Flowers are the new Vitamin, Vitamin F!
The Edmonton Sun April 03, 2011
Vitamins are known to invigorate our bodies inside and out. Research proves that flowers, Vitamin F, help feed our need for serenity, inspiration, wellness, gratitude, love and optimism. Research has been done from some of the top Universities in the
So anyone can introduce a range of positive floral energy in their home. To boost your mood using Vitamin F, follow the following tips.
Gratitude: reminds us of the little blessings in life
To open the heart and make others more receptive to you, choose all shades of pink and arrange them in a small clustered arrangement. A glass container of any size is great as its transparency exhibits openness. Place your flowers on a nightstand, dresser or in the kitchen to start and end the day counting your blessings. Beautiful pink flowers to consider Alstromeria, tulips, roses, gerbera daisies.
Wellness: Evokes balanced feelings of mind, body and spirit
Yellow is the primary colour for wellness as it represents the sun. And health. Supplement your flowers with greens which induce natures healing energy and white which reflects serenity. Choose an oval or round, terra-cotta or wood container to bring in an Earth element to provide balance and grounding. If you put your flowers in the living room or family room it will enhance the space to make it feel more relaxed and family orientated. Use Gerbera Daisies, Carnations, sunflowers, Hydrangeas, Calla lily or Chrysanthemums to make your fabulous design.
Inspiration and Motivation: infuse the soul with some rejuvenating energy
Red is the colour for this. Red exemplifies motivation, courage and power. To suggest enthusiasm and exuberance, Design boldly using luxurious rich oranges and fuchsias as well. Use a mirrored vase or shiny metal container to strengthen inspiration. The home office or work office is a perfect place to display your flowers to inject motivational energy. Be encouraged to live life to the fullest! Use flowers like roses, Asiatic lilies, Calla Lilies, Hypericum Berries, and Gerbera Daisies.
Serenity: Allow yourself to quite the mind and release tension.
Bring in a sense of calm to your life using hues of blues and lavenders. Arrange them loosely to keep the mind clear of stress. Use a cobalt blue vase to add balance and stability to your life. Place the flowers in an entry way to help relax yourself as you step into your home or beside a bathtub to enjoy while you relax taking your mind off the day. Blue Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Stock, Hyacinth or delphinium are wonderful choices for this design.
Love and Romance: Connections and blossoming love
To install passion and romance, use burgundy and red flowers bound together tightly. You can incorporate pinks and peaches to help inspire kindness. Use any circular vase to represent never-ending love. The perfect flowers to choose are roses, mini calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, and stock.
Let Vitamin F strengthen your home and enjoy the positive energy that flowers bring to your life.
Award winning designer, Heather de Kok, AAF AIFD PFCI has a passion for all things flowers. Come to 3811 – 99 street, 780-988-8588 or go to her website www.heatherdekok.com to learn more.