Written by Each A Plant on 15 October 2018
Preserved flowers and foliage are 100% natural flowers and greens that have undergone a preservation process to maintain their fresh appearance for several months or even years. Apart from maintaining their aesthetic appearance, preserved flowers and foliage do not require water or sunlight. Their beauty and soft delicate appearance makes it difficult to differentiate from fresh cut flowers. The substances used in the preservation process are non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-carcinogenic, non-explosive and non-chemical reactive. The solutions and colorants are the same as those used in food, medical and textile manufacturing; therefore, they do not represent any health or environmental risk.
Preserved flowers and foliage can be enjoyed for months or even years when kept in an air tight, non-humid environment. Due to the high humidity level in Singapore, avoid exposing them to moisture and direct sunlight. An air-conditioned or low humidity area around your home or workplace will be ideal for any preserved flowers and foliage.
So what exactly are the benefits of preserved flowers and foliage apart from the fact that they do not wither?
Preserved flowers and foliage are made from real flowers and plant that have grown in soil. These natural flowers and plants merely undergone a preservation process whereby water and nutrients in them are substituted with a natural formula to keep them long-lasting. Preserved flowers and foliage consume rather low energy whether being transported or stored. Henceforth, they are ecological and better for the environment than fresh flowers
Preserved flowers are long-lasting. So, they do not require to be replaced from time to time as you would for fresh flowers. Thus, they are extremely value for money. Besides, you will be able to enjoy your preserved floral arrangement for months or even up to years without the need to invest in any plant-care products.
Indeed, fresh flowers are the gems of nature. And most of us love to see fresh floral arrangement or received flower bouquets. However, fresh cut flowers are neither long-lasting nor eco-friendly. Instead of picking fresh flowers which will ultimately wither in a couple of days or weeks, why not choose preserved flowers for gifts? They are both eco-friendly and ease to keep as memento.
Care and maintenance? Preserved flowers and foliage absolutely requires nothing of such. They are simply practical for busy urban dwellers to keep in both their homes and offices. The natural formula within preserved flowers and foliage keeps them looking fresh and nice all year long without any form of maintenance. A perfect choice for flower lovers who have little time for plant care.
Long-lasting is the key for preserved flowers and foliage. They can be kept for months or even for years to come. And precisely, having a long lifespan means preserved flowers and foliage are useful for many purposes. Not only are they economical, they are practical and environmentally friendly. We are seeing increasing trends of people getting preserved flowers for home decorations, weddings and other important events since they can be kept as beautiful memento or even be recycled for the next occasion.
Written by Each A Plant on 8 September 2018
Most people love the sight of fresh flowers although not many take the time to keep flowers at home on a regular basis. However, there is more to just their aesthetic aspect. Research has shown that flowers have greater benefits for humans than just their adoring appearance. We will look at 5 reasons why you should keep fresh flowers at home.
Flowers, the beauty of mother nature. Who could resist it? Their adoring nature could make great decoration for your home, pulling together your personal style for different seasons around the year. Flowers can easily take the place of boring table décor. Bright floral arrangements can lift the vibes of your living space and give it the feeling of being lively and vibrant. Flowers are great compliment for new households, they help to shape and create highlights for the internal look of your house. In addition, different shapes, sizes and colours of flowers make them flexible to decorate for each season.
We are all certain that fresh flowers give out wonderful scent that improve the smell in a room. They are way more powerful and effective than air fresheners. Besides, there are many flowering plants which make good air filters and purify air in the room. Chrysanthemun Morifolium, Anthurium Andraeanum and Gerbera Jamesonii are great plants to keep for cleansing the air of toxins that have negative effect to your health. In addition, aroma therapeutic flowers such as roses and lavenders give off sweet scent which help improve one's mood and maintain a relaxed atmosphere.
Who doesn't like beautiful things? Imagine the joy and happiness when you receive a bouquet of flowers. Flowers always mean something different to each individual for different reasons. To some it could simply be their favourite type of flower, to others it could bring back an intriguing piece of memory. So, pick flowers you adore and place them at home. They can improve your mood, energy or even brings back wonderful memories.
We often hunt for that special art piece, handicraft or ornament to spice up the mood and feel of our room. Why not incorporate flowers into our decoration? Flowers availability are very much dependent on season and precisely so, we could add different types of flowers to our home décor for each season. It is definitely more exciting to see variation of style which flowers can bring to our home rather than the same old piece of ornament all round. In addition, putting together flower arrangements foster our creativity from choosing the type of flowers to their colour, to their style and matching them with design of the room.
You need good concentration to focus on anything. Feeling relax, calm and peaceful are factors that contribute to good focus in what you are doing. Placing fresh flowers in your home or office is a good choice if you need to set your mind to focus on doing something. Not only do they bring about positive psychological effect, flowers have physiological effects on humans too. Lavender is one of the best known anxiety fighters. Jasmine helps to improve sleep quality and Chrysanthemum can combat high blood pressure. Anything that improve your state of mind have positive benefit to the body. Put some flowers on your desk today, experience boost of productivity and the health benefits they bring you.
