September 30th, 2009 by Bri
Office Plants and Flowers Make the Day Easier, Seriously
The purely aesthetic appeal of flowers and plants in office settings, homes, and public buildings is well known and, indeed, is often assumed to be their main ‘benefit’-they just make things look a lot nicer.
However, there has been ongoing research which more than suggests that the mere presence of flowers and plants has a number of healthy effects on people. These findings [Read more →]
September 22nd, 2009 by Bri
Which Flower Types Are Right for Your Occasion?
Different flower types make for an excellent choice when attending or planning a special event. But with so many flower types, it can be challenging to choose just the right flower for your occasion. Here are some of the more common flower types along with some advice about which type of flowers may be appropriate for your occasion. Let’s first simplify what makes different types of flowers unique.
Characteristics of Different Flower Types
Scent - different flower types have different smells based on the oils that petals produce as the flower grows. If you’ve ever walked through a field of lilacs in May, you know how wonderful the scent of flower types can be.
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September 16th, 2009 by Bri
Ideas for Centerpiece Flower Arrangements
There are so many different ways to decorate your home or table for the holidays. Table centerpieces made with flower arrangements can be themed to coordinate with your holiday party ideas for any occasion. Flowers are a beautiful way to bring color and life to any tablescape.
With Rosh Hashanah right around the corner, we thought we would share with you an exciting centerpiece idea one of our customers did last year for the holidays.
Rosh Hashanah Seder Table Centerpieces
This traditional Seder table is accented with lovely floral table centerpieces.
Instead of just one main centerpiece decoration, arrangements are balanced throughout the length of the table.
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September 14th, 2009 by Bri
Which Symbolic Flowers To Convey Your Feeling?
Flower symbolism during the Victorian era was used to communicate messages and express feelings through flowers as opposed to words. This language of flowers, also called floriography, which uses flower symbolism, was and still is a unique means of communication, at times more effective than spoken words. Certain symbolic flowers are more prevalent than others, but the thought of bringing back flower symbolism and language of flowers is a powerful ideology.
In some cases, the language of symbolic flowers has united with spoken word. For instance, the Shakespearean quote, “A rose by another other name would smell as sweet“, which implies that the beauty of this flower is independent of what we name it. Each flower’s natural beauty is the essence of flower symbolism. But what do different flowers symbolize and can one use the symbolism when having a floral gift delivered?
What do Flowers Symbolize?
Love is perhaps the most popular sentiment of flower symbolism today. Red roses signify passion and romantic love. Other kinds of symbolic flowers that mean love are:
- red tulips which symbolize a love declaration
- pink carnations are representative of a woman’s love
- forget-me-nots are said to mean true love
- purple lilacs which symbolize first love
- azaleas have a meaning of passion
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