Specialty of Winter Flowers

Winter is the time of the year, when you sit before the fire, and having a big mug of coffee in your hand, and you think some coziest thing in your mind at the cold break day. Winter is also that time, when everyone is in wait of arrival of Valentine’s Day to express love and affiliation with his or her beloved ones. Then what can you think of to infuse warmth and colors in the life of your beloved ones than to offer the beautiful combinations of the flowers. Flowers represent many beliefs for the people; flowers are the representation of the love, as a sympathetic gift for the lovers, companion in sorrows, and a partner in the absence of the partner. Flowers are not the thing to say good-bye to the winter, but theseare the representations of the love to your beloved ones and with this, flowers offer the best sensation to the people.

There are different types of flowers, which are specialized for the winter only. These flowers are such flowers, which simply can bring the romance, liveliness, and charm in the celebrations of the Valentine’s Day. This is always one of the best things available for the people, this will allow you to adopt the best parts of the services, in this way, winter flowers are heavily demanded in due to the arrival of Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s flowers will not only the right ambience. That is the reason flowers are important for the Valentine’s Day, and winter flowers are preferably used for this.

After admitting the importance of the winter flowers, one thing that at once comes in our mind is that no valentine Day is complete without the Candle light dinner with the presence of the winter flowers to lighten up your mood. Therefore, it is important that you burn the candles in their heady perfumes, toast to your long-lasting relationships, and make the strong bindings of your love with your affectionate. This is so important to prove your love with your dearest and nearest ones.

Once we have set an ambience, the most important thing is to choose the right kind of the flowers in order to balance your private celebration. Your mood will define, what sort of finishing to be added to any occasion whether you are in pure fun, in romantic, frolic, or intense. Therefore, this is always one of the best things available to determine the right flower combinations available.

Winter flowers come in wide range, but we always take into consideration the Red Rose, this is the best ever flower, and this is the special flower, which is the strength of the Valentine’s Day. Poets love this flower a lot; one famous poet Gertrude Stein immortalized the flower in her famous line as a “a rose a rose a rose”. A Rose reflects the love, symbolizes thinking of Valentine’s Day. Rose can express all sorts of feelings that you associate with flowers. Along with this, there are many other blooms, which can be associated with the flowers, in this way; this is always one of the best options to have the flowers. Furthermore, you can pick up the different range of flowers like lilies, tulips, exotic orchids, bouvardias, chrysanthemum in yellows, pink, and reds and different unique colors of the flowers available, this will make your event as a memorable until the arrival of the next event. You can paint these events, so that this may affect in your mind like dried cement. All of these things are the causes of happiness, and to share the precious moments of your life. “I Love You” is the word, which you want to say to your beloved one, but this is only possible, if you take Red rose with you along with Special Valentine’s Day card, then this will allow you to become a part of this event at all.

Moreover, flowers play an important role in Wedding; large number of people like to get married during the winter seasons, the flowers of winters make a great arrangements for the bride’s bouquets, for the reception, and for the church, in this way, this is always one of the best things available. Here are some different types of winter flowers, which are used for the wedding events, are Lilies, orchids, daisies, Roses, carnations, Red Flowers, and Chrysanthemums. These flowers arrangements will make your entire function as a memorable and a good event.

When it comes to make choices among the colors, we have to choose among the blues, purple, white, red, glittery gold, metallic silver and shady flowers.In addition, if you are worry to find the creative ideas, then do not hesitate to contact with the florist, who can help you to make the best arrangements and flowery arrangements. Florists will make your winter function cherish and loving.

Flowery New Year’s Celebration in India

New Year is just like a thing, that is new, and it is a pleasant, and is available for everyone to take and enjoy. New Year is not just a day only, but this is a day, which has enveloped lots of the feelings, happiness, and sense of humors in the minds of the people. New Year is celebrated globally; people from different religion enjoy this event, as this is a cheerful event for everyone and this is an event, which is available for everyone to enjoy and get pleasant.

Everyone enjoy this event differently; it’s an event of give and take, people offer and receive the gifts as a whole, and they get a pleasant event in this event, and they always take this opportunity as a pleasant opportunity, which enable them to enjoy this event. India also enjoys this event from the front face, and this event is celebrated in all parts of India with the message of living happily in a whole year, and making a hardworking in the years.

No doubt, this is the Western Trend, but this is now an Asian trend as well, and the same way is adopted to celebrate this event. Indian people have associated the New Year with the religious events whole year. If we look at the younger generation, then, this generation is more intended towards the western culture, and the major cities like Calcutta, Mumbai, and Bangalore are some of the major cities, where we will find the western culture. As a whole, Christmas is celebrated with religious ceremonies and positive resolutions, but there is also an element of dance parties, nightclubs, but with the symbolization to be energetic to meet the new challenges.

