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6 of The Most Romantic Flowers and their Meaning

6 of the Most Romantic Flowers and their Meaning

Flowers are often associated with romance, beauty, and love. They can also symbolize friendship or even death, depending on the type of flower. Knowing the meaning behind each flower can help you express your feelings better. Roses aren't the only romantic flowers out there, although they might be the most obvious choice. We explore alternatives to the classic rose, to make sure that your message sent via flowers is well received and unique. Here are 6 of the most romantic flowers and their meaning: Roses Roses are beautiful flowers that symbolize love and romance. What makes them so special? Roses are the ideal gift for anyone who loves you. They are inexpensive, easy to grow, and come in various colors and shapes.  Roses are very...

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Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

Peonies: Meaning and Symbolism

No spring garden would be complete without a peony plant growing in it, filling the air with fragrance. Its delicate appearance, easy-to-care nature,  and intoxicating fragrance make it a coveted flower for bridal bouquets and wedding decor for couples getting married in the spring. The long stems of the peony blooms make them an ideal flower to use in table centerpieces for spring get-togethers. These spring flowers hold deep meanings and symbolism and thanks to greenhouses, we can use peonies year-round to convey messages. The giving or receiving of the peony flower is sending a clear message, read on to discover what they mean and symbolize. Meanings * Freshly opened peony blooms mean good luck. They are an ideal flower to give to...

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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 Grow Peonies

How to grow peonies

Peonies have many great qualities that make them a springtime favorite - peonies are perennial, very fragrant, produce large blooms, are long-lasting cut flowers, low-maintenance, make ideal green foliage plants throughout the summer, and are easy to divide and transplant. It’s hard to find anything negative about this spring beauty so if you have any outdoor planting space, use this guide to plant and grow peonies. You won’t regret it. Choosing the right location Peonies grow best in a sunny location and need at least 6-hours of sunlight every day.  Soil that drains well is also vital to the health of peonies as soggy soil will cause the underground tubers to rot. If you have established peonies that used to produce blooms but no...

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