I have a bunch of friends who are excellent gift givers and have always admired their creativity and ability to pin point exactly what I could have ever wanted, or wanted to hear. Choosing a gift for someone can be hard, especially for those of us who aren't extremely skilled in that arena. This Mother's Day we have put together a list of tips for picking out the perfect gift for Mom:
Our annual and perennial wildflowers are quite symbolic of rememberance, of growth, or beauty, and at Bloomin we seek to infuse our products with equal amounts of symbolism and seeds. Just as the annuals and perennials return each year as a reminder of the gift of giving, so too do our Evergreen trees stand proud throughout the seasons. Evergreen trees hold true to their name, keeping their bright green color as other trees shed layers of leaves for the winter season, making them a perfect symbol for the power of love and growth to withstand even the harshest of conditions. It also allows the photosynthesis process to continue, which helps produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide during a time when photosynthesis all but stops in most plants. Bloomin's Evergreen Tree Seed Mix is a combination of 3 coniferous trees (a conifer tree is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary online as "a bush or tree (such as a pine) that produces cones and that ususally has leaves that are green all year."): Black Pine, White Pine, and Blue Spruce.
Instead of reiterating the history of Earth Day, or telling you what to do by giving green tips, we wanted to do something different this Earth Day season and honor those who risked social, political, and physical opposition in order to fight for what they believed in, to fight for our mother earth. Bloomin' has put together a list of our 7 Earth Day Heroes, both present and past- we hope you are as inspired as we are:
Wildflowers are more than just pretty flowers that pop up when we least expect it. In fact, they are some of the oldest species on earth, having remained untamed and unmodified for hundreds and thousands of years. Here at Bloomin', we choose to use a hearty and diverse mix of wildflower seeds as our house mix for a variety of reasons:
The air is warming and the ground is defrosting- it's time to start planting for the Spring/Summer season. April is Earth Month, a time for trying new things, for planting seeds. Here at Bloomin' we know seeds, and we know how hard it can be to green your thumb with no practice under your belt. In honor of sowing the seeds of change here are 7 helpful tips for new gardeners:
Even though it is snowing outside of our window right now, we here at Bloomin' are always seeking to keep the spirit of growth and renewal alive. Spring is in its beginning stages, and the sounds of chirping birds permeate even the darkest and dreariest of days as they make their way back up north in anticipation of mating season. Many birds migrate by sensing various electromagnetic cues. In other words, birds tend to travel based on instinct and invisible forces. Similarly, this is often how those who have found that special someone navigate- through love and intuition. Inspired by the tenacity and internal compasses of our winged friends, we have chosen our Duet Wedding Suite as the Suite of the Month:
Over 70% of the planet covered in water, and yet less than half of 1% of that water is potable (drinkable). World Water Day began on March 22, 1993 as a way to raise awareness to the pollution, waste, and scarcity of our most precious resource and as a response to the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development. Since 1993 UN-Water (the sector of the UN in charge of World Water Day) has been diligent in spreading awareness and gaining support for water conservation efforts. At Bloomin’ we support all efforts towards a more sustainable future. Here are 7 easy ways to reduce your water waste throughout the day:
St. Patrick was the Patron Saint of Ireland, as well as a lover of all things Green. Adorned in clovers and Emerald robes, he visited various parts of Ireland and converted those of the Pagan religion to Christianity. In honor of his work, millions of people all over the world will be drinking copiously, partying, and making interesting decisions this March 17th. We here at Bloomin’ believe there are ways to celebrate the Irish spirit without Irish spirits, which is why we have decided to provide 5 ways to Go Green this St. Patty’s Day:
Bloomin’ has always made an effort to be a local leader in environmentally conscious business practices, from our soy dyes to our non GMO certification and 30 kW solar system, to our recent and exciting journey from an S-Corp to becoming a B-Corp! Most recently we signed a Climate Majority Letter supporting Environment Colorado’s lean towards 100% renewable energy before Europe’s goal year of 2050. I was lucky enough to interview Kyle Manley of Environment Colorado yesterday in regards to their nationwide campaign for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030. Here are some interesting points about this campaign:
B Corps (or Benefit Corporations) are for-profit companies who have adopted a new type of company structure which involves a legally binding commitment to solve social and environmental problems.
In a nutshell, Benefit Corporations are required to consider the impact of their decisions on shareholders and stakeholders equally. In this way, B Corpoperations actively seek to improve standards for company stakeholders including: workers, suppliers, community, customers and the environment. Additionally, each company hoping to become a B Corp must score at least at least 82 points on a rigorous impact assessment proctored by B Labs in order to become certified. Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
Whether used for wedding invitations, greeting cards, social stationery, or promotions, our all-natural seed paper makes its most meaningful impact when planted—the garden it grows can be enjoyed year after year, adding a little more beauty to our world.
Whether used for greeting cards, social stationery, wedding invitations, or promotions, our all-natural seed paper makes its most meaningful impact when planted—the garden it grows can be enjoyed year after year, adding a little more beauty to our world.