Flower Care & Handling
Both color and scent have emotional components to them. They can help to cheer you up or calm you down. They can trigger a memory or help to bring balance to your life. Here are a few facts about various colors and scents that you might find interesting along with fresh floral examples of each.
It has been scientifically proven that flowers make people feel good. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, nature provides us with a simple way to improve emotional health – flowers. The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a [...]
Just when you thought your Valentine flowers were done here are two more tricks and tips to make the last few blooms more then just a memory. Waxing fresh flowers is a craft that dates back to the Victorian era. It’s quite easy and inexpensive to do. It just takes a little practice, because [...]
Posted: Mar 15, 2012 02:03:21 under Floral Gifts, Flower Care & Handling, How-To's, Silk & Dried Flowers, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day.
Tags: dried flowers, dry flowers, How-To's, wax flowers, waxed flowers
Always use clean vases or containers. Bacteria in the water will shorten the life span of your flowers. Household bleach is an excellent cleaning agent for your floral containers.
Have your vase ready before working with the flowers. Fill the container about ¾ full with warm water and floral food (according to packet directions). Of course, [...]
June is National Rose Month. Here are a few fun trivia facts about roses and a few beautiful images of roses to brighten up your day!
Since 1986, the rose has been the official National Floral Emblem of the United States.
The rose is the official state flower of: the District of Columbia, Georgia, Iowa, New [...]
Even though the Mother’s Day holiday has passed I am still not done “spotting” incredible women who are also moms. Today, I am recognizing a garden loving mom in my life. I had originally planned to feature her prior to Mother’s Day, but as always “better late, than never”.
Green Thumb Mom
I would like to [...]
I tend to have “collections” of things. When I like something I usually pick up various pieces as I go along and tend to display them together. I love to pull the seasons into my collections. Most of the time I have my yellow pottery collection on a kitchen shelf, but on occasion I will [...]
I think the most interesting floral arrangements are the ones that are in a unique or unexpected container. You’ve seen the seasonal veggie and flower arrangements that I’ve posted recently and how great they look. So why not use old tin cans, bottles and more. Look around in your kitchen, garage, or attic [...]
Look for flowers that are not yet fully developed. Most cut flowers, with the exception of some tropical flowers and fresh orchids, will continue to open after they’ve been put into the vase. A flower bud should be just slightly open–this is a general rule of thumb. There are some new rose varieties that have [...]
There are 3 ingredients that are helpful when trying to keep your flowers fresh and long-lasting. They are:
Sugar – provides nutrition
Citric acid – acts as an acidifier and lowers the ph level of the water
Bleach – prevents bacteria growth
Here are a few do-it-yourself options that I have come across:
One part lemon lime soda (7-Up, Sprite) [...]