Diwali is a new year for the Hindus, Diwali is also said as Deepwali, and the meaning of this festival is the festival of lights. Deepwali marks the beginning of the year for the Hindus; this festival usually falls in the October. There is an official day on this event, people use to visit their houses, they enjoy the event as a memorizing event for them, and people enjoy a lot. Diwali is celebrated with lamps, fireworks, and lights, and people enjoy this event as a symbol of getting rid from the bad evils, getting out from the darkness, and then following a path of virtue and this is the best thing for us as a light.

Typically, Diwali celebration takes five days, and each day gathers a good importance for the people. First day of Diwali is known as Dhan Teras, it has two meanings as cleansing and purification. This is also a day of buying new things for the houses.

Second day is Narak Chaturdasi, this day is of great importance, and this is a day of celebration with prayers all day. This is celebrated to eliminate the bad evils. Third day Lakhsmi puja is conducted, on forth day Govardhan pujai s taken place, on the fifth day Bhai Duj, where prayers are done to a good year.

Mothers Day Flowers Delivery

Mother’s Day Flowers – Same Day Delivery

Mother’s day was first celebrated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis in remembrance of her own mother in Virginia. She campaigned to make it an official holiday in the United States. Thus, through her efforts it officially started to be celebrated in 1914. Different countries celebrate it in different months and different dates. For example, it is celebrated in the month of February in Norway, in March in Myanmar, Afghanistan, Albania, Kosovo, Gregoria, Solvania, Serbia, Tajikistan etc., in May in most countries and in the rest of the year in  the rest of the world. But the aim is the same to make our mothers feel loved!

Gifts have always been a way of expressing care and love towards one another. Thus, on the day of expressing love to mother’s nothing could be better than a gift to express your love for your mother. Gifts usually given on mother’s day comprise of flowers, chocolates, handbags, clothes, perfumes and cakes. They are either sent through couriers, mail or given personally. Cakes can be personalized or any chosen from the ones made. Similar is the case with flowers, you can get your bouquet made yourself or choose from the ones displayed.Other gifts can consist of almost anything according to the likes of each one’s mother. A nice quiet family dinner, lunch or tea made by you especially for your mother can be a delight for any mother surely!

Another idea could be watching a movie with your mother in a cinema or even at home on your DVD player. It could be an old movie you both always love watching together bringing back nice memories or even a new movie just for the sake of spending some nice time together. These days salons have come up with a great idea to pamper mothers, be they old or young ones! They present deals which include facials, pedicures, manicures, cuts, and dyes. It is a great opportunity to pamper your mother and pay the bill yourself making her feel loved and special.If you are a daughter you can always take two deals, one for your mother and one for yourself and spend a nice time together getting pampered. You can also take your mother to a nice, classy restaurant for dinner or lunch. It could be her favorite place or even both your favorite place. You can enjoy a nice trip down the memory lane over a nice meal with your mother!For little children who like being creative can always make nice cards decorated by themselves and ask their father’s to buy a nice cake of their mother’s choice and present it to her. I am sure nothing could be more precious and surprising for a mother than to get a card made for her especially by her children. Children can also help her with her daily chores on this special day and make her feel loved.

Even flowers picked by the children by themselves from the garden can be a surprise for their mother!You can come up with many ideas according to affordability, you just need to give it a nice thought or maybe discuss it with your father or your siblings. In the end, it all comes down to making your mother happy and feeling loved!

Flowers pose a soft and natural image when gifted. The colors represent the beauty of the nature and thus are considered to be a good idea when it comes to gifts. Roses, lilies, tulips, white, pink, red, orange, purple they all represent an emotion appropriate to the event and occasion.Flowers associated with Mother’s day are Red carnations but you can gift any flowers to your mother.

Mother’s Day in Australia

Chrysanthemum: is associated with Mother’s Day in Australia as the flower’s name ends with the word ‘mum’. Choosing flowers is not the difficult part, the difficult part is getting them couriered to your mother, especially for the ones who live abroad or in other cities. It is a great hassle to get them delivered at the right date. Usually all courier services say that they will deliver the order at the right date and time, but lets face it, it’s never true. There are so many orders to be delivered how can they possibly deliver all of them at the same time? And even if they manage to deliver it the same day there is always a chance of the wrong flowers being delivered or the flowers could be delivered to the wrong address! These problems arise at such days when all the services are jam packed with orders. In my opinion to get them delivered on the right day you should be a little efficient and place your order a couple of days before and not in the nick of time.

This way you have a 99 % chance of getting them delivered on the right date and time, because of certain services being given on, first come first serve basis. There could always be a cancellation or you may not be able to place your order if you order at the last moment.In today’s busy life we have many options. The internet is a very reliable one. You can always place your order online through a renowned website. They require the delivery country or city, the flowers you want to send and the delivery date. Payments are made through credit cards. This procedure is simple and reliable. It is not at all time consuming. Especially for people with jobs who hardly find time for family, this is the ultimate solution! Web sites offer discounts and deals for their customers. You are bound to find a good deal at a good price on a good website. The options are unlimited due to the variety of websites available over the internet.

