24Oct/14
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5 Tips for Choosing Wedding Day Flowers

wedding bouquetFlowers are an important part of every wedding. The colours type of flower arrangements you choose have a big impact on making your special day even more memorable. Here are five tips to help you put the final changes on one of the most important days of your life.

1. Know the Role Flowers Will Play

Spend some time going through bridal magazines and on-line sites that have anything to do with weddings to find photos. Notice the flowers. How are they being used in the wedding? Some traditional uses of flowers include:

• bride and bridesmaids bouquet
• boutonnières (buttonhole flowers) for men in the wedding party
• corsages for parents or special guests
• arrangements to enhance aisle side of seating areas
• an arbour or trellis where the ceremony takes place
• flowers for the alter or steps
• centrepieces for reception tables

Decide which of these are must-haves for your wedding, and take note of particular flower types that appeal to you. Share this information with the florists you choose to visit in the next step.

2. Bring your Budget to the Florist

Decoration  Wedding FlowersOne of the first things you need to determine is what part of the total wedding budget is allocated to flowers. Visit at least a couple of florists. Tell them your budget and ask them what type of flowers and arrangements they suggest for your flower budget, the time of year your wedding will take place, the theme of your wedding, and the colours you have chosen. Let them know if you have favourite, must-have flowers

Be sure to take a notebook with you. Write down the floral shop name, address and the name of the person you spoke with, and then record the price range they quoted and the type of flowers and arrangements they suggested. Do this for each florist shop you visit. It is important to ask each florist the same questions so you can compare their responses and prices. Get a feel for whether you would like working with that particular person or shop and indicate this in the notebook.

A good florist will be able to work within your budget by mixing and matching expensive flower types with less costly ones to create beautiful arrangements. Be sure to make use of foliage to help cut down costs before making any final decisions about wedding flowers.

3. Take the season into consideration

wedding flowersIt is important to consider the season in which you will be getting married and to choose as many flowers as possible that are in-season at that time. Paying attention to this step can make a huge impact on your flower budget. Buy from local flower producers if you can. Chances are, the flowers will be much fresher than something that has been transported.

Below are a few great seasonal flower choices. Keep in mind there may be differences based on the climate where you live:

• Spring: peony, sweet pea, hyacinth, hydrangea, lilac, iris, tulip, anemone and roses
• Summer: gerbera, poppy, snapdragon, sunflower, spider chrysanthemum, bells of Ireland, green trick, queen’s anne lace
• Fall: rose, yarrow, solidago, statice sinuate, calla lily, chrysanthemum, Asiatic lily
• Winter: amaryllis, carnation, rose, gardenia, narcissus paper white, phalaenopsis orchid, star of Bethlehem

4. Do Not Skimp on the Bridal Bouquet

bridal bouquetWhether you are on a limited flower budget or the sky is the limit, the bridal bouquet deserves to be magnificent, even if it is simple in design. The bridal bouquet is the most important wedding flower arrangement and deserves careful planning and a larger budget than the rest of the wedding flowers and arrangements. Design it first. Here are some things to consider.

Colour

While white has been the most traditional bouquet colour, many brides bouquets today use anything from soft pastels like ivory, pink, peach, blue or yellow to rich, deep, vibrant colours either as accents, or throughout the whole bouquet. Popular colours include red, burgundy, violet and mauve.

Style

Choice of style for the bouquet depends on several things. Most experts agree that flowers for the bride’s bouquet should not be decided upon until the wedding gown has been purchased. A rule of thumb when designing the bridal bouquet: the dress and bouquet should be in proportion, which means the larger the dress, the larger the bouquet and vice versa. Other considerations include:

• Traditional Wedding: A bouquet of cascading flowers works well in romantic, traditional weddings and looks best with full-skirted gowns. However, a bouquet like this is over-powering when the bride is wearing a sheath type dress or any other close-fitting style.
• Contemporary Wedding: A bouquet of exotic flowers is particularly suited to brides wearing a simple but elegant dress. Be sure to include some tropical foliage. Another choice for the modern bride is a tied bouquet consisting of several complementary flowers and colours, or a small and simple posy bouquet.

