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Agapanthus 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are four basic things to remember about agapanthus: Continue reading “What do You Know about Agapanthus?”

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If your wedding will take place on the beach, either lakeside or Oceanside, or on a yacht, you have the perfect opportunity to cast tribute flowers into the water as you remember your departed loved ones.

Tossing flowers into the ocean has long been a ritual in many cultures; with some bearing the interpretation that you are offering flowers out to the souls of the departed that now exist as part of nature out in the horizon. Other cultures practice water-based floral rituals as an offering to the gods and mythic characters that are said to transport the souls of the departed to the hereafter. And still others hold fast to the concept of water being the main element of life, and by offering gifts to the sea you support the “lives” of those who have passed to another realm. And some couples just like the practice of throwing flowers into the sea and watching them float gently on the waves. No deep spiritual meanings for them. Continue reading “3 Ways to Create a Water Ceremony to Show Your Honor”

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How to Personalize Your Flower Choices According to Your Birth Month’s Symbolic Blooms

For many years the floral industry has promoted a symbolic tradition each month having a special flower known as a birth month flower. Brides and grooms have long incorporated their birth month flowers into their wedding designs as a way to bring a personal touch and deeper significance into their floral pieces, and they also use birth month flowers to honor their parents, departed relatives, their own children, and yes, even their pets. Continue reading “4 Seasons of Birth Month Flowers to Personalize Your Event”

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Flower Buying

Here are 11 helpful hints to keep in mind when buying flowers and their prolonged care before a wedding or special event.

  1. A commercial flower food will prolong to life of cut flowers. Sugar, sparkling lemon-lime sodas, or aspirin added to the water will also keep the flowers healthier longer.
  2. If you are using flowers from your own garden, they may not last as long as commercially grown flowers. Garden flowers, like bought flowers, should stay in fresh water before use.
  3. Make sure that any containers used for soaking flowers are clean and bacteria-free. Rinse them with water containing a little bleach before using.
  4. Look for bright yellow stamens on lilies; old lilies (of all varieties) have dark stamens. Continue reading “11 Flower Buying and Care Tips”
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Anemones 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are four things to keep in mind with anemones: Continue reading “What do You Know about Anemones?”

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If you are planning to make a bridal bouquet and are searching for some helpful hints these 4 quick steps will be very useful. Be sure to stick to hardier flowers with big heads such as roses and carnations. Follow the same steps to make smaller versions for your bridesmaids; simply scale back the number of flowers. When the bouquet is complete, wrap the handle in ribbon in a coordinating color. Plan to use 30 to 60 stems to make a bridal bouquet about 8 inches in diameter. The bouquet takes about 30 to 60 minutes to construct. It is best make the bouquet the morning of the wedding. Once the bouquet is constructed, keep the bare stems in water as long as you can and mist the heads well; then wrap the stems when you are ready. Continue reading “4 Quick Steps to Make a Bridal Bouquet”

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Seasonal

If you are planning a wedding and are preparing bouquets and centerpieces, the availability of fresh flowers is something to keep in mind. Availability and much lower prices depend much on whether they should be shipped from Holland, Ecuador and Colombia. While any flower could be found available year round from around every corner of the globe, it’s always best to focus on in-season flowers to ensure the most beautiful selection and avoiding global weather fiascos that could potentially ruin a crop and prevent your shipment (or make it triple the price!). Continue reading “What are the Best Flowers for Each Season?”

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Tulips 101

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Are you searching for the perfect flower and getting ready for your next planned event or wedding? Sometimes there is no right or wrong flower but a matter preference as to what fits your needs or what fits your personality. The 101 series is a series of articles helping to educate everyone with the contrasts of various flowers. You may want to read the others in this series as well as many other helpful articles.

There are five things to keep in mind with tulips: Continue reading “What Do You Know About Tulips?”

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Ranunculus 101

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This is a series of articles to help you understand various flowers and their contrasts and differences with other flowers. With ranunculus there are five things to keep in mind.

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  1. Ranunculus is small, cup-shaped flowers similar in texture and shape to peonies and camellias. These flowers consist of several multilayers of tissue like petals. Each stem bears several blooms atop fine, fernlike foliage. Ranunculuses come in single or double flowering types. Continue reading “What do you know about Ranunculus?”
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Carnations 101

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There are five basic things to consider when choosing Carnations as your wedding flower or flower for your next planned event,

  1. Carnations are a large single or miniature multistemmed flower with compact blossoms made up of many frilled petals. Sometimes, they are referred to as “pinks,” because the edges appear to be cut with pinking shears.
  2. When considering a fresh carnation, they should be about half open. The miniature variety should have a few flowers half to fully open, with the others in the bud. Continue reading “What do you know about Carnations?”