Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2009 End of the Year SALE!

In addition to the December Monthly Blooms, we're offering a HUGE End of the Year Sale! This sale is valid for the Flauxers website, Etsy AND Artfire Shops! On Etsy or paying via Paypal on Artfire, please enter the discount code as a message to seller, and your 25% will be refunded.

Great deals - don't miss out and buy today!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Flower Fact Friday - Poinsettia

Can you believe it's Friday again already? Throughout the week, I've thought - Oh, it's only Tuesday (Wednesday, etc.), I have plenty of time to figure out what I'm going to write about on Friday. But then today came and is passing quickly, and I just realized (at almost 6:15 PM) that I still haven't posted my fact for this week. I also had plans of trying to evolve my Friday posts to not be solely focused around a specific flower, but in maintaining flowers, complimenting colors/flowers etc. Well, I can't think of a specific way that I want to do that, as I want to keep with the season we're in. And though it's technically Fall/Autumn, it feels more like winter here and I've began automatically associating December (as a whole) as being winter.

Also, as an FYI - Keep an eye out for the Friday posts to be on different days in the upcoming weeks... :) But everything will be back to normal after the beginning of the year.

Now on to the Friday Flower Fact.....

Poinsettias are most commonly known as a small potted flower, that blossoms in December. These small plants are actually trees that can reach heights of 12+ feet, with large leaves, measuring up to 8 inches across. Poinsettias are often thought to be poisonous, but in 1971, this was proven false. It is not recommended that you this plant though, as you may have stomach irritation. Children and pets can also choke on this plant, if consumed, so always keep out of their reach.

Here's something really interesting, that I just happened to stumble upon... Tomorrow, December 12 is National Poinsettia Day in the United States. I don't think I could have planned this flower fact for a better day! This day was chosen, because Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first to introduce the flower the United States died on December 12, 1851.

So now, I say we all celebrate the holiday, National Poinsettia Day by purchasing something containing this beautiful plant. Don't forget that I have Poinsettia items in my etsy shop, artfire shop and my website - *wink, wink*

Friday, December 4, 2009

Flower Fact Friday - December Birth Flower

Today I'm featuring Holly, the December Birth Flower. Along with being a beautiful decoration, most commonly known for use during the December holidays, Holly is the state tree of Delaware. Holly bushes are dioecious, meaning that there is a female and a male version of the plant. The female Holly needs to be within several feet of the male Holly in order to bear the beautiful red berries. If the female bush doesn't have the male bush within the proper proximity, it will continue to grow, but will not produce berries.

It's also not a good idea to eat Holly berries, even though you may see birds or other animals snacking on them. Holly berries, are mildly poisonous to humans, and the symptoms of minor ingestion are much like a stomach virus. When used in controlled amounts, extracts of Holly have been used as many home remedies, a little surprising considering their ability to make you sick. It is not recommended that people ingest any form of Holly, but I found this information interesting.

Happy Birthday to all my December Birthday Friends - Hopefully you enjoyed this information about your birth month flower!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Monthly Blooms

As always, this sale is good for my website, etsy and artfire shops. Please pass this information on to your friends and family members.