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Lena Raven

Born in Nalchik in 1966, graduated with a major in English Lit, and working as a school teacher since 1990. My interests are diverse: music, good literature, and computer technology at the user level. I like to try new things, and I bring what I started to its logical conclusion. Oh! And I do love my pets! I’m already 54 and I still believe in miracles and hobbits with elves and Gandalf. I myself am a bit of an adventuress like a hobbit, and I love mushrooms, too, like they do.

What’s new in bouquets? Flower-giving trends of 2021 and 2022

Coco Chanel once said: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Indeed, fashion affects almost every aspect of our lives and transforms everything around us.

That definitely includes flowers: year after year, florists and horticulturists seem to come up with a brand-new vision of the bouquet that says “now,” along with all sorts of exciting solutions to create unique and truly contemporary floral arrangements. Let’s take a tour of the hottest styles, modern flower arrangement practices, and the best colors to use in a bouquet!

Modern flower arrangements: natural look

Weddings and flowers — a combination from time immemorial? Apparently not

Nowadays, a wedding bouquet feels like a staple of any marriage, but has it always been this way? Today, let us discuss when and where the romantic accessory first appeared, some of its current styles, and why brides throw it at the wedding ceremony.

The origins of the wedding bouquet

The language of flowers: your tools to convey a tailored message

When it comes to gifts, flowers can be the best way to express a range of emotions: from gentle affection to ardent love! It is no secret that they are able to speak a special language, and symbolize certain kinds of a relationship. The rules of this language of flowers are important to follow when choosing a floral arrangement: one misstep can ruin the moment completely, which we covered in our last article about unwelcome guests in a bouquet. Today, let us talk about some very welcome ones!

The language of flowers: conveying a message

Valentine bouquet no-nos: things you don’t want to say by giving flowers

Without a doubt, flowers make the best Valentine’s Day gifts. After all, what is more, eloquent in expressing a romantic feeling than delicate, weightless, almost transparent petals of fresh flowers? Flowers can also be seen as having their own soul, being able to speak to us and carry their own energy.

But that’s the trick of the language of flowers: the external beauty of their buds does not necessarily correspond to the meaning they convey!  You need to know a few unshakable flower rules for your bouquet. And it fills the heart of a loved one with warmth.   Different occasions dictate different types of flowers, colors, and even numbers! Most importantly, the more expensive the bouquet, and the larger and brighter the wrapping paper, the more respect the gift commands — and conveys.

There are even plants that are completely inappropriate for Valentine’s Day bouquets! Let’s explore those today.

Good — and bad choices for a Valentine's day bouquet!

Uncovering the secrets of the cactus: Part two. The magic powers

The cactus is not a plant that it’s a good idea to offend, so we’ve decided to dedicate not one, but two articles to its endless awesomeness! In part one, we talked about the legends behind its origins, and how it got its spines and blossoms; we also talked about how it can protect your home from negativity — today, let’s delve deeper into the subject of uncanny mystical powers of the cactus. Scientists, steer clear.

Mystical powers of the cactus: under the stars

Uncovering the secrets of the cactus: Part one. Tales and legends

Our journey into floral lore continues with the cactus, a plant with so many amazing features that it deserves an article in two parts! In part one, let’s look at some of the legends that different cultures have devised regarding where the cactus came from and who gave it its distinguishing spines, and examine a surprising practical way in which the plant can prove useful.

Uncovering the cactus: a cactus collection

Extending the lifespan of fresh-cut flowers: Part two. Mixed bouquets, delicate flowers, and exotic species

Part one of this article was more of an introductory course into the science of extending the life of flowers, as it dealt with rather endurant, low-maintenance species. Today, let’s delve deeper: for one thing, we will master the art of taking care of a mixed bouquet, and secondly, we will touch upon species that are more delicate, require complicated care, and tend to wilt instantly only because somebody gave them a dirty look, blurted out a nasty word or let them get in contact with some moonlight.

Taking care of a composite bouquet: the buttercup

Extending the lifespan of fresh-cut flowers: Part one

One of the Brothers Grimm stories that predated “Beauty and the Beast” begins with a young daughter asking her father to bring her a rose in the winter — and we all know how well that turned out. Let’s not repeat her mistake and ask for the impossible: nobody can guarantee that fresh-cut flowers, even when gifted with sincere best wishes, will stay that way forever, let alone in less-than-ideal conditions. When a florist — even a master florist — composes a bouquet, that’s just the start of its journey, as any floral arrangement also requires correct care and handling! Fortunately, GoodChoiceFlowers.com has been in the business long enough to know exactly how to make cut flowers last longer. This article will get you started!

Making cut flowers last longer: the alstroemeria

The autumn rose, a star incarnate: the legend behind the aster

Have you ever wondered who was the first lover to promise to get his beloved a star from the sky, to whom we owe the English word “aster,” and what this flower is called in Hungary? Make yourself comfortable. Today, we are going to talk about the secrets of the aster: a star-like beauty, that, although winter is around the corner, continues to blossom and tell its story to its celestials.

Floral legends: the aster

Is it 1 or 101? The messages hidden in how many flowers you give

A most hearty welcome to the blog by GoodChoiceFlowers.com, an international flower delivery service! In our pilot blog entry, we thought it seemed appropriate to talk about the general role that flowers play in our lives, and discuss the concept of a language of flowers, which, obviously, is a topic worthy of an entire series of articles. Specifically, did you know that even the number of flowers in a bouquet can convey symbolic meaning, so you can send a message to somebody just with how many flowers you choose for a floral arrangement? Let’s dig in!

Even the number of flowers in a bouquet can convey symbolic meaning.
Flowers are stories, and the number of flowers is significant!