The Secret Life of Flowers – 5 Orchid Facts to Surprise You

Is there a more mysterious flower than the orchid? People have tried everything, including ice cubes in their pots, to grow them. With blooms that look like everything from monkeys to lions, and even little men, these gorgeous plants have long fascinated florists and flower-lovers alike.  Orchid bouquets have even become popular as exotic romantic gifts. Would you believe that orchids are even stranger than you could have imagined? We’re here to prove it to you, and teach a little more about the amazing orchid. So without further ado, here are 5 facts about orchids we think will surprise you!

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Learning About The Lily – National Flower of Kazakhstan

We’re diving deeper into national flowers, and now we’re going to talk about my favorite bloom the lily! This lovely bloom is the national flower of Kazakhstan, and unlike what you may have seen in Bruno, the country is quite beautiful and diverse.  What made them decide to adopt this flower as a national emblem? Well, tradition, of course! This flower has long been used for special occasions, as a greeting, decoration, and so much more. It made the beautiful lily the obvious pick.

If you’re interested to know more, here is the place to start! We’re going over basic meanings, practical function, and lesser-known facts about this stunning flower.

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Discover The Red Poppy – Poland’s National Flower

We’re continuing on our journey examining flower symbolism around the world, and next up is Poland’s national flower! Poland has picked an unlikely yet bold contender for their national flower: the corn poppy aka red poppy. This flower is a powerhouse of practicality and symbolism, making it a genuinely inspiring pick. When you think about red poppy, what is the first thing that comes to mind? If it was how lovely it is, you aren’t alone. But we’re going to take a look at the red poppy’s medicinal and edible qualities, as well as its history of symbolism.

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A Rainbow of Flowers – The Most Popular Flowers by Color

The sheer number of flowers that are out there in the world today fascinates me. Even more so, the bright and vibrant colors that exist around our beautiful Earth! It’s amazing how we as humans have turned them into symbols of love, friendship, and adoration. I’ve poured through hundreds of different flowers to bring you some of the most popular examples of the primary colors and their meaning. Each flower will have a brief history, where you can find them, and the appropriate occasion to send them. So, join me on this colorful adventure, and let’s discover the most popular flowers by color!

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RussianFlora.com Urges Customers to Help Send PPE to Hospitals

RussianFlora.com has launched a new program that helps customers send PPE to hospitals.  Many hospitals are overwhelmed with cases of COVID-19. They are running out of protective equipment they need to keep doctors and nurses safe while treating patients. Now customers can help. They will be able to make donations toward masks for doctors and nurses.

We’re all going to have to work together to deal with this global pandemic, so we’re giving you the option to add a donation for KN95 masks with every order.

How You Can Help Send PPE to Hospitals

As more countries take various social distancing measures, there has never been a more important time to connect with your loved ones from afar with flowers, care packages, and food baskets. Now your gifts will also help us send important safety gear to doctors and nurses who need them. It’s easy. Just choose your favorite bouquet or gift from our website and add it to your cart. During checkout choose the Gift Option to add $4 for the donation of KN95 masks, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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The National Flower of Belarus: Flax

Ancient, beautiful and infinitely useful, is it any wonder that the vibrant blue common flax is Belarus’s National Flower? From gardens to textiles and even food, flax is a fascinating flower whose uses are belied by its beauty. I wanted to know more about flax’s history, so let’s take a deeper look into how the flax became the National Flower of Belarus.

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International Women’s Day – Three Awe-Inspiring Women

So, are you’re asking yourself what exactly is International Women’s Day? Well, I’m thrilled you asked! I’m here to answer your questions and play a fun game in the process. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It is a day for unity, celebrations, reflection, advocacy, and action. Each year this occurs on March 8th, and a theme is chosen.

For 2020, the theme is “Each for Equal,” creating an equal gender world. With that being said, I thought it might be a fun idea to choose three people in the current culture. These women embody this ideology, contributing to our society as a female-identifying person. So see if you can guess each wonderful woman before I name them!

International Women's Day - March 8

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Don’t Shoot Cupid – Valentine’s Day Cliches You Should Pay Attention To

It’s here again, Valentine’s Day. A day that people have so many mixed feelings about it’s a wonder it’s still known the world over as the most romantic day of the year. So, what is it about February 14th? Here’s a secret from me to you, I don’t get it either. I don’t have anything against Valentine’s Day mind you, but I don’t see why one day should get to have all the romance and fun. Aren’t you supposed to love the person you’re with year-round?

That’s a trick question, the answer is yes. Don’t think on that too hard.

So, if love is year-round, why shove all your dreams into one day, one day that isn’t even super unique to you and your love by the way. Unless you got engaged or something on Valentine’s in which case congrats. Your anniversary is that much more impossible to forget.

Now, this isn’t to say to not celebrate Valentine’s Day (we do sell flowers after all, I’d get fired for saying don’t celebrate). But I think, maybe, just maybe, you should make Valentine’s Day work for you. Even if you hate it. Or if you’ve never celebrated it before. And even if yes, this year, you’re single, and you wish Cupid would just shove it! Rather than shoot the messenger lets take a look at some of the Valentine’s Day Clichés that have helped this holiday last so long and figure out how they could make any day, even a random Monday, a little more filled with love and joy.

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Australia’s National Flower: Golden Wattle

When you think of Australia, the land down under, what do you think of? The adorable kiwi bird? Sprawling landscape and awe inspiring coral reefs? Animals that are big, adorable, goofy, and sometimes deadly? Whatever you think about, I’d like to add the Golden Wattle, Australia’s national flower to the list. My very first reason: the name Golden Wattle is just plain fun to say, and really sounds like an adorable anime spirit. Go ahead, say it a few times fast, I’ll wait. Feels good right?

My second reason, this adorable bud blooms in spring, which begins in September in Australia. The wattle blooms into large fluffy, yellow, sweet smelling flower heads that are actually clouds of tiny flowers. The scientific name for the Golden Wattle is Acacia pycantha, but I think we can agree the common name is just more fun. Let’s take a deeper look at Australia’s national flower.

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Golden Wattle

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Latvia’s National Flower: Daisy

Did you know that Latvia is the home of over 1600 species of flowers and plants? A majority of the land is covered in forests, meadows, and bogs, and with so many flowers to choose from, you might wonder how the Daisy came to be Latvia’s National Flower. I know I certainly was curious, and so I set my sights on learning everything I could about both Latvia and the Daisy they cherish. I’m so excited to share with you all what I learned and how much I want to visit this beautiful country! 

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