Even if you live in the same city and you completely forgot to buy something for your mom you will be lucky and could also find packages which are available to be sent overnight to the address you want to send it to! Yes, it is that easy! Just a click away! You can also find sites which offer personalized cupcakes and cakes to be sent with the flowers. You can choose the perfect flowers for your mother and send an extra something along with it to make your mother’s day perfect!If your order is placed at the right time there is a rare chance of your order not being delivered the same day, so hurry up and don’t keep your mother waiting. Make her feel special this Mother’s day!

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Hong Kong Flower Show 2014

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2014 organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department was held between 7 and 16 March at Victoria Park. The show attracted 550 000 visitors.

Kalanchoe

This year the theme flower was “Kalanchoe” and the theme was “Blossoms of Joy”. Over 200 organisations from 15 countries showcased exotic flowers, landscape and floral art displays. The participating countries were Mainland China, Australia, Estonia, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States. A series of fringe activities were held during the show period, including music and dance performances, green talks, floral art demonstrations, greening activites workshops, green promotional stalls, guided visits, recreation programmes, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations and fun games.
Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), the flower show has attracted more than 200 organisations from 15 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. More than 350 000 flowering plants are on display, among which are about 40 000 pots of the theme flower, the kalanchoe. With “Blossoms of Joy” as its main theme, this year’s flower show is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major sponsor.
A series of fringe activities have been arranged to complement the flower show including music and cultural performances, floral art demonstrations, green activities workshops and fun games. Among them was the Jockey Club Student Drawing Competition that was held last week and had its prize presentation ceremony

Happy Wonderland

The “Happy Wonderland” on the park’s lawns has been well received by youngsters, with fun-filled programmes including magic shows, balloon-twisting, face-painting, African drum playing, inflatable bouncers, sketching, arts-and-crafts stalls, games stalls and more. Equally entertaining are the marching band and music performances.
Various programmes are being held on the stage, including rope skipping, artistic gymnastics, Chinese music and cultural performances. There are also floral art demonstrations by masters from Japan and Hong Kong.
The flower show has attracted more than 200 organisations from 15 countries to take part in showcasing exquisite potted plants, beautiful floral arrangements and gorgeous landscape displays. More than 350 000 flowering plants are on display, among which are about 40 000 pots of the theme flower, the kalanchoe. With “Blossoms of Joy” as its main theme, this year’s flower show is supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as the major sponsor.
At the flower show, a multicoloured floral carpet stretches from the Sugar Street entrance of the showground all the way to the stage. The theme of the floral carpet is “Home of the Animals” and it features assorted animal shapes made up of foliage and colourful flowering plants. Delightful floral displays themed on cosy homes around the world are also featured at the Hing Fat Street entrance.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is also presenting a spectacular exhibit entitled “A Garden of Joy in Hong Kong”. The display is made up of striking contours and a lively composition using colourful kalanchoes to form a multi-layered parterre, providing the background for scenes of everyday bliss.
Another exhibit, named “Floral Celebration” and measuring 28 metres in length and 15m wide, creates a rich and colourful layering effect. The theme flower kalanchoe in a variety of colours is clustered closely with other floral species to contrast with tulips. The tulip display in a variety of colours is strikingly beautiful and provides an opportunity for leisure viewing and photo-taking.

Other main attractions include a mosaiculture display entitled “My Home Among the Corals”, showcasing marine creatures living in the coral reefs; Brand Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Velodrome floral walls; spectacular displays from the Mainland; and interactive photo-taking booths.

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Festival of Holi and Flowers

Holi Festival

Holi Festival one of the major festivals of India, Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar.

Holi festival may be celebrated with various names and people of different states might be following different traditions. But, what makes Holi so unique and special is the spirit of it which remains the same throughout the country and even across the globe, wherever it is celebrated.

Preparations of Holi festival

Entire country wears a festive look when it is time for Holi celebration. Market places get abuzz with activity as frenzied shoppers start making preparations for the festival. Heaps of various hues of gulal and abeer can be seen on the roadside days before the festival. Pichkaris in innovative and modern design too come up every year to lure the children who wish to collect them as Holi memorabilia and of course, to drench everybody in the town.

Women folks too start making early preparations for the holi festival as they cook loads of gujiya, mathri and papri for the family and also for the relatives. At some places specially in the north women also make papads and potato chips at this time.

Season of Bloom

Everybody gets delighted at the arrival of Holi as the season itself is so gay. Holi is also called the Spring Festival – as it marks the arrival of spring the season of hope and joy. The gloom of the winter goes as Holi promises of bright summer days. Nature too, it seems rejoices at the arrival of Holi and wears its best clothes. Fields get filled with crops promising a good harvest to the farmers and flowers bloom colouring the surroundings and filling fragrance in the air.

