Wedding Flowers & Their Colors-2

wedding flowers 1 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their Colors 2So we were discussing about the flowers to find for the wedding that should match the theme too. The most important amongst all are the bride and bridesmaid bouquets and for that you need to consider the colors of the dresses. The flowers chosen for the bouquets should compliment the dress color. Usually when people are more of confused about the flowers to choose, white flowers are advised for bouquets, as they compliment all colors well. We’ve already discussed about the range of flowers available for bouquets and decoration if you have adopted the white, pink, red or yellow color themes. Today I am back with list of flowers of some other colors.

Blue Wedding Flowers 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their Colors 2Blue Wedding Flowers:

Blue is the very soothing color and hence one of the most favorites of brides all around the world. The blue flowers used in bouquets are

  • Hyacinths
  • Hydrangea
  • Delphiniums
  • Statice

Blue flowers are most often used with the complimentary colors like white or orange as they appear very appealing. For centerpieces and decorations the flowers that are used are
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  • Hyacinths
  • Hydrangea
  • Delphiniums
  • Statice
  • Sea Holly

As the traditional classic flowers like calla lilies, tulips and roses are not available in blue so if you want to bring in the difference you can go for looking out some specialist florists who can arrange these flowers dyed in blue for you.

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Purple is the color that tells about royalty so definitely a bride who wants to be a princess on her wedding would love to choose this color theme. The purple flowers used in wedding bouquets are

  • Purple tulips
  • Freesias
  • Lisianthus
  • Purple Orchid

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The purple flowers that can be used for Centerpieces and boutonnieres are

  • Purple tulips
  • Freesias
  • Gladioli
  • Lisianthus
  • Purple Orchid
  • Stocks

If you feel that dark purple flowers are making it a little dull than you can use a combination of lime green, yellow and white flowers with purple and lilac flowers to make it more vibrant.

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If you are the bride looking for something different than orange is the color theme that you should use because it will make all things appear very vibrant on your wedding day. The orange flowers available for bridal and bridesmaid bouquets are

  • Mango calla lily
  • Gerberas
  • Roses
  • Freesias
  • Birds of paradise

Orange Wedding Flower 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their Colors 2Lime green, Yellow and red are the colors that are added to orange floral arrangements to bring about the more vibrant look. Orange flowers available for centerpieces and decorations are

  • Gerberas
  • Freesias
  • Birds of paradise
  • Mango calla lily

Now you have huge range of colors and flowers available so decide your wedding theme considering all and make it be the best.

Seasonal Wedding Flowers

wedding flower 150x150 Seasonal Wedding FlowersWedding the grand day in any one’s life is always expected by the couple to go perfect. Flowers are an essential part of all the beauty and décor of the wedding from bridal bouquet to the centerpieces and decorations. Here is a guide for you all as to which flowers are available in what season so that you may not face any disappointment on deciding on a flower and than finding out that it’s unavailable.

Winter Wedding Flowers:

Now there is a huge range of flowers available easily in winters too due to techniques used in growing flowers and cause of import from warmer regions too.

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  • Ranunculus (available in white, purple, deep red, orange, yellow and pink)
  • Cymbidium orchids (available in white, yellow and pale green)
  • Gerberas (available in multiple colors)
  • Tulips (available in multiple colors)
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Anigozanthos (available in yellow, pale pearly pink, lime green or rich dark red)
  • Anemones (available in deep and rich colors of purple & red)
  • Amaryllis (available in red, white and white/pink varieties)
  • Nerine (available in pink and white)

Spring Wedding Flowers:

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If you are getting married in spring than this is the best time as you can find the huge variety of flowers with a great choice in colors available.

  • Roses
  • Ranunculus
  • Amaranthus
  • Tulips (available in yellow through to red, white, and mauve/purple)
  • Hyacinths
  • Daffodils (available in yellow and white)
  • Peonies
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Gerberas

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Summer Wedding Flowers:

To your surprise you will get the widest range of flowers in summers as compared to any other time of year. You will get to see numerous flowers for venue arrangement as well as for bridal bouquets.

  • Stock (available in white and pink)
  • Delphiniums (available in blue)
  • Columbine
  • Snapdragons
  • Irises
  • Lilies and calla lilies
  • Gerberas
  • Cockscomb (available in red, yellow and pink)
  • Love-in-a-Mist

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Although most of the people would think that choosing season of autumn for wedding will no leave them with a good choice of flowers available but this is a misconception. Although it is a season of falling leaves but still you’ll get good flowers. Choose the color of season as theme for your wedding like vibrant oranges, dark rich reds and luxurious greens with highlights of yellow and white.

  • Spider protea
  • Calla lilies
  • Gerberas
  • Hypericum berries
  • Leucadendron
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Hydrangeas (available in blue and pink)
  • Dahlias (Available in vibrant yellow to bright red)
  • Roses
  • Orchids

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Here is the list of flowers that are available round the year no matter in what season you get married you’ll get these flowers available.

  • Roses
  • Anthuriums
  • Orchids
  • Tropical flowers
  • Lilies
  • Gerberas (gerbera daisies)

Wedding Flowers & Their Colors

wedding roses 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their ColorsWedding is the grandest day in life of any person and the couple getting married that day wants to make everything happen perfectly on this special day. Mostly people adopt some color theme for the wedding and the decorations are than done in accordance to it. Flowers can never be forgotten when it comes to wedding no matter in what part of world it is taking place. Flowers are must to be part of the wedding ceremony. Here is list of some flowers used in wedding of different colors with the meanings as to what message they deliver so you can choose out the perfect ones for your wedding.

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A white wedding dress and a red rose’s bouquet always send the perfect message of Romance, passion and sensuality. Other red flowers that people like to consider in their bouquet include:

  • Anthuriums
  • Gerberas
  • Freesias
  • Tulips
  • Alstroemeria

For centerpieces and ceremony flowers you can use Amaryllis and Gladioli.

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White wedding Flowers:

White wedding flowers are a classic choice for your big day. White symbolizes purity and innocence. If you choose white flowers you can be sure about the perfect match because white mixes well with other colors. Like red roses white roses are also very popular in hand tied bouquets.

Other White flowers used in bouquets are:

  • Tulips
  • Lily of Valley
  • Stephanotis

centerpiece flowers 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their ColorsFor centerpieces and other decorations:

  • Amaryllis
  • Lisianthus
  • Lilac
  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Gladioli
  • Peony
  • Anemone
  • Calla lilies

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If you chose the pink color as theme for your wedding the red, maroon and purple all flowers would make a lovely combination with light and dark pink flowers. The list of pink flowers for bouquets is here:

  • Pink roses
  • Pink gerberas
  • Cymbidium orchid
  • Tulips,
  • Nerine
  • Freesias

wedding Flower centerpieces 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their ColorsFor centerpieces mostly the shades of pinks are used with other colors like lilac, whites, and reds. They also appear great with dark green plant material.

  • Pink gerberas
  • Cymbidium orchid
  • Tulips
  • Nerine
  • Freesias

Yellow Wedding Flowers:

yellow bridal bouquet 150x150 Wedding Flowers & Their ColorsIf you chose yellow as color theme for your wedding it will make all the things go soothing and subtle with a friendly environment. For Bouquet of bride the yellow roses turn out to be the perfect and it is great if the variety called Vanilla sky is found. Other yellow rose’s varieties are sphinx and ilios. On the other hand yellow Tulips also look great in bouquets.

For centerpieces the yellow flowers that work well are:

  • Lilies
  • Tulips
  • Daffodils
  • Gerberas

There are still many colors left to be discovered, keep your fingers crossed and wait for the next blog.

Tips for Drying Flowers – Method 2

dry flowers1 150x150 Tips for Drying Flowers   Method 2Drying flowers is fun and something that makes us keep feeling the pleasure of the love and care that we receive through flowers for long. First blog of this series have already reached you and here is the other method for you through which you can dry out your flowers.

Drying Flowers Using Drying Agents:

In first blog we got to know how to dry flowers in air. Now the method that you can use to dry flowers is through drying agents. Yes there are numerous materials that are used as drying agents for flowers. Mostly the flat type of flowers like pansies or daisies is best when it comes to drying through these methods. Drying agents that are used for drying flowers are silica gel, sand,dried flowers2 150x150 Tips for Drying Flowers   Method 2fresh kitty litter and white cornmeal and borax mixture. Among all the drying agents silica gel is believed to be the most effective one. Drying flowers through drying agent would need you to have a dish or tray that is deep enough. In the dish lay an inch high layer of your drying agent. If you have flat flowers like daisies or pansies you can place them facing down in the drying agent and later pouring the drying agent over the flowers. If you have the flowers that have multiple layers of petals than you should place them facing upright in the dish or box whatever you are using. This way you can pour in the drying agent on to the flower making sure that it is completely covered with the agent. For drying flowers using drying agents you need to keep intact the stem of flower at least a half inch long. After you have completely covered your flowers with dryingdrying flower 150x150 Tips for Drying Flowers   Method 2 agent keep them in the safe area or to accelerate the drying process and making it get done in short time you can use the microwave too. Check a flower for the dryness and if you find them even a little soft cover the flowers back and let them dry until they turn out to be dry completely and feels like paper. When your flowers have dried and you want to store them, wrap them carefully in a sheet of paper or newspaper and put them in a box. You can keep the box in your garage or store room. While you store flowers be careful of rodents or insects. You can use mothballs as a precautionary measure to remain saved from the problem.

Still there is another method left for you before you go for drying flowers, so you can choose the one of your choice that you find the easiest. Keep coming and checking around for the third and last part of this series.

Tips for Drying Flowers – Method 1

drying flowers 150x150 Tips for Drying Flowers   Method 1People do like to keep the flowers for long with them. Sometimes these flowers are bought by us ourselves and sometimes they remind us of great happy moments as gifted by the very special people in our life over different occasions. Drying flowers and than using them in arrangements and other things help us in saving the flowers for years and helping us in remembering all those golden moments. There are majorly three different ways used to dry flowers. Here is how you can save your flowers too for years.

Air Drying:

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Air drying is the most commonly adopted method by people to dry out flowers. This one is really simple too. Just cut the flowers right after the dew is gone and remove all the foliage off the stems. After you have removed the foliage either hang each flower upside down with the bottom of stem tied to a nail or any thing else with the string. You can either hang each flower separately or form a bunch and hang it after tying it. Keep one thing in mind that hang the flowers always upside down so the petals and flowers head remain straight and doesn’t appear like the drooping ones when kept in vases. If you want to dry only the flower heads than place them on a sheet of paper or news paper. It is very important to provide flowers with appropriate environment for drying. Dry your flowers always in cool dark place because keeping them in sunlight would cause the flowers to fade out. Humidity, temperature, air flow are all the factors over which the time needed for drying the flowers depends over. It may take from 24 hours up to a week for drying flowers depending on their type too. Whatever you do or however you dry your flowers out they should feel like paper when dried and no more soft. After you have dried your flowers keep them out of reach of dried and forced airflow. This may cause the dried flowers to brittle and shatter. To remove the dust off your dried flowers you can use the soft brush or the hair dryer at the lowest possible setting.

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If you want to store your dried flowers than wrap them in the newspaper and place them in the cardboard box. When you store keep one thing in mind that they should remain out of dry or damp air reach. The temperature of storage place will not matter but the air is an extremely important factor.

This is the first method how you can dry up your flowers. Keep checking for the other methods to be shared shortly….. Till than have fun drying your flowers.

Drying flower tips and facts. Find out how to make your flowers last longer!

What Roses Mean in Russia & How to Gift

russian flowers 150x150 What Roses Mean in Russia & How to GiftFlowers are the most beautiful gift that can be given or received by any one. Although the flowers do not last for ever but the message and the care that is delivered through those flowers last forever. Nothing else than flowers have the strength to fill our hearts with so much pleasure on receiving them from a loved one. All around the world flowers are believed to have their own language. Especially roses are the most commonly gifted flowers among all the cut flowers. Different colors of Roses in Russia too hold different meaning. Russian women love to receive flowers and take it as care and attention from their men. But there are some superstitions attached too with the Russians so never gift your gal the flowers in even numbers. Always gift the flowers in Russia in odd numbers because even numbers are funeral.

