Flowers in a Box, Suiting Every Bride’s Wishes

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Even if a bride is on a budget, she probably still wishes for the bouquet of her dreams. FiftyFlowers.com is introducing a new product that is soon to be launched, allowing brides to get exactly the flowers they want with their new offering called Wedding Flowers in a Box.
The idea of Wedding Flowers in a Box has never been seen …


Flowers Causing Problems

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Spring is nearly officially here. Flowers are starting to bloom, while some are overjoyed other are dreading the overload of sneezes and stuffy noses. An allergy to pollen can make you dread even the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. Though this does not mean you have to avoid a walk in the park or digging through a beautiful garden.
Most people …


Floral Phone Arriving in Western Europe

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From March 2009, Sony Ericsson’s W595 Cosmopolitan Flower Edition will be on sale in most Western European countries. This mobile phone with it’s flower theme is arriving just in time to celebrate spring.
This phone has all the characteristics of the standard version of the W595, with a 3.2 megapixel camera and the solid music facilities. There is also a wide …


Protests to Save Flower Shop

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This week Whole Foods Market decided not to renew the lease of a beloved flower shop in Berkley, California. Residents of the city met this decision with protest.
The owners of Ashby Flowers and about 50 regular customers gather outside the shop to demonstrate, and to fight for the renewal of the shop’s lease.
The lease was not renewed because the owner’s …


Ethiopian Flower Farming in Trouble

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Ethiopia is seeking new buyers for their fresh cut flowers, as worldwide economic problems are affecting it’s main buyer, the Netherlands.
The head of the state-run Horticulture Development Association, Tsegaye Abebe, said at a recent news conference that the Netherlands bought nearly 65% of the flowers exported by their country. He went on to say, “But the recession affecting the European …


Signs of Spring on the Gulf Coast

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Small trees called Redbuds are just starting to bloom along the Gulf Coast. These are most popularly known as Judas trees, in connection to the myth about Judas, where he hung himself on such a tree. They do not just allude to myth, but are a sign of spring in this part of the United States.
This plant is a moderate …


Photographing Flowers in the Winter

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For those who like to photograph flowers, winter is a long and tedious season to get through. It takes a bit of feeling for adventure and patience to find subject matter. But those who like to take pictures of bright and colourful flowers need to start thinking of creating an indoor patio studio.
Sometimes, when you have taken a lot of …


Observing Flowers to Combat Climate Change

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As part of a nationwide initiative to follow climate change, thousands of volunteers are getting ready to take part in project to track the time of flowering, leafing and other parts of the plant life cycle.
This initiative, called Project BudBurst, has seen a lot of success and is now in it’s second year. Students, gardeners and other citizens across the …


A Breath of Italy at the Philadelphia Flower Show

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The Philadelphia Flower Show is changing things up a little even in these tough economic times.
This years show is to be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the theme is going to be “Bella Italia.” Retail space is being added to the elaborate flower displays and the overflowing horticultural marketplace. Most importantly, the show is to promote the museum exhibits …


Mayor Donated Salary for Flowers

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In Torrington, Connecticut, Mayor Ryan Bingham is setting a good example for other politicians. He has donated most of his yearly wages toward the city’s “Streetscape” fund, which finances the flowers hanging over the city streets. Bingham has been doing this ever since he was voted into the office.
Bingham took office in 2005, at that time he was paid $81,838, …