Written by Each A Plant on 28 July 2018
Dress to the occasion. An expression we often hear when it comes to choosing an appropriate outfit for different occasions. Like outfits, flowers are commonly presented as gift for different occasions.
With so many different types of flowers in the market, picking the right one for your next occasion can be a difficult choice to make. Nevertheless, flowers are still one of the best gifts to express emotions and message to your recipient. Let's find out which are some of the popular flowers to get for different occasions.
Most brides may already have in mind the flowers they preferred for their big day. So it could be practically any flowers. Otherwise, it is good to keep an open mind and choose flowers according to the season. Seasonal flowers are great options as they best bloom during the time of the wedding. For spring, pale, delicate flowers such as peony, cherry blossom or peach blossom may work better. Summer flowers should be bright and vibrant. Consider yellow, gold or pink roses or sunflowers for great representation of summer. Dark, rich coloured flowers would work well for autumn; gold roses or lilies make good choices. Winter blooms include orchids and pansies - these flowers are great combination of rich colours in autumn and the pale colours of spring.
Surprise her, with her favourite flowers of course! If she do not have a favourite bloom, seasonal flowers are the best bet. Most flowers are suitable for this occasion; some popular flower choices include roses, daisies and tulips. Options include combining with gourmet or fruit baskets. If the flowers are meant as gifts for family or friends on their anniversary date, choose something that fits their personalities. Likewise, you can consider to choose daisy to mark five-year anniversary while the ten-year anniversary could call for a daffodil. And iris is a perfect choice for a 25-year anniversary.
Any flowers bright and colourful are appropriate. If you know the person well, choose flowers to his/her liking or a flower which signifies friendship and happiness. Any yellow flowers such as sunflowers, tulips and lilies are perfect for birthday. For a significant other, you may consider roses, red carnations or daisies. If you do not know the person well, then multi-colour bouquets are a great choice for gift.
This definitely differs for each individual based on their preference. The golden rule is to choose flowers with bright colours or multi-colour bouquets. A bunch of lilies with different colours, combination of red, yellow and blue would look wonderful. If not, get something outstanding such as orchids. Do remember to top it off with a little graduation plush.
Roses is definitely the top choice for valentines! Usually available in various shades of red for love, pink for elegance and white for purity. For newer relationship, you may consider purple roses which signify enchantment in budding couple. However, if your partner is not fascinated about roses, pink tulips are the perfect choice for substitute.
An important note is to know where the person whom you are sending flowers to is located at. If the recipient is resting in the hospital, the flowers you choose should not have too strong of a fragrance. Roses, tulips and lilies are some good allegry-friendly flowers that you can consider to send. Choose bright and vibrant colours like yellow, light blue or white will be good choices to brighten up his/her day.
When paying tribute to a recently deceased family or friend, flower arrangement stand are quite common. Vase arrangement can also be done for this occasion. Chrysanthemums, lilies and white carnations are some choices to consider. Lighter shades of colours are usually chosen for funeral flowers as they radiate peace and calmness.
Written by Each A Plant on 26 July 2018
When you see a flower, what is the first thing you notice? Is it its size? Its shape? Its scent? Or perhaps, its colour?
In fact, colour is one of the important factors when it comes to choosing a perfect bouquet. One stunning bouquet tells tales of love and devotion, while another is like a soft pat on the hand during a time of bereavement. Next time when you wish to send someone flowers, notice the colours and think of the message before making the order.
Vibrant and passionate. Often, red colour is associated with feelings of true love and romance. Red flowers also symbolise courage, respect, admiration and desire. An all-time favourite flower available in red is rose. Other popular flowers like tulips and carnations are also widely available in red colour.
Yellow, primarily represents bundle of happiness and joy. It is also an ideal colour to symbolise bonds of friendship, the taste of success and pride. With their vibrant and upbeat personality, yellow flowers can be used to brighten up someone' day and increase positive vibes in the room. Sunflowers, daises and tulips are great choices for yellow flowers.
Like red flowers, delicate pink hues also convey the message of love. It is also commonly known for gentleness, happiness and femininity. That's why pink colour is among the popular choices for flowers in Mother's Day bouquets. Pink colour is commonly found in flowers such as roses, carnations and hydrangeas.
Soothing blue is said to symbolise serenity, openness and peace. A bouquet containing blue flowers convey the feelings of relaxation and release of any tensions or stress. Some blue flowers which are commonly recognised are hydrangeas, morning glories and larkspurs.
White is a colour which you will find in most bridal bouquets or during memorial services. White flowers represent a range from purity and innocence to sympathy for a bereavement. Flowers such as orchids, daises, carnations and roses are recommended to relay these messages.
Purple, a colour which symbolise royalty. Feelings of success and tradition may also come through in purple flowers. A bouquet which contain purple flowers can also send the message of admiration and adoration. Iris and bellflowers are some adoring purple flowers which come to mind.
Lavender and purple may seems similar in appearance but they hold different meanings. Lavender colour depicts youth and elegance, grace and refinement. Flowers such as daisies, orchids and lilacs are often available in lavender colour.
