When decorating the living room, bathroom, or even the bedroom, consider a tropical flower theme. Through colors and accessories based on a tropical flower theme, you can create an island paradise right in your own home. Along with bright, often red or pink, tropical flower prints and accents, look for bamboo, palm tree, and animal accents. For instance, leopard print pillows are not out of place in a tropical flower living room. Anything exotic and tropical will coordinate.
Many brides are opting these days to carry a calla lily bouquet in their wedding. These elegant flowers are often white but can also be yellow, pink, or purple. Actually, in a calla lily bouquet, the calla (also called arum) lilies are not true flowers but are a botanical part called a spathe, which is a wide bract, or the part just below the flower. The flower of the calla lily is down inside this gracefully shaped spathe.
Planting lilies not only beautifies your yard, but if you plant certain varieties, the scent they emit can be an extra, fabulous bonus! Here we’ve compiled a list of plants in the lillium family to heighten your senses (particularly the one of smell!) as well as make a lovely show in your yard or garden – year after year.
Two early season varieties to keep in mind when planting lilies are Eurydice and Seabreezes. Eurydice, an Asiatic lily boasts a light fragrance that never overpowers, but releases its softly sweet smell as the day goes by. Seabreezes’ distinctive perfume ranges in the light area, as well, being engagingly sweet but never too intense.
Tulip bulbs can give instant character to any garden. And whether you want to put bulbs in flower beds, or to go for a natural look by planting them in your lawn or meadow, you can use a tip or two when choosing and planting tulip bulbs.
Do you know where tulip bulbs came from?
Contrary to popular belief, tulip bulbs were not discovered in Europe. In fact, tulip bulbs were first discovered by Turkish explorers in the Tien Shan Mountains of Central Asia around the 10th and 11th century A.D.
Roses are among the most common flowers given. They are given to mark special occasions and holidays. They are also given for no reason at all. Roses are versatile, coming in many varieties and colors. It is possible to find roses to suit just about any taste or preference. And a rose is almost always a welcome gift.
However, just like different varieties of flowers, roses have meanings. The color of the rose given represents different things. While there are few people left in today’s societies who actually care about the language of flowers and, more specifically, roses, it is still interesting to know what different colored roses mean. Besides, if you know what the colors mean, and the recipient knows, then you share something that has more meaning than any mere flower.