Legends

A Hindu festival, Holi has various legends associated with it. The foremost is the legend of demon King Hiranyakashyap who demanded everybody in his kingdom to worship him but his pious son, Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. Hiranyakashyap wanted his son to be killed. He asked his sister Holika to enter a blazing fire with Prahlad in her lap as Holika had a boon which made he immune to fire. Story goes that Prahlad was saved by lord himself for his extreme devotion and evil minded Holika was burnt to ashes, for her boon worked only when she entered the fire alone.

Since that time, people light a bonfire, called Holika on the eve of Holi festival and celebrate the victory of good over evil and also the triumph of devotion to god. Children take special delight in the tradition and this has another legend attached to it. It says that there was once an ogress Dhundhi who used to trouble children in the kingdom of Prithu. She was chased away by children on the day of Holi. Therefore, children are allowed to play pranks at the time of ‘Holika Dahan’.
Some also celebrate the death of evil minded Pootana. The ogress tried to Lord Krishna as an infant by feeding it poisonous milk while executing the plan of Kansa, Krishna’s devil uncle. However, Krishna sucked her blood and brought her end. Some who view the origin of festivals from seasonal cycles believe that Pootana represents winter and her death the cessation and end of winter.
In South India, people worship Kaamadeva- the god of love and passion for his extreme sacrifice. According to a legend, Kaamadeva shot his powerful love arrow on Lord Shiva to revoke his interest in the worldly affairs in the interest of the earth. However, Lord Shiva was enraged as he was in deep mediation and opened his third eye which reduced Kaamadeva to ashes. Though, later on the request of Rati, Kaamadeva’s wife, Shiva was pleased to restore him back.

Holika Dahan

On the eve of Holi, called Chhoti or Small Holi people gather at important crossroads and light huge bonfires, the ceremony is called Holika Dahan. This tradition is also followed in Gujarat and Orissa. To render greatfulness to Agni, god of Fire, gram and stalks from the harvest are also offered to Agni with all humility. Ash left from this bonfire is also considered sacred and people apply it on their foreheads. People believe that the ash protects them from evil forces.

Play of Colors

Great excitement can be seen in people on the next day when it is actually the time for the play of colours. Shops and offices remain closed for the day and people get all the time to get crazy and whacky. Bright colours of gulal and abeer fill the air and people take turns in pouring colour water over each other. Children take special delight in spraying colours on one another with their pichkaris and throwing water balloons and passers by. Women and senior citizen form groups called tolis and move in colonies – applying colours and exchanging greetings. Songs, dance on the rhythm of dholak and mouthwatering Holi delicacies are the other highlights of the day.

Expression of Love

Lovers too long to apply colours on their beloved. This has a popular legend behind it. It is said that the naughty and mischievous Lord Krishna started the trend of playing colours. He applied colour on her beloved Radha to make her one like him. The trend soon gained popularity amongst the masses. No wonder, there is no match to the Holi of Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsana – the places associated with the birth and childhood of Radha and Krishna.

Ecstasy of Bhang

There is also a tradition of consuming the very intoxicating bhang on this day to further enhance the spirit of Holi. It is so much fun to watch the otherwise sober people making a clown of themselves in full public display. Some, however, take bhang in excess and spoil the spirit. Caution should therefore be taken while consuming bhang delicacies.

Sober Evening

After a fun-filled and exciting day, the evenings the spent in sobriety when people meet friends and relatives and exchange sweets and festive greetings.

It is said the spirit of Holi encourages the feeling of brotherhood in society and even the enemies turn friend on this day. People of all communities and even religions participate in this joyous and colouful festival and strenthen the secular fabric of the nation.

Flowers and Holi

Devotees dressed as Krishna and Radha danced and threw flowers on one another, drawing the attention of tourists towards the special style of enjoying the festival.

Days ahead of Holi, the festival was celebrated in Rajasthan’s Pushkar town in a special way by devotees of Krishna.
Holi, popularly known as the festival of colours, holds a distinct meaning in Pushkar and it is celebrated with flowers. It usually falls in the Hindu month of Phagun and is viewed as the harbinger of spring and new life.
Yesterday, local residents celebrated Holi with flowers instead of colours, as has been the general practice, while dancing to the beats of drums and devotional songs in praise of Krishna.
Artistes from various parts of the country gathered in Pushkar to perform Raas Leela (dance recitals depicting Krishna’s flirtatious interludes with village maidens).
Troupes of singers who render folk songs particularly associated with Holi also flocked to the town to participate in the festivities.
“On this occasion, we play Holi with flowers,” said Pawan Kumar, a local resident. “Artistes from various regions like Gwalior, Mumbai, and Jaipur gather here to take part in the celebrations. They perform dances based on Lord Krishna’s leela [deeds]. We also welcome the idol of Lord Ganesha with colours and decorate it. Later, we will play the Holi Phag Mausam with everybody. We play this every year and everybody takes part in the celebrations.”
Devotees dressed as Krishna and his beloved, Radha, danced and threw flowers on one another, drawing the attention of tourists towards the special style of enjoying the festival.
“I have been in Pushkar for the last two days and so far, my stay in this town has been great,” said Sara, an American tourist. “The dances, songs, people dressed as Lord Krishna are really beautiful. The people are very welcoming here. I really like it here. The way Krishna is dancing is good to watch. I wish I had some colours to throw on everybody.”

