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Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Kadupul Flower

    This is one flower you will never see in a shop.....
    The reason why the Kadupul Flower does not have a price tag is not only because it is rare, but it is a flower that cannot be picked without causing damage to it. In addition, it dies before dawn. The flower is actually a cactus of sort. It only blossoms at night and emanates a calming, lovely fragrance. It will only last for hours after being picked and has never made it to the shops, not even online. It is the flower that cannot be bought.

    Pretty interesting....

  • Have you been here??

     

    This picture is of the Keukenh of Gardens in the Netherlands. It is the world's largest flower garden boasting a massive approximation of 7,000,000 (7 million) flower bulbs, being planted annually throughout the park. The park itself is 32 hectares big, so you can imagine how many flowers it takes to fill it.

    The park has had over 40 million visitors in the past 60 years, there are around 2,500 trees in 87 varieties.

  • DID YOU KNOW??

     

    Did you know that flower givers are perceived as successful and caring people??

    "Our findings show that you can influence and change what people think of you in a significant way through the gifts you give," says Jeannette Haviland-Jones Ph.D., director of the Rugters university's Human Emotions Lab. "This news is particularly important to those interested in enhancing friendships and romances, even business friendships."

    Rutgers University researcher Jeannette Haviland-Jones, explored what the gifts we choose say about who we are and whether they affect how we are perceived. The research reveals that those who send flowers, in comparison to other gifts, are viewed as: both men and women who give flowers are perceived as happy, achieving, strong, capable and courageous people, men and women come across as more emotionally intelligent; they give the impression they can effectively express their feelings and take time to understand the feelings of others and female floral givers are viewed as more appreciative of beauty and nature.

  • Flower Doctor

     

     

    Hello, Flower Doctor here,

    Why not use unprotected metal vases, and what else is toxic to flowers?

    Cut flower food creates an acid vase solution , pH 4-5. This results in an exchange of metal ions if containers of Zinc or any other non-protected metal are used. The concentration of these metal ions might become too high during vase life in the vase solution. Once these metal ions are absorbed in the water, they show to be phytotoxic, the result of which is dramatic leaf and petal burning and stem discolouration.

    If you want to still use zinc or metal buckets for their look the answer is simple. Use plastic bucket/vase inside the zinc bucket or other metal vases, thereby avoiding contact between the zinc or metal bucket and the cut flower solution.

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  • Is it ok if I send/take flowers to a hospital??

    Hello, Flower Doctor Here!

    A question I hear quite often is:

    Is it ok if I send/take flowers to a hospital??

    The answer to this question is YES. Patients enjoy receiving a nice bunch or an arrangement of flowers which can cheer them up during sometimes difficult times or helps to celebrate the birth of a new born. It also gives the hospital ward a less harsh appearance. Research has also shown that patients, when in a green environment, recover quicker. So flowers and hospitals belong together.

    The only time flowers are not suitable in hospitals are in the Burn Wards or Intensive Care Wards. Also plants are not a good idea for hospitals as the soil is not wanted in the sterile hospital due to the health of their patients.

  • Creative idea for your next garden party or BBQ.

     

    Here is a creative idea for a garden party or BBQ. It's a fresh, economical and a unique decoration idea that would have your guests talking about for days. A mixture of a few different types and colours of flowers, some glass bottles and some string is all you need to brighten up your garden.

  • Hidrogel.

     

    Hello, your Flower Doctor here.
    “Hidrogel Makes Floral Displays Sparkle”
    Hidrogel is a non toxic polymer which absorbs up to 150 times its weight in water.
    It's ideal to create amazing effects with cut flowers, silk flowers,candles and more…
    Hidrogel is odourless, absorbs, holds water for weeks and hydrates to 150 times its original size.
    Re-use up to 12 times after rinsing.
    They are non toxic biodegradable, available in 7 vibrant colours and clear.
    Hidrogel directions and useful tips:
    Empty packet of hidrogel  into vase, add 1.5 litres of water per 10g pack.
    Allow to stand overnight, ideally 8-10 hours, when all water is absorbed add another 2 cups of water.
    Drain off excess water, leaving only 1cm water at the bottom of the vase.

     

  • How to care for Freesia's.

    Hello! Your Flower Doctor here.
    Want to know how to care for FREESIAS?
    Make sure they're in plenty of water and never let the stems dry out.
    Pinchout the topmost buds and remove the old flower heads to encourage new ones to open.
    Keep away from fruit, vegetables and excess heat as they are very sensitive to ethylene gas.
    If you want a highly scented freesia, look for pink or red varieties.

     

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