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DETROIT — In case you were wondering whether or not to send a special someone some flowers this chilly spring, here’s new research from Detroit-based

The company, which I’m sure is completely objective on this matter, reported Wednesday that new research from Rutgers University discovered that flowers can change mood in a positive manner and that the effect is long-lasting.

“What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on te study.

The research explored the link between flowers and life satisfaction in a 10-month study of participants’ behavioral responses to receiving flowers.

They found that:
* Flowers have an immediate impact on happiness.
* Flowers have a long-term positive effect on moods.
* Flowers increase intimate connections with family and friends.

“Flowers bring about positive emotional feelings in those who enter a room,” said Dr. Haviland-Jones. “They make the space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.”

The flower delivery service helpfully noted that right now, you can choose tulips or daisies in bright red, yellow and pink colors.  Daffodils are a traditional spring flower in yellow and white.  Also Easter lilies are available at this time for the holiday. is rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.  The company has also been voted “Best Florist” over a dozen times. delivers from their own brick and mortar flower shops with their own delivery fleet, and through FedEx and UPS from coast to coast.  Deliveries are also made via a computerized sending network of affiliated shops.

Wesley Berry is the CEO of, a multi-million dollar online floral delivery operation.  He also owns Wesley Berry Flowers, a Detroit-based brick and mortar florist established in 1946.

Shoppers can make floral purchase by phone at (888) 851-2881 and online at 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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