19January2018

3 Reasons to Send Valentine's Flowers to Your Girlfriend's Workplace

Valentine's Day is on a Saturday this year, which means it will be easier than ever to share a romantic evening with your sweetheart. However, just because the holiday falls on a weekend doesn't mean you shouldn't take every opportunity to surprise your beloved with a lovely romantic gesture, like sending a Valentine's Day bouquet.

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What Makes a Rose Long Stemmed?

Roses are sold by length, in centimeters - there isn't a floral industry-wide standard for the length of the 'medium stem' or 'long stem' roses. But below is an approximate guide.

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Flower Designs and Decor Ideas for Small Spaces

For people living in smaller apartments, huge flower arrangements and centerpieces aren't always the most space-friendly options. Flowers and plants are a great way to brighten up any room, though, so living in a small space shouldn't keep you from using them in your decor. If you live in an apartment, and you're looking for ways to incorporate flowers into your home, take a look at these flower decor ideas for small spaces:

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10 Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree Care Tips

Though artificial Christmas trees are becoming more and more popular, there's something to be said for the fresh pine smell and authenticity of a newly cut evergreen. Not to mention, choosing the perfect tree is a fun tradition that brings families together in an enjoyable way. If you've decided to go for a fresh-cut Christmas tree this year, knowing the proper way to take care of it can help you increase its lifespan and preserve its quality well after Christmas is over.

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Common Ground - GIY

Housing association Respond has built over 5,000 houses around Ireland since 1982, providing homes for lone-parent families, older persons, the homeless and people with disabilities. They understand that for vulnerable people to have a positive future, they need more than just a home – support and social integration is also vital.

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Garden Show Ireland Announces 2015 Dates

Garden Show Ireland has announced another year at it's magnificent setting, Antrim Castle Gardens. This year's show will take place 8 – 10 May 2015.

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Does Microwave Drying Flowers for Crafts Work?

There are many occasions in people's lives that call for flowers, from marriages to graduations to celebrating accomplishments. A lovely bouquet full of flowers is one of the most precious gifts, which is why so many people like to preserve the arrangements that hold cherished memories for them. 

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Caring for Your Indoor Plants This Winter

With winter comes harsh winds, cold weather and heavy snow, which is why winterizing your garden is so important. But what about your indoor plants? Many people don't know that, due to changes in humidity, temperature and sunshine, indoor potted-plant care should also be different during the colder months. If you aren't sure where to start, take a look at this guide for caring for indoor plants over winter:

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Are Poinsettias Poisonous? 5 Christmas Plant Facts!

Poinsettias are a beautiful flowering plant that people commonly associate with Christmas and give to each other during the holiday season. Though sometimes mistaken for flowers, the bright red or white parts of poinsettias are actually leaves, known as "bracts." If you're interested in learning more about these fascinating flowers, here are five fun facts about the Christmas plant:

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is such an exciting time of the year and I don't mean just for the kids. I can't help getting caught up in the Christmas festivities. Once the decorations are down, from my well packed attic the fun begins.

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Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Flower Types by Season

December is one of the most common months for couples to get engaged, so what does that mean for January? The wedding planning begins! If you and your partner are newly betrothed, you have a lot of fun and exciting details to work out, starting with the date.

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Tour of Finn Valley Nurseries in Stranorlar - Gareth Austin

I was delighted to have joined John Gallinagh and his son Connor on a tour of their nursery in Stranorlar - Finn Valley Nursery. John runs the only independently owned tree nursery in County Donegal.

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Irish Orchid Society Orchid Fair

Sat 25th & Sun 26th April, 10am-5pm
Irish Orchid Society Orchid Fair
Hosted by the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin.
All welcome. No admission charge.

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Masculine Flower Ideas

Speaking from the female perspective, I personally love receiving the gift of flowers.  I love to be met by the beautiful aromas and colours of fresh flowers when I arrive home from work after a busy day. 

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Winter Grave Ideas

Visiting a loved one can be a very emotional and it can also be a calming experience. We arrive full of funny and sad little memories. Although they are not here with us, they will always be with us. I find visiting my own loved ones to be a lovely, quiet, peaceful time. I want to bring a token just to let them know they will always be in my heart. I would like to share with you just a few winter ideas on making your visit special.

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Why Do Rose Prices Go Up at Valentine’s Day?

Many people complain about the price increase of roses at Valentine's Day over what they would pay for roses at any other time of the year.

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Flower Card Sayings and Greetings You Can Use Today!

People send flowers to their friends and loved ones for a variety of reasons, from offering congratulations or sincere condolences, to cheering up someone in the hospital, to saying sorry or even just to make someone feel special. 

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Gardening Gifts: What We Really Want - Dee Sewell

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet or do you leave it to the last-minute? This year I'm feeling more organised than ever but am still completely stuck on what to buy Mr. G.

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Christmas Cracker Grow Cook Eat and GIY Membership €50 - GIY

We've got Christmas on our mind this week and to that end we've bundled up the BEST present you can imagine. Our Christmas Cracker combines all the best bits of GIY with a gorgeous copy of GROW COOK EAT, our acclaimed growing and cooking bible and a year as a supporter of GIY.

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Get Well Gift Ideas

It can be difficult to know what to bring to a friend or loved one who is feeling a little under the weather. We may be unsure what their tastes or likes are. I find you cannot go wrong sending flowers as you do not have to worry about how they have their house decorated.

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