Flowers

Eats Shoots and Leaves

Linda Duffin | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

You'd have to be colour blind not to notice the current fashion for edible flowers and micro greens. They appear in almost every posh restaurant and glossy magazine photo-shoot. And they are very enticing: the bright colours of the flowers and the tiny, delicate but sometimes pungent shoots.

Beautiful Project Recycles Wedding Flowers Into Bouquets For Hospices

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Weddings can be like black holes for your money. You spend a fortune on things that you use for one day then toss aside, namely the dress and the flow...

Lifehack: The Zero Maintenance Garden for Gardening Haters

Darcey Garland | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I need low maintenance, NO maintenance that will not drag mud inside and will only need half an hour per year of tending. And hey presto, if you're really keen on labour-saving gardens; I found just the thing.

Celebrate May Day, Revive the Ancient Tradition of Giving May Posies

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Bullivant

The first day of May, also known as May day, was once a great cause for celebration: people would gather to hale the onset of summer and celebrate the abundance of the growing time. A May Queen would be crowned, people would dance around a May Pole, wear White and decorate with all of the new spring flowers.

This Man's Random Act Of Kindness On The New York Subway Reduced A Woman To Tears

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Comedy

City-dwellers - especially New Yorkers - are not renowned for their selfless generosity. Which is why, perhaps, the person who uploaded this video ...

7 Top Tips To Make Your Bunch Of Flowers Last Longer

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's the age-old question everyone asks once they've got a beautiful bunch of them sitting on their windowsill... How do you make flowers last long...

Supermarkets Warned Not To Poison Shoppers With Daffodils

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK

Supermarkets have reportedly been asked to make sure daffodils are kept separate from fruit and vegetables in a bid to prevent customers mistakenly ea...

Give Me Flowers Now, Thank You

Sonja Lewis | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

Flowers are one of the most straightforward ways of expressing appreciation, love, sorrow and grief. However, nowadays, for the latter occasion, many bereaved families, for one reason or another, request donations to a charity instead of flowers.

Bath Botanical - A Garden of Sensory Delights

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Negroni

Entering through the massive iron gates, I could smell "The Scented Walk" around the corner before I'd even passed the welcoming area of shrub roses that precedes it.

Chelsea Flower Show 2014: Pictures Of The Glorious Gardens And Displays

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Yesterday saw the arrival of the bigwigs - the Queen and other celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Rowan Atkinson - today sees the Chelsea Fl...

A Letter of the Spirit: Using Art to Let Love and Peace Resound

Ana Tzarev | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Since 2012, I have committed to an ambitious, challenging, and incredibly rewarding endeavor, the crux of my career as an artist: I wish to fill all corners of the world with flowers, making a beautiful bouquet to be shared by every nation.

What Are Brits Spending The Most On This Valentine's Day?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

Valentine's Day will see Britons flock to the shops to get their presents even to the very last minute. Britons are set to spend £68 million on F...

The Living Language of Flowers: Sunflowers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

International painter and sculptor Ana Tzarev presents a collection of posts delving into the cultural, social, and historical weight of flowers, the signature subject of her body of work.

Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Among nature's countless gifts are flowers: in the simple grace of their petals, countless souls have been moved to create. But flowers speak of far more than mere beauty. As the art of ages keenly illustrates, the universal language of flowers has long been used to communicate deeper messages, instantly and wordlessly.

The Power of Vulnerability

Emily Kasriel | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Emily Kasriel

This dynamic between the vulnerable and the powerful brings a relevancy to the image of the Datura and other flowers by the New York-based photographer Andrew Zuckerman. The juxtaposition of rigidity and rigour and a fragile, almost feminine form gives these images their distinctive beauty.

Love Alive in Art: How My Garden of Love Grows

Ana Tzarev | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ana Tzarev

In my years as an artist, I have observed that nature is the finest craftsman. Her flowers shoot forth from soil and sway in the breeze effortlessly, the product of such intelligent design. How easily we take for granted the wonder of creation, the hidden systems that keep the world in motion!

Art Blooms in a Changing World

Ana Tzarev | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

This past week, I was delighted to unveil the latest branch of my growing Love & Peace Campaign: a mobile app designed to connect people with art - and with each other - in a brand new way.

Chelsea Flower Show - It's an Explosion!

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

Someone once said that the British lack passion. And someone replied to him: "look at their gardens. That is where they show their passion." Few countries display such vibrancy , dedication and eagerness to horticulture. Chelsea Flower Show is the finest example.

Wild Blossom Ideas From My Hebridean Scented Kitchen

Fi Bird | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Fi Bird

Traditionally, country folk used flower blossom in syrups and wines, and more recently this practice has been taken up commercially, as fragrant blooms are captured in pretty, artisan bottles. The foraging experience can't be replaced, even if the syrup or cordial may now be purchased in a shop. The recipe is easy: steep the blossom in boiling water.

How Those Little Personal Touches Can Make Your Wedding

Jess Shanahan | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jess Shanahan

When planning your wedding, you'll probably be thinking of ways to make it a truly unforgettable experience. Not just for you and your partner but also for all your guests. The best way to do this is with little personal touches that will make people stop and comment. This could be anything from a handmade veil to your own recipe for cupcakes.

The Brightness Within Us All

Ana Tzarev | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Art possesses a limitless field of possibility within creation through the total freedom of choice

Do You Know Where Your Valentine's Day Rose Comes From?

Lexi Finnigan | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lexi Finnigan

The run-up period to Valentine's Day is key for the flower producers who make 40% of their annual revenue in February and March. Astoundingly, the production line is now so efficient that flowers picked in the early morning in Kenya, can be sold at Europe's flower auctions the same day.

Finding Harmony Between Two Worlds

Ana Tzarev | Posted 16.02.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

In order to thrive, I believe that art requires collaboration, conversation, and connection. This is how the artist's work transcends to become something far greater- a living force capable of leaving its fingerprints on the world and making it more beautiful.

The Seeds of Inspiration

Ana Tzarev | Posted 26.01.2013 | Home
Ana Tzarev

In the Golden Age of Dutch classical painting, Rachel Ruysch crafted still life after still life of vivid floral arrangements, bursting from their can...

Review of 'Carol Klein's Favourite Plants'

V.C. Linde | Posted 21.11.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

This book is an unusual mix of gardening guide, coffee table book and involving read. Although still helpful for a beginner gardener it isn't designed as a how-to but does teach you about how to plant out a varied and interesting garden whether a new gardener or an old hand.