Thursday, August 30, 2007

How to send long lasting flowers

Send Alstroemeria and one will not be disappointed. Alstroemeria is in the lily order, and is also known as Peruvian Lily and the lesser known "Lily of the Incas". The thing about these flowers is that the colors and varieties are so plentiful that one could never get tired of them. But even better is that they are known to last in the vase for 2 weeks. This makes it a great gift to send to mom or your favorite aunt, or to send flowers to yourself. One more thing about these little beauties is that they are also fairly inexpensive, so breaking the bank won't be an issue either. Gee, could this be the perfect flower?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Send flowers like a European

Many urban wage earning Europeans buy flowers a couple times a week, mostly to dress up their home décor and office cubicles. Americans however, tend to only send flowers on special occasions, and usually to others. I believe this points to the difference in lifestyle between the two sets of populations. To generalize, for the most part, this reflects the hurried attitude of the American, skipping lunch, naps, vacations, and smelling the roses. Here’s the thing, though. Are these particular American behaviors actually more productive? Exclusive of any differences in comparison, I would guess that it does result in higher productivity. It has been proven however that flowers in the workplace do result in higher productivity as well. Comparing these two factors of increased productivity, which is greater? More specifically, compare the American work ethic without flowers to the European work ethic where there is flowers in the workplace, and I ask, which is more productive?