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Types of Orchids: A Visual Compendium

Did you know there are more than 20,000 types of orchids in the world? That’s more than four times the number of mammal species! While most are found in tropical rainforests and grasslands in far off places, a fair amount are also native to the United States. A favorite in homes worldwide, the “Orchidaceae” family features blooms that are vibrant, tropical and fragrant.

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11 Protea Ideas for your Wedding

Whether you’re looking for a large statement flower or minimalist bouquet, the versatile protea flower if perfect for both! Measuring upto 12 inches wide, you can use a single flower as a simple bouquet, or create an extravagant arrangement with greenery and lush florals. They’re also long-lasting, sturdy flowers, so you can rest assured that they’ll look great throughout your celebration!
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Which flowers are best for congratulations?

Beautiful floral arrangements are one of the most heartfelt ways to acknowledge life’s most impactful moments. Flowers are especially engrained into sports culture, playing a prominent role in ceremonial traditions and victorious celebrations. Whether draped along podiums, thrown onto ice skating rinks, or arranged in bouquets, flowers have become a symbol of congratulations and victory. read more


Poinsettia Care Guide: Tips and Tricks

Nothing says Christmas quite like the poinsettia. Bold and beautiful, the poinsettia plant (Euphorbia pulcherrima) has bright petals that contain small flowers of green and yellow at the center. Poinsettias come in a range of colors from white to orange, but are most popular in their red variety.

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Printable Calendars for a More Floral 2018

A new year always seems like a fresh start. It’s a time when we reflect on the triumphs and tribulations of the past twelve months and make resolutions for the coming year. We think about where we have room to grow and celebrate all that we have learned and accomplished. It’s like flipping the page to a new chapter of our story. read more

December Birth Flower: Narcissus

The narcissus is the December birth flower and symbolizes good wishes, faithfulness and respect. The narcissus can often be confused with the daffodil, the birth flower for March, which is a type of narcissus. Although most narcissus flowers are spring flowers, there are several species that bloom in the winter, such as the paperwhite narcissus — making it appropriate as the birth flower for December.
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36 Sympathy Messages: What to Write in a Condolence Card

Comforting someone who is grieving is not an easy task. While there is nothing you can do that can take their pain away, there are some ways that you can help to lessen it. Expressing your sympathy through cards or letters is one way to provide comfort and peace of mind to someone who is mourning. However, finding the right words is tricky and deciding what to write in a condolence card can be difficult.
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February birth flower violet

February Birth Flower: Violet

The February birth flower is violet. Violets have been around for centuries and were first cultivated by the Greeks around 500 BC. Violets are named for their blue-purple color, but also come in of blue, yellow and cream. Today there are almost 500 species of violets that belong to the genus Viola. There are several species that are known as pansies. read more