Flowers in medicine

There are several flowers that can be used for medicinal purpose as a medicine. For instance, Malabar Nut, Snake Jasmine, water jasmine, Himalayan Hogweed, Indian pennywort, Ajwain, Sea mango and many other. Many of these flowers are extensively used in Ayurveda and can be used in different types treating different types of diseases. The use of Indian flowers in medicines is known all over the world.

There are several flowers in India that won the souls of people all around the world. Some of these flowers are jasmine; due to its beautiful smell, rose; due to its beautiful shape and smell; peacock flower; due to its vibrant colour, marigold, sunflower, etc. This proves that the Indian flowers are not only loved by the Indian people, but also by people around the world, due to its beauty. Read More →

Flowers as Gift

The word “flower” itself fills our heart with fresh energy, isn’t it? Yes, flowers are loved by everyone as they freshens us, encourages us and teach us the lesson of life. Flowers are fresh for sometimes, but they spread their fragrance and freshness in their less lifespan. In the same way, we should also spread our friendship and love to the people around us to be in their memory forever.

Flowers can be gifted in all occasions, whether birthday, wedding, house warming ceremony, mother’s day, father’s day or for your love too. You can surprise your friend with beautiful flower arrangement for her birthday at her home. I am sure; she would love your small gesture and feel proud.  There are many kinds of flowers which can be used as gifts, such as, rose, lilies, tulips, etc., which can be easily found in any flower shop. If you love someone, make them special by gifting a lovely flower.

Never forget to send a card, letter, in scripted personalized mirror or a simple note with the flowers. The main idea is to convey your true feeling with the help of flowers.  Flowers are the best gift for you’re the person you love and are an ideal gift for Valentine’s Day. The day is specifically celebrated to express your love towards the other person. The red rose conveys love for the person. The red color fills you with energy and improves your mood. Read More →

Festive season is never complete without fruits, flowers, gifts. These become the essence of our lifestyle which has been incorporated and imbibed into us by our peers and forefathers. Basically, it creates unity and cohesion among our loved ones. The very purpose of sharing gifts during festivals is to create warmth among the family members and transcribe the bond among our relatives and loved ones.

Importance of Flowers –

One of the most beautiful creations by the nature is the flower. There are various species of flowers which are present in the universe. The serene beauty of the flower is mesmerizing and delightful and enlightens our taste for charm. They are a part of our lives, at any given point we would have used flowers to either bring joy in our loved ones or we would have bought for any other purpose. The various roles played by the flower Read More →

Over the years, the importance of flowers has gone up and so are its uses. They are used for decoration as well as for gifting. According to a wedding planner, ‘flowers are an integral part of any wedding, in all cultures across the world.’ The type, colour and the way they are used may differ from one place to another depending on the availability and customs. They are also considered the ideal gift for the newly wed couple, for wishing the new born baby good health, for occasions like house warming, dinner invitations as well as wishing speedy recovery.

Send chocolates online to Mumbai today.

What is the first thing that you think of when you have to buy a gift for someone?  In most cases, the answer would be flowers. And, why not, they make for the perfect gift irrespective of the occasion. It is not a recent trend. From time immemorial, flowers have brought happiness and pleasure to people all over the world. They manage to transcend the gap and seem to be speaking the language of love.   Read More →

If you visit a five-star hotel with all modern amenities, they would definitely place a bunch of fresh flowers in their lobby area as well as rooms of each guest. Thus, it has become really important for all to be in an environment where a fresh breath and lively element is present.

Flowers in hospital

Generally, the nurses are instructed to keep fresh flowers beside the bed of each patient. This is done to make the patient psychological sound. The patient will have a proper focus on the lively things around. But if you keep the patient in a dull atmosphere without fresh flower, he will really feel depressed. This depression can lead him to get the disease once again.

Since his mind is not so much effective with regard to sensuality and passion, he would not wish to come out of the disease. The best way will be to keep him in such an atmosphere where he will get to see fresh flowers, colourful decoration on bed sheets and walls. He will be really happy and will recover very soon with this attempt.

Decorative element in hotels

If you are willing to go out somewhere to enjoy a holiday, you must require an accommodation facility. Various branded hotels at different parts of the city will provide you good accommodation and food. But once you get inside the hotel premise, you must feel lively. Thus, the reception of hotel is well decorated with fresh flowers. Even the room of each guest has an arrangement of Mumbai flower decoration.

The satisfaction of the guest is the most important motive of all hoteliers. The rooms of hotel are also been decorated with a particular floral theme. For example, if an individual likes yellow colour, he can simply ask the housekeeping department to make him avail the same. The housekeeping department will provide everything inside the room with a yellow colour.

Starting from bed sheet, pillow cover, to that of fresh flowers everything inside the room will be appropriate with regard to your need. Thus, the hotel authority will gain your trust by providing you with wonderful decoration along with the perfect choice of flowers.

Hence making flower delivery in Bangalore and making flower delivery in Dehradun leaves a unique positive impact over people.

