“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” - Luther Burbank (1849 – April 1926) American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science. He developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants over his 55-year career. Burbank's varied creations included fruits, flowers, grains, grasses, and vegetables. He developed (but did not create) a spineless cactus (useful for cattle-feed) and the plumcot.
"Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together, drawing them from their homes." - Clare Ansberry, Pittsburgh bureau chief @ Wall Street Journal and the author of The Women of Troy Hill.
Okay...so after the minor frustration 😖 of internet connectivity issues, I’m “here” now! 😉 😊
Happy Motivation Monday!
You may have noticed; I love flowers! The joy and happiness they create; instantly. The smile on the faces of people you gift flowers to is incomparable. The smile on my face, when I see flowers and/or gift flowers to myself, to brighten my home and workspace or “just because.”
There is something special about fresh flowers brightening up your home! It has long been known that being surrounded by nature and flowers boosts our moods, reduces our stress levels and aids in a restful night of sleep. The link to the colour of flowers and their sweet aromas are part of the mental health benefits. Flowers encourage creativity, ignite inspiration and help with memory and problem-solving. When some of these flowers are taken as tea, our bodies are cooled and relaxed. Flowers and plants make you feel as though you are in nature, even though you may be in a city dwelling away from the beauty of nature.
Bright-coloured flowers, particularly red, are connected to concentration, while blue flowers encourage free thinking. Bright orange or yellow flowers, known for their antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, are another cheerful colour to brighten up your space.
The seemingly small gesture of giving someone a surprise bouquet of flowers, brings a smile, shows kindness and support. Since most of us are working remotely in our homes, let’s brighten up our desks, kitchen or coffee tables, (picnic tables outside or in backyard; (it’s still do-able aside from the smoke) and receive the benefits of being surrounded by beauty while savouring a cup of tea (or coffee). Looking forward to being together again with you all soon to share friendship, stories, tea, coffee and treats, around a cheerful tablescape of flowers!
On the topic of giving someone a surprise; stay tuned to @thetealadyrita for teaboxes! Coming soon. I am motivated; diligently working and creating!
A giftbox to present to your friends, family, colleagues and yourself!
What types of flowers do you like?
What types of decorations do you prefer for your table setting?
Share with us and comment below!
Let’s plan your next safe, socially-distanced, intimate afternoon tea or gathering!
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