The chrysanthemum is the November birth flower. Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China many centuries ago, and have appeared in ancient Chinese writings since 15th century BC. The Chinese used the chrysanthemum as an herbal remedy for various ailments such as headache relief, reducing blood pressure and as an anti-inflammatory. read more
The latest bohemian decor trend has brought with it the return of macramé. Macramé is the art of knotting rope or cord to form patterns and was all the rage in the ’70s. These intricately crafted pieces have made a comeback and can be found everywhere. If you want to embrace this bohemian look without the high cost, try your hand at DIY macramé. read more
Orchids, also known as Orchidaceae, are one of the most beautiful flowers around due to their large, long-lasting blooms and crisp colors. They can be found in white, pink, magenta, purple and yellow hues. Orchids symbolize fertility, elegance and love. For this reason, they are often given as gifts for new parents. read more
Choosing the perfect flowers is an important part of the wedding planning process. From the beginning of the ceremony, when the flower girl scatters petals along the aisle, to when you cut into a mouth-watering cake that is delicately decorated with fresh blooms, they’re a prominent part of the decor. It’s the little floral details that truly make your day a real-life fairytale.
Fall is the season of dressing up. We dress up in cozy sweaters or scary costumes, dress up our drinks with pumpkin spice flavoring and dress up our homes with floral pumpkin decor. And if you’re looking for a fun way to dress up your plants, we have a pumpkin succulent DIY that will do the trick! read more
Carnations, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, symbolize fascination, distinction and love. They are traditionally given as a Mother’s Day flower to represent gratitude and affection. 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
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