Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Orange Flowers

Flowers are the best remedy to have when you are feeling sad or lonely. The many beautiful flowers seem to drive away all negative feelings that we may have. The various colors that are available can enhance how we feel. One flower color that we love having around our homes and gardens is that of orange flowers.

These flowers don’t have to be in just one shade of orange to reveal their beauty. To add some vibrancy to your garden or to make an ordinary floral arrangement look great you can mix in several different shades of orange flowers. For instance you can plant a flower bed that is filled with various orange flowers.

In this orange flower bed you can have moss roses in a warm sunset orange planted in the front of the flower bed. You will also find calendulas, cosmos, birds of paradise and other exotic tropical flowers like an orange hibiscus flower. These exotic flowers will look marvelous amongst your regular flowers as they bring a warm and vibrant look to the garden.

With all of the orange flowers you should look at the times that these plants grow to have an idea of which ones are best suited to be planted for year round blooms. As many of your orange flowers are tender annuals and a few half hardy annuals you should see that you have planted them at the right time.

In addition some of these orange flowers can be planted as seeds, and bulbs. So for you to have these orange flowers growing well in your house you should ask your gardening center for advice and help. This way you will have a garden that is full of beautiful orange flowers.

Besides buying seeds, bulbs and orange flowering plants you can buy some cut flowers to bring the warm orange shades into your home. These orange flowers will include Orange Emperor tulips, Illumination Orange Begonias, Dover Orange Peruvian Lily, Nasturtiums, Marigolds and many others. You should see how the orange flowers can mix with other flowers to bring a sense of freshness and vitality to our lives.

When you have selected the orange flowers that you want to have in your gardens and home, you can ask for ideas on the best way to present or arrange these flowers so that they will look fantastic. In addition you can ask what other flower will work well in a flower arrangement with your selected orange flowers.

The reason we are probably attracted to orange flowers is because they remind us of the sunset in all of its brilliant glory. Some of the flowers we will buy because we know that they can fill our homes with a fresh and clean smell of summer. Whatever reason you use the various orange flowers will make you feel happy just by their presence.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Fundamental Forms of the Miniature Art

Bonsai, as you probably know it today, is a miniature plant or tree that is maintained old looking yet small. That’s what most people know about this tiny creature. But the truth of the matter is, there is more to bonsai than its being small and old looking. Originated from China but was only popularized in Japan, bonsai is considered by its masters and hobbyists not just as a horticultural masterpiece, but even a profession and art. It is viewed by many as an art form that defines the degree of understanding and patience that a practitioner can offer while being with nature. Yes, keeping a bonsai alive and good looking takes a lot more patience and understanding. You even need to exert much of what you can offer, including effort and time, just to make your bonsai healthy or in good shape.

Once attacked by several protests, bonsai is rapidly growing in popularity these days. It is not only popular in China and Japan or in other Asian countries, but also accepted and appreciated in the West. Thus, there’s no surprise if you can find some species and forms of it even at your local area.

Speaking of forms, it is important to note, especially for the beginners, that bonsai comes in a number of faces. It is available in a number of forms and styles that each aspiring bonsai master should consider. Want to know what these specific styles are?

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Knowing the Trends

When thinking about decorating your home with flowers, it is also a great idea to know the flower trends that are current or popular in the society. Knowing this stuff is somehow similar to knowing your home style as in this case, you will just note what trends available in the market will fit well to your home style.

Well, according to some florists, it is good to incorporate the latest of the flower trends in today’s modern society. This is considered for the reason that flowers are very much a part of the social and fashion scenes. As the society and fashion arena change, flower arrangement styles also change. Thus, new trends emerge everyday, so to keep up with these changes, it is important that you know what trends are now hot in the society you are living with.

In the past few years, several colors like pink and yellow remained very popular. This year, 2006, blue is becoming more and more preferred and valued. Shades of blue are then considered, allowing the people to pick and choose not just a specific color, but a variety of hues. According to some reviews, blue is moving towards classic deep denim coupled with emerald greens and deep turquoises. Aside from this, the plums and all its tones are being paired up with elegantly brown shades, along with lilac and purple. Red also never goes out of popularity, so it’s no wonder that today, you’ll see Bacchara rose being considered as one of the favorites.

It is important to note that along with these color changes, the flower vases or containers, ribbons and other products used to heighten the effect of your arrangements also change in appearance and style. You may now notice vases in black, white or a combination of the ideal colors being the favorites in the market.

So when thinking about decorating your home with flowers, note and understand all of these trends and make sure that whatever you may be considering fits well to your home style and to what you think is best.