Meaning or sentiment

cascading bridal bouquetMany brides preserve their bouquet, so if you are sentimental, you may want the flowers in your bouquet to be significant in some way or send a message. Perhaps you want the number of flowers to represent the months you have been together and buds on the sprays of baby’s breath to signify all the years to come. Maybe you want to include the first flower the groom gave you.

Other items you may want to consider designing into your bouquet include the first ring or piece of jewellery he gave you when you knew the relationship was serious. Or maybe you have found a particularly wonderful wedding day charm to make the bouquet personal.

Embellishments to the bouquet

To add glamour and distinction to your bouquet, incorporate crystals or pearls. Twisting in lace, satin or organza ribbons amongst the flowers adds a feminine touch.

Use your imagination and be creative as you consider ways to bring meaning and sentiment to your bouquet. Read more about 5 Steps to make a hand tied posies bouquet.

5. Containers, and a touch of the unusual

Browse through both modern and vintage wedding photos to see if you can add drama and flair to your flower arrangements by using colour and containers in unusual ways. Add apples, lemons or limes to the bottoms of clear vases filled with tall stalks of flowers for table centrepieces. Non-traditional items can include items from nature like tree bark and grains, or vegetables such as colourful kale. Rely on your florist for help.

16Sep/14
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Flowers and Poetry can be a Powerful Combination

Time and time again flowers have found their way into the minds of poets and writers from all over the world. Be it the quiet beauty of a single rose or a field covered in a wild bouquet, flowers have inspired all ranges of emotions in mankind. There is something about their velvety textures and intoxicating scents that conjure up the keenest of memories. A person can go their whole life without thinking of an event, small or large, and have it brought back in an instant with a single flower. These small, fragile, little things can invoke such powerful thoughts and feelings. It is no wonder world renowned and smaller scale writers alike incorporate them in their works.

Examples of poems based on flowers that invoked thoughts and feelings.

Floral-Arrangements-1The writer Raymond A. Foss has a poem called, “A Patience Flower”, and while it is short, it summarizes how patiently a person waits for their flower to bloom. Poignant in its brevity, describing the act of tending to the flower through the seasons in the hope and expectation to see what it will look like when it blooms illustrates how something so small can teach a person how to be patient. They can invoke the imagination with fanciful thoughts about why they grow as they do, such as in Rabindranath Tagore’s poem “The Flower-School”. In the poem he describes how he imagines flowers go to school in the earth and when they pop up and bloom after the stormy season that they are doing so to make their mother in the sky proud, just as we strive to make our own mothers proud of us. Another well known writer, Robert Frost, uses flowers in his works on more than one occasion. One piece that is quite quaint, “Asking for Roses”, spins a short tale of two lovers visiting and abandoned house that is overrun with roses, and in order for them to pick some they beseech the spirit that dwells there.

Be it illustrating how they teach us little lessons, or how the invoke our imagination, flowers have found themselves the subject of many a poem. Presenting your beloved with a flower and poem can help create a beautiful memory, easily conjured up by the site of that same flower type for the rest of their life. Comparing your dear one to the flower that is idolized in some poetry, such as William Wordsworth’s “To the Daisy”, is another way in which flowers go hand in hand with poetry. In the simple poem, he describes how powerfully inspiring the simple beauty of a daisy is to him.

Poems in which the flowers are used to embody more than what they are.

Floral-ArrangementsAs the subject of the poems, flowers become the embodiment of hope, love, and those both dear and sorrowful. Many writers use them to give a visual embodiment to intangible emotions. Sometimes they take the place of humans in tales that bring them to life, such as Robert Frost’s “Wind and Window Flower”. A poem in which a flower in a wind attempt to court and carry off a flower that is potted at a window, but it fails to get the flower and moves on.

Sometimes the poem is entirely about a flower that is spoken of as if it were a person or ideal, other times flowers are used as symbols, not unlike the Victorian practice of floriography. A white rose can infer purity and chastity, or cala lilies can be used for a funereal theme. At times in poems there is a person who is holding a certain type of flower and what they do with it in the poem holds meaning beyond the simple action.

How flowers are universal and versatile in meaning.

