Aromatic herbs

Aromatic herbs

Most aromatic herbs can be used for cooking and medicinal purposes for their essential oils etc. Not many people know that they are lovely plants that can be added to bridal bouquets. Especially if you are getting married in Tuscany where aromatic herbs are widely...
Rose – Pure romance

Rose – Pure romance

Throughout history roses have been unquestionably the most favoured flower. Paintings of roses decorated the walls of Egyptian palaces. The Romans adorned statues of their gods with garlands of roses and rained rose petals over their celebrations. Early Christians...
Sunflower – Sunshine adoration!

Sunflower – Sunshine adoration!

A mortal woman named Clytie fell passionately in love with Helios, the Greek god of the sun. She stared at him throughout the day , following his journey across the sky. Helianthus ( botanical name of the sunflower), like the adoring Clytie, faces the sun from dawn to...
Peonies – Bashful allure

Peonies – Bashful allure

Peonies have been cultivated in Asia for more than a thousand years. In Japan they graced the Imperial Gardens and came to represent prosperity because only the rich could afford to grow them. During the Tang dynasty, the Chinese called the peony “ hundred ounces of...
Sweet Pea – Delicate Bliss

Sweet Pea – Delicate Bliss

These star shaped flowers have been cultivated from the time of the pharaohs. They are sometimes called larkspur or belladonna, but it is because of the dolphin shape of the unopened flower that the delphinium gets its true name, which comes from the Greek Delphis,...