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How to Repot a Cactus

How to repot a cactus

Transform your cactus collection with ease! Learn how to repot a cactus and get ready to give your plants the upgrade they deserve! Repotting a cactus can be a bit intimidating, but with the right techniques and a little patience, you can successfully transplant your cactus into a new pot. Cacti are easy-to-care for indoor plants that don't need frequent repotting. However, when a cactus becomes rootbound, it must be transplanted correctly and safely. This is typically needed when roots start to come out of the bottom drainage holes or when the cactus appears too big for its current pot. Cacti are slow-growing, so they typically only need to be transplanted every 3-4 years unless they are a faster-growing variety, which may...

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Top 15 Flowers and Plants in the Torah

Top 15 Flowers and Plants Mentioned in the Torah

The Torah, also known as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses, is a central text in Judaism and forms the basis of the Old Testament in the Christian Bible. Flowers are mentioned throughout the Torah in various contexts and have various meanings and symbolism. The Torah often mentions flowers as gifts, offerings, and symbols. Flowers also play a role in the literature of the Torah, with the Song of Solomon in particular making extensive use of flower imagery to convey the themes of love and desire. Here are the Top 15 Flowers and Plants in the Torah. Top 15 Flowers and Plants in the Torah   Rose: The rose is mentioned in the Song of Solomon as a symbol of love and beauty....

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Pansy Meaning and Symbolism

Pansy Meaning and Symbolism

Discover the meaning and symbolism of the pansy flower, including its associations with love and affection, contemplation and reflection, loyalty and faithfulness, strength and courage. Learn about the cultural significance of the pansy flower, including its use in literature, art, and herbal remedies. Explore the various colors of the pansy flower and their different meanings, and find out how it has been featured in movies and books throughout history. The pansy flower is a small, colorful flower with red, purple, or yellow petals native to Europe and Asia. The word "pansy" comes from the French word "pensée," which means "thought," and it is believed to be derived from the flower's appearance, which is said to resemble a human face with two...

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February Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

February Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

February is considered the month of love because Valentine’s Day occurs in the middle of the month. Red roses are celebrated this month and are the biggest sellers for florists, but they are not the February birth flower. Violets and primroses are the birth flowers for this second month of the year, and neither has anything to do with Valentine’s Day. Not many flowers bloom during the cold of winter and early spring, but violets and primroses are two plants that produce blooms in the cold. [caption id="attachment_1652" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Photo by Tobias Mockenhaupt[/caption] Violets Violets are small plants that are native to woodland areas. The plants have heart-shaped leaves and asymmetrical flowers. Not all blooms are violet, even though the plant name suggests...

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Interview with Rebecca Ambrosio

We sat down to interview Rebecca Ambrosio and very talented floral designer. Rebecca has been in the floral industry for over ten years, working in retail, wholesale and corporate environments. She has been very lucky to travel worldwide for her job, including South Africa, England, Germany, France, and Italy.  What is the key to becoming a successful florist? Floral Design is a great career choice for anyone who loves nature, plants, and flowers. Florists are responsible for creating beautiful bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, boutonnieres, wedding decorations, funeral arrangements, and much more. They also arrange flowers for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other celebrations. There are several ways to get into the field of floral design. If you want to start fresh, consider taking a course...

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What do Flower Colors Mean?

What do Flower Colors Mean?

Have you ever wondered what do flower colors mean? Flowers come in every color imaginable, each possessing unique characteristics and meanings. Flowers can be used to express feelings and convey messages to others. Each flower has a specific meaning; you can use flowers to tell someone how much you care about them. What do Flower Colors Mean? There are many different theories about what flower colors mean. For example, some people think red stands for love, while others say it symbolizes passion. Others believe that yellow represents happiness, while others claim that white signifies purity. But why do we associate certain colors with specific meanings? And how did those associations start? The answer lies in history. In ancient times, flower colors had very...

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