All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Flowers’

Edible Flower Lollies

A Sweet Garden Party Treat: Edible Flower Lollipops

My best friend’s daughter turned one-year-old last weekend and I made up a batch of these edible flower lollipops to give away as favors for her floral-themed party. The guests were amazed by how these turned out and many were surprised to learn that violas are actually edible. Edible flowers are all the rage. They are tasty, of course, but what …

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Plant These In Your Veggie Garden And Ward Off Pests

These Powerful Herbs & Flowers Deter Pests Naturally in the Vegetable Garden

Did you know that flowers have super powers? Some stop nematodes in their tracks. Others attract aphids away from your veggies. And some are just so darn powerful that they will repel every tick, cockroach, and bedbug in sight! Pretty and powerful? Now that’s the kind of organic gardening I can get behind! These super flowers deter pests in the …

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How To Change Hydrangea Color From Pink Or Blue

Pretty Pink or Brilliant Blue: How to Make Your Hydrangea Change Color

Love your hydrangea blooms but want to change up their color? Many hydrangeas will go through a slight color change when transplanted due to adjusting to their new soil when you first bring them home. But if you really want to shake things up, this simple, little soil hack will make your Hydrangea change color! Keep in mind that this will …

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How To Make A Homemade Flower Press

Woodworking for Gardeners: Make a Handmade Flower Press

The best way to preserve the beauty of the garden is with a flower press. With just a few materials and tools, you can make your own that looks as beautiful as it is functional. You can certainly preserve flowers and leaves in a book, a method that works well and is explained in this article. For those of you who …

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Beautiful Cherry Blossom Branch

Forcing Flowering Branches to Bloom Indoors

“Forcing” flowering branches is the term used for bringing plants indoors to bloom. The term may be a tad too strong for cut branches, though. Forcing, in regards to bulbs, can mean months of chilling, then planting, then watering, then growing. Bulbs really need some strong urging to grow and bloom indoors. Forcing flowering branches, however, require more of a gentle encouragement than …

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What Does Flower Color Symbolize

What Does Your Bouquet Say? Flower Color Meaning and Symbolism

Giving flowers is a thoughtful sentiment but are your certain you are sending the right message? Learn about flower color meaning and symbolism to personalize your gift. Send an “I love you” with red gerbera daisies, an “I appreciate everything you do” with calla lilies or a “you’re a great friend” with yellow potted begonias. Or combine colors to share a truly …

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