In the February issue of Better Homes & Gardens, the magazine cited a recent study that found that women--I assume this applies to men, too--who wake up to the sight of fresh blooms enjoyed a rise in happiness, optimism, and energy that lasted the entire day. That tells me that enjoying beautiful flowers in our homes shouldn’t be limited to special occasions—though this might serve as a good reminder that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Oregon is known for its ornamental nursery industry, but we also have cut flower growers in our midst. If you want to buy local, check out these online floral retailers. They might be your ticket to happiness.