We Reminisce About Beautiful Summer Flowers

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The end of growing season can make us especially nostalgic for the flowers we enjoyed this summer. Summer flowers are powerful – they can get you through the summer doldrums when you feel it’s too hot and you can’t be tempted by anything outside. Summer-powered flowers get us excited about our gardens, allowing us to … Read moreWe Reminisce About Beautiful Summer Flowers

Fall Trends in Floristry

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Leaves are falling, nights are getting cooler, colours are changing and new trends are making their way into shops of every kind. With flowers dwindling away outside, what exciting trends in floristry can we look forward to this fall? Wearable Flowers The trend in flowers as fashion accessory continues into the fall. Inspired by Beyoncé’s … Read moreFall Trends in Floristry

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

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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

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

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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?