Line-Arrangement-of-FlowersAt times the flowers are used to represent one thing at the beginning of the poem and that idea grows into something that is not a flower at all. The writer will use the beginning imagery of the flower to help invoke a mindset and help the reader visualize its transformation into something else. Flowers are used for this because they are commonly recognized. From desert to mountain top, the world blooms with flowers. Their presence in every culture makes them universal icons to help create or invoke thoughts and emotions.

While each culture may have different folklore and tradition, artists from all over the world still use flowers in their works in ways that just about anyone can understand. When a poet writes about giving a token of love to the one he admires, it matters not if it is a rose or a daisy, the meaning behind the actions are understood. Even children often display the concept of gifting flowers to those they love, or as a way to express emotion.

How poetry and flowers can be a powerful combination.

When a person lacks the words to say which fit the way the feel and what they want to express, poetry can help them find a way. If a bashful suitor needs help to woo the object of their desire, they can enlist the use of flowers and poetry to convey their feelings. Either written or recited and paired with a corresponding flower or flowers, poetry helps to invoke new depths of emotions that flowers alone can stir.

Even beyond the realms of wooing, flowers and poetry are often incorporated into events of celebration, romance, and even at grief-filled gatherings. Many weddings incorporate beautiful displays that include flowers and romantic poetry is often recited at some point during or preceding the ceremony. The same applies to funerals, with wreathes of flowers gathered around while people speak of the parted, often using poetry to help express their sorrow. Outside of wedding and funerals, flowers are often part of holidays and solstice celebrations, at which poetry is shared or inspired. They are a pair that has endured through time.

21Aug/14
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Making Mum Feel Special for Mother’s Day

Like anyone, you probably think you have the most special mum in the world. You want her to feel appreciated all the time for their sacrifices and love that she gave while raising you. It’s no wonder that there is a special day like Mother’s Day to make your mum feel special. When it comes to send Mother’s Day flowers, the key is to remember her with the sentiments of flowers, chocolates, and a wide array of other gifts. Flowers are the most popular choice for any mother’s day celebration.

Kinds of Flowers

blooms in vaseMum’s like flowers, no matter what they look like. And when it is a special gift from her offspring, it will mean even more. You could do something simple or big and loud for Mom’s bouquet. Regardless of what kind flowers that are selected, they will be completely embraced with a full loving heart.

There are all kinds of flowers that can be given to a mum on Mother’s Day. The best choice would be a selection of flowers that she considers to be dear to her heart. These kinds of flowers will make the biggest impact on her day. You can choose flowers related to her birthday, favourite colour, or theme.

floral basketFlowers such as lilies, orchids, roses, carnations, daisies, daffodils, or tulips are just perfect for any Mother’s Day arrangement. Sometimes, certain types of flowers are seasonal while others can be found year round. The latest technology and greenhouse painting cultivate many different types of flowers. Take time out to send her mother’s day flowers.

When you send flowers it is important to know that you are not limited to just fresh cuts because some are only available during certain seasons and it is quite difficult to procure them even with options of being raised in a greenhouse. There are times when a customer may decide to select artificial flowers, which in some cases can look just as real and lovely as the fresh cut flowers do. Today’s technologies allow for flowers that can be created in silk fashioned that will look beautiful all year round.

Choosing the Arrangement

mothers-day-gift-basketIt is a really nice touch to have the flowers presented in a beautiful basket or bouquet settled in a beautiful vase. Floral designers are known for letting their creative juices flow, and in doing so, some of the most gorgeous designs come together.

There are accessories that can accompany some types of flowers to make the floral presentation much larger. The floral presentation you are sending to your mum doesn’t have to be expensive. The right kind of accessories, wrappings, and foliage can make Mother’s Day look amazing and exquisite.

A great gift for Mother’s Day is any floral arrangement with stalks that are tall and long. It allows mum to see the flowers rising up out of the vase and it will serve as a reminder of just how special you think she is. Some occasions may allow for a centrepiece arrangement. No additional work is required for these arrangements.

