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Getting the right flowers for an Alice in Wonderland garden party

Alice in Wonderland is Lewis Carroll’s quirky, eccentric, colourful – and maybe a little bit psychedelic – fairy tale. So, of course it’s a winning idea for a party theme. There’s so many elements of the story to choose from, will you go for the Mad Hatter’s tea party, Queen’s garden with a game of croquet, or the crazy talking flower garden? One thing is sure throughout any of these themes – flowers. Why... ❯❯❯

Looking as Good as your Flowers

When you run a small business, sometimes the work just piles so high you forget about the details. As an owner of a small flower shop, though, you can’t afford to let details like your personal appearance slip past you. It becomes increasingly important the longer your shop is in operation that you maintain a perfect personal appearance. Most people pay great attention to how they look during their soft and grand openings. People rightly assume that... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Using Flowers to Stage a Home

Preparing a home for sale is no simple task. Not only will you have to bring in a home inspector to tell you what must be repaired before you can even think about listing your property, but you’ll probably find all kinds of cosmetic issues that could easily tank the sale of your home if they’re not addressed. Aside from clearing out the clutter that you’ve accumulated during your time in the home, including personal items and even... ❯❯❯

Infographic: A Brief History of Wedddings

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5 Tips for Decorating Your Home With Fake Flowers

Flowers make for a wonderful addition to any décor, whether they are potted plants or fresh-cut blooms from your garden, the farmer’s market, or your favorite local florist. They fill your home with brilliant color, appealing scents, and a beautiful slice of nature within your four walls. Of course, there are also drawbacks to peppering your home with living blooms. For one thing, purchasing fresh flowers can really eat into your budget,... ❯❯❯

How Flowers Can Improve Your Mental Health and Well Being

There is a scientific reason why we give flowers to our significant others, people who are infirm, and to our mothers on Mother’s Day. Research shows that different flowers have different ways of enhancing people’s moods, either by their scent or their color. Everyone loves the smell of a rose or a gardenia. In fact, the presence of these flowers can change the entire energy of a room from gloomy to bright. As Mother’s Day comes around... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Staging a Home With Flowers

If you’re someone who has recently put your house on the market and you’ve consulted with a real estate agent about some of the things that you can do in order to make it sell quicker, one of the things that they might have told you is that you should make sure to stage it. Staging basically means that you will decorate your home in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to prospective buyers so that they will be drawn in, not just by the... ❯❯❯

Creative Ways To Celebrate Mother's Day With Flowers

Moms are amazing people. They selflessly care for their children making sure there are always clean clothes to wear, a delicious dinner on the table, and plenty of love to go around. They often put their families ahead of themselves expecting only a quick hug or a smile as a reward. That's why celebrations honoring mothers have been occurring since the times of the ancient Greeks, and perhaps even before. The first official Mother's Day in the United... ❯❯❯

A Rose Is Not Just Another Flower

There is no doubt about it. A rose is one of the most beautiful of all God's creations. That being said, there is also a widely held belief that roses are difficult to grow. When in fact, they are actually quite easy to grow and far less demanding then most people think. In addition to being beautiful, the rose is a very versatile flower. It is the flower most often used in wedding bouquets and delivered on Valentines day. A single rose can say "I love... ❯❯❯

How to Pick Perfect Flowers According to Occasions

Life is beautiful. There're so much in life to cherish and celebrate - birth of a baby, graduation, wedding, anniversary, Valentine's day, Mother's day and Christmas. Flowers are loved by both men and women for their beauty, purity and freshness. Valentine's flowers are about love and passion if you pick roses. Consider a sunflower for the person in your life. The meaning of this Valentine's Day flower is admiration. Your special someone will feel adored... ❯❯❯

Types Of Orchids

There are over 25,000 types of orchids and, in fact the Orchidaceae family is the most numerous in the plant world! These beautiful plants have been around for over 100 million years and plants can range from microscopic to reaching several feet in height. The flowers have a distinctive look with 3 inner petals surrounded by 3 outer petals and a cupped petal that is distinct from the others. Some orchids even resemble other creatures like bees, moths and... ❯❯❯

Flowers: An Essential Wedding Element

Whether you're planning a wedding for the first time or you've done it before, new ideas are always helpful. Flowers are a wedding day must-have, and here are five tips for maximizing your floral effects. Tip #1 - Try a Mixed Bouquet The Bouquet is an important accessory to the bride as well as a cultural symbol of marriage. Because it will be in many of the photos and everyone who attends your wedding will see the bouquet, having a wedding bouquet that... ❯❯❯

The Language of the Rose

Expressing our feelings in effective ways is a hard task, and it's something we deal with all the time. Babies express hunger, tiredness and other needs through crying, and it's up to mom or dad to decipher the source of their conflict. Children are a little more advanced, they can talk. But their feelings are more advanced than a baby's too, and they don't always understand them. They have to learn to understand their feelings before they can even begin... ❯❯❯

Flower Meanings and Anniversary Flowers

For thousands of years meanings have been attached to flowers by many different cultures, with some of those meanings still being considered relevant today. Though the most important meaning is the thought behind each floral gift, flowers selected for their traditional symbolism and historical significance can speak to the recipient in a special way. In anniversary flowers, this tradition is taken even further by assigning particular flowers to each year... ❯❯❯

With Flowers - How Could You Say It Any Better?

With Flowers - How Could You Say It Any Better? Whether it be a bouquet or a single stem, nothing is used quite as often to represent both our deepest-felt joys and our hardest-felt sorrows as are flowers. Available in a dizzying array of sizes, colors, and scents, the perfect arrangement of flowers can express nearly any emotion. Using flowers as a medium of expression has historic beginnings. Flower dictionaries were published as early as the 1800s by... ❯❯❯

How To Make A Hand Tied Wedding Bouquet

A natural hand tied bouquet is very popular. This type of bouquet is made by holding the flower and foliage stems in one hand and adding the other stems around in a spiral fashion. The stems are criss crossed at the one point and bound in position with string. A ribbon bow with long tails completes the bouquet. One of the advantages is this type of bouquet can be made the day before hand and the flower stems placed in a container of water. The same... ❯❯❯