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Medicinal power of flowers can help to cure a host of ills
18/10/2018
 
All gardens have healing power thanks to natural plant aromatherapy, writes Fiann Ó Nualláin
I AM a big fan of natural aromatherapy. Nipping into the garden for a quick energy boost, headache remedy or stress relief — as the occasion arises. I like essential oils, use them all the time as natural remedies, but they are perhaps more about how the body reacts as they are absorbed through the skin, with the active oil temporary tweaking the limbic region of the brain via the fragrance.
All gardens have healing power thanks to natural plant aromatherapy, writes Fiann Ó Nualláin I AM a big fan of natural aromatherapy. Nipping into the garden for a quick energy boost, headache remedy or stress relief — as the occasion arises. I like essential oils, use them all the time as natural remedies, but they are perhaps more about how the body reacts as they are absorbed through the skin, with the active oil temporary tweaking the limbic region of the brain via the fragrance.  
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13312181018

Channel your inner flower child with these trendy hairstyles
15/10/2018
Flowers are in the air and hair. While the age-old flower crown seen at every festival is so last year – it seems that we’re not ready to completely let go of florals just yet.  As seen recently on the runways of Dolce and Gabbana and even on our favourite queens Rihanna and Beyonce a la Vogue; flowers are meant to bloom it’s out with old and in with the new as we give you five ways to style your natural hair using flowers.
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13311181015

Are these your roses? Bus company attempts to return flowers left on bus
15/10/2018
 
Oxford Tube have tweeted out the appeal to find the owner and return the roses.
In romantic style the company couple the tweet with the poem Roses are red, the other half must be blue, Come to the depot, and we'll give these back to you.
The team at Oxford Tube don't want the pus passenger's partner or recipient feeling blue so has got the flowers in water waiting to be reunited.   
Oxford Tube have tweeted out the appeal to find the owner and return the roses. In romantic style the company couple the tweet with the poem Roses are red, the other half must be blue, Come to the depot, and we'll give these back to you. The team at Oxford Tube don't want the pus passenger's partner or recipient feeling blue so has got the flowers in water waiting to be reunited.     
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13310181015

Origins Launches Blooming Lipstick and Sheer Lip Balm Made With Real Flowers
12/10/2018
 
Origins, the brand behind some of our favorite skin-care picks, just became even further rooted in our affections with the launch of two new gorgeous lipstick collections.
Available starting today, the Blooming Bold Lipstick and Blooming Sheer Lip Balm collections are not just inspired by flowers (which many lipsticks from the past have been), but they're also made with flowers. Specifically, both formulas are crafted from reclaimed flower waxes, the buttery byproduct perfumeries produce when extracting scented oils from your favorite blooms. “We discovered that the natural waxes in flowers are vital to the protection and overall health of its petals, making them ideal ingredients to help protect lips from dehydration,” Lizz Starr, executive director of Origins global product development, said in a statement. “Secondly, these flower-based waxes have a melting point close to human body temperature, which allows for a smooth, effortless application.” Each tube contains the power of 12 flowers, incorporating ingredients from seed to stem including skin softening oils and petal perfected scents.
Origins, the brand behind some of our favorite skin-care picks, just became even further rooted in our affections with the launch of two new gorgeous lipstick collections. Available starting today, the Blooming Bold Lipstick and Blooming Sheer Lip Balm collections are not just inspired by flowers (which many lipsticks from the past have been), but they're also made with flowers. Specifically, both formulas are crafted from reclaimed flower waxes, the buttery byproduct perfumeries produce when extracting scented oils from your favorite blooms. “We discovered that the natural waxes in flowers are vital to the protection and overall health of its petals, making them ideal ingredients to help protect lips from dehydration,” Lizz Starr, executive director of Origins global product development, said in a statement. “Secondly, these flower-based waxes have a melting point close to human body temperature, which allows for a smooth, effortless application.” Each tube contains the power of 12 flowers, incorporating ingredients from seed to stem including skin softening oils and petal perfected scents.  
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13309181012

A rare flower that blooms every 12 years is sweeping the hills in southern India
12/10/2018
 