11Jul/14
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Offering Congratulations Sentiments With Floral Gifts

business flowersWhen it comes to a job well done, there is no better gift than flowers. It shows the recipient that you are taking the time to acknowledge their accomplishments and that they are most appreciated. It is fun to share in the success of others whether they are colleagues, friends, family members, or loved ones. Flower delivery has been around for years and nothing is as classic as this type of gift. It can really convey your sentiments in a way that words can never truly measure.

Choosing the Right Gift?

When you send floral gifts, it is a very old tradition. It is generally the perfect gift because the person receiving it will feel good when they receive them. It is a widely used tradition that is used most often. People all over the world often use flowers as gifts and they are really popular. Flowers can convey many types of sentiments and things from thank you, thinking of you, or a simple congratulations for a job well done. Congratulations floral gifts are sent out when you want to show someone that you are very proud of their achievements that have been accomplished. There is nothing more widely accepted and touching someone’s heart by sending a bouquet of flowers.

The Most Appropriate form of Expression

flowers in vaseWhen you Send Congratulatory flowers, it is the most appropriate way to recognize another person’s achievements through sending flowers that can express congratulations to them. When the sender is trying to sentiments that are sincere to someone that he or she is close to, sending a note is also appropriate.

What Kind of Flowers Express “Congratulations”?

centrepiece arrangementThere is a wide variety to choose from when it comes to selecting the perfect arrangement to say congratulations. For instance, to send flowers to a significant other in acknowledgement of a well done job, you might choose red or pink roses to mark the occasion. Offering flowers that convey congratulations to friends or acquaintances that you are not very close, then white roses would be the more appropriate choice. When you send yellow roses, it is for family or friends that you are very close to. When it comes to sending a floral arrangement to a business partner, co-worker, or vendor, orchids are an appropriate way to send a sentiment of congratulations.

Spend time with your florist so that you can create a memorable bouquet that is fully customized to convey exactly the right message that is just from you. When it comes to revealing out a congratulation message, you might also consider selecting a florist that can provide additional gifts that would be the perfect offering like teddy bears or chocolate. Flowers are the perfect gift for any kind of situation and no matter who the recipient is, they will be thrilled when they receive this special gift.

10Jun/14
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The Secret Language of Birthday Flowers

birthday flowers 2Our favourite birthday memories have little to do with perfectly decorated cakes, lavish parties, or expensive gifts that we later give away to charity. Instead, we treasure the sounds of our families off-key renditions of “Happy Birthday” songs, home-made treats made by mothers and grandmothers, and silly cards with only signatures inside. Each of these is a reminder of how much we are loved, and that’s the best birthday gift anyone can receive.

We cherish these memories because they connect us to other people. Telling our family and friends what they mean to us is an important part of building and maintaining these relationships. Sometimes, though, we don’t have the right words to express how we feel. When we don’t know how to share our thoughts in words, we can let the secret language of flowers speak for us.

An Ancient Language

birthday flowersSending flowers is not a new idea. The ancient Romans not only understood their secret language, they helped create it. They assigned each month a specific flower that represented what qualities they hoped to bestow on their friends and family. Eventually, these symbolic meanings were more important than the birthday months attached to them. This is why we think of love when we see red roses and why innocence comes to mind at the sight of daisies. The flowers share these feelings without saying a word.

Flowers Still Speak

birthday flowers 3Today we have far more flower choices than the Romans, and we no longer follow the same rules about when to give them. Yet, flowers are still a powerful way to let people know how we feel. If you have ever watched a woman receive flowers at work, you have seen first-hand the power of this gesture. Her mouth stretches into a broad smile, and her heart wells with joy because she feels loved. Every time she looks at the arrangement, she is reminded of how much someone cares and experiences again that same delight she felt when they first arrived.

When we send birthday flowers to our friends and family, we give them the gift of that experience. These flowers tell them that we’re thinking of them and that they are important to us. Birthdays are the perfect days to do this because they are the one day of the year when we are allowed and expected to be the centre of attention. When you send flowers, you are part of that tradition and help celebrate what matters most in life.

Don’t let distance keep you from sending birthday greetings. If you live outside the country, you can still send birthday flowers. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to call or browse this website to find the perfect arrangement for your loved ones.

