10 Beautiful Flowers from Tumblr That Will Make Your Day

Tumblr has a lot going for it. Funny memes, the weirdest gifs, and blogs for just about every interest you can think of. Like the rest of the world, those of us at RF like a break from our daily tasks at the computer to stare at something cute (we see you liking those cat pictures) or something beautiful. So in case you’re like us and need to take a step away from e-mails here’s a look ten of our favorite beautiful flowers from Tumblr!

Water Lily

Image by Ahmed Saffu

This water lily is just begging to be made into a cellphone background or screen saver (with the artist’s permission of course). Just once glance will remind you why water lilies symbolize life and love as it transports you away from your desk, to somewhere magical. As an added bonus, this lily won’t ever wilt!

Flowers in Still Life

Image by Franz Moro

This lovely landscape painting by Franz Moro (1875-1961) captures something your cellphone camera just can’t, the artist’s touch. Each stroke is a miniature testament to Moro’s devotion to his craft, and his love of stunning wild flowers. This may be an image you’ve seen before, but timeless works of art just never fail to calm the mind.

Sunflowers

Image by HatCat Photography

Sunflowers are Mother Nature’s way of saying smile! Or at least, we like to think so. This breath taking photo shows us why sunflowers are symbols of friendship that remind us to nourish ourselves and each other. We hope it’ll do the same for you.

Royal Blue Roses

Image by ravenclaw reign

Naturally roses made their way onto this list. From white roses to the blue roses seen here, this iconic flower has captured its audience for centuries. With modern hybrid and dyeing techniques you can find roses in every color of the rainbow. These delicate blue petals hint at something more than your usual bouquet of a dozen red roses.

Flowers and Scrapbooking

Image by myend-ismybeginning

Strictly speaking this isn’t just flowers, but this image is taking us places we love! Imagine if you will freshly picking flowers from your garden in the morning and pressing the buds between pages to preserve them. Maybe coming home from a long hike eager to identify the wild flowers you picked. Either way, this composition of white gardenias, hydrangeas, and wildflowers is best with a cup of tea and a fresh bouquet sitting next to you.

Wild Flowers

Image by Sapna Reddy

A brisk mountain view nestled just out of reach of a field of flowers? Sign us up! This is why the gift of flowers is such a heartfelt gesture. To have just a fraction of this beauty all for yourself is a blessing indeed.

Sweet Oleander

Image by Boschintegral-photo

Oleander flower actually blooms off a small shrub, and is a welcome addition to any front yard. Though a lot of you are likely stuck in an apartment (like we are) and can’t grow these yourselves. Thank you Tumblr for sharing you beauties with those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be able to garden (yet).

Prickly Cactus Flowers

Image by Four Corners Guy Photography

When you think of cactus, it’s hard to conjure up a welcoming image. But this cactus in full bloom may just change your mind. This vibrant petals are so beautiful, you may just be tempted to risk the thorns and pluck one for yourself. Might we suggest a picture instead?

Zen Garden

Image by DistantWanderer

This hidden gem is the picture of zen. It’s no wonder the photographer felt compelled to snap this image and share it with the world. The building hidden behind the flowers and foliage is surely somewhere warm and inviting, with a rustic charm fitting its grace. We aren’t sure where this is, but if you know please share it with us!

Mountain Flowers

Image by tumblekai

The humble mountain flower is actually a mixture of several flowers that thrive in the hills and valleys. They can also thrive in your front yard if you get a healthy mixed seed, and they thrive with less-than-ideal flowering conditions. These robust flowers give you a sense of strength and beauty. The mountain framed perfectly in the background also helps fuel a sense of adventure, a perfect addition to any mid-day Tumblr viewing.

There’s dozens more that didn’t make it to this blog, so go to Tumblr and show the artists some love. Be sure to follow and comment on their posts as well, that’s how art grows!

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3 White Flowers for Rosh Hashanah Bouquets

This year, Rosh Hashanah starts on the evening of September 20th, and continues until the evening of Friday, September 22nd. Jewish families will be gathering for reflective activities; they’ll exchange gifts, and decorate their homes. Chief among those decorations will be white flowers for Rosh Hashanah. These flowers, on this holiday, encourage families to reflect on the things they did well, things they can improve, and to ask forgiveness for a fresh start in the year ahead.

While Rosh Hashanah is quieter than the New Year’s celebrations most think of on January 1st, it is not less important. For Jews, it’s a time for deep reflection and remembering to celebrate with them, even in some small way, is a testament to how much you respect and appreciate them.

White Flowers for Rosh Hashanah - Roses

Image by Valerie Everett

So how do you welcome Rosh Hashanah? Well, first you need to know that it is traditional for the dinner to have a white color scheme. White is associated with purity and the blank canvas the new year brings you.  With that in mind it seems natural to treat your loved ones to a white bouquet to bring a little extra luck and hope for the year to come.  Here are our 3 favorite white flowers for Rosh Hashanah. Send these, and you’ll be wishing someone a happy New Year.

