Sunflowers: Meaning and Symbolism

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“She turns, always, towards the sun,” says the ancient Roman poet Ovid, “though her roots hold her fast, and, altered, loves unaltered.” These beautiful lines come to us from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, where Ovid tells the story of the nymph Clytie, who becomes infatuated by the sun god (Helios, in Greek myth). When he spurns her, … Read more Sunflowers: Meaning and Symbolism

17 Houseplants That Are Poisonous to Cats

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If you’ve ever felt bad for a houseplant when your cat has damaged it, know that plants can hold their own. In fact, there’s an extraordinary number of houseplants that are poisonous to cats. This post will show you some of the more common varieties that you might want to avoid if you want your … Read more 17 Houseplants That Are Poisonous to Cats

Meaning and Symbolism of Tulips

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“According to ancient Persian legend,” says author Lucia Impelluso, “the tulip was born of the blood and tears of a girl who had ventured into the desert in search of her lover. It thereafter became a symbol of love.” Tulips have a long and diverse history of meanings in art and literature, especially in Iran, … Read more Meaning and Symbolism of Tulips

3 Floral Design Techniques for Everyday Use

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In flower arranging, as in all art, technique is everything. Even for those of us who do not quiiiite think of ourselves as floral artists, knowing just a few basic techniques can help us do one better than mashing flowers into a vase and hoping they look alright. In that spirit, here are three essential … Read more 3 Floral Design Techniques for Everyday Use

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