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Administrative Day is a week away!

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day With An Arrangement From Rouvalis Flowers!

Administrative Professionals Day and Administrative Professionals Day is happening next Wednesday it is widely observed in many workplaces in the United States and other countries around the world. Many employers and supervisors arrange events to show their appreciation of the work carried out by administrative professionals, to highlight their importance to the organization and to enhance their work-related skills. Show your appreciation to your Admins with a beautiful arrangement from Rouvalis, shop the collection today!

 

About Administrative Professionals Day

During World War II, there was an increased need for skilled administrative personnel, particularly in the United States. The National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize the contributions of secretaries and other administrative personnel to the economy, to support their personal development and to help attract people to administrative careers in the field. The association's name was changed to Professional Secretaries International in 1981 and, finally, the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1998.

These changes in name reflected the changing nature of the tasks, qualifications and responsibilities of the members of the organization. IAAP now has an international orientation and continues to provide education and training and set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. The organization's vision is "to inspire and equip all administrative professionals to attain excellence".

The first National Secretaries Week was organized in 1952 in conjunction with the United States Department of Commerce and various office supply and equipment manufacturers. The Wednesday of that week became known as National Secretaries Day. As the organization gained international recognition, the events became known as Professional Secretaries Week® and Professional Secretaries Day®. In 2000, IAAP announced that names of the week and the day were changed to Administrative Professionals Week and Administrative Professionals Day to keep pace with changing job titles and expanding responsibilities of the modern administrative workforce. Many work environments across the world observe this event.

Boston Marathon - 2018

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We are watching the Marathon runners live thanks to Boston.com!  With difficult, cold, windy weather we wish all the runners speed and resilience today accomplishing their impressive goals! 

Check out these fun arrangements in a Converse shoes we created last week for an event! 

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Boston Marathon & The 5th Year of Daffodils.

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The Marathon Daffodils project will return for its fifth year of growing and delivering thousands of daffodils throughout Boston and along the Boston Marathon route.

Charlestown’s Diane Valle envisioned Marathon Daffodils as tribute to Boston Strong five years ago and collaborates with hundreds of donors and volunteers each year who donate their money and time to add the cheerful display of yellow daffodils, which welcome the runners, visitors, residents and workers.

“Our goal is to provide this living symbol of hope, spring, and rebirth” said Clive Olson, Jr, The Marathon Daffodil vice president.

 

 

“Marathon Daffodils are used to remember those who lost their lives; to acknowledge those who suffered injuries and those who rushed to their aid; to lift the community spirit, and to signify the resilience and strength of our entire Boston Strong community,” says Matthew J. Piscitelli, grower of the daffodils.

In October of 2017, more than 25,000 Dutchmaster daffodil bulbs were imported from Holland, planted in 5,000 pots, and put into a massive cooler at Olson Greenhouse in Raynham.

Three weeks prior to Marathon Weekend, the bulbs are removed from the cooler, ending their winter-long hibernation and beginning their life as a Boston Strong Marathon Daffodil.

On Friday morning, April 13, 2018, trucks are loaded while teams of volunteers gather at a dozen locations throughout the City of Boston, waiting to receive the Marathon Daffodils. The volunteers deliver the plants to stores, restaurants, businesses, greenspaces and doorsteps to celebrate the arrival of Spring, and to celebrate the greatest road race in the world.

 

 

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Spring Floral Collection Launch

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Check out our newly refreshed seasonal floral collection! Highlighting all that Spring has to offer, our designers were inspired by the colors and flowers of the season. Fragrant hyacinth, dancing delphinium; soft tones juxtaposition with vibrant hues - all evoking the scents, sights and feelings of the spring season. With such cold weather in Boston delaying the burst of spring bulbs and flowering trees, we have focused on bringing Spring Inside! Order your favorite for same day Boston delivery, or pick up in our Beacon Hill boutique today to spruce up the office, fill your friends table or add a much-needed pop of color to your coffee table!

Where is Spring?

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Although the calendar states we are in Spring the weather sure doesn't feel that way, We are in our second week of April and night temps in the high 20's and low 30's, so whats our Garden Design Crew up too with the weather being unseasonably cold. 

Planting hardy annuals and perennials throughout the greater Boston area, check out our Instagram page to stay up to date with all the plantings and style we are using in 2018!  

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House Plants to Cure Insomnia

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Jasmine

  This exotic plant has a gentle, soothing effect on the body and mind. It has been shown in one study to reduce anxiety levels, leading to a greater quality of sleep.    Not only that, but this research suggests that the positive effects of such a high quality sleep lead you enjoy increased alertness and productivity during the day.    With such beautiful pink or ivory blossoms, there seem to be no downsides to adding a Jasmine bloom to your bedroom

This exotic plant has a gentle, soothing effect on the body and mind. It has been shown in one study to reduce anxiety levels, leading to a greater quality of sleep.

Not only that, but this research suggests that the positive effects of such a high quality sleep lead you enjoy increased alertness and productivity during the day.

