Fabulous Foliages and Fillers – Floret Flowers

  Having a steady supply of foliage is key to successfully making bouquets throughout the season—in spring, during the long months of summer, and into early fall. In this post, I’ll share the best staple foliages and foliage-like fillers, along with several of my favorite new varieties for 2020. Most of the varieties here can … Continue reading Fabulous Foliages and Fillers – Floret Flowers

Flower blooms by Season [Visual] – ecogreenlove

This seasonal blooming guide showcases all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter so you always know what’s in season and make more eco-friendly flower choices next time you purchase fresh blooms. This seasonal blooming guide showcases all of the seasonal blooms for spring, summer, fall, and winter so you always know … Continue reading Flower blooms by Season [Visual] – ecogreenlove

Heat Loving Flowers and Foliage – Floret Flowers

Learn more about Zinnias, Cosmos, Celosia, Basil and other heat-loving flowers and foliage are great additions to your cut flower garden. Source: Heat Loving Flowers and Foliage - Floret Flowers

How To Grow Sweet Peas {April Flower}

No cutting garden is complete without at least one row of fragrant, nostalgic sweet peas. I’ve been growing them for what seems like a lifetime now and each spring as they climb their trellises it’s like seeing my dear old friends once again. What You Will Need Top quality sweet pea seed Potting soil Compost … Continue reading How To Grow Sweet Peas {April Flower}

Flowers For Dyeing

The flower garden provides an abundant supply of natural dyes. Leaves and flowers of many of our most beautiful flowers also are suitable for coloring wool or cotton. Good recipes and instructions for dyeing yarn and cloth are available in many books. Including mordants, such as chrome or alum, when you dye will not only … Continue reading Flowers For Dyeing

The Story of Anemone

COMMON NAME: anemone GENUS: Anemone SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: A. hybrida 'Queen Charlotte'- deep pink; 2 1/2 to 3 feet tall. A.h. 'Honorine Jobert'- white. A.h. 'September Charm'- pink. A. coronaria 'Flore Pleno'- double scarlet flowers. Family: Ranunculaceae BLOOMS: Fall TYPE: perennial DESCRIPTION: Flowers come in single or double forms and in shades of pink, red, and white, … Continue reading The Story of Anemone

Violets {Harvest Moon Plant}

SWEET VIOLET Faithfulness and modesty. “I will always be true to you.” Helps you connect with the ancient power of love Gender: Feminine Planet: Venus Element: Water Powers: Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing VIOLET MAGIC When the flowers are carried they offer protection against “wykked sperytis” and bring changes in luck and fortune … Continue reading Violets {Harvest Moon Plant}

How To Make Incense 101

Incense in Wicca, paganism, witchcraft, and the occult is extremely popular for good reason. The smoke from incense can infuse with your own energies while you are working rituals and spells enhancing the effects and potency. The scent of incense also can lure one into a deeper meditative state because depending on the ingredients used … Continue reading How To Make Incense 101

The Rose {June Birth Flower}

COMMON NAME: Rose GENUS: Rosa SPECIES, HYBRIDS, CULTIVARS: Types of roses: Old-fashioned-includes the older hybrids. Hybrid tea-large blooms. Floribundas-smaller blossoms borne in clusters. Modern shrub-large flowered. Climbers and ramblers-vigorous climbing habit. Miniature-tiny, with semi-double or double flowers. FAMILY:  Rosaceae BLOOMS: summer TYPE: Perennial DESCRIPTION:  It is difficult to find any flower more beautiful than roses. The grace … Continue reading The Rose {June Birth Flower}

Flowers That Heal

Garden flowers offer us more than their beautiful colors and smell; many contain healing properties that have been used for thousands of years. As we begin planning our gardens, we reflect on the relationship between the plants to which we tend and our own bodies. — Tieraona Low Dog, M.D. We often conceive of flowers … Continue reading Flowers That Heal