Lifestyle is the way a person lives, which depends on his ability, reflecting the entire range of social values, culture and activities. We get to our lifestyle by the social interaction with parents, friends and the society.

Our health and physical fitness is highly influenced by our lifestyle. It is very important to have a healthy lifestyle in order to promote good health.

Each person would have his own individual lifestyle, which has a great role to play in his fitness and health. Factors like enough sleep, adequate nutrition, personal hygiene, habits and behaviour contribute to one’s individual lifestyle.

There are two important concepts related to lifestyle

  • · Health is the optimal well-being that contributes to quality living. High-level mental, social, emotional, spiritual and physical fitness contributes to optimal health.

 

  • · Wellness is the integration of all parts of health and fitness. It reflects how one feels about life.
  • Sending flowers in Jaipur has become very popular these days.

 

The great Indian lifestyle

The great Indian lifestyle:

India, known as the land of diversities, is the seventh largest country by area and second-most populous country. In the ancient times, India was identified with its cultural and commercial wealth. Four major religions, namely, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism originated here.

Want to know more about the Indian lifestyle?

The Indian lifestyle applies universally to all people at all times because it recognises all urges of human personality. India suggests time tested lifestyle that has helped many in achieving a long lasting happiness and health. Basically human has four desires, namely:

· Purpose

· Profit

· Pleasure

· Freedom

Indian lifestyle is a model that acknowledges these four desires. The blueprint of the good old Indian lifestyle is codified as ‘purusharthas’, which means objectives of life, in the ancient sacred writings of India, i.e. ‘The Vedas’, The Dharmashastras’, ’The Mahabharata’.

 

 

 

 

Sometimes we do not understand exactly what to provide as a gift to the one whom we actually love. A flower or a bunch of flower will definitely work well in this place. Even during the funeral ceremony fresh flowers are regarded to be an important part. You can express your gratitude to the demise at the funeral ceremony by providing fresh flowers. Today, artificial flowers are no more regarded to be good in the house or offices. Only natural and fresh flowers are preferred by people around.

But today due to advancement of technology the floral industry have also got an ease of flower arrangement. It is no more time-consuming to arrange flowers. One among such technology is the water absorbing foam. Due to this technology individual will feel as if they are holding fresh flower in their hand. Thus, the fresh flowers can easily be preserved for a long time.

One question that troubles everyone is ‘what to gift?’ The gift should be useful and not just be thrown in one corner and forgotten about. It is on this occasion where the flowers come in. Gifting flowers is a time-honoured tradition. There is such a wide variety to choose from in these beautiful creations of nature that it is easy to add that personal touch to the gift. Moreover, this is one gift with which you just cannot go wrong. It will definitely be appreciated and make the recipient feel special. Especially, if you are buying flowers for your lady love, it is sure to bring a smile on her face. Read More →

In spite of the north-east winds and constant frosts of late March scillas and chionodoxas are opening every day, some in the places where I want them to be and where I planted them and a good many in spots they have chosen for themselves. The first of all is the pale blue, very dwarf Scilla tubergeniana. The chionodoxas, with their white eyes, flower next, then the ordinary scillas. I know there are many more interesting scillas that one ought to grow, but I get great enjoyment from the common squill, surely one of the bluest flowers we have and so kind in seeding itself about that I think it is the most satisfactory of them all. The chionoscillas, which are paler and bigger, are lovely too. They are a cross between chionodoxa and scilla.

There are several paler scillas that flower later. S. messinaica is daintier and paler than the common squill and has great ideas about colonisation. In Mr. Hadden’s garden at Porlock it is turning large areas of the undergrowth into sheets of blue in April, and looks lovely with late winter cyclamen. S. bifolia is rather darker in colour and flowers in March and seeds itself well. S. azureus is not very different in shade but more akin to the bluebell.

I have one little clump of white scillas, the albino form of the common squill. I must have bought more originally, but only one little planting has survived. It comes up every year but doesn’t appear to seed itself, which is a pity because there are not many white flowers in March. In a good year my fat white crocuses, Snowdrift, are lovely, but we sometimes get late frosts which ruin their beauty.

For years I have grown the summer snowflake, Leucolum aestivam, which was given to me as a Bermuda snowdrop. I don’t know why it is called “summer”, because although it comes after L. vernum it is still spring when it flowers. It goes very pleasantly with small daffodils and is a graceful plant to grow among shrubs. I had a clump in rather a prominent place near the house. This was a good idea in early spring when that graceful clump of green was very welcome, not so good when a late frost bent the stems and ruined the outline, and not at all good in early summer when it was untidy, turning yellow but not decayed enough to be removed. Now I have transferred the ordinary L. aestivum to the front garden and have clumps between the hydrangeas and behind the “Lent Rose” hellebores. Here I hope it will escape damage from late frost and the other plants in the small beds will screen somewhat the last ugly days of its yearly span.

