Flower Types

All you need to know about pruning roses

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All you need to know about pruning roses

Roses are an asset to our homes and gardens; however people tent to steer clear of them under the misconception that they are difficult to maintain. This is far from the case and pruning roses doesn’t have to be a difficult or intimidating task. In fact, there are a number of tips to make pruning more effective… Why Prune Roses? Colder temperatures have the tendency to produce unattractive, mottled blossoms, with yellowing foliage which regularly falls. On top of this, rose hips may form, which can result in interrupting the next...

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All you Need to Know about Avalanche Roses

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All you Need to Know about Avalanche Roses

It was only in 2000 that the Avalanche Rose first became popular, yet it’s now hugely prevalent with high-end florists, wedding planners and floral designers. Many think of the Avalanche Rose as the go-to element when it comes to fashioning exclusive rose arrangements, centerpieces, bouquets and venue decor. In fact, it’s now one of the most sought after wedding flowers available, especially for brides wishing to create a ‘vintage wedding’ flower display. Occasions Since their introduction, Avalanche Roses have become more and...

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Beauty in Danger: 15 Stunning Flowers and Plants Close to Extinction

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Beauty in Danger: 15 Stunning Flowers and Plants Close to Extinction

There are a number of extremely rare plants, dotted all around the world, some of which are very close to extinction. The reason for their dithering numbers comes down to climate change, land development and deforestation. Here we have listed a number of the affected species… Baobab Tree Although this unique specie sprouts leaves just three times a year, it’s often described as the ‘life giving tree’. This is because it is able to store water in its large, twisted trunk. To survive dry seasons, those native to Madagascar,...

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All you need to know about Moon Flowers

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All you need to know about Moon Flowers

Nature is alive and effective 24 hours a day. Moon flowers are nocturnal bloomers, best enjoyed by late night strollers and night owls. Post sunset, these magnificent, light-reflecting white flowers bloom and glow all night long – hence their name. However, when the sun begins to rise, they close their perfectly perfumed flowers tightly shut. Although moon flowers are predominantly white, they are also available in rich reds and vibrant yellows, all of which will add contrast to your floral display. Although extremely beautiful, several...

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7 Essential Rules for Planting Tulips

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7 Essential Rules for Planting Tulips

Tulips are a great addition to the garden, as they add colour, vibrancy and structure to any outdoor space – especially as they’re available in an array of different hues, including pinks, purples, reds, crimson, yellow, orange and white. Regardless of whether they’re planted in pots, containers or in the ground, they’re a green-fingered connoisseurs’ perfect companion! However, as with all flowers and shrubs, it’s important to follow a few tips and tricks when planting tulips. 7 Tips for Planting Tulips 1....

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Meaning of roses – From 1 to 100 Roses

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Meaning of roses – From 1 to 100 Roses

A flower’s meaning is no longer specific to its colour and type alone, but also, to the number of stems you choose. To better help you understand these meanings, we’ve created a comprehensive guide which goes some way to explaining what different numbers of roses mean – starting with just one… Meaning of Roses – from 1 to 100 A single rose – often gifted to those you love, a single rose indicates ‘love at first sight’. 2 Roses – you would gift two single roses to those you are deeply in love with. 3 Roses – ‘I love you’. 4...

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Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care

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Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care

The Lily or Lilium is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants, which grow from bulbs and all boast large protruding flowers. These groups of flowering plants are important in both culture and literature and are renowned in many parts of the world. Lilly Plants: Growing & Basic Care How to plant Lilies Valued for their large, significant flowers, lilies are popular in both the garden and in the home. In order for them to thrive, they must be planted or placed in the correct environment. When cared for correctly, they will usually display...

