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Flower Profile: Carnation

Posted by scentandviolet on October 11, 2018

Beautiful carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) was named after Greek word dios (divine) and anthos (flower).

Carnation, beloved staple of European artistic floral design does not enjoy same popularity in USA. There is a reason for that: In the 80s, we saw uprise of "pretend florists" and "grocery store flower shops", who did not know how to design with delicate flowers such as carnation. Instead of investing in proper floral design training, they opted to ruin reputation of one of the most beautiful flowers by calling it "cheap". Our beloved carnations are anything but. European and Asian floral designers continued to appreciate carnations and develop hundreds of new varieties, colors and texture. For some strange reason, we in the US are still stuck in the 80's mode of carnation unappreciation. With the new and young influx of floral designers in US, we are hoping that carnation, our divine flowers will raise back to it's throne. 

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The Fascinating History of Funeral Wreaths

Posted by scentandviolet on October 9, 2018

The custom of sending funeral flowers is something we take for granted, but did you ever wonder when this tradition began or the meaning behind the traditional funeral wreath?

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Plant profile: Hypericum

Posted by scentandviolet on October 8, 2018

Hypericum is plant, herb and, often used in floral designs by Scent & Violet. While berries that we use in our design have no distinct scent as the plant leaves, the structure and the longevity of hypericum has made it one of the often used elements of our floral design. Looking at it, five floral arrangement on our home page have hypericum berries in them.  

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Plant profile: Dieffenbachia

Posted by scentandviolet on October 6, 2018

Dieffenbachia is native to the New World Tropics from Mexico and the West Indies south to Argentina, but widely cultivated as a house plant.

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How to Choose a Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift

Posted by scentandviolet on October 5, 2018

Your anniversary is slowly approaching and you’ve already started to freak out because you don’t really know what kind of a gift to get for your spouse? If this sounds way too familiar, welcome to the club! However, you don’t have to worry at all because we’re here to help you out. Here are four fabulous wedding anniversary gift ideas you should take into consideration, so check them out and nail this task like a true pro!

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