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everything you ever wanted to know about - flowers and florists  

 

Definition : flower  

A flower is the reproductive organ of plants classified as angiosperms (flowering plants; Division Magnoliophyta). The function of a flower is to produce seeds through sexual reproduction. For the higher plants, seeds are the next generation, and serve as the primary means by which individuals of a species are dispersed. After fertilization, a flower develops into a fruit containing the seeds.

 
 

Articles on flowers and florists Click on article for full details

Chrysanthemums & Flowers

Chakras and Flowers

Your Wedding Flowers - What Are Your Choices?

More Than Just Flowers – Fun Garden Accessories

Flowers, The Language Of Love

The Meaning Of Different Wedding Flowers

Planting Blue Flowers In Your Garden

Choosing Wedding Flowers With Meaning

Preserving Flowers From A Potpourri Garden

10 Benefits Of Using Silk Plants And Flowers Over Real Ones

Using Flowers To Bring Calm And Prosperity Into Your Life

Add Color To Your Garden With Blue Perennial Flowers

Blue Flowers Add Style And Color To Any Garden

Choosing Dinner Party Flowers For Your Table Centerpiece – Three Key Secrets

Roses - Creating Beautiful Cut Roses

Miniature Roses Have Many Uses

Dry Roses With Your Microwave

5 Tips To Get Out There And Smell The Roses

Planting Guide For Roses

Colorful And Popular Hybrid Tea Roses

How To Plant And Care For Geraniums

Growing Geraniums Indoors Or Outdoors

Magical Houseplants

Cymbidiums Orchid Plants - What You Need To Grow Successfully

Funky, Fun Garden Plants

Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans For Next Spring And Ordering By Mail

How To Plan A Garden Right

What Is Compost And Why Does My Garden Need It?

Herbs For A Tea Garden

Planning A Serenity Garden

Orchid Care Leaves Tell Us About Orchid Health

Growing Orchids as House Plants

The Wonderful Art of Bonsai

Bonsai Trees - Our Own Little Forest

Bottle Gardening or Terrarium - Design and Maintenance

Wedding Flowers and Arrangements - Best Advice from the Experts

 

 

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Quotations on flowers and florists

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday
Proverb

When a husband brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason.
Molly McGee

Matrimony is a process by which a grocer acquired an account the florist had.
Frances Rodman

 
 

Jokes on flowers and florists

A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card; it said "Rest in Peace".
The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvious mistake and how angry he was, the florist said:
"Sir, I'm really sorry for the mistake, but rather than getting angry you should imagine this: somewhere there is a funeral taking place today, and they have flowers with a note saying 'Congratulations on your new location'."

A man walks into a flower shop "I'd like some flowers please."
"Certainly, Sir. What did you have in mind?"
He shrugs "Well I'm not sure, I uh, I uh, I uh..."
"Perhaps I could help. What exactly have you done!"

A sad-faced Doug walked into a flower shop early one morning.
The clerk was ready to take his order for a funeral piece, based on the look on Doug's face, but soon realized his assumption was wrong as Doug asked for a basket of flowers sent to his wife for their anniversary.
"And what day will that be?" the clerk asked.
Glumly he replied, "Yesterday".

 
 

Books on flowers and florists

 

Roses for Dummies

Book Description
American Beauty,” “Dublin Bay,” “Rocketeer,” “Betty Boop,” “High Noon,” “Pearly Gates”…with a distinctive name for each of hundreds of varieties, the array of roses that could adorn your garden is both dazzling and daunting. So which ones survive hardily on their own for weeks on end, and which ones wither and die without constant attention? How do you tell a climber from a shrub, and how does each thrive? And don’t even start with pruning!


Houseplants for Dummies

Book Description
Looking to bring some outside greenery indoors? Maybe you already have an indoor garden and are looking to create a botanical jungle. Whatever the case may be, houseplants are an ideal inexpensive way to beautify your dwelling. You’ll be rewarded with purer air and you’re sure to enjoy watching your plant sprout, climb, and even flower. 

 

 
 

Software for flowers and florists

Growing Good Roses

Features:

International expert Rayford Clayton Redell is your host on this wonderful cdrom!
Learn precisely what to do for a famous Rose Garden!
From planning, planting, pruning even exhibiting.
Learn all about spraying, mulching, basal breaks, pests, diseases and more!
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