Holi celebrates the coming of spring and the harvest. It brings together people from all classes and age groups as they play with colours, distribute sweets, and take out processions.

Playing Holi with flowers also saves water, contamination and generally it is a clean and harmless fun Holi.

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Valentines Day in India

Valentine Day is Getting Standard in all over the India

Valentines Day is the extremely popular event of Western international locations and it’s getting common in everywhere in the world and valentine day means presents of Valentines, and it isn’t simply the thinking of the person or thought that’s considered or counts. Give one thing to your dearest and nearest one that isn’t romantic, so by this your woman friend will be upset probably, and it isn’t good for guys as they’re all the time in a dilemma to buy the perfect gifr for their dearest and nearest ones! So you want to take the assist of valentine day florist such as May Flower for the delivery of fresh valentine’s flowers. Listed under are among the helpful tips for Valentine’s Day flowers presents which are optimistic to please your nearest ones.

Let’s start discussing utilizing the classic flowers. In case you’re interested by the far more imaginative long stemmed roses or extra particular, flowers are the best and nice presents. Ladies love and like them, and men, they have to also get them, are bowled away characteristically as they maybe on no account have expected them ever before. I was surprised when my guy friend who got a contemporary and delightful flower bouquet, eventually he ended up by marrying her. OK, it wasn’t simply the flowers that made all this attainable!

Flowers may be purchased native florists, at grocery stores and other spots, and likewise purchased by manner of on-line florists and are delivered. In case you’re sweet coronary heart is much away this actually is a superb substitute. Some areas will even deliver to overseas.

Meals also can can additionally be in high rank on the list. My favorites are fruits and chocolates. You can find a number of delicious and premium chocolates out there. Or perhaps a perfect and more healthy yet impressive equally good is fruit. But when we are saying then there won’t be unsuitable that flowers are the perfect than all in this world. Individuals wish to take and give flowers as Valentines Day gift. Many valentine day florists carry out the duty for the delivery of contemporary flowers to their clients. This is among the favorite and ideal present to present to your dearest ones.
You too can present the Valentines Day flowers by visiting your self at your dearest ones with the beautiful bunch of flowers from valentine day florist. What might be more charming and romantic than spending time together with your dearest ones with lovely bunch of flowers?
These all flower items work for men too, but for some males,a lot smart and real looking reward could also be greater.

Flower bouquets with reward certificates or cards also perform great job in putting the nice impression nicely, and principally valentine day florist recommend to offer the flowers with card, chocolates and different charming gifts.

You too can reward flowers with intimate put on to your dearest ones.

You will see lots of alternatives for Valentine’s Day flower present ideas by valentine day florist. Girls have tendency to more easy to purchase for than men, as flowers with candies are at all times appreciated by every one.

Tradition of celebrating the valentine Day in India

Celebration of Valentine’s Day celebration is not an outdated tradition in India however individuals have began giving it significance and started accepting it to some level and have started to have fun the same. It has skilled nice unwillingness in India as a end result of people assume that it is nothing but the affect of the west which is ruining the Indian culture. In India people by no means encourage premarital love and romance and so the youth will not be very open minded for this event publicly however of their minds and hearts they’ve great respect and first rate room for Valentine’s Day and their dearest and nearest ones. On account of internationalization and globalization of things and with many presents producer firms, card producers and occasion organizers coming to Indian market and dominating this pageant and now becoming an acceptance in the society of India.
Individuals usually, individuals give Valentine’s Day flowers to their family members and provide them Valentine’s Day gifts by way of purchasing thru a florist. Gifting heart formed balloons and a cupid with the beautiful bouquets of flowers can be an atypical Reward concept for Valentine’s Day. Folks in India not only specific their love toward their boyfriends and girlfriend, but also present their love for lecturers, parents, siblings on this day. In India individuals thinks it as a common day for displaying love, care and affection between any relations.
People deliver Valentine’s Day flower items to their dearest and nearest ones on this memorable day. Folks ship flowers with chocolates; they ship flowers with cakes and so on on this outstanding day to share the care and love of this fair. If you would like to make your day more memorable and memorable by gifting one thing particular and delightful and definite for the big day then us online at May Flower. We are one of the finest valentine day florist and you can find various ranges of valentine day flower & gifts and there you can see suitable for Valentine’s Day. On-line delivering of fresh flowers for valentine day to your dearest and nearest ones or friends and family by May Flower is one of the best option.
On the website of May Flower you will surely get multiple options for Valentine’s Day Flowers, you may order the perfect item for your love one like flowers with desserts, flowers with gift bins and beautiful valentine day roses.Today in India valentine day is taken as a beginning of a holy relationship and people often suggest their dearest love on this special day. They will suggest their love for marriage on this current day and proposal of feeling with no Valentine’s Day rosewould stay unfinished in all the conditions. India is the land of beliefs and cultures and the best way of celebrating the Valentine’s Day varies from place to place. In many cities this special occasion is famend or celebrated by decorating the retailers, streets, malls and eating places by Valentine’s cupids, roses and balloons however different parts of India rejoice this event with simplicity.

