Monthly Archive: August 2015

Happy 100th!

We participated in a fun event today at the Viridian Event Center. It was Governor Herbert’s Lunch to honor all of our wonderful Centenarians! We loved providing the colorful Gerbera corsages and boutonnieres  that brightened the day for such amazing individuals that have seen a whole lot of history! Congratulations to all our friends that entered the world in 1915, the same year the Brown Floral! We love, love, love sharing our birthday with you beautiful people!


The History of Flower Giving

Flowers have played an important role in many cultures for centuries. The ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and Chinese all used flowers as a way to communicate stories, myths and legends. Flowers were particularly important to ancient Greeks as they were often associated with mythical gods.  With the discovery of flower remnants throughout burial sites in caves in the Middle East that were dated more than 60,000 years old, this confirms flowers have been used by humans in farewell rituals for thousands of years. (more…)

Want Fresh Flowers to Last Longer? Here’s How!

There is nothing better than receiving a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. Fresh flowers create a homely and warm feeling, and often take pride of place as a table centrepiece. With or without friends and family stopping by to visit, we all want our fresh flowers to last longer. Here are some simple tips to make the most of your freshly cut flowers by getting them to last as long as you can.

Respect and Remember: Flowers at Funeral Services

Flowers have long played an important role at funerals. With the discovery of flowers in burial sites inside caves in the Middle East dating back more than 60,000 years, this confirms mankind has been performing farewell rituals with flowers for thousands of years.

Initially flowers were used at funerals as a means to cover bad odors however over time the purpose of funeral flowers has evolved. Flowers at funeral services are a way to express comfort and sympathy to friends and family who have lost loved ones. They are also a symbol of respect to the person who has passed.

A survey commissioned by the American Floral Endowment (AFE) through the Floral Marketing Research Fund in 2014, found that of the Funeral Directors surveyed, they considered flowers to be the biggest comfort to the bereaved. Over half surveyed believed floral tributes were a clear expression of sympathy, followed by a way to commemorate the deceased. Additionally, almost 75% encouraged the bereaved to have flowers at funeral services. (more…)