Flowers

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

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.04.2014 | 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.

PHOTOS: William Thrilled By 'Beautiful' Orchid Named After Princess Diana

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK

Prince William was deeply touched at a ceremony at Singapore Botanic Gardens, describing an orchid named in honour of his mother Diana, Princess of Wa...

Kyrsty Jade Hazell

The Psychology Of Flowers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kyrsty Jade Hazell | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to wedding season, all our thoughts go to pretty flowers. But experts say that petal power can do more than make your special day look s...

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: Let The Show Commence!

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The world's largest annual flower show may have a royal palace for a backdrop but at its heart, the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is all about ...

Plan Bee: Bumblebee That 'Vanished' 24 Years Ago To Come Back

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

A bumblebee which vanished from the English countryside almost a quarter of a century ago has been reintroduced. Around 100 short-haired bumblebees...

Can You See What This Flower's Really Made Of?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

In the mood for flowers, but find the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 a little too mainstream? Perhaps conceptual art book Not A Rose will float your...

What Do Women Really Want? (Hint: It's Not Chocolate)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A survey commissioned by Appletiser reportedly showed that what women really want is the sun to come out - and a compliment. The Daily Mail, repor...

First Day Of Spring.. And Another Drought Warning

Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Tuesday marks the end of winter and the first day of spring - but while Brits might be enjoy the warm weather, the dry conditions make a hosepipe ban ...

Wild at Heart for the National Gallery: Art-Inspired Flower Bouquets for Mother's Day

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Every mum deserves gorgeous flowers on Mother's Day, but if you're looking for something really special and a bit more interesting than the usual Interflora or M&S options, check out The National Gallery.

Weekend Shopping: Fairytale Florals

Sarah McGiven | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This season's fashion florals seem to split into two categories - the exotic, tropical prints seen in collections for Stella McCartney resort, Alberta Ferretti, Altuzarra and Givenchy resort, versus the more modest, English Country Garden style blooms featured at Erdem, Dolce & Gabbana and at Louis Vuitton through Marc Jacobs' Broderie Anglaise daisy patterns.

Valentine's Day: Why There's Nothing Romantic About It

Mary_McGill | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mary_McGill

I once worked with a girl who, when a stunning Valentine's bouquet was delivered for her, remained unmoved. I asked why, only to be told she'd let her suitor know exactly what she wanted, most importantly that the flowers be delivered so the entire office got a good look at them. She might as well have kicked romance up the arse.