Red valentine flowers

When someone thinks about the valentine’s flowers, then Red valentine flowers are of course the most trendy and most common choice. Red valentine flowers are ideal because it represent the deep passion and may be the widespread romantic flower gift common across various cultures and traditions. Red Roses as valentine flowers express the feelings of youthful obsessed couples. But, there are other shades of valentine’s flowers which speak the hidden love with superior and greater delicacy and no less excitement.

Pink valentine flowers

Pink valentine flowers are known to be as best academic idea. Pink valentine flowers tolerate or mean as grace and alteration in difference to the strong literature shown by red valentine’s flowers. While pink valentine flowers of a light shade convey respect and understanding, deeper shade pink valentine flowers express gratefulness and admiration.

Yellow or Orange valentine flowers

Yellow or Orange valentines flowers are also in very much demand for they have been given granted the ability to speak the language of their love in their own system. Orange valentine flowers provide fragile meanings to your look of love. Deeper shaded valentine flowers of Orange color are time-honored as the beauty celebration, which is unconscious of itself, while lighter shade valentine flowers of orange color are used for obsession and longing for your beloved.

Yellow valentine flowers

Likewise, Yellow colored valentine’s flowers represent cheer and happiness, and mean a delighted spirit of love. Yellow valentine flowers convey its expressions louder than words that you are exceedingly satisfied and happy in your relationship.

White valentine flowers

Among other valentine’s flowers, the white colored valentine flowers are used to indicate innocence and purity. Lovers use the white valentine flowers to state your humility, veneration and to respect innocent and pure love of youth.
So, valentine flowers are a crucial and much important than other gifts used for valentine’s gift, but the shade or color of those valentine flowers can propose messages that are apart from worlds. Always be sure that what you aspire to get across before you pick up your bunch or bouquet of valentine flowers and deliver them to your valentine.
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What can flowers teach us about boundaries?

What can flowers teach us about boundaries?

 Today I bumped into an acquaintance I’m quite fond of, who was holding a bouquet of flowers. Of course, I shared how beautiful they were, and I quickly noticed a tinge of discomfort. She mentioned they were from her somewhat recent ex-boyfriend with whom she was dating for 2+years. It appears that he continues to send her flowers quite often, despite her repeated requests that he stop. They are a painful reminder of the relationship that needed to end, the temporary loss of a dream, and the tainting association of something usually quite joy-provoking. While we were talking, many others passed and commented on the flowers, thinking how lucky, fortunate or how much joy she’s receiving from them.
However, at times, reality hits hard. Many times, whether within a relationship, or upon its ending, being clear, honest and forthcoming about one’s needs and expectations to one’s partner, can be extraordinarily challenging. It takes courage, sometimes tremendous courage. I gently inquired if she indicated her discomfort to her ex, and repeated her request for him to cease and desist, this time more firmly. She hadn’t, for many reasons – I suspect guilt about being the “terminator,” fear of hurting him further, minimizing to herself (her own feelings) how much seeing those flowers (every 2 weeks) truly distressed her.
When it comes to setting boundaries with others, there are often many dragons to slay to get up the moxy, hutspa, garbanzos – to do it. I suggested she contact the florist, explain the situation, and ask them to discontinue all future flower deliveries by this sender. She appeared wide-eyed, with a mixed look of surprise and relief, and then, why not?
A workplace example of this is a co-worker or family member who repeatedly interrupts you throughout the day with questions or to just chat. While recently attending a professional conference, a colleague shared an uncanny story about just this. A co-worker was planning her wedding, and for 6 months, family members and the wedding planner inundated her with calls. This resulted in a gradual, but significant decline in her performance with a probationary consequence. One effective strategy to address this is to give family members and others a specific day(s)/time(s) during which they can call. Any other time, you are unavailable, and will not answer the phone. After 2-3 weeks of consistently responding only during set times, the unintentionally distracting phone calls will stop.

Psychologists often work with individuals to identify and set clear and firm boundaries at home, at work, and with themselves. It isn’t easy, but the rewards are incredible – increased energy, self and other-respect, greater time for oneself, and an age-defying benefit- looking years (often 5-10) younger. You never would have believed it, until you see for yourself. Yes, good nutrition and exercise are very important and help us defer the visible signs of aging. However, don’t’ underestimate the transformative power of good, consistent relationship boundaries – it’ll do wonders for your complexion, not to mention your overall quality of life. Experiment, have fun with it, take a risk, and set a boundary today, then watch closely and see what happens.

