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Ed Belly FSN

Ed BellyWhat are some of your interests?

Always with the hard questions …At my core I’m a writer, and that’s where my passion lies. When I write at home, I like to wade through the occasional short story and sometimes dangle my toes, barely brushing the surface of poetry. I recently wandered deep, and am now up to my eyes and searching for a life preserver as I put the finishing touches on my first novel. I also love the outdoors, cooking, weight-lifting, running, reading, and watching football. Thanks to my mom and the years she mentored my sister and me, I also enjoy gardening.

What is your favorite thing about writing for the FSN Bloomin’ Blog?

I love seeing the creative and aesthetically pleasing floral arrangements created in floral shops around the country every day. I am constantly impressed with the dedication and hard work these men and women put in on a job that doubles as their passion, and their talent and pure artistry are second to none. I also greatly enjoy the myriad opportunities to learn more about the floral industry, florists and creative floral design.

What is your favorite flower?

I have to pick just one? Hrm … I would have to say the orchid. It is just so gorgeous, the petals so fragile and beautiful. They come in a variety of colors, and there is a poetry in its design that draws me.

What is your favorite reason to get flowers?

I didn’t know I needed a reason! I like to get flowers that speak to me about my relationship with the giver. Flowers can be an expression of love, joy, friendship or even sadness and regret. As a writer, I find that some of the most difficult to articulate feelings can be communicated through symbols, and flowers are some of the most powerful symbols there are.

What is the best tip for making fresh flowers last longer?

This is one I learned while writing an article for the Bloomin’ Blog. The secret is alum powder. Just wet the tip and dip it in the alum powder so that it’s good and coated then place it in the vase. You can even sprinkle some alum powder in the vase itself. It should help to keep your flowers hydrated and healthy for days!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to find value and entertainment in what I provide.