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Mokara Orchids – Care, Watering and Repoting

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Mokara Orchids – Care, Watering and Repoting

The Mokara Orchid is one of the easiest orchids to grow and maintain – provided you follow a few simple tips when it comes to caring for this plant. Native to Singapore, this particular specie is used to humid climates and produces extremely exotic flowers. Mokara Orchids make great houseplants and are one specie of flower that tends to bloom all year round – making them the perfect display pieces for the home or office. Choosing Mokara Orchids Before choosing a Mokara Orchid, it’s recommended you look at the plant’s leaves and roots. If...

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Peace Lily Care Guide

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Peace Lily Care Guide

Peace Lily is one of the most prevalent houseplants on the market today and make a great centrepiece due to their pretty white blossoms. Despite the beauty of peace lily, they’re relatively easy to care for. On top of brightening up the home and providing a fragrant scent, they’re also renowned for their air purifying properties. To ensure you get the most out of your Lily, it’s important to follow a few handy tips… Peace Lily – Basic Care When it comes to finding the perfect home for your new plant, it’s important to pick the area...

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7 Stunning Blue Orchids to Brighten up your Home

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7 Stunning Blue Orchids to Brighten up your Home

Orchids come in all shapes, sizes and hues, including a beautiful blue shade. If you’re looking for a plant to brighten up your home, a blue orchid guarantees to bring even the dullest of interior spaces to life. And providing you take care of them, they can last for many years. Blue orchids, although rare, are now becoming more readily available. Orchids themselves have always been acclaimed. A vivid blue Orchid on the other hand has the ability to really wow its audience. Read on to learn more about the many stunning blue orchids available...

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15 Beautiful Flowers you have never heard off

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15 Beautiful Flowers you have never heard off

In the world of floristry, beauty is something that occurs everyday in many shapes and forms. Here you’ll discover some of the most beautiful flowers in existence, many of which are stranger than fiction. 15 Beautiful Flowers you have never heard off It is no surprise that many of our 15 spots are taken by orchids. With such a large family of species and varieties, you’re bound to find not just beautiful flowers, but truly extraordinary ones too. Have a look yourself: 1. Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia) With its two long, fang-like...

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Dendrobium Orchids – Care, Watering and Repoting

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Dendrobium Orchids – Care, Watering and Repoting

Dendrobium Orchids – with their profuse, delicate blooms – are hugely popular with many a green-fingered connoisseur. Their life cycle consists of three stages, which include the ‘flowering stage’ (winter to spring), the ‘growing phase’ (summer to autumn) and ‘dormancy’ (late autumn to winter). Whether you wish to grow this particular orchid in your home or garden, there are a number of tips and tricks to follow, all of which will help you prolong your flowers lifespan. With the correct care and growing conditions, orchids can double in...

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Cymbidium Orchid – Care, Watering and Repoting

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Cymbidium Orchid – Care, Watering and Repoting

Also known as ‘boat orchids’ – Cymbidium Orchids are traditionally used for corsages and cut flower displays. They’re also a popular houseplant, and when taken care of correctly, they can flower for between eight and ten weeks. The flowers are usually extremely large in size and appear patterned on the surface. Available in almost every hue but blue, they make the perfect addition to any space. They’re also one of the most maintenance-free orchids available to buy, making them an ideal option for those who possess busy working and social...

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15 Weird Facts about Tulips

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15 Weird Facts about Tulips

Tulips signify the long awaited start of spring and because of this, they have become a celebrated perennial. Asides from their beauty, this particular floral specie also boasts a somewhat bizarre history… 1. Where did Tulips come from? Native to Central Asia, where they were discovered hundreds of years ago, the Tulip was later introduced to Turkey, where it became an important part of the local culture. 2. The word ‘Tulip’ doesn’t mean what you think it means… The word “tulip” means turban in Turkish and is thought to...

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15 of the most unusual flowers in the world

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15 of the most unusual flowers in the world

Flowers make an ideal gift for a friend, family member or loved one. In fact, there’s a bouquet to suit all occasions, but the chances are you’ve never seen any of the remarkable, rare, weird and wonderful flowers we’re about to share with you…many of which, will give each and every bouquet of daffodils, roses or carnations a run for their money. 15 of the Most Unusual Flowers in the World 1. The Titan Arum (Amorphophuallus Titanum) Described as the mother of all flowers, this particular floral specie can grow to a massive three metres...

