A rookie's guide to flower care
An angled cut / A rookie's guide to flower care
"Flowers embody the freshness, color and sunshine to brighten up any home, and have served as a perfect gift for hundreds of years.
How do i do these beauties justice and keep them fresh and bright for as long as possible?
Judging by the amount of bouquets that i see being just 'tossed' into vases, i'm pretty sure i'm not the only one dealing with the issue. That's why i dug into it and made you and me this Rookie's guide to Flowercare."
A hint of spring on a bleak day / All about tulips and keeping them fresh for longer
"though we very much hijacked the tulip as our Dutch national flower, the bulbs originate from Central Asia.
The word 'Tulip' is said to be derived from the word 'Turban', (because of the similarities in shape), and it wasn't until the 16th Century that the Ottoman empire brought the flower to the attention of the West."
A Golden fall flower: The Chrysanthemum
The three-week golden flower: Chrysanthemum
"I used to consider the Chrysanthemum somewhat of an old fashioned flower.
That started to change when i accidentally mistook one for a Dahlia when i was at the florist a few weeks ago .
Another large bright yellow flower head ended up going home with me.
And lo and behold: three weeks later, it's still standing!"
Cosmos - the fairy flowers
The ethereal cosmea
"Cosmos is one of the first species of flowers i started to recognize. I think the waver-thin petals and bright green ragged leaves give them a fairy-like ethereal beauty."