LiveScience.com Discusses New Research on How Scents Affect Thoughts and Behaviors

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Floral Scents Affect Thoughts and Behaviors

LiveScience.com recently discussed how new research has looked at the power of scents. In particular, floral scents can affect thoughts and behaviors. Jeannette Haviland-Jones, of Rutgers University in New Jersey says that, “The floral odors can make you happy, floral odors promote social interaction, social approach kinds of behaviors.” The researchers believe this effect may have something to do with the co-evolution of plants and people, though this is just speculation; the happy mood cultivated by flower scents may increase our desires to propagate them in large numbers. To read the full story, click here.

Power of Giving Flowers Study

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Rutgers University researcher Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., director of the university’s Human Emotions Lab, explored what the gifts we choose say about who we are and whether they affect how we are perceived. The research reveals that those who send flowers, in comparison to other gifts, are viewed as successful, caring and emotionally intelligent people. Read the full story by clicking here.

Flowers Make Women More Receptive to Romance

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Miller-McCune features a story about a French researcher who finds flowers really do put women in a romantic mood. If you want to increase the odds a woman will find you attractive, all you have to do is buy her a beautiful bouquet. Or, alternatively, hang out near a rose garden. To read the full story, click here.

Passion Growers’ Rose Color Guide Helps Find the Perfect Rose

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Need help finding the perfect rose?  Then check out Passion Growers’ new color guide.  We are encouraging rose buyers to think about their rose purchases before giving traditional red roses. While red (and even pink) roses are a customary way to convey a message of love, we suggest that shoppers think about all of the possible messages that rose colors share.  For example, orange roses evoke energy and can indicate enthusiasm, desire and excitement. Giving orange roses can symbolize one’s passionate romance and share their excitement of the relationship with a loved one.  We also encourage flower buyers to choose colors that are meaningful to the recipient – if their favorite color is purple, why not consider buying lavender roses! In the end, the recipient will appreciate the intentional gifting and the underlying meaning.  Click here for all of the meanings behind rose colors.

Harvard Research Study Shows the Effects of Fresh Cut Flowers

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

A 2006 Behavioral Research Study Demonstrates How Flowers in the Home Make a Positive Impact on Our Lives

In 2006, Nancy Etcoff, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School studied the effects of fresh-cut flowers on a person’s mood.  The behavioral study found that people feel more compassionate toward others, have less worry and anxiety, and feel less depressed when flowers are present in the home.

There were three main findings from the study:

  1. Flowers feed compassion.
  2. Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.
  3. Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.

To read the full story from the American Society of Florists and the Flower Promotion Organization, click here

It is not always about stopping to smell the Roses…

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Not every roses is scented.  In fact, there is a direct correlation between scent and longevity. The more fragrant a rose is, the shorter the vase life.  We know that many people enjoy the scent of roses, however more and more rose breeders are growing roses without scents.  This is to help add a longer life to your favorite rose.  For more information on our roses and which ones are scented, please visit our rose library.  There you will find information on each of our more than 150 varieties of roses and the amount of scent they may have.

Not all roses have a scent...which is sometimes a good thing!

Did You Know…

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Adding just a little bit of bleach can help extend the vase life of your roses!

That adding bleach to your fresh cut flowers can help extend the vase life of your roses?  Use this method in place of the recommended flower food when you have run out or no food is available.

It’s simple, just add a 1/4 teaspoon of regular bleach to each quart of water used in your vase.

Spray Rose Care and Handling

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We want our rose lovers to enjoy their Passion Growers spray roses as long as possible.  Here are some simple tips to help maintain the life of your spray roses.

• Fill a clean vase with room  temperature water

• Dissolve fresh flower food packet in water (follow recommended water/food ratio)

• Trim about one inch off the bottom of the stems using a diagonal cut

• Remove all foliage that will be below water level

• Place flowers immediately into vase

• Place flowers in a draft free location, away from excessive heat, cold, and direct sunlight

•Flowers drink water quickly!

Check water levels daily, adding more water and flower food solution as needed.  It is not necessary to change the water daily.  We recommend following the steps listed above when changing the water to ensure long-lasting flowers.

Important Note:

The growth of bacteria contributes to the deterioration of fresh flowers.  To minimize bacteria, wash and sanitize your containers and cutting utensils thoroughly after each use.

Most importantly enjoy, and always remember to Grow with Passion!

Rose Care and Handling

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Passion Growers wants to be sure that your roses last as long as possible so that you have as much time to enjoy them as we did growing them!  Here are some important care and handling tips for ensuring the health and vitality of your Passion Growers roses.

• Fill a clean vase with room  temperature water

• Dissolve fresh flower food packet in water (follow recommended water/food ratio)

• Trim about one inch off the bottom of the stems using a diagonal cut

• Remove all foliage that will be below water level

• Place flowers immediately into vase

• Place flowers in a draft free location, away from excessive heat, cold, and direct sunlight

•Flowers drink water quickly!

Check water levels daily, adding more water and flower food solution as needed.

It is not necessary to change the water daily.  We recommend following the steps listed above when changing the water to ensure long-lasting flowers.

Important Note:

The growth of bacteria contributes to the deterioration of fresh flowers.  To minimize bacteria, wash and sanitize your containers and cutting utensils thoroughly after each use.

Most importantly enjoy, and always remember to Grow with Passion!

New York Times: Flower Arranging Finds a Younger Audience

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Flower Arranging Finds a Younger Audience

By EMILY WEINSTEIN

Published: August 4, 2010

A great article in the New York Times (August 4, 2010) discussing how flower arranging finds a younger audience. We hope you too find your inner floral arranger and imagine what you can create using Passion Growers’ roses. With more than 150 varieties to choose from there is a color perfect for you, your home, or your occasion. Check out www.PassionGrowers.com for a list of stores that carry our roses in your neighborhood.