In August, the devastating floods that engulfed India’s southern state of Kerala overshadowed a unique botanical phenomenon that occurs only once every 12 years.
Over the past two months, the Strobilanthes kunthianus shrub, locally known as the neelakurinji (blue flower), has bloomed across the hills of Munnar, covering the landscape with a carpet of lilac and blue. Found over 1,500 metres above sea level in the shola forests of the Western Ghats, the shrubs range from two feet to ten feet in height, and reproduce only once in their lifetimes, dying after they flower. It then takes 12 years for the seeds to sprout, and the process to repeat itself, resulting in stunning views of the flowers between August and October
In August, the devastating floods that engulfed India’s southern state of Kerala overshadowed a unique botanical phenomenon that occurs only once every 12 years. Over the past two months, the Strobilanthes kunthianus shrub, locally known as the neelakurinji (blue flower), has bloomed across the hills of Munnar, covering the landscape with a carpet of lilac and blue. Found over 1,500 metres above sea level in the shola forests of the Western Ghats, the shrubs range from two feet to ten feet in height, and reproduce only once in their lifetimes, dying after they flower. It then takes 12 years for the seeds to sprout, and the process to repeat itself, resulting in stunning views of the flowers between August and October  
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13308181012

Why Buying Flowers Is a Legit Form of Self-Care
12/10/2018
“Self-care” is so more than just a trendy topic. When it comes to feeling your best and producing positive vibes that’ll help you attract the things that’ll help you flourish, taking care of yourself is a serious and important first step. Make time to tackle the obvious components in your wellness routine like nutrition, exercise, and sleep, but never discount the little gestures or compassion you show to yourself — they can have a surprisingly powerful impact.
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13307181012

This Duo Catalogued the Colors of 400 Flowers to Help You Find Your Favorite Blooms
04/10/2018
Flowers are one of the most prolific wonders of nature, but if you try to classify one, you might find yourself at a loss for words. What is the name of that one you love, the one you saw at that beautiful event? Its petals are curved like one of Man Ray’s nudes, and it comes in deep shades of purple, but you can’t remember what it’s called, let alone the season it blooms in, or from where it originates. Enter Flower Color Guide, a reference book on flowers written by Darroch and Michael Putnam, the duo behind the renowned floral design brand Putnam & Putnam.
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13305181004

Can Instagram Save the Flower Industry?
04/10/2018
In a field of tulips, a group of three young women stop and ask me to take their photograph. They’re wearing matching white dresses, and they have thick, drawn-on eyebrows, which may have been described in the late months of 2014 as being “on fleek.” Around us, families wander in and out of the furrowed land between plantings, stopping to pick long-stemmed tulips and place them in their baskets. We’re at Wicked Tulips Flower Farm, but this is no ordinary farm visit. I had to buy a ticket to get in. People seem more interested in taking pictures of the crop than they are in buying them. And that’s fine by Wicked Tulips, which doesn’t primarily sell flowers, even though they have some 600,000 of them growing on five acres. They’re selling an experience—an Instagram-ready location, fresher than the Museum of Ice Cream, greener than the Color Factory. It’s a place to see and mostly be seen, and it’s perfectly calibrated to capture the millennial imagination.
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13306181004

Baffling Viral Video Shows Ants Carrying Flowers to a Dead Bee
27/09/2018
 
It looks like something out of a sad fairy tale. Tiny ants are pulling over petals, making a pile, and on top rests a dead bumblebee.
The original video was posted by Minnesota resident Nicole Webinger, but has since been taken down - although there's no shortage of copies proliferating across the internet.
"Saw this outside of my work by the garden. There was a dead bumblebee, and we were watching the ants bring flower petals and leaving them around the bumblebee," she wrote in a post accompanying the video, according to reshareworthy.
"It looked like they were having a funeral for it."
It looks like something out of a sad fairy tale. Tiny ants are pulling over petals, making a pile, and on top rests a dead bumblebee. The original video was posted by Minnesota resident Nicole Webinger, but has since been taken down - although there's no shortage of copies proliferating across the internet. "Saw this outside of my work by the garden. There was a dead bumblebee, and we were watching the ants bring flower petals and leaving them around the bumblebee," she wrote in a post accompanying the video, according to reshareworthy. "It looked like they were having a funeral for it."  
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13304180927

Science just uncovered one very good reason to buy yourself a bouquet of flowers today
27/09/2018
No matter what your circumstances are (and how much you love your life) stress is something we all have to deal with. This is true for women especially: research has shown that about one in four women report feeling stressed multiple times per day. But what if there were an easy and inexpensive way to bring those stress levels down? Well, according to a new study, having flowers in your house can help keep your stress under control. Who knew it was that simple?
http://www.flowerexperts.com/13303180927

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