Celebrities love flowers

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If you had millions to spend wouldn’t you buy more flowers? Elton John spent £293,000 on flowers between January 1996 and September 1997. In a court case in 2000 lawyer Mark Hapgood QC for suggested that John went “spending mad” following a £42m deal with recording company Polygram in February 1996. When quizzed by Mr Hapgood about the money spent …


Wild Flowers and Grass to Save Sparrows

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In London, twenty parks and beauty spots will be seeing a new planting of wild flowers, grass and plants. House sparrows have been disappearing at an alarming rate, and this is an attempt to attract them and increase the population.
The birds’ numbers have fallen about 68% in the past 15 years, mostly due to a loss of green spaces and …


Iridescent Flowers

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According to a new report published in Science magazine, bees can tell the difference between iridescent flowers and those that are not. They also learn to return to these flowers for nectar.
It has also been found out that there are a lot more iridescent flowers than was thought before. This trait of flowers cannot be seen by the human eye, …


Flower Plant Now Ready For Business

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In Venlo, a city in the Netherlands, a flower processing plant is ready for production. FloraHolland ImportPlaza has decided to take the business to the next level.
ImportPlaza covers a surface of about 3,600 kilometers, and it has been updated with modern processing lines and better machines.
FloraHolland provides customers with a large variety of flowers, produced all over the globe.
Flower imports …


Orchid Spectacular

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The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is going to celebrate the anniversary of its Orchid Conservatory with the “Orchid Spectacular.” This is an event that lasts one month to celebrate this type of flower.

The festival lasts until the 15th of February, and this year it will be even more exciting with the garden’s new orchid show and sale.
There will also be …


All About Orchids

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Most people find orchids a mystery and think that they are fairly elusive. However, it only takes a little basic knowledge to get orchids growing.

First of all, terrestrial orchids are orchids that grow in leaf litter or soil, which includes most of the orchid types in North America.
The orchid family is one of the largest in the world, and there …


Blooming in the Heat of the Winter Sun

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Sunshine in the winter cannot be compared to anything else. The rays of the sun are at their lowest, they slant and are very subtle.

The winters are getting milder, which is not such a great thing, but offers us new planting possibilities and options for our gardens. It’s time to make the most of any rays of light that come …


Window dressing on the Web

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Our Home Page is like a shop window to our supply of flowers. Each morning I ask the florist who has been to the market what she has bought today. Sometimes she will be enthusaistic about a particular bargain she has charmed out of the flower sellers. “Just look at these lilies!”
My job is to modify the homepage so that …


Tet Without Traditional Flowers

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In Han Noi most residents are eagerly preparing for Tet (the lunar new year), beginning on the 26th of January. However, there is a great worry that they will not have enough flowers for this celebration as rains were record-breaking in November of last year.
A major wholesaler of one Ha Noi’s biggest flower markets, Mai Lan, says that flowers could …


Making Wedding Cakes Bloom

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Rosalind Chan has always had a passion for dabbling with cream, butter, sugar and flower. She used to have a job in administration but gave it up to work on her favourite pastime – cake decoration.
“I love beautifying cakes… it gives me a certain satisfaction.”
“I know many professionals who give up their jobs and pick up this skill because it …