Memories That Last: 3 Ways to Remember a Loved One with Flowers

Buttons made with pressed flowers

The use of flowers in funeral rites, to commemorate the deceased, dates back to ancient times. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that even our Neanderthal predecessors decorated tombs with plants and flowers. Certainly, by the time the first civilizations of Ancient Egypt emerged, flowers were an important part of mummification rituals. Nowadays, we use … Read moreMemories That Last: 3 Ways to Remember a Loved One with Flowers

The 6 Best Hanging Flower Boxes for 2019

Flower box inn window holding pink carnations. Image from Pixabay.

Flower boxes are an excellent choice when space is available at a premium, or in situations in which there’s no access to a yard. Perhaps you live in an apartment or condo building and don’t have a yard, or you’d like to make use of more vertical space in order to accent your home with … Read moreThe 6 Best Hanging Flower Boxes for 2019

Did Flowers Bloom More Than 50 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought?

Lone violet growing in dirt - Did flowers bloom more than 50 million years earlier than we thought?

Scientists have described a fossil plant species that suggests flowers bloomed in the Early Jurassic, more than 174 million years ago, according to new research in the open-access journal eLife. Before now, angiosperms (flowering plants) were thought to have a history of no more than 130 million years. The discovery of the novel flower species, … Read moreDid Flowers Bloom More Than 50 Million Years Earlier Than We Thought?