Orchids That Look Like Something Else

flowers-look-like-animals-people-monkeys-orchids-pareidolia-36While we, at Fleurenasci, look at flowers and think about their essence or what they are saying.  The flower, as a reproductive organ, has one primary purpose which is to attract pollinators.  While their distinct colors and shapes are designed to capture the attention of a specific pollinator, many times they capture our attention as well.  The orchid is one beautiful example.  The article, 17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else, celebrates the orchid and its many wondrous faces.   Captivating for Mother Nature’s purposes and entertaining for ours!

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What to do with those Valentine’s Day Flowers

Okay pop quiz … do you know what Saturday is? No, it’s not a great ballgame or a NASCAR race, it’s Valentine’s Day. And it is a day you truly do not want to mess up. Like many, you might be buying that someone special flowers, or maybe even chocolates. We can’t help you out with preserving the candy, but we most certainly can help you with those flowers as they begin to dry and wither. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the bouquet, bring them to us and we can turn those dried flowers into beautiful pieces of jewelry, letter openers, bookmarks, etc. That’s right, there is no need to toss the flowers into the garbage. Just take a look at how beautiful this piece is made from roses! We hope you all have a wonderful day, and we look forward to turning your flowers into a treasured keepsake.

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Flowers in Season

Are you looking for beautiful flowers during these cold winter months? We are too, and after some research on our part we found some magnificent flowers for February. One of our favorites is the Lillium Stargazer as well as the Lillium Casablanca! These are both beautiful flowers and can surely brighten a gloomy winter day.

Another favorite of ours are Alstroemeria which can be found in pink, orange and yellow; all which Fleurenasci can turn into beautiful jewelry. Delphimium, Gerbera and Hydrangea are also flowers that can be used in home floral arrangements. These are only a few of our favorites. What are some of yours? To see a full list of flowers in season be sure to read this article.

Resolutions for Gardeners

Yes, you read that correctly, even gardeners need resolutions. While most of us are resolving to lose weight, exercise more and show a kinder more compassionate side, gardeners are making plans as well for a successful 2015. From deciding how to redesign a flower bed to selecting their annuals for the year, gardeners are full of resolutions. What are your gardening resolutions? This article allows readers to share their gardening resolutions and we found some great ideas. Why not review and then share yours. And remember us when your beautiful flowers are at the end of their season. Together we can create a keepsake that will last a lifetime. Because of you, we were blessed with a wonderful 2014, and we look forward to an even better 2015!

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed.

Flower and Butterfly 8 w Tag Line with R mark (1)Fleur ~ French Etymology: /flœʁ/ Latin flos, florem; (flower; the finest part of something).

Renasci ~ Latin Etymology: re-+nāscor. Verb, present infinitive renāscī; (revived, renewed, born again).

Essence ~ Latin Etymology: essentia (the core nature or most important qualities of a person or thing).

Fleurenasci literally, is flowers renewed. As I celebrate the approval and finalization of the company’s logo trademark, I am reminded that Fleurenasci represents so much more than simply flowers renewed.   The choice to include the tag line “Bringing Flower Essence to Life,” is a gentle reminder to look beyond the exterior…. to celebrate the essence of life’s triumphs and life’s trials … for they shape the essence of the individual.

While the adding of a flower was initially intended as a subtle way of connecting Fleurenasci to flowers, again it evolved into so much more. The daffodil was chosen for its essence of joy and new beginnings.   Which brings me to the butterfly.   While there are many meanings derived from the butterfly, I choose to embrace the spiritual meaning, which is… to convey the choice to transcend, the power to make a choice, to choose our way of being… our paths… our destiny.

Is it my hope that you think Fleurenasci when you see flowers or even think about flowers? Certainly. But more importantly, as we enter this holiday season with all the hustle and bustle it brings with it, it is my hope you are gently reminded to celebrate and embrace life… to celebrate and embrace the essence of those around you… to celebrate and embrace your essence and all that you are!

I know I’ll be taking a moment to celebrate the essence of a few wonderful people who without their insights and skills the Fleurenasci logo would not have been born. Thank you to Jennifer Wilkes of JDW Integrated Marketing for your guidance and suppport and thank you to Tracy Willis of Tracy R Willis Photography for your design work and insightful vision in creating the Fleurenasci logo! I am forever grateful!

Gardening to Relieve Stress

We all enjoy looking out our windows and seeing beautiful flowers, but did you know that gardening those gorgeous blooms can actually help to relieve stress in your life. The sunlight alone is good for the soul, not to mention getting in touch with nature. In a recent about.com post the article described the many benefits of gardening for your body, spirit and mind.

The article explained that sunlight “provides an influx of vitamin D, and the fresh air that that goes with it is good for your health.” Gardening is simply a great excuse to get out and enjoy these fantastic health opportunities. Gardening is also good for the soul because it allows us to get out and enjoy nature. We all spend so much time at work, looking at a computer, and posting on social media, that we forget how wonderful it is to be outside. Gardening give this opportunity back to us.

The article goes on to state how to get started in this great activity. From landscaping for beginners to creating landscape designs, it’s all there for you to read and learn from the experts. I truly enjoyed the article and hope you all will take a moment to check it out. And remember, once you grow those flowers, keep them with you throughout the year with a keepsake from Fleurenasci!

Memorial Day ~ A Day of Gratitude

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As the founder of Fleurenasci, I have the pleasure of celebrating the essence of life through the essence of flowers, and many times a customer’s creation originates with flowers sent to celebrate the life of a loved one. As I began my day today I must admit my focus was on the upcoming extended weekend. However, in grinding through some administrative tasks necessary before enjoying the weekend I found my thoughts progressing toward the essence of Memorial Day.

Having grown up an Air Force brat, I remember well my father being absent for extended periods of time. A year served in Thailand was the longest absence I recall. I was one of the fortunate ones though in that my father returned from each and ever mission he served, and we honor his service and many other ancestors who served on Veterans Day. Memorial Day, however, is a day to stop and remember those who will not be returning to their families and loved ones. It is a day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. As is true for so many of you, my sweet niece, Erin Stalnaker, and her family have known this loss. The sacrifice made by her brother, U.S. Marine Corp, LCPL Noah M. Pier, who gave his all for his country on Feb. 16, 2010 is a loss shared within her family each and every day. My heart reaches out to them many days, but this weekend especially as we pause to remember…

This holiday, Memorial Day, was formerly known as Decorations Day and originated to commemorate the soldiers who died in the Civil War. Many volunteers continue to honor our soldiers today by placing an American flag on each grave in the national cemeteries. I would like to take a moment to thank these volunteers for their time and efforts but most importantly for helping us to remember what this weekend specifically Monday is truly all about, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I would also like to take a moment to thank and honor the families and loved ones whose support made their soldier’s service possible.

Whether your weekend plans include a backyard barbecue or you are kicking off your summer with an annual vacation, please pause and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. And while you cannot tell them thank you directly, you can take a moment to thank their families and loved ones. Share a kind word of gratitude, give a loving hug or simply bow your head and say a silent prayer of comfort for all those whose loved ones are not returning and are most certainly missed so dearly!

Thank you Erin! And thank you to your family for your support of Noah as he chose to serve his country. You are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers….