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Flower Blog Archive - August 2012

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Flowers with the best fragrance

When you sit in an attractive garden, you are surrounded by colorful Flowers, chirping birds, gorgeous flying butterflies and a light breeze around you which give you a unique feeling altogether.Flowers are the most eye-catching and beautiful of them all. It always helps if they have a sweet fragrance to go along with those looks. So here are a few fragrant flowers that will fill up your garden with beautiful aromas.


Sweet Pea (Lathyrus):


They are praised for their intensely fragrant flowers. Most sweet peas are 4 to 6 foot tall vines. Their flower appears in nearly every shade along with stunning bi-colors. It is one of the most favorite flowers flowers to have in your garden.


Lily of the valley (Convallaria):


Don't let this little beauty fool you-though it is small, lily of the valley packs a big fragrance in those nodding bell shaped white/pink flowers. It is one of the most easiest and rewarding flower to have and grow. They require the lowest maintenance as you can practically plant them (in shady spots) and forget about them. The reminder that they will give you is a beautiful fragrance throughout your garden.


Hyacinth (Hyacinthus):


If you want an early spring perfume effect in the garden then nothing beats hyacinths. Once planted during the fall in a well drained soil, you can enjoy their powerful and refreshing scent the following spring. Apart from a beautiful scent this flower color ranges from purple to pink, red, white & yellow. So go ahead and take your pick.


Iris (Iris):


The beautiful Iris graces a spring garden with color and perfume. It is available in almost every color of the rainbow and they also have a range of fragrances from anise to floral to fruity. So go ahead and pick out your favorite color and scent for your garden.


Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata):


Phlox is one of summer's show stopping flowers. It bears big clusters of candy-colored blooms on 4-foot tall stems from mid to late summer. These blooms have a sweet fragrance that is most apparent on warm, sunny days.


These are just a few of many flowers available. There is a whole range of flowers. with beautiful fragrances such as: Flowering crabapple, Oriental lily, Heliotrope, Nicotiana, rose, Gardenia, Lilac, Lavender, Sweet Alyssum, Peony, Sweet autumn clematis, Southern magnolia and much more.


So step out and seize the day. Fill your garden up with beautiful flowers with the best fragrance.

FLOWERS AND OCCASIONS

There are so many occasions that define our lives. Some happy, some sad, however there is no such occasion where Flowers don't fit in. Most of the times one doesn't know what exactly to give someone and wonder which gift will be an appropriate one. That is where flowers step in.


Flowers can bring an instant smile on anyone's face, but having the right flowers for the right occasion can be even better. Here is a comprehensive list of flowers and Flower Arrangements as per occasions, to help you do exactly that:

Birthdays The best idea for Birthday flowers is anything colorful. The flowers can be of your choice, but make sure look beautiful and are colorful. Birthday being a happy occasion brings various shades of colors. For instance, if you are sure you want to be give roses, make it a vivid bunch!

ANNIVERSARIES Anniversary is a very special occasion, Special occasions deserve something unique so pick the seasons best flowers and combine them with a fresh fruit basket; it works wonders and adds a touch of class. Another idea would be to pick flowers according to the personality of the couple. For instance, if they are simple and sweet, go with lilies. If they are colorful and happy, go with a mixed bouquet of gerberas and carnations & if they are a couple who are in love and are lovable then a bouquet of Orchids is the way to go.

CHRISTMAS As per beliefs, a lot of different flowers are used for Christmas, each symbolizing a different aspect. Holly is the symbol of luck and masculinity, and wards off evil. Mistletoe is also an important flower for Christmas; it is a symbol of peace and is also used as a meeting point for lovers to kiss under in Western cultures. The Ivy flower is associated with the resurrection of Jesus. So its your choice based on your belief.

FRIENDSHIP DAY Norm says that Yellow & Pink roses are gifted on this day to friends, as they symbolize deep-rooted, eternal and loyal friendship.

HOUSE-WARMING As the name of the occasion goes, choose something that exudes warmth and love, and is useful too. Choose long-lasting flowers like Lilies, Orchids or Anthuriums and gift them in a vase or a glass bowl filled with a good number of greens. Its a very good gift, and also helps in keeping the air fresh.

GRADUATION A very important stage in life, the flowers for this occasion need to be just right. A mixed bouquet of different colored lilies adds just the right touch of joy and solemnity.

THANKS GIVING The most popular flowers for gifting on this religious and cultural day are Chrysanthemums, Gerbera, Daisies, Alstroemeria and Marigolds

GET WELL Giving flowers to someone who is unwell is one of the best gestures anyone can make. Make sure they are in accordance with the nature of the person, and that they are beautiful and fresh so as to cheer him/her up. You can gift Lilies, sunflowers, Orchids, roses and much more which will certainly lift his/her spirits.

FUNERAL A sad occasion which required flowers that convey your condolences. White flowers always convey your heartfelt sympathy well. Alternatively, you can also use flowers with light pastel shades, attached with a silver or white ribbon or other decorations but don't overdo it.

EASTERSince this is a happy occasion that falls during spring, any bright seasonal flowers will do! Spring gives you a beautiful collection of garden fresh flowers. If you still want a concise list, pick from Tulips, Iris or Daffodils. These are the flowers which are at their best as it is spring time.

FATHERS DAY Tropical flowers like Alpine Aster, African Tulip, Amazon Lily or Begonia are the perfect flowers to gift your father to tell him how much you love him and appreciate his presence in your life.

MOTHERS DAY Carnations, lily of the valley and narcissi are the most Gifted flowers world over for this occasion. Apart from that what makes the best bouquet is what you feel she will like, after all who knows your mother better than you do.

VALENTINES DAY Red is the color of the day! But women will also appreciate being gifted other soft, feminine colors such as lavender, lilac, pink and peach. If you think Roses are too striking, here are some other solutions - tulips, daffodils, iris, crocuses, hyacinths or buttercups.

Now that you know flowers and occasions synonymously, go ahead, log onto Giftsnideas or Pickupflowers from theflowerexpertand gift your loved ones the very best!

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