Our first speaker today was Ginger Kaiser, owner of Willows Floral in Golden, Colorado. She creates beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion. Most of us know that being close to greenery or fresh flowers makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings. We experience less stress when we have plant around us. Plants and flowers in our homes and offices makes the space more interesting when they are healthy.
We know that having plants actually cleans the air. NASA states that houseplants can remove up to 87% of the toxins in the air in 24 hours. They remove voc’s or volatile organic compounds from the air. VOC’s are materials that easily become breathable vapor or gas, they are the by-products of burning fuel, such as gas, wood or coal. Homes and offices may be exposed to voc’s from solvents, paint, glue, rugs, cigarette smoke, printers, photocopiers, shopping bags, printer inks and even the dry cleaning solvents in the clothes from the local dry cleaner.
Today, Ginger brought in a group of succulents, to show us and well as for sale. Ginger went on to tell us that succulents are just as good at cleaning the air as other green plants and are perfect for people who don’t generally have a green thumb. They are really nice to have in the bedroom as they release the most oxygen during the night.
Many people assume the cacti and succulents are the same family of plant. However, cacti always has bumps called aeroles from which hair or spikes grow, whereas succulents do not. One of the wonderful things about cacti is that they will tolerate terrible care for many years and then surprise you with flowers. Many cacti will produce flowers by the third year if cared for properly. Flowering is also stimulated when the plant is pot bound (roots completely fill the pot). Both succulents and cacti only require small amounts of water now and then.
Ginger passed around each of the plants she brought, giving us a chance to see the different style and sizes. She brought in several that none of us had ever seen and were very cool.
If you are looking for a local florist that will create the perfect arrangement for you and will work with in your budget, give Ginger Kaiser and Willows Floral a call.
Ginger Kaiser * Willows Floral * 303.989.6446
Our second speaker today was Lori Bush-Engel of Modern Woodmen of America in Golden, Colorado.
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