All posts tagged Sunflowers

There are benefits of eating sunflower petals

How To Eat Sunflower Petals and Buds

Sunflowers are said to have originated from Peru and Mexico. In the US, the seeds were used by American Indians for more than 5,000 years for snacking. The Indians also squeezed out the oil for baking bread and used the flowers for dyeing textiles. At this time, the Indians probably had no idea about the benefits of eating sunflower petals. Continue reading [...]

Do You Know About These 3 Unique Sunflower Colors?

The kids are back in school and the weather is getting cooler, which has us looking forward to fall, but not wanting to be there completely until we’ve had our sunflower fill. Sunflowers, of course, can be enjoyed year round, and their warm color certainly makes them perfect to give as an autumn gift. But, we do associate sunflowers with summer and we suspect many others do too. Continue reading [...]

Sunflower Trivia: 5 Things You May Not Know About Sunflowers

Summer, the season of sunflowers. It’s in full swing here in North America and our beloved blossoms are showing up in farmers’ markets and flower shops all over. If you love seeing and celebrating the sunflower as much as we do, you might enjoy a little sunflower trivia. Continue reading [...]

Sunflower Fun Facts

It’s easy to see the beauty of the sunflower when you look at it, but some of what makes the flower special remains a mystery to many people. For instance, do you know tall a sunflower can grow or all the ways in which a sunflower can provide for a human? If you do, keep reading because we’re going to give you a more sunflower trivia that might surprise (and delight) you. If you don’t, read on as well, and find the answers to these questions, and others, as you learn about the beautiful sunflower. Continue reading [...]

Reasons to Give Flowers as a Gift

If you want to give a gift to someone, but you’re not sure what to buy, consider flowers. Flowers can be perfect gift for a person you know well or hardly at all. Flowers are beautiful, thoughtful, and cheap if you cut them from your own garden or purchase small arrangements. They’re ideal gifts for people young and old, near and far. The following are some of the reasons you might want to choose flowers for a gift for someone, but there are many more (and actually any occasion is suitable to offer flowers). Continue reading [...]

Flowers for a Picnic

Planning a picnic and wondering which flowers would make a perfect centerpiece for your table or blanket? There are many blooms you can turn to, but we think the following are perfect. The flowers listed below are ideal for creating a peaceful, romantic, or relaxing setting that’s idyllic for a picnic meal. Daisies Daisies are lovely flowers for a picnic because they seem to speak of the beauty of the outdoors. Daisies, either big or small ones, are carefree and just what’s needed for Continue reading [...]

Flowers to Leave in Your Airbnb Rental

Do you rent out your home on Airbnb? If so, why not leave a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your next houseguest? There are several blooms that can offer a welcoming spirit and a gift of generosity for someone staying in your home. These flowers can be just what’s needed to help a traveler feel comfortable in a new place and to give them a bit of human connection in a city where they might not know anyone. Continue reading [...]

Flowers to Cheer You Up

Have you ever felt down, but been drawn to the beauty of flowers so much that your spirit was lifted? We have. It seems that even in the darkest of times, the delicate appearance of a flower or its sweet fragrance has been all that was needed to perk us up. We can’t count the number of times we’ve felt blue and then walked past a rose only to be lured in for a sniff. Why? Why do flowers call to us, even when we’re dead sure we’ll never see happier times? Perhaps it’s the symbolism of the flower as something that keeps focus on the good, even when chaos surrounds it. Maybe it is the smell of some, and the way that the fragrance notes affect our brain physically? Continue reading [...]

Share Warmth and Happiness With a Gift of Sunflowers

The way they move their large, vibrantly-colored heads to follow the sun means sunflowers (Helianthus) bring messages of warmth and energy, faith and loyalty, and a desire for longevity to the recipient. Sun flowers never fail to cheer us up, and bring sunny thoughts and warm smiles to all who see them. Continue reading [...]