The aster is the September birth flower. Part of the daisy family, it is a composite flower, which means that it is made of a central core of tiny flowerheads surrounded by long petals. The aster is a wildflower with more than 600 species, with colors range from white to red and orange. However, the aster is known best for its striking bluish-purple color. This September flower is also one of the most colorful flowers of fall.
According to the ancient Greeks, the aster flower came to be when the Greek god, Astraea, was saddened by how few stars were in the sky. One night, she was so upset that she began to cry. As the tears streamed down her face and hit the ground, they turned into beautiful star-shaped aster flowers. In Greek, aster means “star.” …read more
The rose is a classic flower that is used to celebrate countless occasions. From receiving a single red rose from your first love, to giving mom a bouquet of pink roses to tell her thank you on Mother’s Day, there are different rose colors that are used to express different meanings. …read more
The cactus, known by its family name of cactaceae, is a very unique and popular plant. It’s known for its wide variety of species, each very distinct in appearance. They thrive in dry, hot climates. Unlike most plants, cactus need very minimal amounts of water, thriving in well-drained areas. They store what water they do get, allowing them to survive droughts. …read more
Purple is a common choice of flower due to its variety of hues and calming effect on a space. It can range from light lavenders and lilacs to more vibrant violets and magentas. Add lavender to your bathroom decor to create a soothing retreat or include foxgloves in a bouquet to create a dynamic look. No matter your space, purple flowers will add a royally elegant touch! …read more
According to recent studies, romance novels were considered the top grossing book genre with over $1.44 billion in sales in 2016. From romantic poems to lengthy love letters, expressing your feelings through the written word is a time-honored tradition. But don’t worry, you don’t need to aim for a high word count to effectively tell someone how you feel. …read more
One of the most important decisions in a wedding is deciding which flowers you should include. The blooms you choose will be sprinkled throughout your big day, from the bridal bouquet to the table decor. They should match your theme and wedding colors while still showing off your style. …read more
Adding greenery to your home is a trend that never goes out of style. From moss terrariums to lush potted plants, greenery can make a room look and feel fresher. Not only do plants add oxygen to the space, but they elevate any look and take it to the next level. …read more
Our homes are where we go to recharge and regroup. They are a place of relaxation after a long day of work, a hub of positive energy when friends and family visit and a safe-haven to escape to with the people you love. …read more
A trendy way to spice up your gift giving is by marbling paper. This paper marbling DIY allows you to get creative with color choice and with what you want to marble. Anything from place cards to gift tags is fair game. Try pairing a marbled card with a succulent for a gift to a teacher or coworker. Are you asking a friend to be your bridesmaid with a bridesmaid proposal? Wrapping the gift with marbled paper will make it even more unique. The options are endless! …read more
One of the most memorable parts of any wedding is the long-awaited walk down the aisle. This moment marks the start to the celebration and is one that is captured and remembered for years to come. You can make your walk even more special by adding wedding aisle decorations to guide you down the aisle. …read more
Pressed flowers can be used to personalize any decor or gift. Want to add a unique floral element to your home? Keep your favorite flowers on display all year round by pressing them and creating a DIY botanical print. Giving a gift to someone meaningful? Add pressed flowers in the card to make it extra special. …read more
Every floral arrangement could benefit from a variation of white flowers! Known for representing purity, white flowers are a neutral tone that accents any color. They can be used to round out other brighter, more eccentric florals in a bouquet, adding texture and depth. Another beautiful option is to let them stand strong on their own as a centerpiece. No matter their purpose, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bloom for your occasion with our list of 40 types of white flowers! …read more
The color of good fortune and renewal, a green flower is perfect to gift a friend or loved one. This energizing color enhances any floral bouquet it’s added to. Whether subtle or bold, green flowers are sure to encourage cheer no matter what shape or size they are. Create a full bouquet of earthy shades or incorporate just a couple for an arrangement sure to impress!