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Ten weird facts about lilies

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Ten weird facts about lilies

The lily is celebrated as being one of the most adored flower variants in the world. Boasting an array of shades and shapes, it symbolises simplicity, happiness and purity. Here we discover 10 interesting facts about this beautiful flower. Lilies are found in a variety of places across the world, including Canada, the USA, India, Japan, Australia and most European countries. In fact, lilies are one of the most prevalent flowers in Europe, with many choosing to display them in both their homes and gardens. Although the majority of lilies are...

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5 Sunflower Bouquets that will Brighten up any Room

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5 Sunflower Bouquets that will Brighten up any Room

Sunflowers are happy flowers. They make us smile, brighten up the room and bring an instant feeling of summer and sunshine. No wonder they are so popular in summer bouquets. Did you know that they originate in North America? They date back as far as 3000 BCE when they were bred to be used for food, medicine and even dye and oil. The rest of the world can enjoy them now thanks to the exports made by Spanish conquistadors around 1500. Sunflowers not only look like the sun, and have the sun in their name, but they also have an even close...

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Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers – What’s the Difference?

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Funeral Flowers and Sympathy Flowers – What’s the Difference?

Many people believe funeral flowers and sympathy flowers to have the same meaning when in fact they’re both somewhat different. Although flowers are the fundamental medium for showing sympathies to those who have lost a loved one, there is still a difference between sympathy flowers and funeral flowers. The difference between sympathy and funeral flowers If you wish to send flowers to the residence of the grieving, instead of directly to the funeral or church, it’s important to choose something appropriate. Sympathy flowers are commonly...

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History, interesting facts and meaning of tulips

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History, interesting facts and meaning of tulips

Tulips (botanical name Tulipa) are one of the most prevalent of all bulbs, celebrated for their vibrant hue and interesting shape. Regardless of the occasion, this floral specie is a great addition to the home space, both indoors and outside. When to plant new bulbs To guarantee perfect spring tulips, it’s best to plant bulbs between mid and late autumn. Tulips  have a later planting season to most flowers, in order to prevent the disease tulip fire when brown spots of dead tissue occurring on the leaves. Another way to avoid unhealthy...

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Kadupul Flower – The Most Expensive Flower in the World

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Kadupul Flower – The Most Expensive Flower in the World

If you believe a simple bud picked from the ground to be one of nature’s humbler gifts, we’re about to prove you wrong! The Kadupul flower, Sri Lanka’s native blossom, is said to be the world’s most expensive flower. Why? Because it’s priceless! This floral specie is so expensive; it bares no price tag. The reason for this is because the moment it is picked, it quite often dies. Due to its cactus roots, each and every Kadupul flower has an extremely short lifespan and is only able to survive the night, before it fades to nothing...

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History, Varieties and Meaning of Pink Rose

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History, Varieties and Meaning of Pink Rose

Pink roses are a multipurpose flower, perfect for an array of occasions. They convey numerous emotions, including passion, thoughtfulness and sentiment and are extremely contemporary in style, packing a colourful punch, with the ability to brighten up any room or event. Whether you’re sending a bouquet of beautiful pink roses to a friend as a thank you, or are simply showing your affection and admiration for that special somebody, the pink rose is guaranteed to always express the right emotion. And the best part? You don’t have to say a word....

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7 Mothers Day Gift Sets that wont break the bank

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7 Mothers Day Gift Sets that wont break the bank

Whether it’s your mum, your mother in law or other mother figure you have in your life, they deserve a real treat for Mother’s Day. Surprise them by upgrading your Mother’s Day card to a full gift set including a combinations of some of our bestselling flowers with wine, chocolates or cuddly teddy.  Whether she prefers roses, lilies, carnations or a mixed bouquet, there is something to choose from for any mum. Our Mother’s Day Gift Sets start from only £24.95 and you can get them delivered on Mother’s Day for a...

