The most spectacular floral arrangements might look good enough to eat, but you would never, of course. Yet there are equally beautiful blooms that are specifically produced to do just that—to be ground down and used as ingredients, like added to flour for breads, or as garnish for foods or signature drinks. Yum on the tastebuds and the eyes!
With a plethora of spring blooms to create arrangements with, it’s sometimes hard to decide which to use. Consider going beyond the color, variety and fragrance alone—and infuse a little meaning into your bouquets.
Whether your DIY endeavors are for home decor, gifts, the garden or other, fashioning these projects are not only good for your creative soul but also for your overall health and wellness. Throw flowers into the mix and the benefits to your mind and body are exponential.
Like so many moments and occasions this year (and last), Mother’s Day is looking a little different. Yet we still want to take the day to pause and pay homage to those women in our lives who have nurtured and cared for us, been someone we can look up to, admire and model our own lives after, someone whose love is unconditional.
One way to think of flowers to bring into your home or send as a gift and a way we often consider blooms is to pay attention to their meanings. As we have written before, flowers have a long history of beautiful, purposeful messaging that still, at some level, holds true today.
Maybe it’s a micro-wedding you’re planning—perhaps the most significant nuptial trend of the times. Still, even with its diminutive size, there is much to do. In fact, to-do lists do not shrink in proportion to the size of the event. Quite the opposite. There remain tasks to tick off, plans to solidify, numbers to know and more.
The glorious pom-pom blooms of the hydrangea bush are one of our favorite obsessions. This, we’re sure, comes as no surprise given the prolific selection of these fluffy flowers in our debut line. And why not? They are charming, colorful, whimsical and surprisingly hardy and long-lasting too, especially when you take a little extra care with them.
When nature dreamed up flowers, it could not have created prettier packaging. Then civilized cultures paired these petal-centric pieces with hidden and meaningful messages. (And we thought we could not love flowers more.) This perfect partnering is known as the language of flowers, with emblematic meaning rooted in history and lore.