We at May Flower do receive such instances and there are those who order flowers online that are not wanted and the best way to deal with it is to inform the sender regarding the non acceptance and thus hereby solving matters that would be discomforting!

Psychology Of Flowers

Psychology Of Flowers: What Does Your Bouquet Say About You?

When it comes to wedding season, all our thoughts go to pretty flowers. But experts say that petal power can do more than make your special day look sensational.

A recent study found that flowers and nature provide us with a simple way to improve our emotional wellbeing and health.

According to a team of researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, the presence of beautiful blooms triggers happy emotions, heighten feelings of life satisfaction and, in short, make us feel positively glowing.

The study found that flowers had an immediate impact on happiness, helped alleviate feelings of depression, anxiety and increased emotional bonds and connections between friends and family.

“Common sense tells us that flowers make us happy,” study co-author, Dr Haviland-Jones told Huffpost Lifestyle. “Now, science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional wellbeing.”

Award-winning florist William Clarke couldn’t agree more. “Spend an afternoon in the countryside and you’ll instantly feel rejuvenated. There’s nothing better than walking into a room with flowers in — they have an immediate effect on the senses,”

“I think sunflowers are best for lifting your mood. They’re big, bright and strong,” says Clarke.
“I also think a nice mix of peony roses are fabulous mood-boosters. They start off as a tiny bud but then they open up into a gorgeous flower. They look so delicate, but they are such a strong flower. You just can’t help but smile when you look at them.
“The burgundy-coloured peonies are stunning. Combine these with sunflowers and you’ll have a bunch of happiness in your hands.” And it’s not only the occasional bouquet of flowers that can increase your levels of happiness, but where you choose to display them.

A separate study by Rutgers found that having flowers in the workplace increases innovative thinking, productivity and creates a positive working environment.This is something British work culture is lacking, says Clarke.
“Unfortunately, flowers in offices aren’t part of the British culture, unlike in somewhere like France, where flowers are a huge part of everyday life.

“I think a bold arrangement in the reception area or around desks could make a huge difference in morale in the workplace and rejuvenate the atmosphere.” For centuries, flowers have been the ultimate symbol of love and romance. As Mae West once said: “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds around my neck”

Kate Middleton’s bouquet contained myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth

Recently, psychologists from the University of South Brittany, found that the presence of flowers makes women more receptive to men’s advances, even when the flowers are in the background rather than presented as a gift.
“Flowers reflect our emotions and moods. They often convey feelings of compassion, regret, merriment or even romance. The results confirm the effect of exposure to flowers on receptivity to romantic request,” researchers told The Metro.“It’s all part of the magic and mystery of flowers,” adds Clarke.

What are the best flowers for budding romance?

It’s all about the scent, says Clarke.

“Tudor roses are the most beautiful scented flowers and are very romantic, however lily of valley has the strongest scent. You really can’t match that.”

Delving into the current trend for stunning wedding arrangements, Clarke says the royal family have paved the way for romantic, sentimental flowers.
“Kate Middleton, and Princess Diana before her, had lily of the valley in their bridal bouquets. Not only does it smell divine, but it means increased happiness and sweetness.”

These are some of the psychological benefits that flowers have on ones mind. It not only brightens up a bland space but also uplifts the spirit and the mood of a human being.

Images that have been known to change the spirits of human moods.

This article has been written by information that is from web articles and clippings.

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Flowers Follow Feelings

Flowers Follow Feelings

No doubt, flowers follow feelings. They carry your love to those away from you in the corporal world, but very near to your soul. That’s why they are always reckoned as an ideal gift to convey the right message to your soul mates. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding ceremony, valentine, anniversary, parents’ day or any other special occasion, you can convey your love and feelings to those that matter in your life.

Time comes when it becomes difficult for us to decide a nice gift for someone that we love. We want to say out all our love and feelings, but don’t know how to convey these feelings to that person. More often, flowers come to our rescue in such occasions and provide us with a nice way to express all that we can’t express in one thousand words. Care, gratitude, love, appreciation or is there any emotion (apart from hate) that can’t be expressed with flowers? I don’t think there’s any such feeling as flowers can’t convey. So no doubt, flowers serve as your best friend when you want to say big things without uttering even a single word.

However, sometimes it becomes difficult for us to decide about what method to be used to send o send flowers to our loved ones on their big occasions especially when we are away from them. Just like many other walks of life, the www. has brought loads of comfort and ease in the lives of the internet users, and now they scan end flowers to their near and dear ones just with a few clicks. So whether you want to send flowers to India or any other part of the world, just a few clicks can work and you are able to convey your love and feelings to your near and dear ones without any hurdle.

The www. is replete with online shops that can send flowers to your loved ones in almost all parts of the world. In fact, most of these online florists are a part of a greater network and that’s why they can send your flowers in almost every city and town across the globe. So if you want to be with your loved in any part of the world, you can send them flower to tell them about your love for them. So next time you wouldn’t be in any difficulty to send flowers to India or any other country in the world as these online sources will make things a real breeze for your flowers.