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All you need to know about Roses

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All you need to know about Roses

Roses – Basic Facts The common rose, which is part of the Rosaceae family, comes in the shape of a woody perennial flowering plant, boasting 100 species and thousands of cultivars. From erect shrubs to climbing and trailing plants (often embellished with sharp prickles) each and every style varies in both shape and size. Choose from compact and miniature roses, to variants that grow up to seven meters in height! Renowned for their large and bold flowers, with shades ranging from crisp and delicate white through to vibrant yellows and...

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Common Phalaenopsis Orchid Diseases and How to Fight them

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Common Phalaenopsis Orchid Diseases and How to Fight them

Orchids, with their fragrant and vibrant blooms, make a graceful and welcoming edition to our homes, however they can become susceptible to certain diseases. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to treat these complaints, ensuring your potted plants endure a long and healthy lifespan. Is your Phalaenopsis orchid sick? First things first, in order to establish whether your orchid has a disease, you need to know what to look for. There are a number of different explanations to why your orchid may not be in great health. Cymbidium Mosaic Virus...

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Help! What’s happening with my Phalaenopsis Orchid?

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Help! What’s happening with my Phalaenopsis Orchid?

Were you bought a beautiful Phalaenopsis orchid for your birthday and now it just doesn’t seem to be blooming as it should? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! No matter what your orchid is up to, we’ve got the answers to help you keep your beloved plant in tip top condition throughout the year. Help: my blooms are wilting/ falling off Calm down, this is a normal part of an orchid’s lifecycle. However, premature flower loss could be the result of a sudden change in temperature; for example, if the temperature becomes too low when the plant is...

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10 flowers that look like animals

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10 flowers that look like animals

Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colours. But when Mother Nature plays around, something wonderful happens – check out these orchids that look exactly like animals! Which one is your favourite? Leave a comment below. 1.Dracula Simia – Monkey face orchid 2. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) 3. Bumble Bee Orchid – Ophrys bomybliflora 4. Parrot Flower – Impatiens Psittacina 5. Flying Duck Orchid – Caleana Major 6. Dove Orchid – Peristeria Elata 7. White Egret Orchid – Habenaria Radiata 8. The Fly Orchid...

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Orchids by post – all your questions answered!

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Orchids by post – all your questions answered!

Are you a big fan of beautiful orchids? Who can blame you? In fact, they’re one of the most popular house plants in the UK – because, let’s face it, they look wonderful no matter where you place them. But if you don’t have the time to go to your local garden centre to pick up the orchid of your dreams and are looking to buy it online, here, you’ll find everything you need to know – from getting your orchids by post, to looking after them when they arrive. 1. Always read the details On most, if not all websites there will be a small...

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7 Stunning Rose Bouquets under £30

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7 Stunning Rose Bouquets under £30

“Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.” Richard Sheridan Make space for some romance in your life and don’t wait for the next special occasion. With these affordable rose bouquets, there are no more excuses not to spoil your special someone, just because you can! 1.Luxury Pink Roses Even under £30 you can still afford a bit of luxury, this bouquet with 20 luxury pink roses is simply breathtaking! £29.99 with free delivery* 2. Rouge Romance A modern twist to a traditional red rose bouquet, 9...

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How to take care of your phalaenopsis orchid

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How to take care of your phalaenopsis orchid

  While we all love to look at our Phalaenopsis orchid, few of us are aware of exactly how to look after one to ensure it continues to thrive. It’s time to put the myths to rest and establish the facts. What’s in the name? Also known as the Moth Orchid, the Phalaenopsis is the most common orchid for UK homeowners, simply because it’s widely available. It’s also relatively easy to grow … or so they claim. Where should you put it? As a Phalaenopsis owner, you’ll soon see that these plants absolutely love living on the windowsill....

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5 most popular orchid varieties – which one do you have?

