Want to make Earth Day really special this year? Get out into the Fort Worth community and participate in one of the many events designed to celebrate our planet and promote environmental awareness. Clean-ups, plantings, festivals and more offer us the unique opportunity to take care of our part of the Earth, and Bice’s Florist wants to offer you the chance to do the same at home, too. Taking care of our immediate environment is a great way to teach our kids (and remind ourselves) that preservation and conservation are key to keeping our planet healthy, happy and beautiful. This goes for our home environment too.
Administrative Professionals Day is on the horizon (April 25), and we here at Bice’s Florist know just the thing to kick things off. We’re calling it “Desktop Awareness,” and it’s our own personal way to bring attention to the dire straits our work spaces often find themselves in after a long winter. Bereft of flowers and plants, our desks look empty and lifeless. They deserve more.
Don’t overlook one of the most important aspects of doing that big spring deep clean, we here at Bice’s Florist advise. As you’re working to restore your home’s balance after a long fall and winter, which may include editing out items, boxing up winter ones and an overall overhaul of what’s in each room, don’t forget to add back in plants and flowers when you’re done. Why? Both—but especially plants—help to improve the air quality in your home and add a sense of vitality to it as well.
Bice’s Florist loves an Easter basket—the more traditional, the better. And we’re not talking simply about the ones that appear Easter morning brimming with chocolate bunnies and Peeps. We’re talking about the kind that comes full of fresh flowers, brighter than a dozen dyed Easter eggs, fresher than you could imagine. The sense of the garden and the fruits it will eventually bear is so important during this time of year, which is why we love combining the basket with flowers reminiscent of the garden.
If we here at Bice’s Florist could boil the fragrance of stargazer lilies down into an essence and wear it, we would. Such is the perky, pretty scent of these bold beauties, which remind us so much of spring and the fact that our gardens will once again grow. One of the wonderful things about flowers is that they are not only a treat for the eyes, but they appeal to all of the senses, including the olfactory one.
Of all the wonderful things that spring bestows, our favorite here at Bice’s Florist has to got to be its flowers. It’s no stretch to say that we wait all year for them, such is the power of the blooms we traditionally associate with spring. Crocus, lilac, hyacinth, tulip, azalea, hydrangea . . . We could go on, but we won’t. Allow us just to show you what spring, in flowers, looks like.
With International Women’s Day on the horizon, it’s about time to start thinking about who you’ll be honoring this year. If you’re like us at Bice’s Florist, you’ve probably got lots of women to celebrate on this important day, which is itself devoted to recognizing the achievements of women across the world. It’s also an occasion to set new goals, and indeed many IWD groups establish a theme each year that expresses their vision for the year ahead. Since 1909, the U.S. has been celebrating International Women’s Day, and that has always included thoughtful gifts and gestures of support.
At Bice’s Florist, we’re huge advocates of the idea of flowers as self-care. They are as vitally important to your well being, if not more, as getting a massage or treating yourself to a pedicure. Flowers have been proven to improve cognition, memory and mood. For a hospital patient, they do everything from reduce blood pressure to decrease the amount of medication a patient uses. They invite us to pause, embrace the moment and connect to nature.
When don’t flowers matter? The truth is, they always do. Whether expected or unexpected, delivered ahead of an occasion, on the day of or just after, a flower gift becomes its own event. But there are some occasions in which it really means something to offer a gift of fresh blooms—to your daughter upon college graduation, for instance. To your wife after the birth of your first child. And it’s equally meaningful to receive them on some occasions more than others. Think of the corsage you wore at prom, the flowers you watched your father give your mom on Valentine’s Day, the first bouquet you accepted from the love of your life. Bice’s Florist knows that some flowers simply matter more than others.
It’s Creative Romance Month, and that can only mean one thing: you, trying hard to be creative in how you express your romantic feelings.
If we’re right, not to worry, Bice’s Florist has just the flowers for you to give to be fully within the spirit of the month. You don’t have to work too hard to be innovative and unexpected in how you communicate your feelings; all you need to do is think a little outside of the box.