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The Hidden Meanings and Emotions of Flowers
12th July 2017
Sending flowers to loved ones is one of the most powerful ways to express your heart-felt emotions.Sending flowers that express your sentiments through their unique symbolism can take a special gift & make it a gift that will never be forgotten.
We have put together a collection of perennial flowers that are commonly found in our arrangements along with their meanings & associations to help your sentiments go further & truly wow your loved ones. We also asked 1000 people what they thought about flower meanings in the 21st century.
National Fragrance Day
21st March 2017
March 21st is National Fragrance Day. We all have our favourite scents and not surprisingly, fresh flowers feature in the top 10 best smells in a poll. More than three quarters of the people surveyed by decorating brand Harris say that have particular smells which make them feel nostalgic.
Roses make the top 20 of the best smells and are indeed one of my favourite memory-evoking garden flower scents.
Spring clean away the January blues
20th January 2017
Most people I speak to dislike January and want to disappear under the duvet until Spring. After December’s festivities and fun, friends and family say they struggle with the return to work, cold weather and dark mornings. January even has Blue Monday which this year was on the 16th.
Cheerily labelled the most depressing day of the year, it’s supposed to be when we feel the after effects of the Christmas bloat both on our waistlines and our wallets - and the day we’re most likely to ditch those well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions.
Have a Merry Memory-Making Christmas!
21st December 2016
Getting a doll’s bath from Father Christmas, The Wizard of Oz and the overwhelming site of presents under the tree are my favourite festive memories. Despite writing about Christmas since July, I still love it - and the build up. Christmas is a magical time to me.
Growing up in the 70s, we used to have a real tree and I remember covering it with tinsel icicles - you would still find them behind the sofa in July! I had three mice which I was allowed to put on the tree and I still pop these on our tree today.
Fill your home with festive floral cheer
12th December 2016
I was shocked to read the Poinsettia - one of THE symbols of Christmas - had fallen out of favour last year, overtaken by hyacinths and orchids. So let’s get it back in our homes for the festivities!
For a striking mantelpiece display, pop a single Poinsettia bract into a coloured-glass Mason jar or some glitzy gold Mason jars and it will look perfectly festive. Or go vintage with one or two flowers in a teacup and saucer - you can usually pick up pretty bargains in charity shops for an attractive table decoration.