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Grandparents’ Day

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Grandparents’ Day

 Ever heard of Grandparents’ Day? No? Well let us enlighten you! Grandparents’ Day is just like Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, that is, it’s one special day dedicated to celebrating grandmothers and grandfathers everywhere. Unfortunately Grandparents’ Day does not get the same attention that Mother’s and Father’s Day does, but we think it definitely should, so we’re here to tell you all about it! Grandparents’ Day originated in the United States as the result of the work of Marian McQuade. McQuade made it her goal to educate young people in her community about the important contributions seniors have made throughout...

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Sunflowers

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Sunflowers

  “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do.” - Helen Keller  With their bright yellow petals, and tall strong stems, sunflowers conjure up images of hot lazy days in the summertime. Usually blooming from the middle of summer through to early autumn - roughly July to September, these cheery blooms come in a range of different sizes and shades. Their round flower heads look like the sun and are an instant mood-boost and these heat and drought-tolerant plants make them relatively easy to grow. Read on to find out a...

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Dahlias

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Dahlias

 Sharing the limelight with Gladiolus this month, is the other birth flower for August, the delectable dahlia. Dahlia flowers come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes and are beautiful and striking in their appearance. The colour range varies from white to a really dark burgundy, and they can even be found in black, although this is rare. Most of the black dahlias we see in gardens are actually more a dark burgundy than black. The generous flowering of this plant lasts all summer long, with dahlias usually blooming from June through to October.  Dahlias belong to the Asteraceae...

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Wedding History Series - Part 3 - The Wedding Arrangements

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Wedding History Series - Part 3 - The Wedding Arrangements

For the final part in our Wedding History Series, we’re going to look at wedding flower arrangements. We’re talking ceremony flowers and table centrepieces. A huge part of the wedding florals, ceremony and reception flowers set the mood of the event and allow guests to feel that they are celebrating a very special occasion. Depending on the location, the installation of wedding flower arrangements varies but really, the sky’s the limit! The use of plants and flowers during ceremonies dates back to 3000 BC in Ancient Egypt. The early Egyptians were agricultural people and they often associated plants and flowers...

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Father's Day

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Father's Day

Old Man, Pops, Daddy-O. Whatever you call him, it’s that time of year when we celebrate fathers, paternal bonds and the positive influence of male figures in our society. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to express our love and gratitude to all the dads and father-figures out there, and we couldn’t be more thankful! The idea of a special day to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. Inspired by the American Mother's Day celebrations, Sonora Smart Dodd planned a day to honor fathers early in the 20th century. The first Father's Day was...

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