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Orchids Flower Delivery: What Orchids Mean in Different Places

In and around the world, the most popular type of flower is Orchids. Its popularity makes it a very ideal gift for every special occasions and celebrations. Sending Flower Delivery is, in fact, a perfect way to show sentiments and to convey emotions. According to the Florist, this flowering plant symbolizes a whole lot of things in different places. Check this out:

To the Greeks – Orchids mean Fertility and Virility

Based on the mythology, the gods and goddesses of Greek myths used Orchids to symbolize fertility and virility. They were known to eat the flowers of Orchids before making love to determine the gender of their child. A hand bouquet of Orchids was also a common gift given to the Greek women to mean romance and love.

To People who lived during the Victorian Era – Orchids mean Affluence

The Orchids during the Victorian Era were used to complement the suit of tight corsets and the hats, as well as to symbolize affluence. Having special flower arrangement of Orchids in the home or a little Orchid flower worn on clothes speaks of luxury and status of wealth.

To the Americans

Orchids were also used in the old days as symbol of strength and power. To the Americans of the modern day, this flower is symbolic of love and romance, beauty and femininity, and affection and admiration. You can send Orchids as birthday flowers for mom or as graduation gift to a friend.

To the People in the East

Orchids were used in China as medicinal and health remedy. The flowers were believed to contain medicinal and healing effects to the body. In the modern day, the flowers of Orchids are symbolic of inner peace, healing, and purity that make the soul happy and free. If you are thinking of giving Orchids as gift to a special person on special day, you can ask Little Flower Hut as the florist in Singapore to assist you with the right design.

Orchids are very distinct from other types of flowers in the flower shop . This is because of its shapes, colors, varieties, and patterns. Its popularity and uses, as well as symbols seem to set it apart as a very special flower. More than just a gift for Flower Delivery on special occasions, events, or purposes, this plant makes everyone feel wonderful and special. Orchids are among the flowering plant that are suitable for indoor and outdoor house planting.

Win A Bouquet from Serenata Flowers

I’m sorry, I know I’m a walking cliché, but I really do love receiving flowers. They brighten up a room and make me feel special, which is something that everyone should feel from time to time. I’m not one-sided though, Sausage and I have been known to buy Husband flowers to brighten up his office – flowers shouldn’t be gender restricted as far as we’re concerned! For readers in Australia, Flowers Across Sydney can deliver flowers directly to you.

Sausage actually received her first ever bunch of flowers today. Husband and I went to see her in her very first school play, where she took the esteemed role of Mary, so we thought it only fitting to present our little performer with a bouquet of her own. We opted for a small bunch of soft pink roses and she was absolutely delighted!

Christmas Celebration Bouquet

The lovely people at Serenata Flowers have some gorgeous seasonal bunches available, as well as lots of beautiful classic bouquets that would brighten anyone’s day and the good news is that they want to give one away to one lucky Mum’s the Word reader. You’ll get up to £35 to spend on the site and all you need to do is leave me a comment by the 16th December telling me which bouquet you’d choose if money were no object from the Serenata Flowers site. For an extra entry you can also tweet the following:

“I want to win with @jaynecrammond and @SerenataFlowers and you can too, just go to http://wp.me/p2oKoO-2rt to enter”

Good luck!

The giveaway is open to mainland UK readers only. Closes at midday on 16th December, winner will be chosen are random and no cash alternative will be offered.

Upcycling Rose Petals Part One – Simple Table Centrepiece

I love receiving flowers, same as most people, but I always feel a bit sad when they start to die. Roses are my faves (in fact, Sausage’s middle name is even Rose) and they start off so beautiful and full of potential, but whither away to nothing in such a short time. Recently, Sausage insisted on making me buy buying a bunch of flowers for her Dad and she chose pink roses for him. They lasted quite a while, but when the time came to add them to the compost heap, I decided to keep the petals and dry them for later use.

Drying the petals

The drying itself was a simple process, I simply pull the petals off of the stalks, spread the petals out on a microwaveable plate and buzzed then for a minute at a time until they started to feel a bit crispy. I think it took three one-minute sessions in my 800w microwave and then I spread them on an old tea towel laid flat to soak up any excess moisture. I then stuck them in a lock-tight tupperware box until I needed them.

Simple but pretty table centrepiece

The first thing I decided to use my dried petals for was a pretty table centrepiece, based on an idea I saw at Christmastime on Pinterest but never got around to making. You’ll need:

Dried rose petals

Small bundt cake tin

Boiled water

Tealights

Pretty saucer or bowl

1. Fill the bundt cake tin with the dried rose petals. At this point, you can also add a few drops of rose essential oil if you want to, but mine hadn’t arrived yet, so I didn’t.

2. Pour boiling water on top of the petals

3. Use a spoon or other pokey thing to press the petals down so that they are all submerged below the water and laying flat

4. Place directly into the freezer (it’s a good idea to put a piece of cardboard between the shelf and the tin as it may freeze together and be a total pain to try and extract

5. Once it’s frozen and you’re ready to use the centrepiece, remove it from the freezer and run the outside of the tin under a lukewarm tap to release the ice

6. Place it upside down on your saucer or bowl (it’s a good idea to measure how much water the saucer will take as it may overflow as the centrepiece starts to defrost if you don’t use something big enough). Something vintage and floral would probably look lovely

7. Place your tealight into the dimple in the bottom of the ice and light

8. The ice will probably outlast your tealights, so you may need to replace the candle a couple of times, but as the ice melts, providing you use a plate or bowl that is deep enough, you end up with a candle floating on beautiful rose petals and rose tinted water.

This photo doesn’t really do it justice as it was quite late and taken under the light above my hob, but the water and petals looked a lot prettier in reality!

I think this would make a lovely (and pretty much free) table decoration for a romantic meal for two. You can replace the flower petals with seasonal things like berries or seashells for different occasions too and experiment with scents and colours.

Just a tip – boiling the water first is quite important as it makes the ice clearer when it freezes, allowing you to see what’s inside. As an additional bonus that I wasn’t expecting, the boiling water took some of the pink colour from the petals and make the ice a beautiful pale rose pink colour. The photo below is my first attempt, made without boiling water and it did not work at all!

Part two to follow – come back to see how I get along with making my own rose-scented bath bombs!