03May/14
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5 Steps to make a hand tied posies bouquet

Bouquets can look so neat and intricately put together but you would be surprised do know how easy it is to make a beautiful bouquet.

???????Bouquets are needed for many different special occasions. Instead of spending money for each occasion, you can save a lot of money by making your own bouquets. Hand-tied posies bouquets are easy and beautiful to make. Making these bouquets can take as little as thirty minutes to do or less depending on the experience and bouquet type. These bouquets offer a beautiful, elegant, and decorative vibe to any room. Learn how to create these bouquets within five easy steps. The five steps to take when making these beautiful hand-tied posies flower bouquets goes as follows.

1. Pick your Flowers of Choice

diy_bridal_bouquet_a111The best part about making a bouquet is picking the flower arrangements. Long stem flowers are best for making bouquets because they are easier to hand-tie. Add a large variety of long-stemmed flowers along with some posies. Try to colour coordinate and choose flowers that compliment each other in shape, size, and colour. Once you have the selection of flowers that you are happy with, you can start making your bouquet. The first step you can start is to begin to remove any extra foliage from each flower. This is done to make sure each flower is well groomed and ready to be made into a bouquet. Making sure the leaves are trimmed off can prevent the water that the flowers will be put in from getting contaminated.

2. Sort the flowers out

Sort each flower out so that they are spread apart and ready to be made into a bouquet. Gather your string and cut out the portion that you think you may need. It is always best to cut out more string than you think you will need because more string is easier to work with than not having enough string to tie your bouquet.

3. Start putting together your bouquet

It is always best to start with the biggest and most attention grabbing flowers to use as the centre-pieces. Grab these attention grabbing flowers and slowly add on other flowers in a nice pattern in a circular motion. Keep adding flowers until the bouquet becomes thick and full with a wide variety of flowers. The posies should be added into the flower arrangement in bulk and spread out evenly amongst the other flowers. Make sure that the flowers are compacted tightly together.

4. Tie the bouquet

This step may be one of the easiest steps of them all. If the flowers are not tied right, it can mess up the entire bouquet. Use the string that has already been cut to tie around the stems of the flowers. Make sure to tie the stems together very tightly so that the flowers stay in place. The string should be tied around the top parts of the stem in order to place a tighter hold on the flower arrangements and keep the flowers from loosening up.

5. Place the bouquet in water or gift wrap

This step depends on the occasion. If the bouquets are for home or events, than they need to be placed in water. Placing these bouquets into a nice vase can really make the bouquets stand out even more and can make the perfect centre-pieces for any table. If the bouquets are gifts than the stems of the bouquets can be gift wrapped. Different types of wrapping paper or even tissue paper can be used to wrap bouquets for gifting purposes.

02May/14
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Classic Floral designs

Classic Floral designs, Simple Yet Beautiful

Classic floral designs can be simple but are still stunning. Find out about what classic floral designs are and how they manage to still be beautiful.

Bouquet in vaseClassic floral designs have been around for a very long time. These designs consist of simple styles that usually focus on a small variety of flowers. While contemporary floral designs have been becoming more popular, classic floral designs are still loved and cherished by many. Classic floral designs give off a sweet vibe of simplicity and beauty.

Basket of flowersRoses are often found in most classic floral designs. An example of a classic floral design would be a dozen roses. While this may seem plain, it very well may be but when seeing the roses it becomes an amazing sight. Sometimes more is less and with a flower as beautiful as the rose, not much more decorating needs to be done. Classic designs are appreciated because they tend to have more flowers than the modern designed flower arrangements.

flower bouquetClassic designed flowers are known to come in a bulk. This bulk of flowers are usually all the same kind of flower with just one or two other flowers added. This makes the flower arrangement look a lot larger and can give the impression that you are getting more for your money. These classic styles are still being used today.

Beautiful wedding bouquet of fresh pink roses bridal flowersClassic floral designs can be found in most weddings, events, and in stores. The classic floral design is easier to make which is why they are so often used. This design has the ability to look expensive while really being affordable. These are just some of the reasons why classic designed flowers are more preferred than other designs.

