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Flower Blog Archive - April 2009

The Flower Expert welcomes the flower enthusiasts to the special feature - Flower Blogs where the flower lovers can share the knowledge about flowers and flower related topics with the flower admiring community world-wide.

For any general questions and doubts on flower blogs and blogging, you are requested to go through Frequently Asked Questions on Flower Blog.

In addition, the Step-by-Step Guide To Flower Blog gives you a a detailed notes on how to blog on flowers.

Post your comments on anything related to Flowers & Floral Industry. You can create a blog instantly without the hassle of username and password. And you can also view our monthly .

Flower expert of the month - Anna Jarvis

Anna Jarvis needs no introduction as everyone knows her as pioneer of the tradition of Mothers Day. Her association with flowers, especially in making carnations as the incarnation of Mother, is also a well known fact. In this backdrop of her in making flowers, especially carnations as a means of expressing gratitude to motherhood, we can, with no doubt, call Anna Jarvis, The Flower Expert.

Born on May 1, 1864, Anna's life was surrounded by mother and flowers. The biography of her life clearly interlinks May, Mother's Day and white Carnations. Leta's note the milestones in her life.

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Floral Tape for finishing corsages, bouquets, artificial flowers, etc.

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The floral tape is made of crepe paper, this stretch and self-sealing (semi sticky)tape also for artificial flowers, it helps to cover the join between the stem and the wire to be looked like as a natural stem.

The floral tapes come in a Wide variety of colors: Green, Moss, Straw, White, Yellow, Orchid, Brown, Pink, Olive, and Black etc. There are two specifications of floral tape: 1" x 90' and 1/2" x 90'."

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The Flower Expert Launches an Online Shop!

Dear readers

W020080214336490150763.jpgWe, at The Flower Expert, are very glad to announce that we have launched an online shop ( which aims at being the one stop solution for all your diversified floral and gardening needs. No matter what you need to buy - flowers, plants, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, or even books and videos on flowers and gardening - no more searching for vendors. Just stop in at and you are done with all your shopping!

Having started with the goal of providing comprehensive information on flowers and gardening, started to tie up with some leading online flower sellers like to enable people buy flowers as they seek information on The Flower Expert. With the tremendous response that we received for this tie-up in selling flowers, went for a feedback with select readers of TheFlowerExpert and found that there is a big need for a place where people can shop for more than flowers - it could be any stuff that is related to flowers and gardening.

This is the triggering point for us to launch an online shop - You can shop for flowers, plants, bonsais, seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, books and videos on gardening, etc. You name anything related to flowers and gardening, we are going to have it. We would also love to hear from you on what else would you like us to have on We try our level best to make them available for you on this new website. Further, would be serving you in 70 countries now and the list is expected to grow up to 100 in the next three months. would be delivering flowers and related items through the network of local florists spread across these countries so that they are delivered fresh, besides savings against shipping through couriers. Besides, We are also planning to tie up with leaders in various flowers and gardening related businesses to enable people buy the required products at better prices.

Sai Thota
Business Head

April Flower

April Flower is the Daisy. Daisy symbolises childhood innocence. Though has many uses, it is considered and acts as a weed, over crowding crops and over powering fields, as insects easily spread its pollen. However, daisies have practical uses. Daisy leaves and petals are edible and it can also be brewed as a tea to sooth sore throats and stomach aches.

What's in a name!

Duffy is the latest in a long line of celebrity namesakes after endorsing a beautiful golden "Duffydil", which is to be unveiled at this year's Royal Horticultural show. The cultivar of the Welsh national emblem, 'Duffydil', will be shown for the first time at the RHS Show in Cardiff and fans of the Welsh pop star will be able to buy bulbs during the show.

Toni from Floral and Hardy, award-winning garden designers based in Hayes Village, Kent, said: "We will definitely be using the Duffydil! My purpose is to create a garden that reflects the house as well as the personalities and interests of the people who live there, and kids especially love it when the flowers are namesakes for their idols!"

