Here's one I prepared earlier - well last Sunday afternoon actually, sat in the kitchen listening to songs from musicals on Elaine Paige's Radio 2 show...with the lovely scent of pine bringing back memories of Christmas. Christmas door wreaths are very simple to put together and here's how. 1. Start with a Plain Pine Wreath I ordered mine from our local cub scout group, who every year deliver Christmas trees and wreaths locally. You can buy one though from a garden centre or florist. They come in a range of different sizes. 2. Decide on your Decorations I chose a ... Read More about Would you like to create your own Christmas Door Wreath?
The official engagement photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton released at the weekend were absolutely beautiful. Source: BBC website I’m sure at the moment that they’ll be in the midst of making lots of decisions about their wedding in April next year. One very important decision for Kate is her choice of wedding dress designer. Who will she choose? Will it be Issa designer Daniella Helayel, Phillipa Lepley or hotly tipped, Bruce Oldfield? Funnily enough, I’m much more interested in what Kate’s wedding bouquet will look like, plus who their florist will be! And I’m wondering if ... Read More about Will Kate be choosing traditional white wedding flowers?
In the UK, the poinsettia plant sometimes seems to provoke a strong reaction in certain people. It’s a bit of a Marmite plant, in that some people love it and see it as a very festive plant, whilst others really don’t like it and view it as having a slightly old-fashioned image. What’s your opinion? Below is an overview of the poinsettia plant: - What is it commonly known as? Poinsettia How do you pronounce it? POYNE-sett-ya What is the Latin name? Euphorbia pulcherrima What does it look like? It’s a flowering plant with colourful bracts (modified leaves). The ‘flower’ ... Read More about How do you feel about poinsettias?
Well the idea came to me late on the afternoon of Friday, 20th August 2010...a blog about flowers – everything to do with them! I remember as a child growing up in the middle of nowhere in Devon, going for walks and picking wildflowers to bring home to my mum. Trying to make rosewater by picking petals from her beautiful roses in the garden, placing them in water in our little bathroom and hoping for miracles. Needless to say, she ended up getting rid of them when they’d turned a very delicate shade of brown... One of my very fondest memories was going to church on Mothering ... Read More about The Start of the Flowerona Blog