Bespoke is back. But must bespoke garden bouquets always be heavy? How is arranging one different? Do you have to use chicken wire? Isn’t there an easier and more time-efficient mechanic?
And what is bespoke garden design anyway?
These were among the questions asked by attendees last week at burton+Burton’s renowned educational event Ballooniversity® in Athens, Georgia. burton+Burton is the world’s largest balloon and coordinating gift supplier.
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Why and How to Glue Prom (and Other) Flowers.
For gluing fresh flowers and accents into corsages, boutonnieres, headpieces, armbands and bracelets, use UGLU adhesive strips and dashes and cold floral adhesive. They make for a hold-tight combo for personal flowers.
Applying UGLU to the structural form gives a good base to start layering your design materials. You can then use floral adhesive to secure flowers into the base. The combination of the two bonds the design securely.
Read on for tips and techniques for using these floral adhesives including how to securely attach your designs to clothing and skin.
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Finalmente la primavera è arrivata!Dopo freddo e neve ci vuole un po' di allegria anche in tavola 😉 Vi aspetto questo weekend presso i @castellodistrassoldodisopra @castello_di_strassoldo per scoprire tutti i nostri prodotti e per visitare un borgo incantato! #fiorieduli#fattoriadelleerbe#edibleflowers
“Ask your wholesaler where the price breaks are when you buy fresh flowers or hard-goods in bulk,” suggests Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, PFCI.
Frank also recommends buying in bulk to save money. “Ask for discounts,” he advises. “Worst case scenario is they will say no.” Read more on our blog: https://goo.gl/4Pah5G
Why is she posting a photo of a bottle of Vodka on her Instagram feed I hear you ask? Apparently if you mix a dash of it with a spoonful of sugar into the water in the vase, your flowers will live longer!!! Has anyone heard this before? Not sure my other half would be happy with me using his Vodka on my flowers. #newideas#flowerfood#floristhertfordshire
Today is the Vernal Equinox. On this day we are reminded of the play between day and night, light and dark, sun and moon, warmth and coolness, birth and decay. The beginning of Spring is when the Yang of the natural world is slowly starting to push itself up and out of the Yin of Winter. This is a time to reflect on cultivating a harmonious life. Alas, we are human, and like the seasons, we are forever changing. We will never maintain that perfect balance for an extended period of time, yet with practice, we can get very close to maintaining an optimal state of wellbeing.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, this period is focused on nourishing the liver. We want to make sure our Qi is coursing freely through our bodies to prevent stagnation in the form of physical and emotional constraint.
In honor of our flower friends that are beginning to show their beauty, a simple tea one can consume during this time is rose bud tea 🌹. Mei Gui Hua or rose buds, are warm and sweet in nature and gently regulate our Qi and calm the mind. This flower courses the liver and moves the blood to bring about a delightful state of being.
Happy Spring Equinox and don’t forget to eat your flowers!
Check out UWF Botanical Society for our “go wild” talks and walks about wild foods and sustainable foraging. It’s spring time, which means the smilax are at peak season. They snap like asparagus with a fresh taste and they grow wild all across northwest Florida!
For years I have suffered in silence, suppressing anxiety under slow deep breaths and often hiding behind a smile because what I was feeling on the inside wasn’t who I wanted to be. I was ashamed and scared that people would think I have everything I could ever ask for, why can’t I just be “happy” ? After doctors would prescribe medication I refused to take, feeling as though treating it as an illness would make it real, I chose to ignore it. But today, I’m choosing to face it. Because riding these waves of depression is very much who I am and I’ve always dealt with it the best that I can. By embracing this, I will only continue grow and heal.
Healing doesn’t have to be hard. And you should never feel ashamed for caring for yourself or your mental health. Knowing I’m not alone has been the biggest push to try something new for myself, make myself and my health [mind and body] a priority.
In January, I found myself sitting alone in the exam room of the ER waiting for x-rays and an ekg. I was terrified. The words “are you having a heart attack?” by the nurse left me in shock. No, I wasn’t. How could I be?! I eat my veggies, I exercise, indulge in moderation and live a very balanced lifestyle.. They later explained to me that the pain and tension I was building up inside, left my body [my heart, my chest] in physical stress. The doctor looked me in the eye and said “you need to take these these pills.” I explained to him that I haven’t taken any medication in the last 5 years. First trying to get pregnant, then pregnant, and three and a half years nursing my son. I have dealt with this on my own, I was strong enough. Or so I thought.
I needed help. I needed to find something else. After researching other options and learning all the wonderful benefits of CBD I decided to finally give it a try. I take one dose in my morning tea + one in the evening. And I will just say, it is life changing. Crossing paths with the ladies of @flwrfood and all of their amazing products when I did seems like fate or maybe my journey has just left me right where I need to be, but I’m going to trust my gut and know that everything is going to be OK.
While this may seem counterintuitive, spending money on flower food saves money in the long run. “Proper use of flower food can double the life of the flower, giving the florist longer to use the flowers and the consumer more time to enjoy them,” says Loann. “Use properly mixed flower food in storage buckets, vases and in the soaking water of floral foam to help keep flowers healthy, promote full opening and ultimately reduce waste,” she advises.
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Carrot ravioli with horseradish cream and thyme pesto🥕🌱
I have a little obsession with horseradish for the moment😋
I love to make my food from scratch. I think it taste so much better when I have made it with love and care. Also, I know for sure what food I put inside of my body. Health is my main love as you already know💚
Visto il tempaccio di oggi ❄️ vi consiglio di dedicarvi ad una buona lettura 😉 Oggi sul Corriere della Sera nell'inserto Extra dedicato al gusto troverete un bellissimo articolo sulla nostra Fattoria 😊 @corriere @corrieredelveneto #fattoriadelleerbe#flowerfood#aziendaagricola
Who doesn’t love having fresh-cut spring flowers to brighten their home? 💐 The only downside - they don’t last very long! But hold on...there’s an oil (or two) for that!
Here’s a little dōTERRA trick I found: Melaleuca/Tea tree & On Guard! •
Useful tips when caring for cut flowers:
🌸 Cut the stems of the flowers at an angle. This allows the flower to soak up nutrients more easily.
🌸 Add 1-2 drops of each Melaleuca essential oil and On Guard to a flower water mix. These oils help kill bacteria that leads to mold growth.
🌸 Use filtered water to reduce the amount of chlorine and other minerals or chemicals often found in tap water. These substances diminish plant health.
🌸 Change flower water and recut flower stems (just a tiny bit) every 2–3 days. A cut flower stem eventually seals up, preventing nutrient assimilation. So cutting the stems and adding more nutrients helps preserve the flowers.
🌸 Keep cut flowers away from direct heat and light (if possible).
Keep that water healthy, clean & full of nutrients (the oils) to increase the longevity of the flowers! .
🐚B A B Y 💙B O Y 🚿 so excited for you @kellycowper1991 & Kris for you guys to meet your lil buddle of L O V E 💙👶 happy #babyshower#platter by @flowsplatters 🌿fresh local produce from @frescoproducewa 🥥 delicious raw chocolates @raw_soulfeed C H E E S E 🧀#margaretrivercheesecompany & @gilbertsfreshmandurah all sourced & made with loads of love 💙🐚
Beet pasta with horseradish-cashew cream, garlic micro herbs and natural walnuts🌱🌹
This is a great starter for a lovely night.
Okay.. for me it became a rushed lunch😅 But the combo with beet and horseradish is great. If you haven’t try that combo I highly suggest you to try it😍👌🏻