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Easy Easter Centerpieces

Easy Easter Centerpieces

Easter is that time of the year when beautiful flowers start to be in season, and an explosion of colors and smells surrounds you. If you are hosting an Easter Sunday lunch or want to take advantage of the pretty flowers in season, we asked expert florist designers to recommend the best flowers to combine for a stunning easy Easter centerpiece. [caption id="attachment_1821" align="alignnone" width="2194"] Photo by Scotts Flowers @scottsflowersnyc[/caption] Pastel Colors are a must The Spring season offers tulips, ranunculus, anemones, hyacinth, lilac, and peonies just in time for Easter, and Scotts Flowers loves to use them as the base for a pastel-tones centerpiece. For accent flowers, use lisianthus, Italian ruscus, and seeded eucalyptus to make the flowers' composition more interesting. [caption id="attachment_1820" align="alignnone"...

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How to use flowers to lift your spirit

How to use flowers to lift your spirit

Flowers are one of the best gifts to give and receive. These floral beauties will convey different messages based on color and plant variety. You can now learn how to use flowers to lift your spirit. The bloom colors, petal and leaf textures, and fragrance can lift us up and out of a dark mood and sad emotions. The fragrance has a way of transporting us back to happier moments of our life. The intoxicating scent of peonies may take us back to our wedding day, or the texture of geranium leaves may remind us of grandma’s flower garden and brighten our day. Flowers seem to be weak plants, but they are mighty in how they can lift our spirits and convey a...

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Violet: Meaning And Symbolism

February Birth Flowers And Their Meaning

Violets are happy little purple flowers that symbolize many different things. They are aptly named after their lovely violet color. Violets (violas) are in the family Violaceae and they can be found all over the world. These popular little flowers thrive in temperate climates and grow as native wildflowers. They are hardy and naturally resistant to deer and make an ideal perennial ground cover. Violets are good for growing in containers, borders, and flower beds. There are over 500 species categorized in the Violaceae family, with the purple blooming variety being the most well-known. Some viola species are more popular than others due to aesthetic reasons, while others are popular because of their fragrance or health benefits. Although some species are more popular...

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How To Say Sorry With Flowers

sorry with flowers

Flowers can convey our feelings in ways that we can’t put into words. Even if we can verbally express our feelings, sometimes it’s just not enough. A good example of that is when we need to say we’re sorry. All of us have offended someone in some way and need to apologize. However, saying ‘I’m sorry" is just not enough if the offense has been a major one. Combining an apology with certain flowers that mean “I’m sorry" is an ideal way to convey our true sentiment. Check out these flowers that mean ‘sorry’ so you can use them to help you express an apology and get maximum results. Roses Red roses are well-known for being the flower that expresses love. Yellow roses convey...

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Chakra Energy Flow and Flowers

Chakra Energy Flow and Flowers

Is there a connection between Chakra energy flow and flowers? The simple answer is yes, there is. Chakra is defined as a life force that moves through the body. There are seven chakras in the human body and each one responds to a different color. The flower color you are drawn to will promote good energy flow within your body. If you feel blocked in your emotions, energy, creativity, or health, placing the right color of flowers in a place where you will see them often will help unblock the energy and bring about wholeness and healing. The simplest way to enhance the chakra energy is by using flowers. Discover how to unblock the chakra energy flow in your body with the...

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Cactus Meaning And Symbolism

Cactus Meaning And Symbolism

Cacti are native to any location that is dry and has sandy soil. These unusual cactus plants from the succulent family come in various sizes, shapes, and colors. Some cacti (called air cacti) grow without soil, and the saguaro cactus in the Arizona desert can reach a height of 20 feet and live to be 175 years old despite the harsh condition they live in. Some cactus produce blooms; some have sharp protruding spines, some grow straight up, and others spill over the planter and grow downward. All store water and can survive for long periods without added moisture. Before giving a cactus as a gift, discover the meaning of these attractive, easy-care plants so you won't stick someone with the wrong...

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