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Naturally Green flowers

Green Carnation

Naturally Green flowers are one of nature's wonder. They are unique and they come in a myriad of different hues of green. Green is also associated with balance and harmony. It's often said that green is the color of life. The word "green" comes from the Latin word "Verde" meaning "of or belonging to the woods." It symbolizes life, growth, health, prosperity, and happiness. Did you know that there are hundreds of types of plants that are considered "green"? Over 1,000 species of flowering plants are classified as "green." So what makes these plants green? Well, the color green comes from chlorophyll, an organic compound found in plants. Chlorophyll converts sunlight into energy, which it then uses to convert water into oxygen and...

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How to Preserve Flowers

How to preserve flowers

Flowers are beautiful, but they don't always look their best after being cut or picked. How can you save them from wilting? To enjoy pretty flowers throughout the year, you'll need to take care of them properly. The key is to store them correctly. There are several ways to preserve flowers. For example, you can wrap them in a newspaper, place them in a vase filled with water, or add some sugar to prevent them from drying. You can even freeze them as an easy way to extend their life. Let's explore the best methods on how to preserve flowers. The heavyweight method The easiest way to press flowers is to place them in a paper bag with heavy books on top. This method...

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Day of the Dead Flowers

Day of the Dead flowers

Día de Muertos is an ancient Mexican celebration for families who gather together to celebrate the lives of their departed relatives. It takes place between the end of October and November 1st each year in México. Music is played at homes and cemeteries, and Day of the Dead flowers are displayed. Traditionally, people gather at cemeteries, arrange and beautify altars (ofrenda), scatter symbolic flowers here and there; cook Calaveras (edibles); organize colorful and joyous parades on the streets; shoot fireworks; dance; sing songs; play music; eat delicious food; drink alcohol; dress up as skeletons and wear masks, and make offerings to the ancestors. The festivities are meant to honor the memory of deceased loved ones. This holiday has been celebrated since...

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November Birth Flowers and Their Meaning

November birth flowers and their Meaning

Everyone deserves to be made to feel special on their birthday, and knowing a person's birth flower can help you make them feel special. Chrysanthemums are November birth flowers, and their meaning is deep and intricate. Giving this colorful pot of 'mums' or a bouquet containing these lovely flowers will be a welcomed birthday gift. Chrysanthemums are popular fall flowers, so they are straightforward to find during November. They are widely known by their nickname 'mums,' which is derived from the last syllable of the word. Also, in Australia, chrysanthemums are the official flower for Mother's Day due to their nickname mums. The word, chrysanthemum, comes from the Greek prefix Chrys - meaning golden and -anthemion - meaning flower. The original bloom colors of the flower...

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Bluebell meaning and symbolism

Bluebell meaning and symbolism

Bluebell is a flower with a deep blue color with equally deep meanings. It can be seen as a symbol of love, peace, hope, faith, and joy. It is said that if you are lucky enough to find this flower, you will have good luck. The bluebell is often used to symbolize purity, innocence, and modesty. Wearing a bluebell wreath is believed to bring luck, happiness, and prosperity, but are there any other meanings? Bluebell Meaning and Symbolism Bluebell means "beautiful flower" in English. It was named after the bluebell woods near where the plant grows. The bluebell has been cultivated since ancient times, and it is believed that the first bluebells were brought to England by Roman soldiers. This pretty flower...

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How to Grow Tulips

How to Grow Tulips

Tulip has become synonymous with springtime in Holland. This beautiful flower blooms from March through May, attracting visitors from around the globe. Tulips are grown from bulbs planted in early fall or late winter. They require rich soil, full sun, and regular waterings. In addition, they prefer cool temperatures. If you live in the North of the USA, you might want to plant them indoors until the weather warms up. Tulip growers have long known that the best time to plant tulips is between March and May. Thanks to new technology, they can also tell when the best time to harvest them is. A group of researchers from the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands developed a system that uses satellite...

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