Bonsai Tree Care for Beginners

What is a Bonsai Tree?

A bonsai tree is a miniature tree that is planted within a container. In fact, the term “bonsai” literally means “planted in a container” in Japanese.

Bonsai refers to the art of cultivating these small trees and is an integral part of Japanese culture dating back to the early 14th century. Once enjoyed by only the wealthiest aristocrats and high-ranking members of Japanese society, bonsai is now an art form that is enjoyed by people from all around the world. read more

Types of Roses: A Visual Compendium

As Valentine’s Day approaches, romance is on our minds. And what flowers are more romantic than roses? Red roses have become the icon of love and romance, but there are so many other varieties that are equally meaningful. For example, purple roses signify enchantment and love at first sight, while orange roses exemplify passion.

With over 150 species of roses and thousands of hybrids, roses can be found in nearly every color and a variety of shapes. To show you just how expansive the rose family is, we created a compendium of popular garden roses containing over 100 different types of blooms. read more

Tropical Ideas for the Modern Tiki Party

A tiki party may be a classic theme, but it’s one that never feels tired. Evocative of lazy and luxurious island life, it encourages guests to let loose and relax. With the warm summer nights upon us, it’s the perfect time to transform your backyard into the ultimate island retreat and spend a relaxing evening under the stars with your party guests. read more

Corsage Etiquette for Prom and Wedding

Corsage Etiquette For Proms and Weddings

Many formal occasions such as proms, formal dances, graduations and weddings, call for the wearing of a corsage or boutonniere. Like most traditions, there are certain customs that go along with wearing a corsage. This can seem intimidating if it’s your first time purchasing a corsage, but don’t worry! We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions on corsage etiquette to help you choose the perfect corsage and present it to your date with confidence.
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Hand Lettering Basics: A Simple Tutorial

What is Hand Lettering?

Many people compare hand lettering to calligraphy. However, there are important distinctions between the two. Calligraphy is a form of handwriting where letters are formed in a deliberate and rhythmic fashion using a nib pen. Hand lettering is a form of drawing to create decorative letters.

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July birth flower larkspur

July Birth Flower: Larkspur

The larkspur is the July birth flower. Larkspurs are annual species of the genus delphinium, and the names are used interchangeably. The name larkspur comes from the Tudors, due to the bloom’s resemblance to a lark’s spur or claw. According to Greek mythology, this July flower blossomed where the blood of Ajax was spilled in the battle of Troy. read more

How to Put on a Boutonniere in 5 Easy Steps

Since boutonnieres are typically reserved for special occasions like weddings or proms, pinning on a boutonniere is a skill that’s easy to forget. So when the time comes, you’re likely to panic and flash forward to accidentally pricking your date or yourself—but don’t worry, putting on a boutonniere isn’t as hard as it seems!
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16 Fresh Flower Ideas for Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes are the biggest stars of any wedding, second only to the bride of course!

Therefore, you’ll want to make your wedding cake stand out. The best way to create a glamorous cake that all your guests will remember is to decorate it with fresh flowers.
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