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5 most popular orchid varieties – which one do you have?

Orchids are no doubt everyone’s favourite plant. Whether you have it placed outside in the garden or brightening up a room in the house, there’s no denying we love this beautiful easy-care plants but just which variety do we own? With literally thousands of orchid types around to purchase, discovering the type you have may sound difficult but we’ve compiled a list of the five more popular varieties and even included some care tips on how to look after them so you can get the most from your favourite flowers. 1. Phalaenopsis orchid Also known...

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Learn about Flowers toxic to Cats

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Learn about Flowers toxic to Cats

Did you know there are plants that are toxic and even deadly to cats? Cat owners who love to decorate their homes with beautiful flowers and other plants should be aware of what might potentially harm a cat. Since cats are naturally curious animals, they will likely want to take a nibble of the plants in or around your home. Every cat lover should be aware of what plants are dangerous to cats. While some plants must be avoided, there are plenty of alternatives that can be purchased and are equally beautiful! The first step to keeping your cat...

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Summer Flowers at SerenataFlowers.com

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Summer Flowers at SerenataFlowers.com

Summer is here and it’s time to start decorating your home with fresh blooms, planning picnic in a park and enjoying the great outdoors! We can certainly help with the flowers – here is a round up of our most popular summer bouquets, available with free next-day delivery anywhere in the UK. Choose from vibrant carnations in all the bright colours of summer, fragrant freesia, delicate pastel roses or the popular lilies that will bring the smell of summer indoors.  Let’s not forget about Sunflowers! We have a wide range of...

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How to care for orchids

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How to care for orchids

Orchids have long been a symbol of beauty and love and as a result are often grown by enthusiasts due to their sheer elegance. However, while having an orchid can really be the finishing touch to any room in the home, the question of how to care for an orchid is a big one. For many of us, our very first orchid, no matter if its white, yellow or pink, is the beginning of a thriving love affair with the bloom so it’s important to learn how to look after orchids and prolong their life as much as possible. Listen up and learn the ultimate tips on...

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How to Grow Tulips In a Glass Jar

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How to Grow Tulips In a Glass Jar

Have you ever seen a stunning bunch of tulips sitting in a jar of water without any soil and wondered how on earth they can survive? A beautiful way to display these stunning blooms, it’s actually easier than you might think to achieve. Making tulips grow from their bulbs in just water can actually be pretty simple to execute if you know how – so listen up! Why choose tulips? To begin with, why should you use tulips to create this ultimate look in your home? Well, to be honest, it’s because they are absolutely beautiful. These spring time...

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Tulip Bouquet – Ideas for Spring Wedding

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Tulip Bouquet – Ideas for Spring Wedding

Planning a spring wedding? Are you wondering what flowers are in trend & season? The answer – Tulips! Widely available, and sometimes underrated, tulips are a wonderful addition to a bridal bouquet. Here are the best 10 Tulip Bouquets from Pinterest, enjoy & get inspired! 1. Country Vintage Bouquet 2. Pink Tulips & Gypsophila 3. Romantic Tulips & Roses 4. Modern White Tulip Bouquet 5. Yellow Tulips in Modern Bouquet 6. Beautiful Garden Inspired Bouquet 7. Bouquet with Parrot Tulips 8. White Tulips & Red Roses 9. 50...

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5 Tropical Flowers You Have Never Heard Of

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5 Tropical Flowers You Have Never Heard Of

From plants that eat rats to flowers that smell like a rotting corpse and alien looking fungi; the world of tropical flowers is filled with some … interesting examples. While you’re unlikely to come across some of these blooms in your average florists, curiosity over these unusual flowers is still likely to exist. In light of this, here are five of the most tropical and exotic flowers you’ve probably never even heard of: 1. The Rat Eating Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes attenboroughii) This strange but amazing plant was only discovered in...

