Investing in Spring by Planting Bulbs Now

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Winter can be long and tiring, and after the long cold months have passed there is nothing more refreshing than seeing spring bulbs pushing their way through the spring soil. They bring us tons of colours right at the beginning of the season, along with the hope for milder weather. It is also a lucky situation for gardeners — not …


Autumn Wedding Flowers

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In order for a wedding to be perfect, it needs to be fitted to your needs and personality as closely as possible. Your look, personality, values and even favourite colours need to bring out. If you are not the type of girl who wants to be holding pink flowers during a sunny June wedding, then having an autumn wedding can …


A Dead Flower Causing a lot of Trouble

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You would never think that weeding out a dead flower could get you in any trouble. But recently, a woman was threatened with arrest for theft and criminal damage after she pulled out a dead flower from a council-owned border.
Angie Summers, 43, was just taking her lunch break when she decided to pull out a withered canna lily in a …


Toyota's Giant Flowers on Tour

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Los Angeles artists and Toyota have teamed up to work on a functional art project. They have designed large, colourful flowers that provide free Wi-Fi and power outlets in public places.
Along with the creation of this flower, a new company called Poetic Kinetics has been created, with the help of Patrick Shearn and Cynthia Washburn. The flowers and the principles …


Creating Botanical Art

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A lack of funds is not a good excuse for the fact that your walls are bare. Not everyone can afford Picasso or Renoir, but a bit of creativity does not cost a penny. This time of year is as good as any to create botanical prints.
This form of floral decoration dates back to Victorian times, when scientist’s leaves and …


Chicory a Favourite in Food and Coffee

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As the sunlight becomes weaker, it is not only the early risers that can catch a glimpse of the refreshing large blue chicory flower. This flower is reminiscent of the daisy and is especially plentiful after the rain.
The chicory is also known as the coffee weed, as many famous coffees in New Orleans are flavored with this plant. It is …


Why we prefer British flowers

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The BBC News website recently wrote an article on flower gangs in Cornwall. Workers were being paid £50 a week to pick flowers such as daffodils from fields and roadsides. These workers, mainly from Poland and Lithuania, would spend half the year in Cornwall and the other half in Scotland. (Read it here)
Expolitation is not rare in the flower industry. …


The Basics in the World of Gardening

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Gardening has a gone a long way over the past few decades, and now garden centers have a wide variety of things to offer, for just about any garden or gardener. Here are some basic things you should know before starting your own garden.
Annuals are important for most gardeners. This category includes impatiens, begonias, geraniums and marigolds. They do not …


Penstemons a Favourite of Hummingbirds and Soon to be a Favourite for Gardeners

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It seems that most gardeners and hummingbirds seem to have a similar taste in flowers. But many gardeners have not yet realized how great the penstemon or the beardtongue is. These easy-to-grow flowers are native to North America, and are a favourite of hummingbirds.
They grow an upright stalk, off of which dozens of flowers shaped like bells grow, and this …


Floral Cocktails in Manhattan

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Most of us would not think of heading to the bar to see floral creations at their best, but New York has been hit with a new trend – floral decorations in cocktails. Some of these are basically works of art and quite an indulgence.
Bar tenders have been using real flower petals bathed in gin or some other alcoholic beverage. …