In his beloved play, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare taught us that, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” In other words — a person or thing is special because of what it is, not what it’s called. And regardless of its name, we think it’s clear that a rose is pretty unique. Just seeing one conjures up images of love, beauty, and hope. In honor of spring’s bloom, here’s how to say “rose” in 45 different languages. Continue Reading…
It seems like John Lennon was right when he said, “love is like a flower, give it time and it will grow.” Romance is a complex mixture of panic, excitement, and joy. And while you may feel as though love and affection are entirely up to you, there’s actually a lot of science going on behind the scenes that you may not even realize. Here are some fun facts about romance you may not have known:
Do You Believe in Love at First Sight?
According to researchers, it only takes 4 minutes to decide whether or not you like someone. Maybe that’s why we put so much stress on a first date! Hugging someone actually releases a chemical from your brain called oxytocin. When this hormone is released, it triggers feelings of intimacy and comfort. Continue Reading…
Whether you start every morning by reading your horoscope or you only look at it from time to time, there’s no denying that it’s fun to learn what the stars have in store for you. But has astrology made its way down from the sky to Earth?
While most people know they have corresponding traits, likes, dislikes, and even numbers associated with their zodiac sign, few know that they also have an astrological flower. Take a look below to see what your flower sign is and the traits you both share!
Aries: March 21 – April 20
As the first sign in the zodiac, Aries signifies the start of something new. With honeysuckle blooming in early spring, the season most associated with rebirth and new experiences, the two pair perfectly together!
This Valentine’s Day, nearly 200 million roses will be sold — that’s right, 200 million! To put that in perspective, that’s enough to give every other person in the United States a single rose, and there would still be a few million flowers left over.
While there’s no denying most of us associate Valentine’s Day with red roses and romantic love, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of all kinds of love. So if you’re looking to send some love to a friend or family member, you can still reach for roses, as a rose’s coloring determines the meaning behind the gesture.
Say, “I love you,” “I’m grateful for you,” or, “I think you’re unique,” with different colored roses.
When you see a flower, what is the first thing you notice? Is it its size? Its shape? Its scent? Or perhaps…is it its color? A flower’s color is one of many factors that makes nature so beautiful, and today we’d like to pose the following question: do you know what each color means? If not, we do! Let’s take a look at flower color meaning:
Although red flowers are most commonly associated with feelings of true love and passion, they can also be used to convey respect, desire, and courage. Our favorite flower species available in red are roses (of course – these are a classic, but keep in mind that they also come in other colors too!), tulips, geraniums and poppies.
Happy holiday season! Between decorating, shopping and holiday parties alone, there are so many awesome things about the last few weeks of December.
But let’s go back to the decorating part for a moment. Did you know that poinsettias are one of the most popular flowers associated with the Christmas season? Since you’ll probably see tons of poinsettia displays as you shop around town this month, get to know more about them by checking out these awesome poinsettia facts below.
8 Popular Types of Christmas Greens
The holiday season is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge about certain holiday related topics. The first topic on our list is Christmas plants – how many different types can you name off? Check out a few different types below:
With their unparalleled beauty and versatility, it’s clear why roses are among the most popular flower around the world. From being showcased around homes to being a key ingredient in perfumes to being the subject of works of art throughout history, the rose has been immortalized from a flower to an iconic part of human culture. Read on to learn more about roses including their unique history, fun facts and care tips!
When it comes to roses, there’s more to them than meets the eye. Sure, roses are renowned for their beauty and symbolic meaning, but they’re also an incredibly interesting flower with a rich history. To help you enjoy your favorite flower even more, we’ve picked a dozen strange facts about roses that you probably didn’t know.
The orchid holds a special place as one of the most alluring and captivating flowers. They have been known to symbolize luxury, love and beauty. The mystique surrounding orchids throughout history has positioned them at the top of luxurious gift lists, making them an exquisite choice as a thank you gift, congratulations gift or to simply say I’m thinking of you.
Their charm delights those who receives them, for few other flowers have the ability to impress their recipient in the same way that orchids do. Learn more orchid facts and secrets behind these stunning blooms.