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How to Decorate a Baby Shower with Flower Arrangements & Bouquets

26th September 2018

The arrival of a new baby is a time for celebration and what better way to rejoice one of nature’s greatest blessings than with a beautiful burst of ‘Welcome New Baby’ flowers? Getting together with friends and family to share such a special time is wonderful enough, but baby flowers and gifts can help to make the occasion extra special.

If you’re planning a baby shower to welcome your very important new person and want to decorate it with some beautiful blooms, there are a few things you may want to consider. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to giving the baby a blooming beautiful welcome, anything goes. But as a general guide, we suggest ‘soft, light and airy’ as a starting point. We’ve explored some of the many options to inspire you ahead of the big day.

How Celebrity Babies Are Driving the Trend of Flower Names for Girls

21st September 2018

Flower names for girls are blooming in popularity. Once thought to be a relic of the 19th century, the 2017 list of the most popular baby names shows that the trend of baby names inspired by flowers and botanicals has sprouted up once again. In 2017 more than 10% of the most popular baby girl names were floral or nature inspired and that’s largely down to celebrities like Beyonce and Jamie Oliver who have fully embraced the trend with their own children.

We’ve compiled a list of 8 well-known celebrities whose children have flower names and have used the Office of National statistics data to see where they rank and how those celebrities have helped to breath new life into these beautiful girl names. Not only that but we’ve also delved a little into what the symbolism and meanings of those flowers and names.

How to Choose the Right Flowers for Each Anniversary Milestone

18th September 2018

When you combine flowers with a bit of crafting it’s possible to create a beautiful, bespoke and affordable arrangement for any wedding anniversary, whether it be as a gift for a loved one or as an arrangement for your own anniversary celebrations.

We have created five unique bouquets for five poignant wedding anniversaries and paired the traditional flower with the traditional gift* to make a stunning arrangement relevant to the occasion. We’ve also compiled a number of other arrangement ideas you can try at home for an upcoming wedding anniversary. Get ready to be inspired!

How to pick the right flowers for your wedding

6th August 2018

When it comes to flowers, weddings are a time of opulence, luxury and joyful celebration and your blooms should represent that by being as beautiful as they can be.

An important feature of both your decoration and for many brides their bouffant and bouquets, we want to make sure you choose flowers not just for appearance but for their meanings, freshness and how they reflect the personality of the happy couple.

How to Pick the Best Flowers for Home and Garden this Summer

2nd August 2018

Angela Milnes is an Award winning family lifestyle blogger at The Inspiration Edit. She writes about family life, having fun and creating a peaceful and beautiful home environment. In this blog, she shares with us how to make your home and garden bloom this summer.

The one thing I love at this time of year is the fact I can get in the garden and plant beautiful flowers ready for the Summer. There’s nothing I love more than to grow flowers in the garden and display them around my home.

6 Innovative Ways to Recycle your Old Flower Bouquets

27th July 2018

If you don’t have the heart to throw away a special bouquet, consider preserving their beauty - and your memories – by transforming them into something new. There are plenty of ways you can recycle dead flowers, from wreath making to creating potpourri and flower crowns.

Are you ready to get your crafting hat on? Read our how-to guides on each and start your next floral project!

6 How to Use Artificial Flowers in Your Home

20th July 2018

Hypoallergenic, pet-friendly and promising an eternal bloom; artificial flowers are an increasingly popular choice for the home.

Advancements in technology mean silk flowers can now rival the appearance of the real thing and there’s a whole host of creative ways to display them! We’ve rounded up some ingenious ideas on how you can incorporate them into your living space.

Flower names & origins: What's in your bouquet?

4th July 2018

Flowers are a universal language, with cultures worldwide attributing special meanings to the way they're gifted, arranged and even displayed in your home.

Floriography, the art of using bouquets and blooms to express your feelings, adds another layer of confusion to the wonder of florals but perhaps the most common misunderstanding comes from every day versus scientific naming of our favourite blossoms.