White Roses

White roses are a symbol for hope, purity, and spirituality. This makes them the perfect addition to any bouquet. Or, try a dozen white roses to make an elegant statement piece that belongs in the center of any dinner table. Longer stems will give your rose arrangement a dramatic depth, while shorter stems will let you easily speak to those across from you. If you’re unsure which you prefer, it is better to make sure the stems are longer as you can always cut them down later.

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Image by liz west

White Orchids

Orchids are, after roses, one of the most popular and elegant flowers to send. Their exotic touch and fragrance are a welcome touch of beauty to any home. A white orchid stands for innocence, beauty, and elegance. It’s the perfect flower to send to your partner on Rosh Hashanah to wish them love and joy in the year to come. Sending a live white orchid is best, and many breeds are relatively easy to keep living. This will let them keep the display to remind them of your well wishes for months to come.

White Lilies

There are many kinds of lilies to choose from, all of them lovely and captivating. A bouquet of white lilies of any breed symbolizes humility and devotion. It’s a great gift to send to someone you need to apologize to. The peace lily is particularly suited to be a Rosh Hashanah gift. These elegant blooms stand for a symbol of calm and balance, and their elegant silhouette will certainly bring a calm beauty to any home.

White Flowers for Rosh Hashanah - Lilies

Image by Douglas O’Brien

Any white flower will be a charming gift for Rosh Hashanah. The neutral color will fit their home whatever color theme they might choose for their dinner table. The thing to keep in mind is that this is a time for fresh starts and deep reflection, so you don’t want your gift to be quite as loud as say a January New Year gift. Whatever you send, send it with love and maybe something sweet and it’s sure to be well received!

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How to Boost Concentration And Productivity at Your Study Space

A new school year is here, and that means a fresh set of goals and a renewal of energy geared toward making the upcoming year the best one yet. For some of you, this could mean anything from rethinking your workspace to rebranding your business. While the second one requires a little more time and effort, sprucing up your study space is the simplest way to boost productivity that will result in achieving higher goals either at work or studies.

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Find Her Favorite in a World of Hybrid Roses

Just in time for Girlfriend Day observed on August 1st we’ve prepared a perfect guide to the world of women’s all time favorite flowers, roses – especially hybrid roses. As one of the most enduring symbols of love and appreciation, it’s no surprise that roses are among the most admired and evocative flowers. Used for hundreds of years to convey romantic messages without words, these flowers have a rich and ancient history.

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5 Healthy Herbal Teas with Edible Flowers

There’s something about hot days that makes you crave refreshing herbal teas with edible flowers. Flowers and herbs are at their most delectable in summer, with warm sunlight pulling beneficial essential oils to their surface. Just like a bee or butterfly sipping nectar from a flower, you can enjoy their sweetness when you drink herbal teas. Made with a wide variety of plants they are not only caffeine free, but also have unique flavors and are packed with health benefits. Many herbs are commonly used in teas, but here are the most popular herbal teas made with edible flowers.

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White Flowers in Wedding Bouquets

Brides around the world have chosen white flowers for their bridal bouquets since time immemorial. And we can’t blame them. White flowers symbolize purity, innocence, romance and represent the essence of any marriage. A white bouquet matches any dress and looks great in weddings that are contemporary or Victorian, formal or casual. The best part about saying “I do” with white flowers at your wedding? You’ll never look back on your photos and regret the decision. White blossoms don’t go out of style: it’s a classic, period.

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Find the Best Father’s Day Flowers & Plants for Men

With Father’s Day celebrated this year on June, 18, comes the big question. What Father’s Day gift for dad should you choose to demonstrate your sincere love and utmost care? There are plenty of obvious choices like watches, wallets, socks, wine & champagne, gift baskets, or chocolates. But there’s one gift that is often underappreciated and overlooked, yet enjoyed by men (who may not always admit it) as much as by women. We’re talking flowers here.

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5 Fun Ways To Celebrate Childhood On Children’s Day

With Children’s Day around the corner on June 1st, it’s hard to disagree that childhood is the most joyful period in everyone’s life. Everything was just one big adventure full of exciting experiences and lack of grown up responsibilities. But what secret does childhood possess that we lose when we grow up? Is it the ability to find magic in the simplest things? Boundless imagination and reckless curiosity? Or maybe a kind of wisdom and believing, that we, as adults, do not have?

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Flower Hack: 5 Tricks to Make A Tulip Bouquet Last

There’s nothing like getting a stunning tulip bouquet to brighten up your home! Except for maybe the disappointment you get when the tulips start to wilt after only a few hours. Getting a tulip bouquet to last for days is the dream, one that seems to be a gamble at best. But now, you can end drooping tulips in your home! These 5 nifty tricks will ensure your fresh spring tulips stay glorious as long as possible:

 

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Iris Day: 12 Things You Don’t Know About the Iris Flower

Gardeners have been charmed for centuries by the iris flowers striking uniqueness and beauty, with their iconic shape and color variations. The iris flower appears in many aspects of people’s lives, from creating perfumes to medicinal purposes. Irises have also been the symbol of monarchs and royal families throughout history. But what do you know about these exquisite blooms? With Iris Day just round the corner (annually observed on May, 8) it’s the perfect time to learn more about this elegant flower’s history. Here are 12 interesting facts about iris you may not know:

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