Emotional Impact of Flowers

Scientific Studies- Proven benefits from Flowers!

“What’s most exciting about this (Flower Impact) study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the (Flower Power) study” Scientific research conducted at leading educational institutions- including Harvard, … Read J’s Complete Post

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Life in Bloom

Herbed Goat Cheese- #RecipeInBloom

This simple recipe creates a delicious appetizer- that is served on the petals of organic tulips! This creative flower presentation will be perfect for your next cocktail or dinner party! Ingredients: Goat Cheese 1 Clove of Garlic Fresh Oregano Coarse Salt Lavender Buds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Organic Tulip Blossoms Prep time- 10 minutes- serves … Read J’s Complete Post

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Traditional Dutch Punch- #FlowerCocktailHour

This Traditional Dutch Punch is a fun group cocktail- served in a punch bowl for your tulip time get-together! Ingredients: Genever Gin Maraschino Liqueur Absinthe Liqueur Simple Syrup Bitters Tulips Lemons Create this cocktail in a punch bowl or large serving bowl- 3 cups of Genever Gin 1/2 cup of Maraschino Liqueur1/4 cup of Absinthe … Read J’s Complete Post

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Marigold Agave Cocktail- #FlowerCocktailHour

The Marigold Agave Cocktail- served at Donkey Taqueria – this craft cocktail was created during J’s visit to Donkey in the Succulents- Not Quite Flower Episode! Ingredients: Marigold Infused Tequilla Agua Fresca Apertif Wine Peach Liqueur Lime Marigold Blossom To infuse Tequilla- place 6-8 Marigold flower heads inside cheesecloth and secure with string or rubber … Read J’s Complete Post

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Carnation Joe Classic Manhattan- #FlowerCocktailHour

This #FlowerCocktailHour is for a Classic Manhattan – Served up in a martini glass. Ingredients: Bourbon Sweet Vermouth Dry Vermouth Bitters Cherry Prepare in a Cocktail shaker- filled with Ice 2 oz Bourbon 1 oz Sweet Vermouth 1 oz Dry Vermouth Several drops of Bitters Shake vigorous over ice and strain into a chilled martini … Read J’s Complete Post

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Amazing Flower Talent- Edward Von Bargen

When I was a kid… we would go to Flower Shows on the Weekend- at the Local Wholesale Houses… sometimes there would be 2-3 on the same weekend with different Flower Presenters or even Panels of Flower Designers- showcasing NEW Ideas, Products and Creative Techniques. Pretty Much – each State had it’s own Floral Association … Read J’s Complete Post

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