Fun Flower Facts
Should I put my floral arrangement in the sun? Will that help it last longer?
No. Growing flowers require sunshine for maturation, but cut flowers will fade much faster if exposed to heat and direct sunlight. To keep flowers fresh longer, place them in a location away from sun and drafts.
I heard that flowers are good for your health. Is that true?
According to recent behavioral research conducted at Rutgers University, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy, said Dr. Jeanette Haviland-Jones, lead researcher on the study. Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.