Some Common Flowers and Their Symbolism

  Flowers and the giving and receiving of them have been full of emotional expression for eons. And nowadays, men a just as likely to get a bouquet as congratulations for a job promotion as women. Flowers signify feelings that sometimes are difficult to express in words, and, as part of the lore of flowers,… Read more »

Sikkim International Flower Festival

Just West of Nepal, nestled deep in the Himalayans of India is a small city known as Sikkim. It is the host of one of the most exquisitely stunning floral festivals in the world. Every summer from March through May, the Sikkim International Flower Festival is home to many exotic varieties of plant life. Native… Read more »

Some of the Best Flowers and Plants For High-Altitude Climates

There are beautiful areas of the United States; gorgeous mountainous locations. New Mexico and Colorado, come to mind; with their high-altitudes alongside wide open plains. For those who relocate to these areas, there is often a warning of things they may need to do differently to become adjusted to the altitude. Plants are no different…. Read more »

Simple and Beautiful Autumn and Halloween Flower Arrangements

The Autumn season can be bright and festive, as much as any other season. With its oranges, greens, and earth tones; October and November can be quite beautiful months for decorating. Flowers, plants, and bouquets are a magical way to bring in the Autumn season, and decorate for Halloween. The containers can get quite creative… Read more »

Fruit In Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements are no longer just the traditional bouquet. Whether they are being used casually around the home, on the table for a dinner party, or for a formal affair such as a wedding, mixing and matching colors and textures is what it’s all about. This trend makes flower arrangements very current and fresh, and… Read more »

The Beauty of Natural Branches

  Now that Autumn is almost here, we will get that urge to redecorate for the season and change the decor in our homes and exteriors. The Spring and Summer speaks to us in yellows, reds, greens, blues, and purples; these same colors are beautiful in the Autumn as well, but sometimes, the cooler seasons… Read more »

Summer’s End: Flowers in Celebration of Labor Day

It seems like only yesterday, the flower buds were poking through the leftover Winter snow, and the song of Spring was in the air. Summer soon set upon us, gifting us with bright sweltering days and endless sky. Now, Fall is on it’s way quickly, waiting for its turn to add to the beauty of… Read more »

The Prettiest Wedding Flowers For Autumn

Autumn is coming quickly, and it’s such a beautiful season for color. Nature reflects this beauty in the changing of the leaves, green desert life turning into sandy golds and reds, and forests displaying bare branches in different tones of brown. More couples are choosing to get married in late September and October, partly due… Read more »

The Care and Keeping of Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are round, lush florally bulbs. They have an appearance that makes them adaptable for just about any type of décor. They are easily made to look casual, yet elegant, or even rustic. Styled correctly, they can accentuate any style of room. Change the vase and you can change the whole look.   They can… Read more »

Decorating With Submerged Flowers

Submerging flowers in clear glass containers is all the rage today. They have been used as centerpieces at weddings, hallmark birthday parties, galas, and charity events. They present elegance and mystery that other types of floral arrangements can’t as the glass magnifies the blooms and the water saturates the colors.   Most flowers can be… Read more »