Flowering Facts about Tulips

oTulips are from Holland, right?Not exactly. Tulips are actually from Turkey.

oThe Tulip is the national flower of Turkey.

oTulip means Turban in Turkish.

oTulips require a sandy soil.A sandy soil is necessary because tulips require a good drainage system.

oTulips symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love.

oFresh out of onions? Use your Tulip bulbs instead! Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking.

oWhen you see a tulip that looks like it has stripes it is actually a virus that causes that.Not to worry, it’s grown that way on purpose.

oTulips have a beautiful color and charming aroma; however tulips come in every color except blue and black.

oIt’s been said that if you add a little sugar to the water of your vase your tulips will live longer.

oTulips work well in tall, straight vases although can be arranged in a fan shape in a low, wide bowl.

oTulips also conform to the shape of the container, straight up if in a tall container, twisting to fit into a flat or irregular shaped vase.

oAn interesting fact about tulips is that they actually continue to grow after being cut, up to an inch or more, best to cut them under water.

oDo not place your tulips in direct sun, and keep them away from heating vents or drafts.

oPenny for your thought…. If you would like your tulips to stand straight up as an arrow, don’t forget to drop a penny in your vase!

Behind the Tradition…Prom Flowers

Prom flowers have been a long and popular tradition. Both the corsage and the boutonniere have existed for many years and are essential for a successful prom.

It’s customary for the man to buy the corsage for his date. The corsage can be worn as a pin-on or on the wrist. It’s also a good idea to know what color dress your date is wearing so that the corsage you choose does not clash.

Traditionally girls buy the boutonniere for their dates. A boutonniere is worn as a pin-on and placed on the right lapel.

Corsages and boutonnieres can be made in many different styles using a variety of flowers such as, roses, orchids and carnations. If you are undecided what flowers to choose roses are the number one favorite! The great thing about roses is that they look great, smell great and act as a perfect fall back choice if you can’t decide what to choose.

So remember, the key to a successful prom is to enjoy yourself, have a wonderful time and prom flowers are one great way to ensure that happens!

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How To Make Your Cut Flowers and Arrangements Last Longer

Is light important?
Yes. The more light the better, but be careful of too much heat from direct sunlight or strong indoor lights.

Is humidity important?

Yes. Flowers prefer a humid environment. Avoid drafty spots near air conditioning vents which tend to dry out flowers.

Do cut flowers need a clean environment?

Yes. The vase should be absolutely clean. Always use “flower food” with a germicide and remove any foliage below the water line to avoid bacteria growth.

Is “flower food” important?

Yes. It provides the nutrition the flowers would receive if they were still on the plant.

Should I cut the stems of my flowers?

Cut off about 1/2” of stem with a sharp knife, preferably under water, before placing them in your vase. When cutting stems, be sure not to “strip the bark” from the stem because It protects and extends the life of the flower.

How else can I prolong the life of cut flowers?
Leave on as many leaves as possible, but not below the water line. And remove yellowing leaves to keep your flowers looking fresher longer.

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Flowering Facts about Lilies…


1. Lilies have been cultivated for over 3000 years.

2. Feng Shui believers hold the Lily as an emblem of summer and abundance.

3. The Chinese culture believes the lily to mean “Forever in Love.”

4. In Europe lilies were used as a remedy against a wide range of diseases and ailments.

5. In Greek poetry, the lily stood for tenderness, and there is a Greek myth that tells us how the lily was born from the milk of the goddess Hera.

6. Lilies are decorative and fragrant flowers, and are available all year long. Which makes them a great gift designed by themselves or mixed with roses and other high styled flowers.

7. To prolong the flower’s life it’s best to remove the pollen by pinching them together and pulling them up and out of the Lily.

8. Lilies produce large quantities of pollen. To remove pollen from clothes lightly brush off the pollen with a toothbrush or a craft pipe cleaner,
this will prevent staining.

9. Lilies are one of the most popular flowers in the UK, next to the Rose. Globally, Lilies are ranked fourth amount the flowers in popularity.

10. There are numerous varieties of Lilies. Among the Lily varieties only groups like the Asiatics and Orientals are the most popular flowers and the most widely grown.