Most floral shops specialize in classic flower arrangements. These arrangements are easy to find unlike contemporary floral designs which can only be found in certain floral shops. Classic styled flower designs are easy to find and easy to fund because they are so cheap. Classic designs are so easy to do that people are able to make their own.

florist arranging flowersClassic floral designs tend to stay within certain patterns or themes. Most classic flower arrangements are put together based on color coordinating. For example you may find a classic floral design of assorted flowers that are all pink. You may also find a floral arrangement that has a design of assorted flowers that are all red. This is very common within classic floral design which makes them great gifts and great for special events.

flowers arranged in vaseThese floral designs are kept in a variety of different vases. Classic vases usually come in solid colours that match the flower arrangements that are inside of them. The vases are a huge part of the classic style of these flowers. Many of the vases used are very old fashioned and made out of different materials. Vases can determine the entire look of a floral arrangement. The vase has to be classic in order for the flowers to look classic so in a way the vase is almost just as important as the flowers in classic floral design.

There are many types of floral designs out on the market today. However, classic floral designs seem to be the most popular design of them all. These types of flower designs are available at almost any store that sells flowers which makes these classic beauties easy to find and easy to supply. These classic flowers are also affordable and allow you to get a lot for your money. Throughout the years other floral designs will arise but no design will take the place of classic floral designs.

02May/14
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Contemporary Floral Designs

All about Contemporary Floral Designs

Contemporary floral designs have become very popular in recent years. As the popularity grows, so does the love for contemporary floral design. Find out all about contemporary floral designs.

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Contemporary floral design is almost like contemporary art. Contemporary floral design is like a new spin on the regular floral design. Modern day designs have strongly influenced all forms of art, including the floral industry. Contemporary floral designs include designs that are based on the styles and fashions of today, thus making them contemporary.

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The floral designs of today are not like the floral designs of the past. Designs were simple in the past when it came to floral designs, but now they are more intricate and complex. The contemporary floral designs are Victorian styled with a modern day twist. These modern floral designs look more like art than they do flowers. These designs are usually inspired by actual art pieces.

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Contemporary floral designs are set apart from other floral designs in many ways. Contemporary floral designs look very complicated yet simple. Each flower in these designs were constructed to look like art. Some of the most beautiful designs can be seen with the manipulation of flowers along with some added props to make a perfect contemporary piece. A key factor in this type of floral art is being able to use flowers in ways that they are not normally used in. Contemporary floral design is based off of creativity which is why these flower designs are so popular. These flowers are fun and exciting to look at.

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Contemporary floral designs can be found in high fashion places that cater to the modern world. These flower arrangements are found at some of the nicest weddings, museums, events, and other places that enjoy being different. Contemporary floral designs are up-scale and classy. These flower arrangements can also be very pricey.

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There are many different kinds of contemporary floral designs to choose from. There is a style called botanical. This style is a design that replicates the process of a plant’s life. The different parts of the flowers are usually portrayed in an artistic way. This type of contemporary floral design may show the root of the plant, the stem, the leaves, and the flower in an artistic display using different flowers for each part. This is a very popular style that is done with these modern flowers.

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Another contemporary floral design is called decorative. This type of design goes away from the typical flower and plant display and instead turns the flower arrangement in to a form of art. This type of design tends to include different types of decorative objects such as fruits, and other colourful items. Decorative floral design is another common contemporary floral style. This style is most commonly used in museums and other places that deliver fine art.

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Hand-tied contemporary floral designs are commonly used as gifts and centre-pieces at events. Hand-tied flowers are considered bouquets. Contemporary bouquets are classy and fun. These bouquets can be used for almost any occasion at almost any time. The flowers used for these bouquets are usually randomized but colour coordinate. Modern designs for bouquets are usually big and full of a wide variety of flowers.

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Contemporary floral design has taken the world by storm. Floral arrangements that use to be simple are now over the top and artistic. These designs can truly be breath taking and make you wonder how somebody could put something so complicated yet simple together. These arrangements are used for so many occasions and can really make an impression on people who see them. Read more about the Contemporary Floral Arrangement Blending European Designs and Japanese Ikebana.

