Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cymbidium Orchids for Administrative Professionals

Orchids have been the flower of choice to honor administrative professionals for over 20 years at The Flower Pot. Why? Simply put - for their unparalleled elegance. Other flowers positively pale in comparison next to this exotic, sweet-scented beauty. They are a luxury flower perfectly suited for spoiling deserving colleagues.
Cymbidiums, like other species of orchids, are found growing naturally in China, and Japan through the Himalayas, South East Asia to Australia. They are the oldest cultivated variety of orchid, and there is evidence that they were grown in China 2500 years ago in records from 500 BC at the time of Confucius.
Fast forward to just before WWII, and you would find England as the world leader in the growing and hybridizing of orchids from the jungle. War broke, and threatened the destruction of these priceless species. The intrepid (and wealthy) Samuel B. Mosher, president of Signal Oil in California, purchased and imported many of the plants to his greenhouse in Santa Barbara. He began hybridizing the cymbidiums, creating the path to the modern-day varieties we now know.
Treat all your assistants this week to the luxurious, highly sought-after cymbidium orchid, nestled in a coffee mug in our 2010 Administrative Professionals arrangement.