Last-Minute Flower Orders Advice

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There are some things you need to know if you want to get flowers quick and cheap. It is quite easy to please those you love without having to break the bank.
Buying flowers online is the quickest and simplest way to get flowers, but you may have to take some extra steps to get your the flowers you want by …


Flowers from Mexico Facing Customs Inspection

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Those who bring flowers across the border near San Diego, will take part in a thorough inspection. Officials say they will carefully inspect flowers people bring across the border for Valentine’s Day, looking for harmful pests.
Chrysanthemums and gladiolas are already prohibited from being brought across the border as they often carry fungi called “Chrysanthemum White Rust” and “Gladiolus Rust,” both …


Cherry Blossoms and Camellias Blooming Near Taipei

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It has become clear that the flower season in Yangmingshan has started. In Taipei cherry blossoms and camellias have been seen blooming in the northern mountains. It is not only the indicator of the flower season but of many activities as well.
The public has been invited to the Floriculture Experimental Center to see the camellias that have been cultivated.
Starting Wednesday, …


Flower Producers In Trouble Along With The Economy

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Producers and exporters of flowers and other horticultural products are feeling the heat as demand for flowers and other plants is on the decline.
The executive director of the Tanzania Horticultural Association, Ms Jacqueline Mkindi, said, “The crisis has posed a big threat to a significant number of local horticultural producers. Some are considering closing down their businesses.”
This is one of …


America's Favourite Flowers

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All eyes are on the United States and the economy, and many flower growers are wondering which flowers Americans prefer.
The most popular flowers are chrysanthemums, impatiens and petunias, and they are bedding plants. These kinds of plants are usually first grown in greenhouses and then replanted at home.
In American gardens roses are also a popular choice, as well as tulips, …


Getting Started With Orchids

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Most gardeners are wary of planting orchids, but once these flowers bloom they are quite a treat and they really are worth the money and the patience.
When you first start growing orchids, you should choose a type that grows indoors. Beginners often make the mistake of buying a showy orchid that needs a tropical greenhouse to grow, and is used …


The Romance of Fresh Flowers in the Middle of Winter

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Most people feel that Valentine’s Day is not complete without flowers, but as just about anybody knows, February is not exactly the season for growing flowers.
So even gardeners have to join the rest of the crowd by buying fresh flowers at the local flower shop. Roses are by far the favourite — last year about 214 million flowers were put …


Planting Flowers For Beginners

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If 2009 is the year you want to begin planting flowers for the first time, there are some simple rules to follow to ensure that you have success.
It is important to start small. It is not that easy to take care of plants, the fewer you have the easier it will be to keep track of them. You will experience …


Spicing Up Valentine’s

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It seems like Christmas was just yesterday, and Valentine’s is just around the corner, time to start thinking of gifts for our loved ones once again. Though Valentine’s Day is a bit easier with a box of chocolates and flowers doing the trick, there are few simple things you can do to spice things up.
The best way to say “I …


Early Blooming Snowdrops and Snowflakes

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Though most of us are not expecting flower at this chilly time of year, snowdrops are soon going to popping up where we least expect them. There is also a flower that is quite similar to the snowdrop called the snowflake, and they often get mixed up, as they both like the cold.
The scientific name of snowflakes is Leucojum; this …