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….

What’s Happening in Nature ~ Fabulous

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Wow! This is fabulous! I ran across this article today and all I can think to say is Fabulous! I love everything about it! Rebecca Louise Law is an East London florist who creates sublime arrangements of floating flowers. “Most of my installations are reflecting what’s happening in nature, by looking at plant patterns or observing the way something grows. Then I imagine these themes in real life and times that by a thousand so that it becomes fantasy,” says Law. Here is a link to the article with more fabulous photos of her work.

At Fleurenasci, we like to say that we celebrate the essence of life through the essence of flowers. Rebecca Louise Law has taken celebrating flowers and nature to another level. Have you encountered a Fabulous way to celebrate flowers or nature? Please share! I would love to hear from you!

Happy Wednesday!

Have you heard about Fleurenasci?

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“Have you heard about Fleurenasci?” That is the question I asked repeatedly this past Thursday evening as I manned our booth at a local business expo. The answers I heard ranged from a simple, “no?” to “you’re jewelry right?” I will never tire of seeing the looks of wonder that follows my reply of, “everything begins as a live flower.” That’s right! At Fleurenasci, everything truly begins as a live flower! Flowers are preserved, ground, hand rolled into beads, and then incorporated into jewelry and keepsake items.

And as they begin to look at the creations on display with an inquisitive eye, I continue to explain our love for the essence of each flower. For example, did you know you have a birth flower and a birth month flower? You do! In addition, each flower carries a specific symbolism conveying a certain feeling or emotion.

For example: Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a perfect way to say, “I love you.” A bouquet of red roses is a wonderful way to express your deep feelings. The pink rose is often given to convey a gentler meaning than its red counterparts. As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose conveys admiration and beauty. Attached are a few examples of items created using red and pink roses. Many available and waiting to be shared with your special someone! This year as you choose the beautiful red or pink rose to show your special someone you care, you can smile in knowing that you are conveying so much more!

Whether you find us at an expo, through our website at http://www.fleurenasci.com, at our Etsy shop or by word-of-mouth, we hope to have shared a peek inside the wondrous world of flowers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Fleurenasci, Bringing Flower Essence to Life

Preserving Flowers Into Beads ~ Beads Into Jewelry ~ Memories Into Keepsakes

FLEUR ~ flower ~ RENASCI ~ renewed

Snowed In at Fleurenasci

Snowjam 2014, a day that won’t soon be forgotten. For me, it started off like any typical Tuesday. I was getting ready to head out to the monthly meeting of the West Cobb Business Association. As I peered out my window, I noticed a light snow had begun to fall. I rethought my day and made the decision to stay in and skip this month’s meeting. Wow, did I make the right choice because what followed in Atlanta, and especially Cobb County, was truly a nightmare. In a matter of hours the streets surrounding me were white and soon filled with empty cars.
While many may have gotten cabin fever, I took the opportunity to create new and exciting pieces for clients to give their special someone for Valentine’s Day. Some have sent flowers, while many have asked us to create these unique items with flowers we have here at Fleurenasci. They are all quite gorgeous. If you are interested in having us create a special gift for you, it’s not too late to place your order for Valentine’s Day. For more information, please visit our website. and stay safe as the roads continue to thaw.

Fleurenasci Celebrates Earth Day

Earthday2013_logo_smallToday is Earth Day and Fleurenasci celebrates the day! We know the importance of taking care of our world, for without it, there would be no beautiful flowers for us all to enjoy. As I thought about Earth Day, I wondered how in the world the celebration began, and I learned that the day actually was first celebrated in 1970. In a time of war, and many students opposing the fight, little was being done to protect the environment. The founding group took the energy of the anti-war movement and helped to refocus it towards environmental concerns. According to the Earth Day website, “the idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.”
We celebrate the day and hope you all will do the same. To learn more about Earth Day visit their website at http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html.