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How to bring your orchid back to life

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How to bring your orchid back to life

Did you know there are over 250,000 different species of orchids around the world? And that the number is continuously increasing because of our everlasting love for them? Due to the popularity of orchids, these beautiful plants are taking root in homes and gardens up and down the country and while they are known for being a relatively low maintenance plant there are occasions when they seem to be languishing. When our orchid starts to decline we are all guilty of feeling at a loss over what to do. Surely there’s no way to bring it back...

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Valentine’s Day flowers guide

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Valentine’s Day flowers guide

Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world every year on February the 14th and is a time when those in love display their feelings through gifts, dates and flowers. The history of Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day began many years ago and is thought to have come about due to Saint Valentine of Rome. Saint Valentine was imprisoned in Rome for illegally marrying soldiers to their loves despite the fact they were forbidden to marry by the state. The Roman Emperor believed that once married, men made terrible soldiers and as a result put a ban...

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The January birth flower: Carnations

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The January birth flower: Carnations

Carnations are flowers for all those born in the month of January. With its delicate and durable flower, the carnation – scientifically known as the Dianthus caryophyllus is full of history and tradition. With its scientific name translating to ‘flower of love’ and ‘flower of the gods’ (depending on translation) it has been loved and used for centuries around the world. Carnation is one of the oldest flowers on earth and is most loved due to its clove like scent and ruffled appearance. The history of the carnation dates all the way back to...

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Orchids SOS

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Orchids SOS

Orchids are known for their meaning of love and beauty and have been part of many people’s homes for years. As a result, the orchid is fast becoming the most popular plant – just behind Poinsettias at Christmas. However, receiving an orchid for the very first time can be quite daunting – especially if you have no idea how to keep it alive. So, here at Serenata Flowers we have created an SOS guide to help you to look after your exotic orchid. Identify your orchid The first step to look after your orchid is to identify which type of orchid you...

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Brighten up your home with flowers in January

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Brighten up your home with flowers in January

It is January and the festive cheer of Christmas has been and gone – along with all of your colourful Christmas decorations. But that is no reason for your home to look dull and lifeless. January is a time when some of the most beautiful flowers come into bloom – take advantage of this and bring them into your home this New Year to brighten up your abode. Here is a list of some of the most popular flowers available which are perfect for the January blues. 1. Peruvian lily Whilst these lilies are originally from South Africa they are now...

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Ultimate guide to growing sunflowers

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Ultimate guide to growing sunflowers

There are few flowers more striking than the sunflower. Big and bold, they evoke the blaze of a mid-summer’s day like nothing else. They are relatively easy to grow and the result is a stunning garden feature that attracts butterflies and birds. Here is the ultimate guide to the giant beauties to help budding gardeners grow their own. Planting Sunflowers prefer to grow in direct sunlight, and need loose, well-draining soil of good quality. A spot that is sheltered from strong winds is also ideal If you’re planting from seed, it’s best to get...

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5 Deadly Flowers

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5 Deadly Flowers

It has been in the headlines recently that a gardener collapsed and tragically died after coming into contact with the deadly Wolfsbane plant – according to the coroner. After attending to the garden as part of a huge estate, Nathan Greenaway collapsed and was rushed to hospital. After numerous blood tests and examinations, doctors were unable to establish the cause. Unfortunately Mr Greenaway died shortly afterwards. There are many cases around the world where people have been harmed and even killed by certain deadly flowers. As children we...

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10 Exotic but Deadly Flowers

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10 Exotic but Deadly Flowers

Whether you’re saying thank you, I love you or I’m sorry – a beautiful bouquet of flowers has the ability to convey your thoughts and feelings when words fail you. However, appearances can be deceptive and not all flowers are fit for this purpose as some exotic blooms have a much darker side to them. To make sure that you don’t pick the wrong ones, here are the 10 most exotic but deadly flowers in the world. 1. Lily of the valley These delicate little flowers may look innocent however; they are in fact extremely...

