Recommended Books on Flowers

Recommended Books on Flowers

Books any floral-minded individual should read Have you ever wanted to be a florist? Growing up, I always got this feeling upon entering a flower shop. The aesthetic was most appealing, but the scentsual experience when surrounded by thousands of flowers was quite unique – impossible to recreate in any natural setting. For people allergic […]

Why Red Roses Are So Popular

Why Red Roses Are So Popular

Red Roses have long been a part of our history and have been portrayed in forms of artwork from classical paintings, poetry, and modern day media and music. Throughout time, the Rose, in its inescapable beauty, has been a source of inspiration and joy in conveying our deepest sentiments. We think of red rose today […]

The Victorian Era: The Language of Flowers

The Victorian Era: The Language of Flowers

The perception of others, since the beginning of recorded history, has always interfered with our approach to daily life. During the Victorian Era, people are said to have been “rude, hypocritical, and narrow-minded.” Victorian citizens were judgmental people. People under Victorian rule, in England and British colonies, were therefore destined to restrain themselves from showing […]

Cut Flower Types of North America

Cut Flower Types of North America

Curious about the different flower types grown in North America that are used by florists every day? Every flower described has an image, Victorian meaning, season, and place of origin. Flower Name: Blue Hydrangea Victorian Significance: Constancy Season of Appearance: Summer Place of Origin: North America and Japan Flower Name: Orange Rose Victorian Significance: Fascination […]

Cut Flower Types of Europe

Cut Flower Types of Europe

Curious about the different flower types grown in Europe that are used by florists every day? Every flower described has an image, Victorian meaning, season, and place of origin. Flower Name: Baby’s Breath Victorian Significance: Everlasting Love Season of Appearance: All seasons Place of Origin: Eastern Europe Flower Name: Delphinium Victorian Significance: Levity Season of Appearance: Summer to […]

Cut Flower Types of Asia

Cut Flower Types of Asia

Curious about the different flower types grown in Asia that are used by florists every day? Every flower described has an image, Victorian meaning, season, and place of origin. Flower Name: Blue Hydrangea Victorian Significance: Constancy Season of Appearance: Summer Place of Origin: North America and Japan Flower Name: Gerbera Daisy Victorian Significance: Cheerfulness Season of Appearance: […]

Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Lady Lilith"

Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Lady Lilith"

Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Lady Lilith” “Of Adam’s first wife, Lilith, it is told (The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,) That, ere the snake’s, her sweet tongue could deceive, And her enchanted hair was the first gold. And still she sits, young while the earth is old, And, […]

Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Vision of Fiammetta”

Masterpiece Mondays: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Vision of Fiammetta”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “A Vision of Fiammetta” Behold Fiammetta, shown in Vision here. Gloom girt ‘mid Spring flushed apple growth she stands; And as she sways the branches with her hands, Along her arm the sundered bloom falls sheer, In separate petals shed, each like a tear; While from […]

10 Best Flowers for Valentines Day!

10 Best Flowers for Valentines Day!

10 Best Flower Types For Valentines Day! When you get flowers, don’t just think they are a pretty centerpiece. Look into the message your sweetheart is trying to send you. LILIES Does your lover treat you like royalty? Then you had better consider adding at least a few lilies to your Valentine’s Day bouquet! A stargazer […]

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