The different colors of roses are believed to send the following messages:

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PEACH, PINK tenderness, tender love, sympathy pink roses 150x150 What Roses Mean in Russia & How to Gift
YELLOW There are two meanings – the positive one is friendship and joy and the negative one is cheating and breaking up. YELLOW rose 150x150 What Roses Mean in Russia & How to Gift
ORANGE enthusiasm and desire Orange Rose1 150x150 What Roses Mean in Russia & How to Gift
WHITE silence, modesty, charm, innocence WHITE roses 150x150 What Roses Mean in Russia & How to Gift

If you do not choose to gift a bouquet of any one particular color of rose and goes for the one that have all the colors mixed than that will send only one message and that is that you appreciate, think and care about that special girl in your life.

Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Cats

White Kitten With Flowers 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for CatsCats are the most loves pets at homes for people and most of the people just adore them as they do to any of their family member. The love that we get through the pets is sometimes even more precious than what we get from humans. Here is list for all those people who love flowers and plant and their cats too. You need to take care about these flowers and plants for not being consumed by your cats.

Flowers & Plants Causing Rashes:

  • Cactus
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  • Ficus
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Pothos Ivy (in small amounts)
  • Primrose
  • Schefflera
  • Sumac

Flowers & Plants Causing Stomach Upsets:

  • AmaryllisKitten flowers 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Cats
  • Aster
  • Baby’s Breath (Gypsophila)
  • Boxwood
  • Calla Lily
  • Carnation
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil (Jonquil)
  • English Ivycats posionous flower 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Cats
  • Freesia
  • Gladiolas
  • Holly
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Kalanchoe
  • Peony
  • Morning Glory
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos IvyBeautiful kitten and flowers 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Cats
  • Schefflera
  • Tulip

Flowers & Plants Causing Organ Damage:

  • Azalea (in small amounts)
  • Crocus
  • Foxglove
  • Juniper
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Flowers & Plants Causing Serious Conditions Including Death:

  • Agapanthus
  • Azalea (in large amounts)
  • Cyclamen
  • Delphinium
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Foxglove
  • LantanaPoisonous Flowers cats 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Cats
  • Larkspur
  • Mistletoe
  • Oleander
  • Rhododendron
  • Sago Palms

Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Children

flower baby 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for ChildrenThere are numerous things around us that are labeled as all natural but they are not always suitable for eating. Everything that is natural could not be eaten. If we look around us among all the flowers we’ll  see many that are completely edible while there are many other too that are poisonous and not suitable for consuming at all. There are also some plants and flowers that may cause problems like rashes and even death if being in contact with. Mostly there is more doubt of children getting harmed in such cases as they are small and their immunity system is not fully developed to fight with all such negative impacts. Here is a list for you to check out that which common plants and flowers may causeany kind of allergy or any other extensive reaction.

Flowers & Plants Causing Rashes:BabyFlower 150x150 Poisonous Flowers & Plants for Children

  • Agapanthus
  • Aster
  • Cactus
  • Clematis
  • Chrysanthemums
  • English Ivy
  • Ficus
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poison Oak
  • Pothos Ivy (in small amounts)
  • Primrose
  • Schefflera
  • Sumac

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  • Amaryllis
  • Boxwood
  • Crocus
  • Cyclamen
  • Holly
  • Juniper
  • Morning Glory
  • Poinsettia
  • Pothos Ivy
  • Schefflera

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  • Azalea (in large amounts)
  • Boxwood
  • Cala Lily
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodil (Jonquil)
  • Delphinium
  • Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
  • Foxglove
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Lantana
  • Larkspur
  • Mistletoe
  • Oleander
  • Rhododendron
  • Sago Palms

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Great numbers of these flowers are used as cut flowers and are kept within homes in floral arrangements. There are many plants too in these lists that are kept by people indoors because of not knowing the consequences. Next time you bring in any plant or flowers do check out what harm they may cause to your children and take all the required precautions.

