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The world pandemic has changed everyone's life in one or the other way. So much has changed in these 2 years, some lost their jobs,

Some lost their loved ones from this illness, and more or less it affected every single person worldwide. It is already not easy to be sick but on top of that you have to isolate yourself from everyone and everything and to only think about that gives us anxiety. For someone who is going through this situation,

here is a small guide on how to make their quarantine a little better and bring joy to their life.

Giving gifts is always the best way to express your emotions and that you care for that person. Sending them homemade food is always the best option and with that adding a bunch of flowers can bring a smile to their faces.


If your partner gets sick and they have to isolate themselves in a room and that’s not easy for anyone, to cheer them up a little you can arrange a cute little care package for them, that includes roses or you can mix roses with any fresh seasonal flowers and make a beautiful bouquet for them with a handwritten note letting them know that you care about them. And some chocolates, nobody can go wrong with some sweets. If you want to send flowers to your friends or family who are unwell you have a variety to choose from,

but sunflowers are a good option and are known to be happy flowers and bring joy to the receiver. Their bright yellow petals are the perfect get-well-soon gift.


You can shop the bouquets from here nbuflowers


By- Neha Kamran

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Flower Spotlight: Delightful Daisies

What do daisies symbolize and how did they get their name?

Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility cherished the daisy as her sacred flower, so as time passed, this flower came to symbolize new beginnings. They are some of the first flowers to bloom in spring, as early as April, the month they represent. It may come as a surprise to many that the English version of the name originated by the mashing of the words “day’s eye”,

due to the outer petals of the flower closing in around its center when night falls. It is from this peculiarity that the expression “fresh as a daisy” comes from:

when someone has a good night’s rest, the next morning they are as lively and cheerful as a daisy.

What kinds of daisies are there?

The flower diameter of a daisy is typically around 3 to 5 inches, about half the size of their larger cousins, the sunflower, who they resemble in shape and composition. Surrounding the disk at the center of the flower, you will first find the disk floret, composed of hundreds of tiny petals,

usually the same color as the larger petals of the ray floret that crown the flower.  Most varieties of daisies are native to South America, Asia, and Africa,

but they have since adapted to virtually every climate. Today, they are one of the most widely sold cut flowers in the world. The popular varieties of daisies include:

  • Shasta daisy: these have a yellow center with pristine white petals. These are the ones you picture on a meadow on a hot summer day
  • Gerbera daisy or the African Daisy: this variety has a darker center and it can produce petals in bright tones yellow, orange, red, and purple.
  • Barberton daisy: like the gerbera daisy, grows to produce radiant petals of different colors. It usually has a smaller disc, and it can sometimes produce pointed petals instead of rounded ones.

When is it most appropriate to give daisies?

The innocence and purity of children are best captured by a daisy, this is why it is one of the most common flowers to give to new mothers after childbirth. so As a perennial garden plant, they work wonders too, attracting butterflies and birds,

thereby creating a rich natural environment for children to grow up in. For less fortunate days, they can be brew into a tea to help relieve coughs and inflammations. Their leaves, rich in vitamin C, can even be add to salads for a nutritious meal.Flower Spotlight

By V.M. Pierluisi

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Everything You Need to Know About Sunflowers

Originating in the plains of North America, sunflowers were quickly spread to become easily one of the most recognizable flowers, symbolizing loyalty, hope, and admiration. Nobody portrayed them better than Van Gogh, arguably one of the world’s best painters,

Who devoted two entire collections to try to understand this deceptively intricate flower. In both instances, these works were meant as a gesture of kindness to Gaugin, another famous artist who would go down in history. Van Gogh knew his friend loved the sunflower,

so whenever the latter would come to visit, Van Gogh would adorn his guest bedroom with numerous oil paintings of the flower for Gaugin to admire.

About Sunflowers

The sunflower seeds grow best in fertile soils, preferably well-drained and with a generous layer of mulch to maintain its moisture. Make sure to plant the seeds about 1 inch below surface level and when the ground has a temperature of between 70 and 80 degrees. Depending on where you are, that usually coincides with late spring.

The sunflower seeds usually take one to two weeks to germinate, during this time, remember to water them frequently to keep the soil moist. During the growing phase however, 1 inch of water every week is more than plenty. Needless to say, sunflowers require a lot of sunshine,

so be sure to pick a good spot in your garden and space the seeds out so that they have enough room to grow.  Enjoy the bright yellow, orange, or red colors after they blossom during late summer, but joy doesn’t stop there!

Know About

When sunflower heads start to tilt downwards, start checking them for maturity: you will be able to harvest edible seeds by cutting off the flower head and letting it dry. These beautiful flowers are annual, meaning that unless you plant them again the following year, they will not come back.

When assembled into a bouquet, they are usually paired with other summer flowers, usually marigolds, daisies, and nasturgens to produce a colorful, lively mix. Keep in mind that a wide variety of sunflowers exist,

so there should never be a shortage of ideas when designing your bouquets:

Regardless of which variety is your favorite, or whether you choose them for a bouquet or

your garden, sunflowers will stand tall to radiate the sunny positivity and summer vitality that characterizes them.

By V. M. Pierluisi

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What’s the big deal?

Everyone seems to have a picture of themselves in a sunflower field or holding a bunch of freshly picked sunflowers in their hands.  What’s the big idea with these flowers why are they so popular? These beautiful and vibrant flowers often remind people of the sun and are often associated with happiness and prosperity.  They have also been planted in areas of nuclear disasters as they are well-known hyperaccumulators, which are plants that absorb toxins in their tissues, helping to purify the soil around them.

Where can I find them? Sunflower

These are quite easy to find in local grocery stores or corner stores as a part of a bouquet. You can search around your city for a local U-Pick farm that may have sunflowers along with seasonal fruit.  There you can pick as many sunflowers as you like per the price of the U-Pick. (The bonus?  Here, you can control how long to cut the stem which will lead to longer-lasting sunflowers!)

How do I take care of them?

A lot of people become intimidated by taking care of such a big flower but caring for these beautiful yellow delights is easier than you would think.  Once picked or bought, place them in a tall vase, preferably weighted, to hold up the weight of the head of the flower.  About every 3 days, cut an inch of the stem and change the water in the vase between every 1-3 days depending on how much water your sunflower needs.  This will allow your sunflowers to have the most longevity in your home. 

What do you do if flower petals are dropping? Sunflower

This is an indication that the sunflowers are dying due to dehydration.   You’ll see that the petals along with the middle will start to become dry. These plants require water daily sometimes a little more depending on the size.  A good rule of thumb is to fill the vase about 3/4 way and see how much water disappears by the end of the day and adjust accordingly. 

How much sun does a mini “sun” need?

Unlike other plants, these flowers need full sun.  They average about 6 hours of sunlight for growth, but with sunflowers, always remember, more is better. They need an abundance of sunlight to produce such magnificent blooms throughout the day.  Hopefully, this gave you an insight into the craze behind these magnificent flowers, and you’re ready to bring some home!

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