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Fun Flower Facts

What Your Birth Flower Says About You

September 1, 2017

Whether you truly live your life based on the stars and the moon, or you just enjoy reading your horoscope from time-to-time — we all find some fun in knowing our zodiac sign. But have you ever heard of birth flowers? As you may have guessed from the name, your birth flower is the flower associated with your birth month — a “floral zodiac,” if you will.

Whether your meaning is spot-on, or completely off, there’s no denying that knowing someone’s birth flower makes for a beautiful and personal gift the next time their birthday rolls around!

January

Birth flower: Carnation

Carnations aren’t just the January birth flower, they’re also the official Mother’s Day flower. Because of this, women born in January are said to be very nurturing, kind, and motherly.

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Vanilla Comes from Where?

August 23, 2017

Whether in our ice cream, cookies, or coffee creamer, most of us enjoy the sweet, sugary taste of vanilla almost every day. But have you ever thought about where this delicious flavoring comes from? Believe it or not, vanilla actually comes from one very specific kind of orchid — yup, that tropical, free-falling flower we all love.

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All About August’s Flowers: Gladiolus and Poppy

August 4, 2017
Gladiola

Just like every month has a birthstone, it also has a flower (sometimes two) associated with it! And like birthstones, each month’s birth flower comes with its own unique significance. It seems only natural that we honor the last full month of summer with two incredibly vibrant flowers — the gladiolus and the poppy.

Gladiola

This August, add a personal touch to a friend’s birthday flowers or special flower arrangement by incorporating these summer flowers into their gift.

Gladiolus

Gladioli are an incredibly popular outdoor plant. Standing at an impressive four feet tall, gladioli were commonly placed in the back of flower beds to add height and texture. But while these flowers may have lived most of their life in the background, they’re anything but ordinary. Their blooms range in height, thickness, and color, making them incredibly diverse.Red Gladiolus

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How to Incorporate Plants into Your Small Apartment

August 2, 2017
Cozy living room with plant

From purifying the air to making your home feel warm and inviting, there are numerous reasons why you should start incorporating greenery into your home decor. But in small apartments, plants and flowers can take up valuable counter space. That’s why we’ve got a few tips on how you can have the best of both worlds — beautiful greenery and plenty of space in your apartment.

Cozy living room with plant

7 Tips for Decorating with Plants

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The Life Cycle of a Sunflower

July 22, 2017

sunflowersTowering over the fields and adding a burst of happiness to the gardens, sunflowers are one of the most recognizable and beloved flowers in nature. In fact, artist Vincent Van Gogh painted an entire series of still life paintings around the flower entitled “Sunflowers.” But just how does a tiny seedling turn into the awe-inspiring flowers of sunshine we know and love? Read on for the full life cycle of a sunflower – from seedling to petal.

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How to Say “Sorry” In 50 Different Languages

July 20, 2017

“Sorry” may be one word, but did you know that it holds many different meanings? Sorry may be an admission of wrongdoing, an empathetic appeal to someone who suffered a tragedy, or an attempt at repairing a damaged relationship — and that’s just in America. But whether you’re comforting a friend, or finally admitting to your wife that maybe, just this one time, you were at fault, everyone is comforted by a sincere apology.

Saying sorry with flowers

No matter where your travels take you, “I’m sorry” is one of those phrases that is well known everywhere, so take a minute to learn a little bit more about how to say sorry in 50 different languages.

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How to Make it Feel Like Summer in Your Office

July 12, 2017
Desk with laptop and plants

When the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the ice cream man can be heard in the distance, it can be hard focusing on your work in the office. While summer may not be the blissful three month long vacation that it was when you were a kid, that doesn’t mean it still can’t be amazing. So instead of spending your days longing for the great outdoors, bring the spirit of summer right into your office.

Add Greenery

What’s the number one way to make your office feel like paradise? Flowers, flowers, and more flowers! Place a vase full of tropical orchids, lilies, or sunflowers on your desk for a sight and smell that’s truly relaxing. And since studies have shown that plants can improve the productivity of an office, you may even be able to convince your company to cover the cost of some of your greenery!

Desk with laptop and plants

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9 Reasons to Buy Someone Carnations

June 23, 2017

Looking for something delicate, durable, and delightful to decorate your home with this season? Don’t be too quick to overlook carnations — one of the oldest and historically rich flowers around today. If you’re in the market for flowers, here are just a few of the many reasons why you should choose carnations.

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The Best Flowers for Allergy Sufferers

May 19, 2017

If years of springtime watery eyes and a runny nose has turned you off to flowers or gardening, we’re here to offer some relief! Contrary to popular belief, there are flowers that even the biggest allergy sufferer can still enjoy. So until scientists can develop pollen-free house plants (which yes, they’re actually working on!) here are the most hypoallergenic flowers that will leave you breathing easy.

How Come Only Some Flowers Affect Allergy Sufferers?

When it comes to allergies, flowers have gotten a bad rap. For most allergy sufferers, they’re not allergic to flowers, but rather the pollen they attract. But just like some flowers have high pollen counts, others have very low (and sometimes no) pollen levels — meaning there are plenty of flowers that are allergy-friendly, you just need to know where to look!

Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are a staple among gardening homeowners because they have the ability to re-bloom throughout the spring and summer — so we’re happy to say that they are allergy-friendly! Because their pollen is so sticky, even strong winds won’t blow it into the air.

White hydrangeas

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All About Hydrangeas

May 11, 2017

No month is more beloved by gardeners and flower enthusiasts than May. Each May, hundreds of dormant flowers burst into bloom. But no plant or flower comes alive quite like a hydrangea. Seemingly overnight, these wonderfully fragrant flowers open up to expose a cluster of petals, sometimes as large as eight inches wide. In honor of these show-stopping plants, here’s everything you need to know about hydrangeas.

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