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The Art of Apology Flowers

Everyone makes mistakes. However, when your mistakes hurt your loved ones or inconvenienced someone, you may want to make it up to them. Saying sorry can be a difficult yet necessary task. Gifting flowers can be a great way to convey your apologies, especially if your forte is writing as opposed to speaking. White Tulips Tulips signifies new beginnings and the season of Spring. White is associated with purity. Hence, white tulips are the perfect apology flowers for gifting. Plus, white tulips are elegant and subtle. It wouldn’t rouse the attention of prying colleagues if you are planning to send them to the office of the person concerned. Lilies Lilies represents humility and devotion. It is also known for its...

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Let’s Talk about Hydrangeas!

Hydrangeas are a very popular choice for gifting due to their large beautiful blooms. The name of hydrangea came from the Greek word “hydor”, which means water, and “angors”, which means jar or vessel. It was named this way due to its resemblance to an ancient water pitcher. Plus, it is rather the perfect name for hydrangeas as they require plenty of water and moisture to be happy and blooming.   Hydrangeas has been historically significant in Japan, where it was first cultivated. Blooming during the rainy season, they transform places like the Meigetsuin Temple into a hydrangea heaven. It has even become a must-visit place for hydrangea appreciation! Legends has it that a Japanese emperor gifted hydrangea to the family...

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How to Dry Flowers?

You can keep your favourite blooms for as long as you want to keep them when flowers are dried. Drying by microwave Firstly, flowers can be dried by microwaving them. Place the flowers, one at a time into a container that is safe for microwaving. Next, cover them completely with silica gel to absorb the moisture. Microwave it on high temperature for about 3 minutes. Once it is cooled, check the flower. Once its petals appear dry, re-bury it and leave for 24 hours. This step is to ensure that the flower is completely dry. Finally, brush off the silica gel with a brush. Air drying flowers To begin, remove extra foliage from flower stems. For those who likes the...

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Celebrating in Current Times

Good news! It is currently Phase 2, and Whimsical Emporium’s self-collection services are now available. Despite the reopening of Singapore’s economy, we will still need to practice social distancing and social responsibility to prevent another wave of community spreading. During the circuit breaker, many had looked for ways to connect with their loved ones. One of the most popular way is to surprise our family and friends with food deliveries. Singaporeans just cannot resist the temptations of food! