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Why Do Flowers Deserve a Spot in Your Life?
Sep 15, 2021

Why Do Flowers Deserve a Spot in Your Life?

As far back as we can remember, there was a running gag at Sophy Crown Flowers. Florists do all of the work, but delivery drivers get all of the credit. There is no comparison to the expression on someone's face when they receive a lovely bouquet, arrangement, gift basket, or anything else from our shop. It is the sensation that someone cares enough to express their feelings in a direct and immediate emotional manner. The unmistakable scent, the urgent, the bold colors, the connection with nature; it is a moment that does not require words to be understood immediately. That's why we started our company decades ago, and it's what will keep us going in the future. There simply isn't a substitute.

 

 

Flowers are invigorating. Ask Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, or a three-year-old. Flowers have the power to lift someone's spirits, not just the recipient, but anyone who sees them. It's such a simple but powerful gesture, and it reminds us that we're loved. And, in this modern, information-driven world, it carves out a special space for beauty to be appreciated for its own sake. It's pure magic, easy to do, and widely available.

Flowers can also alter the mood of a room. Who doesn't want to remodel their house or office every few weeks? Flowers add a splash of color, fragrance, and texture to a space, keeping it looking and feeling fresh. One that transforms the energy and atmosphere of these well-known settings into something magical.

 


Brighter colors near the front entrance of an office increase compassion and connectedness among people, and that moment of presence is associated with lower blood pressure and increased attentiveness. This can lead to increased attendance and improved problem solving. Doesn't sound all that bad, does it?

 

 

It's about the importance of flowers in everyday life. The ability to cut through the clutter of emails, texts, phone calls, meetings, family obligations, and everything else that comes with living a successful life. Just a sliver of time carved out by vibrant colors:

Yellow

The brightest color, yellow, evokes positivity and happiness. It is a symbol of friendship and openness, as well as one that aids memory recall and the nervous system.

Orange

Orange symbolizes warmth and encourages people to get together. It also has a strong connection to success and focus.

Blue

Many people's favorite color is blue. It exudes regal authority and trustworthiness.

Purple

Purple Purple brings a sense of calm to a room. And it's within that soft space that you'll be able to stretch your creative muscles.

Pink

Pink stimulates the mind and spirit while slowing respiration and heart rate. It conveys warmth and affection.

Red

Red evokes feelings of love and romance and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the immune system. It energises the soul.

White

White flowers are available. They arouse the imagination and elicit feelings of purity and honesty.

 

 

As a result, Sophy Crown Flowers provides customized packages in which arrangements can be delivered in the type, style, and frequency of your choice. We do this so that you can get the most out of having flowers in your life on a regular basis. Flowers can improve your life in a variety of ways. It only takes a decision to make it happen.

 

Five Beautiful Flowers for Delivery
Sep 13, 2021

Five Beautiful Flowers for Delivery

Having flowers delivered to those we care about is steeped in symbolism and is regarded as a form of art in many cultures. The language of flowers has spread across the internet, informing people of the deep meanings and cultural heritage that many of these beautiful plants have accumulated over the years, and in some cases millennia, of their existence among us. There are so many different types of flowers in nature that it can be difficult to decide which one is the best choice when looking to have some flowers delivered to friends and family.

Do you go with the enigmatic azalea or the prolific orchid? Is the rose the best option, or should you go with the golden chrysanthemum? We look at some of the most popular flower species on the market and what distinguishes them from the plethora of other flowers available. Enter to discover their majesty and enchantment.

Chrysanthemums

 

 

The name chrysanthemum comes from the Greek word for "golden flower," and it is native to Asia and parts of Europe. It is an apt name for a bright flower that appears to glow golden in the sunlight. The majority of the cultivars have a poofy, pompom-like exterior, similar to daisies. In parts of Asia, it is commonly used in tea. They have famously cultivated a variety of chrysanthemum bonsai tree in Japan, which is breathtaking to see. In many eastern cultures, the chrysanthemum is thought to symbolize adversity and can make an ideal gift for those going through difficult times, such as grieving the loss of a loved one.

Hibiscus Flowers

One of nature's most beautiful creations is the hibiscus flower. The hibiscus manages to incorporate multiple colors into itself, creating stunning color patterns that may leave you staring for hours, with a vast swath of colors ranging from deep reds to vivid purples. The hibiscus, a member of the mallow family, is native to most of the world. There are both annual and perennial varieties available. It is the flower of Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, and thus plays a role in many eastern traditions.

Women in Hawaii wear the hibiscus flower behind their ear to indicate their marital status. It is also used in cooking, but it is best known around the world as a herbal tea, which is available in most stores. The ideal gift for a flower-obsessed partner, along with some freshly brewed tea.

Lilies

 

 

Lilies, with their large, leathery petals and diverse range of colors, are another lovely flower to send to friends and loved ones. The lily flower, a perennial species, is well-known in folklore and mythology throughout the world. The lily is associated with purity in Christian tradition and has become a symbol of the virgin Mary. The lily flower is used in funerals in some Asian traditions to purify the deceased person's spirit and send them off into the afterlife happily.

Azaleas

Despite having a smaller flower variety than others, the azalea is a lovely flower and a wonderful gift. It has tiny, delicate petals that cluster together, giving it a lovely, fluffy appearance. These flowers, which are part of the Ericaceae family, are perennial in nature and one of the most widely cultivated flowers in history. Interestingly, because this flower is highly toxic, it was given to specific bees to feed on in ancient times, resulting in an infused honey with hallucinogenic effects, usually leading to death.

It was even used to defeat an entire army in Roman times, according to legend. A variety of festivals celebrate the blooming of the azalea flower in parts of Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States. It comes in a variety of colors and can be a great addition to any home. Simply don't eat it.

Orchids

This flowering plant family, which is part of the Orchidaceae family, is native to many parts of the world. The orchid, along with their cousins Asteraceae, is one of nature's most prolific plant species, with nearly 30,000 different varieties. Yes, you read that correctly. The orchid family is enormous and continues to expand as humans cultivate more and more varieties. It is believed to be one of the oldest plant species still alive today.

One of the most commercially successful ingredients comes from one of orchids' cultivars, which distinguishes them from other flowers. If you guessed Vanilla, you are correct. Vanilla beans are used all over the world to flavor everything from ice cream to baked goods, and they are also popular in aromatherapy.

Roses

 

 

Of course, no list of flowers would be complete without mentioning the lovely rose. For centuries, the rose's subtle beauty has captivated the hearts and minds of musicians, poets, and lovers all over the world. Its vibrant, blood-red exterior has become a symbol of passion and romance, and it is the ideal gift to give to a lover. Although some varieties of the rose can be found in Europe, North America, and Africa, the rose is primarily native to Asia. Rose hips are actually quite popular in the culinary world, where they are used in jams, marmalades, and even soups. They are brewed in teas for their high vitamin C content. Rose water is used in many sweets in the Middle East and some parts of Asia.

Discover other varieties of flowers

With so much cultivation over the centuries, and nature constantly surprising us with new varieties, there are thousands more flowers to discover. When it comes to deciding which flowers to send to friends and family, you may never run out of options. Allow your imagination to run wild and collect a variety of flowers, mixing and matching to create wonderful new bouquet ideas and surprising your partner or friends with your thoughtfulness.

 

 

 

Flower of the Month for September
Sep 10, 2021

Flower of the Month for September

Gerberas are cheerful and happy blooms that will brighten any room. With the cheerfulness they evoke, it's no surprise they're the world's fifth most popular flower.

When you buy a gerbera, you're actually buying two flowers! The gerbera's petals and eye are two different flowers in one, with the petals being one color and the eye being another. Gerbera petals are available in almost every color of the rainbow!

 



Gerberas are also available all year in Ireland, so there are no excuses not to rush to your local florist and pick some up! Follow these guidelines to learn how to properly care for your gerberas:

Care Tips:

1) Find a clean vase or give your vase a good clean with warm water and soap.

2) Fill your vase with cold water, halfway and add flower food.

3) Trim your gerbera stems on a 45-degree angle

4) Place into a vase and arrange.

5) Every two to three days, change the water and re-cut the stems.

6) Keep away from any fruit, direct sunlight and any heating.

 

Gerbera Fun Fact:

Put some gerberas next to your bed if you need 8 hours of sleep. They assist in putting you to sleep by releasing oxygen, which aids in the removal of chemicals from the air.

 

Autumn tips to help you make the most of this season
Sep 08, 2021

Autumn tips to help you make the most of this season

Autumn is a great time of the year. The weather is pleasant, the air is clean. There is a lot to love and a lot of joy at this time of year. If you're wondering how to make the most of this exciting season, here are some fall tips that will make the next few months absolutely fantastic!

 

Spend some time outside.

Winter will come before we realize it. Therefore, the most important fall advice is to spend as much time outside as possible. Although it can be chilly in the morning and evening, you can still take advantage of the mild temperatures throughout the day. So go for a walk when you can and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.

 

Bring nature inside

Take a look outside and you will notice that nature is in a state of transition. Many of the lush green leaves have taken on warm shades of reds, oranges, or browns, and many have already fallen off. Of course, there are still evergreens and trees around, and lawns are usually a beautiful sight at this time of year. Bringing nature inside is one of the best fall tips for making the most of the time of year. When you leave the house, pay attention to the colors you see. Use seasonal flowers and foliage to decorate your home.

 

You can place flower arrangements all over your home and decorate your front door with an autumn wreath. Even perishable foods like pumpkin are great decorations this time of year.

Prepare seasonal treats delicious

One of the best things about buying pumpkins to decorate your home is that they taste delicious too! They are also more readily available in season and have a much stronger flavor. Seasonal treats like pumpkin pie and nut soup are ideal this time of year.

 

 

If you have leftover pumpkin puree from pumpkin pie, you can use it to make the tastiest biscuits. Apples are another seasonal favorite, and there are tons of delicious recipes to choose from here. Apple crumbs with whipped cream or ice cream are a popular dessert in many homes.

Drinks that are in season

Autumn is not only about seasonal produce, but also seasonal drinks! Pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, nutmeg and pear are popular during this time of year. You can season your coffee or tea with various spices. You can even make alcoholic drinks with an autumn flavor! One of the best fall tips is to prepare a pot for your favorite fall drink and enjoy it on the terrace, snuggling against a blanket next to your significant other, your favorite pet, or even a good book.

 

 

For the next few weeks, you'll enjoy warm weather and warm colors if you follow these autumn tips. Take it all in and enjoy it while you can, because winter will come before we know it. Each season has its own benefits. Making the most of them is the most effective way to maintain a positive attitude throughout the year.
Different Shape of Vases for Different Type of Flowers
Sep 06, 2021

Different Shape of Vases for Different Type of Flowers

Vases of different sizes and shapes are ideal for displaying different types of flowers and arrangements Floral arrangements are just as important in terms of how they are displayed as they are in terms of choosing the right flowers for

 


Roses can be arranged in a variety of ways, including With a narrow base and wider rim, this vintage cut vase is perfect for any decor In this manner, the timeless beauty of these flowers is brought to the fore. This type of flower is named for its trumpet-like shape. The base of the flower is very narrow, while its rim is Using these vases, your bouquet will have a Vases with an average base, a slim neck, and a wide rim are another Perfect for displaying larger rose bouquets.

For tulips, a short cylinder, a tall cylinder, or a tall square vase will do the job perfectly As you can see from the pictures, each vase allows you to add only minimal amounts of water, which As long as the stems of your tulips are short, you can use shorter They'll be more stable in long-stemmed vases.

 



When paired with vintage cut vases, peonies and roses look stunning. Bubble vases, which look like fish bowls, can also be used to display them If you prefer a pedestal vase, that's also an option A pedestal-style base is followed by a bowl-like portion, a narrow neck and an even wider rim on this vase type.

Often, sunflower stems are long and slender, which means they could use As a result, a large cylindrical container is the As an alternative, you could use a galvanized bucket or a galvanized pot to give your To use mason jars with the stems shortened, you would need to cut

Wide or narrow bases, as well as an inward-sloping lip, characterize Bud Vas Unlike other vases, this one only allows for one stem Flowers like daisies, orchids, roses and many others thrive in these containers.

 

 

Flowers like lilies are renowned for their flair, and you should always give them plenty of room to In order to make the most of their beauty, they should be displayed in an airy bubble urn, an elegant tall square vase, or one that has The next time you're not sure which vase to use for your bouquet, look up flowers online or ask your florist for help.

The History and the Meaning of the ‘Happy Birthday’ Song

The History and the Meaning of the ‘Happy Birthday’ Song

Our series "All About Birthdays" brings you fun facts on everything birthday, from why we celebrate turning one year older to discovering birthday traditions around the world.

“Happy Birthday to You” is one of the most well-known songs in the world, thanks to its simple lyrics and catchy six-note melody. It's a song that almost everyone knows because it's sung aloud every year before the guest of honor blows out the birthday cake candles.

It has been translated into at least 18 languages and is played at millions of birthday parties each year for people of all ages. Marilyn Monroe sang it to President John F. Kennedy, and it even made it into space when the crew of the Apollo IX sang it during their mission in 1969.

However, if you look a little deeper into the history of this classic piece of American music, you'll discover that it was protected by global copyright for decades. Anyone who wanted to use the song commercially — for example, in a film, a public performance, or even a musical greeting card — had to pay a fee to music publisher Warner Chappell Music. Every year, the royalties brought in about $2 million for the company.

 

How ‘Happy Birthday to You’ became part of the public domain

Jennifer Nelson, a filmmaker, was among those who paid the fee — $1,500 to secure the rights for her documentary about the song and its history — but something about the copyright bothered her. Jennifer filed a class-action suit in 2013, which resulted in “Happy Birthday to You” becoming public domain in 2015.

“The whole thing was one big adventure, and one thing led to the next, which led to a three-year lawsuit and, ultimately, the liberation of the ‘Happy Birthday' song,” Jennifer says.

So, who wrote "Happy Birthday to You," and how did it become the subject of a copyright dispute? Jennifer's award-winning short film "Saving Happy Birthday," commissioned by The Guardian, contains the answers.

From ‘Good Morning to All’ to ‘Happy Birthday to You’

Mildred J. Hill was teaching kindergarten at a school in her hometown of  Kentucky in 1883, where her sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the principal. The sisters worked together to create an easy-to-sing and easy-to-remember song for teachers to use when welcoming young students to class each day. Mildred composed the melody and Patty wrote the lyrics for the song "Good Morning to All."

 

Good morning to you,

Good morning to you,

Good morning, dear children,

Good morning to all!

 

Jennifer discovered that the sisters had changed their lyrics for a birthday party several years later. She visited the Little Loom House in Kentucky, the Hill family's summer cabin where the song "Happy Birthday to You" was born, as part of her filming.

 

 

“The Hills would have parties and strawberry festivals at the cabins, and they would enjoy the coolness of the woods,” Jennifer explains. “One summer, it was the birthday of one of the Hill sisters' friends, Lysette Hest's, and Patty and Mildred decided to celebrate her birthday by singing a song.”

“The Hills replaced the lyrics for a song they wrote in 1883 called ‘Good Morning to All' with ‘Happy Birthday to You,' using the same melody,” Jennifer explains. “It was a hit!”

Although the Hill sisters had no idea how popular their song would become, Jennifer says they had a good idea of how much people liked it.

“The Hills were part of the kindergarten movement — the first time that young children went to school — and presented their book, Song Stories for the Kindergarten, which featured the ‘Happy Birthday' song, at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893.” The Hills' songbook's copyright expired in 1921.

The song's fame, on the other hand, was just getting started. Jennifer claims that by the 1930s, "Happy Birthday to You" had appeared in the first Western Union singing telegram as well as Irving Berlin's Broadway musical, As Thousands Cheer.

Jessica Hill, the third Hill sister, entered the picture at this point. Jessica Hill secured a new copyright for the birthday song in 1935, working with the Clayton F. Summy Company, publisher of her older sisters' songbook.

According to the laws in effect at the time, this copyright would have expired by 1991, allowing the song to enter the public domain. Several copyright extension acts, however, extended the rights until at least 2030.

 

Time to celebrate

By the time Jennifer entered the picture, Warner Chappell Music, which had purchased the publishing company that owned the rights to the song for $25 million in 1988, was making $2 million in royalties from "Happy Birthday to You" every year.

However, federal judge George H. King ruled in 2015 that the 1935 copyright obtained by the Summy Company granted rights only to certain arrangements of the music for the piano, not to the song itself.

As a result, King ruled that Warner Chappell Music did not own the song's rights and declared it to be in the public domain. In the settlement, the publishing company agreed to pay $14 million, effectively ending its copyright claim and ability to collect royalties. As a result, Jennifer received her $1,500 refund.

“Happy Birthday to You” has come a long way since its inception as a song intended to welcome children to school to becoming the most recognized song in the English language. You might be inspired to belt it out with even more gusto at the next birthday party you attend now that you know a little more about its history.