Friday, July 21, 2017

Just Married



    There's this special feeling when it comes to marriages...The brave responsibility of people in love is always heart touching and fulfilling... but when it comes to the marriage of one of your best friends, the special feeling is thousand times more emotional, plus we add the fact that I had the privilege and honor to be part of the decoration of the whole event.....I was so nervous, so emotional, it was a day that is going to be remembered for a long time. 
    Though Kristina - The Bride made it so easy, so unpretentious and flawless, a pleasure. A girl, who knew exactly what she wants and didn't put borders to any of my ideas...We used amazing flowers and plants....Some of them, I saw for the first time in my life. Like the Cynara ( the artichokes ). It was meant to be smooth, simple and colorful. We mixed cut-flowers and plants, which turned out to be a great idea 'cause the guests were able to take them as a little present after the party.  
  You can enjoy some of the pictures..... and I'm pretty sure you can feel the atmosphere. The love surrounded us the whole day and it was felt everywhere, one of the first long awaited sun rays united to shine that day for our newlywed couple. The smiles of the people and the energy that everyone had...it was priceless. I wish we can repeat it over and over again. Cheers to the most beautiful bride and her great husband.
KRISI and ALEKS





Feeling Myself



Clematis


    Well, young gardeners level up....It's time. Let the new challenge be clematis. It is a true pleasure, I guarantee, 'cause once you've experienced the lovely flower, you would want a new one, and there are dozens of different choices. And by the way, they are very popular and trendy now:)
 There are more than 250 species which we know, the individual flower is from the Ranunculaceae family. They are mainly of Chinese or Japanese origin, it is also known as traveler's joy.
  When it comes to clematis, it is very important to think in advance;) Plan the most appropriate place for that plant, known as the "queen of climbers", be prepared for its mature height. 
But don't be aware, there are many compact varieties, which allows being stored in a room :) Think of a sunny place, no matter in or outdoor you are going to place it. Typical for the climbing plants is that the growing end of the vine is always searching somewhere to attach, make sure you provide the place with 'something to grab' because either way it stops growing.  The way of climbing is a system of wrapping its leaf stems around that 'something'
There are many species as I said, some are with smaller blossoms, bell-like blossoms or double flowers but the main group of Clematis flower forms is a large blossom with 5-7 petals, which length is around 12-15 cm. The range of colors is from white to lavender, deep purple, wine red, and rarely yellow. The best advice if you want to enjoy this flower blossoms is to buy 2 years old plant ( at least ). The reason of that is the maturity stage of the plant and that it takes about that period for the plant to reach the optimal point of giving beautiful and reach blossoms. Be careful, the soil must be well-drained and use regularly granular organic fertilizer (surround the plant with a shovelful of compost and the fertilizer - early spring ). Also feed the feed the plant with water-soluble organic fertilizer - once or twice during the growing season. Feed your plants well, make sure them you keep them in a good health. One of the secrets to keeping your Clematis happy is to keep its roots in cool shade and the foliage on a warm sun. It is hard to explain with two words how comes the pruning. It is different cause it varies, some types bloom on last year's vines, so you don't do nothing. Others can be cut to the ground in the autumn. I advise you to keep an eye on the plant and prune it only when you see the dead vine.



Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fuchsia



 It is exotic, and widely famous аs a hard lady. Beautifully blooming along the whole summer, with magical, rainbow petals. It is appropriate for hanging baskets, flower pots can be placed even in the garden, or can grow up indoors.... Why Not:)? If you're a young expert-to-be, I'll try to provide you with the most necessary knowledge, cause the secret hidden behind every progress is love, proper care, and love, again. I find this plant in my top list, it comes with so much energy...yes, it is definitely in my top 5 favorite plants. Romantic and individual, minimum commercial and significantly more original than red roses....The origin of this plant is South and Central America plus New Zealand. First discovered on the Caribbean island - Haiti. These days, they are countless varieties available on the market ( around 110 species). It is grown mostly as a bush but could develop also as a stunning decorative tree. If you want to allow the magnificent flowers to get out of jail and freely hang, don't be afraid to support them using sticks attached to the stem. The plant must be grateful, all the compliments till now and my excitement is provoked by its flowers and their colors.
 So, a moment to appreciate the mother nature :) Very rich of color, and plenty of flowers. Don't stress the plant with a sunshine spot or a very bright place, the best is a half-shade yard. A hanging basket under the crown of an old tree. If you suffer rapid flower loss it is probably of too much sun. It is very important, while the growing period to water the plant strictly. Actually, it would take time, and you have to invest - care if you want to be rewarded - admiration. It is up to you how to supply with your fuchsia, plant it as a seed and grow it up or buy it from the local florist. The plant blooms from mid summer through mid Fall and offers striking purple, white, pink, red, orange, long, tribule hanging blooms. The leaves are quite large, simple and elliptical, they are opposite or in whorls of three to five and have serrated margins. It is frost tender and must be kept indoors in winter. The plant is a small shrub up to 90 cm ( 3 feet ) tall. Some of them are deciduous or evergreen.
Interesting facts about the plant history are that is named after the German botanist Leonhart Fuchs lived in the 16th century, and named his book on the color of the flower - fuchsia. In 1859, the French chemist Verguin patented and first introduced the color fuchsia, which was renamed later the same year as magenta due to the appreciation of the French army's victory - the Battle of Magenta, near the Italian city Magenta. The fruit of all fuchsia species and cultivars is edible, with the berry of F. splendens, the flavor is reminiscent of citrus and black pepper, it can be made into jam.





dd

Sunday, December 4, 2016

FloraHolland: TRADE FAIR 2016


I had the honor to visit this widely inspiring event for the second time and to dive in the warming atmosphere of the latest trends in flowers and floral decor. The place is Aalsmeer, Holland and the Royal FloraHolland House is the host of the Trade Fair, every year in the beginning of November. Devoted to the opportunities and possibilities available to the horticultural sector, national and international horticultural companies meet. Given the mission of "Flowering the World together". This central meeting point encourages customers (exporters, growers, producers and so on) and end-customers (florists and retailers) to engage each other. Displaying the most striking novelties and consumer trends.  Take a look, this is the whole gallery and the fair through my camera lenses.

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