Like nature, green flowers are associated with renewal of spring and youthfulness. A bouquet filled with green flowers depicts good health and good fortune. Button flowers and orchids are the ideal flowers to look for if you wish to send well wishes to someone.
As the colour itself depicts, orange is bright, bold and passionate. Orange blooms are great choices to convey feelings of excitement and enthusiasm. Some of the popular flowers available in orange include lilies, tulips and marigolds.
Excite to send a special message? Browse through our floral collection and be spoilt for a great deal of gift choices. Whether you are sending a message of love, friendship, or being just a little mysterious, let our floral delivery tell the tale.
Written by Each A Plant on 14 July 2018
When we think of flowers, usually the first thing that comes to our mind is their aesthetics aspect. Indeed, flowers are often indispensable for both happy and sad occasions but they actually serve more purposes in our daily life than we could imagine.
It dates back to thousands of years when it comes to using flowers for culinary purpose. Ancient Chinese, Greek and Romans use flowers in their traditional cooking. When flowers are added to food, they indigenously enhance the colour, flavour and presentation of the dish. Even in modern day, many cultures still use flowers to compliment cooking - think of rose petals in Indian food and squash blossoms in Italian food.
Common flowers such as roses, violets, daises and nasturtiums are not just delightful to look at, they are edible too. Their petals and blossoms give salads, smoothies, syrups and teas unique and special flavours. Likewise, broccoli and cauliflower are edible plants whose large flowering heads are eaten as vegetables.
There are just so many possibilities when you add flowers to food - some are spicy and some herbaceous, while others are floral and fragrant. The next time when you step into the kitchen, be adventurous and explore adding a few blossoms to your recipe. Who knows, you might be able to whip up something interesting?
We value beauty of its own sake, yet many vibrantly coloured flowers have much to offer beyond their aesthetic appearance. Some flowers can be used medicinally, others are good for consumption, and many provide food and habitat for beneficial insects.
For centuries, medical practitioners have well acknowledged therapeutic properties of certain flowers. In fact, this knowledge revolves across many cultures around the world for as long as we know. One of the greatest advantages is that flowers and plants offer 100% natural medicinal properties unlike modern medications which often embed side effects. Besides, extracting medicinal benefits from flowers are considerately economical as compared to drugs marketed by pharmaceutical companies.
Readily available from herbal health store, flowers like chrysanthemum, jasmine and rose make effective home remedies.
Chrysanthemum do not just make an excellent cup of tea, drinking it aids those suffering from a fever, headache or common cold. The cooled liquid can also be applied as a compress to soothe tired eyes.
Like chrysanthemum, jasmine flowers are great for brewing tea. Besides, jasmine tea is also great for relieving digestive issues, stomach ulcers and ulcers. Drinking a cup of jasmine tea before bedtime help to ward off insomnia and anxiety.
Rose are great source of Vitamin C and are safe for consumption. Rose petals can be eaten raw to increase blood circulation and relieve depression. Also, mild laxative effect from rose tea aids those with bowel issues. And of course, the list of medicinal flowers goes on.
So, stop procrastinating, start growing flowers in your garden today and prepare to be amazed at what medicinal flowers can do for your health, your palate and your spirits.
Dyes can be widely found in nature. Flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables are great source of natural dyes. One great advantage of natural dye is that they have minimal environmental impact. Because the dyes are made from natural sources, they are not harmful to the environment and making them more appealing for consumers. Natural dyes are biodegradable and henceforth disposing them do not cause pollution.
As opposed to natural dyes, synthetic dyes are popular because of its lasting colour pay-off and wide range of colour choices. However, synthetic dyes are made up of chemicals such as mercury, lead, chromium, copper sodium chloride, toluene and benzene which have harmful effects on the environment and human.
Consider using flowers the next time you wish to dye fabric and you will uncover beauty the nature way.
Human beings, like many other creatures, have an affinity for flowers. Flowers are used extensively for beautification, rejuvenation and perfumery. Since ancient times, medicinal practitioners have always given much important to the wonderful properties of flowers besides their alluring aromas. All around the world, flowers and plant extracts are one of the most sought-after natural element for organic products in substitute of synthetic chemicals.
When it comes to heal and beautify of skin, flowers are almost magical. You can use them in many ways; a refreshing face wash, massage oil, lotion, body soap and so on. While some flowers aids skin related issues, others act as anti-inflammatory agents or stress busters.
Next time when you visit the beauty store, you may want to keep a look out for skin care products with plant or flower extract!
Many may not be aware that one easy way of pest control is to strategically place insect-repelling plants in your garden or inside your home. Certain plants contain properties that either invite beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects prey on pests that cause damage in the garden. Ladybugs and praying mantis are good examples of beneficial bugs.
Once of such insect-repelling plant is basil. Basil plant secrets oil which keeps thrips, flies and mosquitoes out of your garden. Also, catnip is another good choice apart from feeding it to your cats. It can be used to keep away flea beetles, aphids and ants from your garden and home.
Using plants for pest control significantly cuts down the amount of insecticides used and that in turn brings more good bugs to control the bad bugs. Try it in your garden or home today and wait to reap the benefits.