Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Beautiful flowers blooming

This is not my video. It has amazing imagery set to a beautiful musical piece that to me shows the fleeting nature of life and how transient everything unfortunately is. It also highlights the profound beauty that exists for that brief moment. The gloom of death and the brief life of the decaying flowers are resolved in the final seconds of the short film, and we are left with a positive feeling that life goes on.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Meaning of Flowers

The Meaning of Flowers
Meaning of Flowers

Hera = Loyalty.

Lilies = Purity.

Roses = Considered the most romantic among the flowers. Symbolically represents the eternal passion.

Red roses = Love.

Violets = Modesty.

Orange blossom = Fertility and joy to the couple.

Gerbera = is linked to feelings such as joy, purity and simplicity.

Sunflower = Represents strength and integrity.

Jasmine = Relates to luck and joy.

Daisies = symbolize innocence and virginity.

Tulips = elegance and sensitivity.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields

Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields
Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, reveals a study from Bristol University, UK, published in the magazine Science.

According to the article by the team led by Daniel Robert, communication  flowers methods are at least as sophisticated as an advertising agency, using colors, patterns and smell to attract their pollinators. Now, scientists have found that these forms of communication joins another: the emission of electrical signals, like a neon sign, which allow the bees to distinguish them from other fields and find reserves of pollen and nectar.

The researchers explain that the plants normally have a negative charge and emit weak electric fields. Bees, in turn, acquire a positive charge to 200 volts as flying in the air. Although there is no electric shock when a bee approaches a flower, a small electric field arises that potentially conveys information.

Scientists do not yet know how the bees detect electric fields, but admit that their hair can react the same way that people's hair reacts to static electricity of an old TV screen.

"This new communication channel reveals how flowers can potentially inform their pollinators on the true state of their reserves of nectar and pollen," said Heather Whitney, co-author of the study.

Friday, January 25, 2013

How to Plant Roses

The art of planting roses does not have to be a complicated thing to do. When you have the right knowledge, there are no limits to a beautiful garden or rosebush that you can create. Now you will have with you all the time, all the beauty and delicious fragrance that roses can give.

1. Check with your garden center or the florist to find out what are the best types of roses to grow in your climate. If you are a beginner, look for Disease-resistant types of roses because they require much less maintenance.

2. Learn that when planting roses, choose a well-lit place in the morning is essential. You will also want a place that has the sunlight for a minimum of 6 hours per day. Roses need a large amount of light to grow appropriately.

3. Carefully remove the rose from its container. Soak the roots in water for 8 to 10 hours. Remove any broken or wounded root or roots of the size and thickness of a pencil lower.

4 . Water your plants frequently during the first 3 to 4 weeks after planting. Usually do it when the top 5cm of soil is dry. To stay healthy your roses need plenty of hydration and nutrition.

5. Begin fertilization approximately 3 months after planting. Use 10 to 12 cm of straw, dried grass, to control temperature, moisture and prevent weeds from appearing. The straw also helps hold the vital nutrients that your roses need to stay healthy.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Flower care

Flowers care
The purpose is to conserve the flowers for as long as possible. Flowers are fragile and must be provided with great care. Just follow a series of basic care and so will keep your flowers fresh and beautiful for much longer.

In the flowers box you can find a document about nitrates. Nitrates help plants absorb nutrients from the water, helping to keep the flowers healthy for longer.

Cut the stems about an inch in oblique if possible. The end of the stem is dried during transportation and does not perform properly nutrient absorption.
Add a little bleach to the water and sugar
Through this simple operation will eat your flowers correctly.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dutch tulips, the first speculative bubble

Tulip flowers
Late 1630s the Dutch economy went crazy, the market traded at astronomical prices tulips amounting without ever reaching the limit. People began to behave irrationally. Luxury homes were sold in exchange for a single bulb, and flowers were sold in exchange for the salary of fifteen.

A single bulb could be worth 1,000 florins (the average person in the Netherlands had an annual income of 150 florins). In 1635 they came to pay 100,000 guilders for 40 tulip bulbs. He even came to pay 5500 florins for a single bulb of Semper Augustus precious species.