If you want to send flowers in any part of India, May Flower is a leading online florist that offers online flower delivery service to send flowers anywhere in India.

Healing Power of Flowers

Healing Power Of Flowers

As the old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” As much as we may appreciate the beauty of different flowers emerging from sleepy ground, many floral friends are much more than just a pretty face. Some flowers possess the power to heal, earning them a place in your medicine cabinet as well as your favourite vase.
It’s no secret that flowers can boost morale and improve mood. A bunch of sunny-faced blooms brighten a room and the spirits of anyone catching a drift of their scent. Flowers also affect us on a biological level. As botanicals, they possess phytochemicals that produce pharmacological effects on the body ranging from anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to cardiovascular benefits.

Lavender

The Lavendula genus contains 39 species of flowering members of the mint family with a range extending from Africa, India, the Mediterranean and Southern Europe. L. angustifolia, or English lavender, is the species commonly used for medical purposes, which yields an essential oil widely used in aromatherapy. In addition to producing anxiolytic properties to promote relaxation and induce sleep when inhaled, the oil also exerts anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects when applied topically to the skin. In fact, lavender oil, once used to disinfect hospital surfaces during World War II, is an effective treatment for burns, wounds, insect bites and acne.

St. John’s Wort

In Germany, St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is widely used to treat depression in adults and adolescents. For several years, the effect of this herb on major depression was a matter of great debate. Certain agencies acting under the National Institutes of Health, particularly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), still maintain that St. John’s wort is ineffective against major depression. However, this assertion is largely based on a single trial conducted by NCCAM that has since been criticized for poor study design. In fact, the same study found that sertraline (Zoloft) was also no more effective than placebo in 340 volunteers. In contrast, a 2008 Cochrane review of 29 trials involving more than 5,000 people concluded that the efficacy of St. John’s wort in treating major depression was comparable to conventional antidepressants, but with far less risk of side effects.

The oil and tincture of St. John’s wort, made from both leaf and flower, are antiseptic and anti-inflammatory when used topically. Preparations made from this herb are also being studied for other applications, including the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, attention span deficit disorder, irritable bowel syndrome, premenstrual syndrome and alcoholism.

Chamomile

Peter Rabbit’s mother knew what to do when her disobedient offspring suffered a stomachache from indulging in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Aside from scolding him for losing his coat and shoes – and nearly his life – she sent him to bed with a dose of chamomile tea. Although Beatrix Potter, the author of Peter’s tale, didn’t specify which form of the plant Mother Rabbit used, most herbalists prefer to use Matricaria recutita, also known as German chamomile. The bright yellow flower heads contain numerous glycoside flavonoids and other compounds that have demonstrated antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Externally, chamomile extract and essential oil counter various skin conditions, largely due to the presence of a natural histamine blocker and free radical scavenger called chamazulene. Tea made from chamomile flowers helps to ease indigestion, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complaints.

Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea also known as purple coneflower, is a North American native with a long history of use in medicine. Various Native American tribes noticed that elk purposely look for this plant when sick or injured, earning the herb the nickname “elk root.” The Lakota (Teton Sioux) used the plant to treat inflammation and pain, while the Kiowa and Cheyenne used it to ease cough and sore throat. The healing properties of echinacea are due to fat-soluble compounds called alkylamides, which regulate cytokines and other agents involved in producing inflammation. Preparations made from the flowers, as well as the root, help to thwart viral invasions when taken internally at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms. Externally, echincea is used to treat wounds and skin irritations.

Hawthorn

This member of the rose family is represented by various species of the Crataegus genus that contain chemicals with health-promoting properties similar to those found in red wine and grapes. Hawthorn also contains potent antioxidants, namely quercetin, rutin and hyperoside. For more than 200 years, this herb has been used to improve circulation, lower blood pressure and to improve cardiovascular function. Recent research has found that hawthorn helps to improve exercise tolerance in people with heart disease.

Calendula

Calendula Officinallis is a member of the daisy family more commonly known as pot marigold. Traditionally, preparations made from the flowers are used to treat minor wounds, acne and other skin conditions. Modern science tells us that these effects are due to the presence of different kinds of glycosides, which have shown to be anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-carcinogenic. These compounds are also associated with antispasmodic effects and a tea or extract made from the flowers is taken internally to ease cramps.
These are some of the flowers that help in healing day to day and some long term illnesses and have been tried and tested in various parts of the world. Though most of these flowers have to be sourced from the parent root, their effects can vary as per the purity of the bulb that is harvested. Having knowledge of these natural cure remedies help those who are in the interiors of some country or those who do not have access to advanced medicines.
This article has been collectively formed with information from web articles, magazines, floral books etc. For more such articles and to order flowers online visit May Flower

Source: Herbco with some inputs by the author of this blog.