Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rare Bee Species use Flower Petals to make Nests

True or False? All bees live in hives. Believe it or not, it’s false. Not all bees live in hives. Some are lucky enough to live by themselves for most of their lives! Recently, some scientists discovered a new species … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics: Ceremonial Flowers

The 2012 Summer Olympics is well under way.  Besides watching the athletes compete, fans can also look forward to the Victory Ceremonies for the medal winners. Along with the medal, the winning athlete also receives a ceremonial bouquet. Over 4000 … Continue reading

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It’s Spelled Fuchsia, not Fuschia!

It’s ok if you don’t know how to spell “fuchsia” correctly. Fuchsia is often misspelled because of the way it sounds. Pronounced “fyoo-SHa,” this flowering shrub was named after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs. Most fuchsias are native to … Continue reading

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Flowers, deconstructed

Singaporean artist and photographer Fong Qi Wei shows us that the sum of its parts is greater than the whole though a series of photographs, entitled “Exploded Flowers.” These striking images illustrate the beauty and complexity of one of nature’s … Continue reading

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One Million Flowers at Dior’s Haute Couture Fashion Show 2012

One million flowers.  One fashion runway. One unforgettable fashion show! Walls from floor to ceiling were covered with gorgeous fresh flowers, from roses to carnations to create a showstopping floral set. Each and every flower was cut and arranged by … Continue reading

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AIFD ‘Caliente’ Symposium 2012 Miami July 12-16

Every year The American Institute of Floral Design hosts an extravagant floral symposium, with designers from all over the globe flocking for inspiration and to have a great time. This year the theme was Caliente – hot designs, hot events, … Continue reading

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The Happiness Machine from Coca-Cola

Flowers make people happy. You know this. Coca-Cola knows this. They created the “Happiness Machine” and used flowers as part of their campaign to get customers to associate the brand with happiness. And it worked! You might have already seen … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Air Purifying Plants to Grow in Your Home

You cannot see them, but your home is full of health hazardous pollutants.  They can be found in paints, household insulation, tobacco, plastic, rubber and detergents. Pollutants can cause headaches, dizziness, and anemia. They can also irritate the skin and … Continue reading

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Surreal Liquid Flowers

At first glance, those photos look like a computer manipulation, some kind of 3D modeling. Or maybe blown glass pieces. So it may surprise you to find out these surreal 3D images were created by the talented photographer, Jack Long. … Continue reading

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Floral Trends: Flowers in Bridal Hair

Summer is well under way! It’s wedding season and conveniently, this is when all the flowers are in bloom. Flowers are romantic, feminine and flirty. Naturally, flowers as hair accessories, are perfect for summer brides, adding elegance and beauty. You … Continue reading

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