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7 most expensive flowers in the world

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7 most expensive flowers in the world

Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colours – but they also come in various price points too. While you may only spend a few pounds on a normal bunch of everyday flowers to fill a vase, there are times when it is worth splashing out a bit more on special arrangements. While great flowers don’t have to cost the earth, history has taught us that sometimes people will shell out a small fortune on bouquets. Here are seven of the most expensive flowers in the world which prove this point. 1. Kadupul flower: Priceless Technically a cactus,...

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Best exotic flowers for modern bouquets

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Best exotic flowers for modern bouquets

Although there are few things more timeless than a beautiful bunch of flowers, even the classics inevitably need a bit of updating every once in a while. Although you don’t want to meddle with too much of a good thing – a few well chosen exotic flowers can really bring a modern bouquet to life. By adding some exotic to a relatively traditional bouquet will result in a stunning bunch of flowers that will blow your loved one away. Strelitzia Also known as ‘The bird of paradise flower’ thanks to its unique shape and stunning colours, these...

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What is my birth flower?

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What is my birth flower?

They say that there is a flower for every occasion … and they are certainly not wrong! From anniversaries to celebrations, Christmas parties to birthdays, floral bouquets can be the perfect gift on so many occasions. As well as matching a number of different events, flowers also represent a great range of different emotions and symbolise different things. Each month of the year even has its own flower and these are popular choices for birthday bouquets. But just what does each flower mean? January Flower: carnation Meanings: love and fondness...

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10 tips for happy (and blooming) orchids!

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10 tips for happy (and blooming) orchids!

A popular flower associated with perfection, love, beauty, luxury, fertility and children, orchids are a popular plant choice for the home or bouquets. Low maintenance to care for and beautiful to look at, here are ten tips that are guaranteed to keep your orchid looking its blooming best month after month and year after year. 1. Place them in windows: orchids love the light, so place them on the windowsill behind curtains and blinds. You can check if it is getting enough light by analysing the leaf colour which should be a bright rather than...

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10 Garden Flowers that can help to sell your property

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10 Garden Flowers that can help to sell your property

Did you know that an average garden in the UK has a total investment of £1.790 by the house owners? Revealed in a recent study by Homebase, they also set a list of garden flowers that are most attractive to house-hunters and might help to sell you house! According to the study, “Gardens are also crucial to a home’s attractiveness on the property market, with two-fifths of Britons saying they would not buy a property unless it had a decent garden.” What’s are the other things that house hunters are looking at when...

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Orchid Bouquets – Pinterest Inspiration

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Orchid Bouquets – Pinterest Inspiration

Do you love orchids? Who doesn’t! Recently they became very popular feature in bridal bouquets – ranging from simple white orchid bouquets to intricate combinations of multi coloured flowers and bouquets. Some of the most popular orchid varieties can be easily grown at home and included in your bouquet. Do you need ideas for your orchid wedding bouquet? There is plenty of inspiration on our Pinterest board! Contact your wedding florist to craft one according to these pictures, or if you’re brave and skilled enough, you can...

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Lilies – Language of Flowers

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Lilies – Language of Flowers

Have you received a lily bouquet and wonder what’s the meaning behind these beautiful fragrant flowers? In ancient Greece, they believed lilies are associated with birth and motherhood as they thought the flower was created from the breast milk of Goddess Hera. That’s not the only meaning of lilies, Greeks have surprisingly associated it with masculinity too. It was a symbol of sexuality and eroticism. Did you know in the old days lilies were used to indicate the sex of the unborn child? The process was simple, but required that...

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Flower Resources – A Guide to Lilies

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Flower Resources – A Guide to Lilies

Lilies have long been admired and valued for their beauty and fragrance. However, the word “lily” is normally colloquially used to refer to only a couple of flowers. In reality, there are several species of flowers that fall under the lily family. Since lily plants produce large and colorful flowers, they are prized among gardeners. The flowers are not the only important part of the plant. The bulb is commonly used in some Asian cultures as a vegetable, and in other parts of the world, its essential oils are extracted for use in aromatherapy...

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