The superior form of this snowflake, L. aestivum Gravetye Giant, I have planted between stones in the ditch with other tall and graceful plants. It is here that I put the variegated and the double Solomon’s Seal and double camassias, the bronze-leaved montbretia, solfaterra and libertias. The plants that hang their heads on arching stalks get the highest places so that one gets the full beauty of the plant as a whole. The flowers of the snowflake are small for the long stems and thicket of leaves, so they look best with a leafy background.

But if March has a flower all its own I think it is the daffodil. We have daffodils in February, and there will be many still in April, but for the greatest display March is the month.

When we plant daffodils I think we should observe how nature does the job. Wild daffodils grow in grass and usually in clumps so that one can enjoy the outline of the flowers against a background of leaves. Many daffodils grown together need the backing of green if they are not to look garish as they do when spaced in serried rows in bare earth. The most ordinary types grown In their individual clumps with grass as a background are far lovelier than the rarest bulbs grown in a flower bed with nursery neatness. We are all grateful to the people who grow them like this under their apple trees, in their grass banks, at the sides of their drives or even in the grass outside their houses.

The first daffodil to flower for me is the little Tenby daffodil, Pseudo-narcissus obvallaris, only 8″ high, but a perfect miniature of a trumpet daffodil. Coming so early one is not critical of its yellowness. It is rather a deep color and later in the season I feel it is a little garish. By then the white P.-n. moschatus is in bloom and the poor little Tenby daffodil doesn’t stand up to the comparison.

In the same way we think the bold King Alfred a fine fellow until the white Beersheba and Mount Hood start to bloom. White daffodils can be grown in a flower bed, but the yellow ones definitely need to be toned down by grass. Thalia, which has two pale heads on one stalk, is lovely nodding under the shade of a tree and so is W. P. Milner, in palest sulphur.

One reason, I think, why we like jonquils is that the flowers are small and delicate and they have as background many dark, narrow leaves. In Captain Berkeley’s garden at Spetchley, near Worcester, there is a long narrow bed planted to the brim with jonquils, filling the air with fragrance and the eye with grace.

The really tiny daffodils, N. gdamineus, bulbocodism and other miniatures, need a really safe place where they can grow and hold their own. I have found a good place to plant them is in the peat garden among heathers, where they can be left in safety to come up year after year with a good background of foliage.

 

The principles of design are basic, fundamental truths to follow in creating floral arrangements. Although the principles for floral design were first outlined by the English during the Victorian Era, these principles are still valuable to us today. These design principles should not be regarded as mere rules; they are the foundation of every good design despite changing trends and new plant materials.

FLORAL DESIGN DEFINED

Floral design is the art of organizing the design elements inherent in plant materials, container, and accessories according to the principles of design to attain a composition with the objectives of beauty simplicity harmony, suitability, and expression. Flower arranging is another commonly used term for floral design. However, floral design is the more accurate term because the word design implies that the person arranging the plant materials is applying the principles of design.

MINICIPLES OF DESIgn

The principles of design (or art) are rules and guidelines to help a floral designer create a beautiful composition. The design principles are fundamental truths upon which to make accurate floral design decisions. The major principles of design are proportion and scale, balance, rhythm, and dominance. Other minor design principles include radiation, repetition, transition, variation, contrast, and focal point.

Not only learning the principles, but also using them well is essential in creating any kind of art, including arranging plant materials. The proper application of each of these principles will lead to artistic, pleasing floral arrangements. Each principle is important and interrelated to the others and can impact the entire arrangement.

PROPORTION

Proportion is the pleasing relationship in size and shape among the components in a design.

Proportion is the principle of art that is the foundation of all the other principles. Good proportion means the pleasing relationship in size and shape among objects or parts of objects. Scale is a part of proportion, dealing with relative size only among things, not shapes.

MIDDLE AGES

The flower arranging of the Middle Ages in Europe continued with the traditions of the Greek and Romans. Flowers were strewn on the floor and were made into wreaths and garlands. Although flowers were important during this period, very little information is known about additional uses, except for their use in food, beverages, and medicine.

ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

The Italian Renaissance period signifies a greater interest in the arts. This period is considered the beginning of flower arranging as it is known today. Flowers were placed in vases, urns, and bowls for their beauty and for their symbolic meanings. The rose portrayed love; the white lily meant chastity. The white lily became known as the Madonna lily because it appeared in so many paintings of the Annunciation, showing the angel Gabriel and the young Mary.

For church and state occasions, the floral design styles were colorful, large, full, and symmetrical with no stems showing. Casual arrangements for the home included short- stemmed, tight clusters of colorful flowers. Colorful arrangements of fruits, vegetables, and flowers placed casually on trays or in baskets were introduced during this period. Wreaths and garlands were still popular.

Influence on Today’s Designs

Today’s designs are greatly influenced by this period and the use of many flowers in a vase. Incorporating fruits and vegetables within flower arrangements is still a common sight for banquets, buffets, and other festive events. To some extent, people today still attach meanings to certain flowers. Roses are the flowers most commonly given at Valentine’s Day. Roses continue to signify love.