01May/14
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How Flowers Bring Happiness

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No matter what the flowers are meant for, there is no questioning that they are always a solid symbol of happiness and passion that have been appreciated all the world over for almost as long as human culture has been around and engaging in the practice of gift giving. Flowers bring people happiness because of a very large variety of reason, lots of which do depend upon the context of why they were given in the first place. Whatever the reason may be, there is no denying that flowers can be a great way to let anybody know that you really care.

The symbolism

Flowers have a huge amount of variety in the different things that they can imply, based purely upon just what the kind of person you’re giving them to or what the occasion is that calls for the giving on the flowers in the first place. In the instance of a wedding, for example, flowers can symbolize the longevity and passion of the relationship. For a newborn baby, flowers can symbolize the joyous occasion of brand new life.

The smell

There’s no doubt at all that our olfactory neurons play an extremely large part in psychologically conditioning us to feel different ways about different things. Good smells bring up memories of things that are highly pleasurable while bad smells can conjure negative images and painful affairs. Because flowers normally smell so pleasant, they are naturally associated with good feelings and pleasurable vibes that can be experienced sometimes even just by looking at them. Smelling flowers that have an aromatic scent has the power to make some people’s entire day immediately seem better; the value of this can’t be discounted.

The intention

Giving flowers speaks a certain volume about the intention behind giving them. When you give somebody flowers, you’re silently speaking a certain intention that has to do with how much you care about them. Besides just what the flowers look and smell like, knowing that someone cares enough about you to give you flowers in the first place will immediately make them feel more wanted and contribute a great deal to their feelings towards your relationship as a whole. Everybody, to an extent, wants to feel wanted; flowers communicate this degree of desire in a way that not many other things fully can.

The memories

Flowers can even be used to symbolize pleasant memories of times past that you can cherish forever. While they may not allow you relive the moment as objectively as a photograph might, the smell from flowers will bring on positive vibes that tie into the great positive energy that radiates from memories of the event in the first place. With flowers, you’ll be able to immortalize an event in something that is tangible and personal beyond what can only be viewed on a screen or through a simple flat photograph. The flowers are tangible and powerful reminders of a memory that was as or more beautiful than even they are.

The naturalism

Flowers are products of nature, which means that they hold a certain amount of power in making a person impression that can’t be emulated by things that are merely manmade from a factory. A flower’s natural status gives it a power to move people that is very much surreal, tied directly to our connect with the planet as beings that originally came from the forests and plains before establishing ourselves industrially. Flowers, because they are natural, just give off the sense that a person giving them is more genuine in their intentions than if they only gave something electronic.

The personality

Flowers have an extremely versatile range in the different emotions that they can bring forth in people, based almost entirely just on what they look like and how they smell. You could almost say that each flower packs a certain amount of ‘personality’ that is comparable to ranges in personality that can be observed in people, and for each flower, a different connection to a person is possible. The possibilities are endless when it comes to thinking of just what kinds of different flowers you can match up to the different people in your life that you care about.

The sincerity

Flowers speak a certain volume about the kind of sincerity that the person giving them has in their feelings towards the different people that they give them too. Anybody can go into Barnes & Noble and get a simple gift card, but it takes a different kind of care to spend time picking out a perfect bouquet of flowers that is meant for the person whose day you want to make with a gift. When you give flowers you do not only communicate that you care; you communicate that you care –enough-.

The occasion

The occasion that you bring a flower to speaks a great deal about the flowers and, in a way, gives them power. Flowers have been immortalized as items of celebration and romance, and in a sense, giving them almost completely validates the occasion as something that it truly worth being called an occasion. Flowers for weddings, anniversaries or birthdays are all valuable due to the fact that they speak a kind of sincere respect for an event that lets the person who is at the centre of it know that people actually care about it in the first place.

The novelty

Flowers are just so much more novel than getting something obligatory and impersonal, and leagues better than just some simple, kind words of appreciation or congratulations. With flowers, you let the person you’re giving them to know that you cared enough to go the extra mile beyond only acknowledging that something that happening to make them important in your head for a day. The novelty of flowers that you deliberately choose for the person who is celebrating their day, or you celebrating a day with them, gives them a far more powerful impact than artificial, assembly line gifts.