Thursday, March 4, 2010

Glorious Indoor Gardens for Urban Living

Are you a garden lover, but live in an apartment, loft or condo, with no yard?  In Atlanta (as with many other cities) the popularity of Intown Loft and Condo living has been on the rise over the last decade. One of the things we sacrifice with Intown living is outdoor space—But you don’t need to sacrifice having the beauty of the outdoors brought in to your home! This book is a great resource for creating and maintaining your indoor garden.

Plants and flowers not only affect our emotional well being, they also promote physical well being by removing toxins and poisons from our environment. Glorious Indoor Gardens not only provides rich textual content about creating your own garden sanctuaries, it’s also loaded with tons of beautiful photos!

A great book to pick up for yourself—or give as a gift!

If you live in the Metro-Atlanta area, call Flower Bar @ 404-641-0590 for help with getting your indoor garden started!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Come On Spring! Hello Tulips!

It’s Tulips season! Actually, to be honest, tulips are available year round from your professional florist-- but Tulips are definitely a sign of Spring! Tulips offer one of the widest arrays of vibrant colors and varieties. So tis the season! Order your honey a fresh bouquet of tulips, or stop by your local florist or market to pick up a bunch for yourself. They will be sure to brighten your week!

We’ve listed some interesting tips about Tulips below:

- Did you know that tulips are one of the few flowers that continue to grow, up to an inch or more, after they are cut and put into an arrangement? If you are preparing floral centerpieces for a specific event, make sure to cut your tulips about an inch or so shorter than you would want them to be at the event.

- Did you know that tulips’ blooms will follow the light? While you should not place your tulips in direct sunlight, they will tend to follow light in the room. This is part of the beauty and movement of the flower.

- Are the stems of your tulips weak or rubbery when you get them home? Tulips take a lot of water. A tip to proper hydration is to gently wrap your tulips in a couple of pieces of newspaper. Hold the stems under water and cut (this prevents air from stopping up the flow of water. Transfer wrapped tulips in water and preservative and let stand for 1-2 hours. Then remove paper and re-cut stems. Your tulips should be hearty and happy for 7-10 days! Don’t forget to keep your eye on the water levels, and continue to cut stems as necessary.

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