One of Our Favorite Times of The Year!

One of our favorite times of the year here at Field of Flowers is our Orchid Celebration, which runs January 16th-January 31st. This is time of the year that we celebrate one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creations, the orchid. One of the most common orchids that’s used in the floral industry is the Phalaenopsis orchid, which is commonly used in weddings. There are over 60 or so species in its genus, so working with these flowers can be a joy for a floral designer since there are so many variations of this beautiful flower.

The Phalaenopsis orchid is found in the rain forests of southeast Asia and northern Australia. They thrive in the warm, humid and damp conditions often found in that part of the world, but are flexible enough to be grown indoors and will grow in different light conditions. The plant that produces these amazing flowers is beautiful as well. Most of the Phalaenopsis producing plants can bloom all year long, but its peak time for flowering is spring and summer. A gift of a Phalaenopsis orchid plant can be a gift that gives all year long…

The hybrid of the Phalaenopsis orchid is also widely used in the floral industry, often to make bridal bouquet. Some of the more popular hybrids are the Cottonwood, Oregon City, and Snow City varieties. Like the standard non hybrid Phalaenopsis, there are a lot of gorgeous variations of the hybrid, such as the Brother Kaiser hybrid that has beautiful and exotic yellow petals with a smattering of little red dots on them. Also there is the eye pleasing Brother Little Spotty that is often eggshell white with little pink dots on the petals that look like fairy dust sprinkled on them with love from Mother Nature.

Mere words can’t do these flowers justice, so visit our Davie and Boca Raton superstores on 1/23 and 1/30 at 2pm for live demonstrations by our talented designer. At the end of the demonstration, the designer’s work is raffled off, so don’t miss your chance to get your very own gift from Mother Nature.

Healthy House Plants!

* House Plants Clean the Air
Plants can remove a variety of toxic air emissions including ammonia, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, benzene, xylene and trichloroethytene.

* Plants Make You Happy
House plants make people feel calmer and more optimistic. Interestingly, studies have shown that hospital patients who face a window with a garden view recovered more quickly than those who had to look at a wall.
* Plants Fight Fatigue and Colds
According to a University of Agriculture in Norway study, indoor plants can reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.

* Plants at the Office
Even major corporations and work environments are beginning to catch on that adding plants indoors does wonders for employee health and morale. According to one study published in Rehabilitation Literature, a manufacturing company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery. The result? Company administrators said they noticed enhanced creativity and increased productivity in employees.