Roses And Love

rose 150x150 Roses And LoveRoses are the ultimate way for expression of love. Roses since ever are believed to be the best flowers for expressing love. Roses are the flowers through which each level or intensity of love can be expressed. Every color of rose holds a different meaning and expresses a different level of intensity of love.

  • Red rose the most common and famous one actually characterizes the cupid. Red rose basically represent the deep passionate love that one holds for his or her beloved. A single red rose given says “I love you”.
  • Now interestingly deep red rose does not express even deeper love instead it emotes the coyness in love. When this rose is given by someRoses Love 150x150 Roses And Love one it means “I love you” but the sender is a little shy to express the love.
  • The prettiest love the one that is held deep down in the heart of lover and that is not expressed can be brought into the notice of beloved for the first time by sending the burgundy roses.
  • Pink roses are sign of perfect happiness. Pink roses are also sent to friends and dear ones because they also represent friendship.
  • Deep pink roses are sent to say “Thank you”. Gifting deep pink roses means someone wants to thank a loved one deep heartedly for the wonderful deed he or she must have done.
  • Roses And Love 150x150 Roses And LoveIf you are thinking to give some roses to a sweet girl than nothing is better than light pink roses. Light pink roses convey the message of joy, gentleness and sweetness.
  • The perfect representation of friendship can be through nothing else than yellow roses. The bright color of yellow roses sends the message of joy. Strangely some times yellow roses are used to send the message of jealousy and decrease of love but mostly due to the bright color of this rose it sends the message of friendship.
  • When you are attempting for a new love and want to show your enthusiasm and fascination than give orange roses.
  • Roses and Valentines Day1 150x150 Roses And LovePeach roses are sign of modesty and desire. So when a new relationship springs out and you want to show your desire for love present the Peach roses.
  • If you have fallen in love with some one at first sight than lavender roses are going to express your feelings perfectly.
  • White roses transmit the innocence and purity. For this reason white roses are widely used in weddings. If a girl or a boy wants to gain love of his or her beloved, they send white roses delivering the message “I am worthy of you”. White roses are also used by secret admirers.
  • If you want to propose your girl than present the red and white roses combined together with an engagement ring and everything will be said as they represent unity, Commitment and engagement too.

How to Care Roses

Roses are the prettiest flowers to have around. It is always great and feelsfancy rose 150x150 How to Care Rosessuperb if we get cut flowers and they are roses. Once either we buy the roses as cut flowers ourselves or receive it from a loved one as a token of love in any case we want those flowers to keep refreshing and pleasing us for as long as they can. For keeping your flowers fresh for long and increasing their vase life you will need to take a little care of them.

Caring For Arranged Roses:

  • If you receive the roses that are already arranged than locate them at a cool location at a place where they are not vulnerable to the direct sunlight or air vents.roses bouquet 150x150 How to Care Roses
  • Each day keep checking the water level and when found less add warm water to maintain the water level required.
  • Keep checking your arrangement thoroughly each day and remove any dying foliage or flowers.
  • You will need to cut the bottom of stem every 3 to 4 days so you can ensure the water uptake by the stem up to the flower. Remember one thing that always cut the stem at 45 degrees angle and not straight because in that case it may rest straight at the bottom of vase.

Caring For Boxed Roses:

  • When you receive the boxed roses you need to immediately unpackroses box 150x150 How to Care Rosesthem.
  • Now take a flower container assuring that it is clean and than add warm water and flowers preservative to it.
  • Now check if the guard petals that are the outer most petals are bruised or damaged. If you find them damaged remove them. These are called the guard petals because they are to secure the inner petals of flowers.
  • Now according to your flowers container size remove the foliage off the stems that you think may fall below the water line.
  • Now cut your flower stems at bottom at an angle keeping them under the water.
  • Now display your flowers at any place where you want.
  • When your flowers are ready for display and in the later days take care of the flowers the same way as explained above for arranged roses.