The singer from Nefyn, in Gwynedd, chose her flower from a selection cultivated by the Really Welsh Trading Company and is extremely excited about the event. "The Duffydil, brilliant! Maybe now I can forgive myself for stealing them from people's gardens," Duffy said.

Duffy is not the first singing sensation to have a daffodil named after her. Welsh mezzo soprano, Katherine Jenkins, was also a daffodil namesake at previous RHS shows.

It is a modern tradition since a host of flowers have been named after people. For example, Dahlias were named after Anders Dahl, a Swedish botanist who introduced the flowers to Europe from Mexico. Begonias were titled in honour of Michel Begon, the governor of French-Canada and a recreational botanist. A raft of stars ranging from Napoleon to LeAnn Rimes are namesakes for Roses.

But the story doesn't end there, and if you happen to be a celebrity you may just be lucky enough to get an animal named after you too! With so many new species being found every day it isn't surprising that scientists are looking to people in the public domain for novel and authentic names.

In 1994, a scientist exploring the Amazon rainforest decided to name a little Colombian tree frog Hyla stingi after the singer Sting, as recognition for his campaigning to save the rainforest.

In 1997, four new arthropod fossils were discovered and were named after The Ramones! Other celebrity animals include the Aegrotocatellus jaggeri and the Anomphalus jaggerius both named after Mick Jagger; Avalanchurus lennoni for John Lennon; Eristalis gatesi is a flower fly in honour of Bill Gates and a spider called Stasimopus mandelai after Nelson Mandela.


Brisk Flower business in India Even if there is inflation in the world including in India, Because of Election for central government formation (Member of Parliament) held here many florist is gaining a good business. For wishing and welcoming a M.P. candidate and leaders coming for campaign. I personally gain a lot of business for selling more floral bouquets, because of most of the candidates are from our local area (Chinchwad, Pune). It is a possibility everywhere in India.

Single Mothers

Single Mother though it is a fact of life, people talk very less about her. She performs the dual role of a mother and a father.

My friend was a child of a single mother. Inspite of being very well looked after by her mother, my friend always wanted a father. She always felt that void in her life.

Recently my friend's mother expired due to prolonged illness. My friend looked at her mother's belongings. In which her mother wrote few lines, wherein she stressed more on how difficult it was to be a mother and a father.

My friend now, wears a white carnation which is to honor a deceased mother on Mother's day this year.

Mother's Loved Flowers

Flowers can shower all emotions irrespective of caste, religion, country. Flowers are the ultimate ones to express one's emotions to their loved ones. There are many occassions in a year to greet the persons we love.

These flowers can be presented as gifts as singly, as a bouquet or an arrangement keeping in view of the recipients favourites. Among the flowers Roses, Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Lilies are some favourites.

As mothers symbol of love all over the world are seen as carnations, I could send this beautiful basket of carnation arrangements to a mother church, where i grew up. We had an old lady who had no children. I grew up seeing her as mother. My flower arrangements made her happy.

Mother's day poems

I saw a site for mothers day when searching for mothers day poems. I would like to share that with you. It goes like this.

M - O - T - H - E - R

M is for the million things she gave me,

O means only that she's growing old,

T is for the tears she shed to save me,

H is for her heart of purest gold;

E is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

R means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell MOTHER,

A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

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Florist Business Plan - A Video Presentation

Florist Business Plan - I just want to share this video on The Flower Expert so that it may help anyone who are planning to start their own florist shop.
Go ahead and start your own Florist Business. Enjoy the Florist Business Plan video

Flower Fiesta

Flower Fiesta!

A Major Feature of the 2009 World Rose Festival

The annual Vancouver Rose Society Rose Show is moving uptown for 2009, where it will be a major feature of the 2009 World Rose Festival, being held June 19 - 21, 2009 in the new West Wing of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Everyone is invited to enter roses. You do not have to be a member of a rose or garden society, or be registered for the World Rose Convention. Read More...

A Special Mother's day

It not important how old your mother is or how old you are, this special day called Mother's day only comes once a year and making it unforgettable is your goal. And sending flowers, is exactly what you can do best.

Mothers Day is a precious gift for Mothers all around the world, let us express joy and gratitude on this wonderful day.....

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