With such beautiful pink or ivory blossoms, there seem to be no downsides to adding a Jasmine bloom to your bedroom

Lavender 

 Who doesn’t love the scent of lavender? It’s also probably the most well-known of all plants when it comes to inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels. Research backs up these claims, with lavender scents shown to slow down heart rate, lower blood pressure and levels of stress.  In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies, sending them into a deeper sleep; while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child – something all new mothers will be happy to hear!  In women, lavender has been shown to increase light sleep, and decrease rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep and the amount of time to wake after first falling asleep, with opposite effects in men.  While there are a host of lavender scented products on the market to help you get a full night’s rest (from scented sleep masks to lavender mattresses) why not go for the most natural and cost effective option – a beautiful lavender plant placed on your nightstand.

Who doesn’t love the scent of lavender? It’s also probably the most well-known of all plants when it comes to inducing sleep and reducing anxiety levels. Research backs up these claims, with lavender scents shown to slow down heart rate, lower blood pressure and levels of stress.

In one study, the smell of lavender reduced crying in babies, sending them into a deeper sleep; while simultaneously reducing stress in both mother and child – something all new mothers will be happy to hear!

In women, lavender has been shown to increase light sleep, and decrease rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep and the amount of time to wake after first falling asleep, with opposite effects in men.

While there are a host of lavender scented products on the market to help you get a full night’s rest (from scented sleep masks to lavender mattresses) why not go for the most natural and cost effective option – a beautiful lavender plant placed on your nightstand.

Snake Plant

 One of the most recommended plants for improving indoor air quality, the Snake Plant is a hardy and easy to care-for plant … always a plus!  What’s great about this plant is that it emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing.  All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep.  The Snake Plant also filters some nasty but common household toxins (namely formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene) from the air.

One of the most recommended plants for improving indoor air quality, the Snake Plant is a hardy and easy to care-for plant … always a plus!

What’s great about this plant is that it emits oxygen at night time whilst simultaneously taking in carbon dioxide – something we naturally produce when breathing.  All this leads to a purer quality of air and a better night’s sleep.

The Snake Plant also filters some nasty but common household toxins (namely formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene) from the air.

Aloe Vera

 Listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants, the fantastic Aloe works much like the Snake Plant – it emits oxygen at night, making for a more restful slumber. It’s also one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain – it tolerates ‘neglect’ well and so doesn’t require frequent watering.  Dubbed the ‘plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians, it reproduces easily so if you buy one you’ll soon have an Aloe plant for all the rooms in your house. You can even pass on the gift of happy sleep to your family and friends! Keep it on your bedroom window as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.  You can also use the gel from the Aloe Vera leaves as a topical treatment for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, dry skin and lots more! It’s simply a must-have plant in every home.

Listed as one of NASA’s top air-improving plants, the fantastic Aloe works much like the Snake Plant – it emits oxygen at night, making for a more restful slumber. It’s also one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain – it tolerates ‘neglect’ well and so doesn’t require frequent watering.

Dubbed the ‘plant of immortality’ by the Egyptians, it reproduces easily so if you buy one you’ll soon have an Aloe plant for all the rooms in your house. You can even pass on the gift of happy sleep to your family and friends! Keep it on your bedroom window as it does need a lot of direct sunlight.

You can also use the gel from the Aloe Vera leaves as a topical treatment for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, dry skin and lots more! It’s simply a must-have plant in every home.

Happy First Day Of Spring!

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Although it may not look or feel like Spring, today marks the first day of Spring and tomorrow we will be getting a foot of snow. Go figure! With warm weather fast approaching our floral and garden designers are finishing up our spring collection line. We will be offering numerous spring bulbs in fresh cut arrangements as well as European gardens. These should be going live online with in the next 36 hours.  

St. Patrick's Day Flowers!

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St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of Irish and Irish American culture throughout the United States and Ireland, celebrations include parades and huge displays of the color green, in Chicago they dye the river green!

Decorate your St. Paddy's Day party with emerald green flowers!

Ever wondered why people pinch you for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day? Wearing green symbolizes the Irish identity and to make up for the past when they could have been hanged for wearing green or speaking Gaelic. During Ireland rule under the English, Irish people were not allowed to wear the color green, as the color represented Ireland. Now, everyone is "Irish" for the day and we wear green in support.

Have a St. Paddy's Day bouquet delivered to celebrate the luck of the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day flowers are a great way to celebrate the holiday, along with the corned beef and cabbage and a Guinness of course! Vibrant arrangements of green flowers are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day decorations. Although it might be hard to find shamrock or a four-leaf clover this St. Paddy’s Day, an arrangement of green orchids or roses tied with a green ribbon will lend the same festive spirit to your St. Patrick's Day party.

Many forget that today is a religious observance. It has become the norm, to wear foam hats in the shape of shamrock, "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" buttons, to dance all-night to Irish music (fueled by copious amounts of green beer!). Fr. Vincent Twomey, an Irish Catholic priest, expressed concern about the secularization of St. Patrick's Day. He said, "It is time to reclaim St. Patrick's Day as a church festival." He questioned the need for "mindless alcohol-fueled revelry" and concluded that "it is time to bring the piety and the fun together."

We wish the luck of the Irish to you all and that you discover a leprechaun and a pot-of-gold at the end of a rainbow! Here is an Irish blessing just for you...

  • May the road rise up to meet you.
  • May the sun shine warm upon your face,
  • And rains fall soft upon your fields.
  • And until we meet again,
  • May God hold you in the palm of His hand.