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 …


Luxurious Blooms For Valentine’s

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Valentine’s day just would not be the same without flowers — it’s almost impossible to imagine something like that. Cut flowers are one of the best and sweetest luxuries you can give your special someone on this day.
There are quite a few blooms to choose from on the market. Azaleas, cyclamen and spring bulbs all enjoy the same conditions: bright …


Making Valentine’s Last Longer

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Once the romantic dinner is over, and the candles have been snuffed out and kisses cooled off, all we are left with is a bouquet of flowers from our Valentine’s night. This is most often the only memory that is left to linger.
Flowers are one of the best Valentine’s gifts for a reason. Usually February the 14th is a brutally …


Flowers Our Gift From Nature

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No matter how rich or poor you are, flowers are for everybody, and they allow each person to feel the beauty of nature. They can make just about anybody happy. They are one of the best gifts or decoration for gifts.
Some would even say that they are mother-nature’s gift to the world. They have brought us pleasure over thousands of …


Farmers Lives Improved With Flower Crops

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Northeastern flower farmers are seeing an improvement in their fortunes. Flowers are not traditionally seen as the cash crop in this mountainous region, yet they are bringing huge material benefits to the Le Loi commune, Hoanh Bo district and Quang Ninh.
Farmers in these regions have been growing flowers for the past decade. First the summer-autumn rice crop is harvested, then …


Orchids for Obama

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America has a new president – Barack Obama. Kathleen Coils, an Urenui orchid grower, is a bit more excited than the rest, as her flowers are have been used in the ceremony. Just before President Obama’s inauguration, Mrs Coils was interviewed…
She said, “I hope I get to see what they are doing with them. I hope that they take photos …


Modern Men love to give flowers

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Way back in “ancient times”, when my parents were a young couple in Glasgow in the 1950s, it was considered rather effeminate for a man to be seen in public with flowers. So when my older sister was born my Dad tiptoed nervously into the hospital carrying a battered old suitcase – much to my mother’s puzzlement. He opened the …