This situation began to create a bubble in which prices rose and rose and never fell. The Dutch population is generated the illusion that the tulip market would always be a bull market. Such was the euphoria that was created a futures market where trading bulbs not collected yet, this business was called "windhandel" which translated means "air business!" All social status began investing in tulips flowers and disposing of their most basic, and even went into debt to acquire mortgaged tulips. There came a time when it is no longer exchanged bulbs but formed a real financial speculation through credit notes.

Well into 1637, speculators began to detect signs of exhaustion in the tulips flower market. On February 5, a batch of 99 great rarity tulips was sold for 90,000 florins. Investors decided to start selling and collecting profits. This attitude was quickly infected the rest of the market, generating a significant amount of supply of tulips that led to widespread panic in the country. In mid-February, the holders of bulbs bought at astronomical prices they met overnight with no buyer, was even worse for the most daring speculators who had signed futures contracts obliging them to buy the bulb at a much more higher than the market.

The bubble burst left much of ruined investors, as they had liquidated its assets to speculate tulips that ended without any value. He saved all the bubbles as more rational investors left the market just before it exploded, triggering panic in this way in the country. Since then Holland for years engulfed in a major economic recession caused by the tulip bubble.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flowers resist the crisis

Pink flowers
While many sectors of the economy suffer with international crises, the segment of flowers and ornamental plants has weathered increased by 12% the volume of production.

According to experts this increase is due to large supermarkets and even convenience stores began offering plants, beyond the flower delivery services over the internet.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Autumn flowers

Autumn flowers
Autumn, with its ocher colors and fallen leaves, with their gray days that are becoming increasingly shorter, is an ideal time to fill your home with flowers bright and colorful.
Here we reveal to you which species are best suited for these months and how to care  them.

Yes, flowers raise people's morale and give positive energy to any environment. This fall, fill your home with flowers and enjoy with your family this gift of nature.

Recommended flowers for fall:

Violet: Grows well with an average temperature of 18 ยบ C. Because it is a indoor or terrace flower, prefers indirect light. Water it every day but avoid that the leaves come into contact with water.

Dahlia: Resists perfectly to fall since it is not too cold, as it does not tolerate frost. It is an outdoor plant that needs to receive direct sun to bloom. Try to water it every day.

Chrysanthemum: Need light and water to flourish. If you put the flower inside, try to place it near a window where it will receive direct sunlight.

Sunflower: Since receiving a good deal of light and water, will fill your garden or terrace of golden tones. You just have to avoid exposing them to high and direct winds.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Flower Bulbs

Flower Bulbs

Some plants have the base of the stem, the bulb, an underground structure with gems, which are born of their shoots.
Protected by leaves that undergo changes in color and consistency, is that it stores mineral reserves, which are essential during the rest period before the first buds appear. And it is the kind of "potato" that determines the division between the bulbous, which can be played by corm, tuber, rhizome or bulb.

The corm is compact and has no layers. Inside are not seen leaves and flowers. The Gladiolus is a corm, like Freesia.

In tubers, the main feature is the presence of roots throughout the bulb (a bulb and a corm have real roots only at the base). Examples: the tuberous Begonia and Dahlia.

The rhizome is a thickened stem that grows horizontally underground, developing several gems.

Popular bulbs:

Amaryllis: In the bulb there is already a miniature flower. Plant this bulb in a pot and leave it in place with good lighting, and protect them from the sun at midday.

Gladiolus: spreads by corm, like Freesia. Ask sandy-clay soil without soaking, and likes full sun, do not water too much.

Narcissus: true bulb, increases in volume every year, until reaching its maximum size, are produced then other bulbs that bind to the largest. These divisions can be separated and saved for another plant. The ideal time to reap the daffodil bulbs is when their leaves fall off naturally. By separating the smaller bulbs bulb not do the operation in the sunlight, so they do not dry. It is suitable for cultivation in cold regions of the country.

Lily: In the spring, plant your bulbs in the garden. To reproduce by bulbils, tiny bulbs that appear in the leaf axils.