall Blooms Coles Flowers

Nothing is quite as refreshing in home décor as a bouquet of fresh seasonal flowers. They easily take your home from boring to cheery. As a florist, we know loads of people who come in weekly to get their fresh flowers to bring as a gift, or decorate their own homes. Fresh bouquets are a great way to show that your home is loved, and well taken care of. Autumn is the best season for fresh floral harvests. It’s clear from the wide variety that you will see at the florist this time of year that fall is the best season to find beautiful flowers. This fall, consider stopping in and asking for one of these awesome seasonal flower options:


An elegant classic, mums are an autumn bloomer. Mums are definitely a great choice for those looking for outdoor plants that will be in full bloom in the fall months. Their bright colors add a splash of interest to your outdoor or indoor spaces.


Asters are often referred to as the grand finale of the perennial garden. They bloom brightly in a variety of pinks, blues, purples, and white. These little flowers are great not only for aesthetic appeal, but they also attract a variety of wildlife.


Roses are available at all times during the year, but very few people realize that autumn is when they can be seen blooming seasonally. If you are look for an elegant and classic flower bouquet, go for a dozen yellow, orange, or red roses. Nothing is more attention grabbing and uplifting than a bundle of roses; especially if they came from someone you love.


A classic flower that is at its peak in the late summer and early fall, sunflowers are the biggest and brightest flowers you’ll see around this time of year. The giant buds are world famous, and look classic in any setting.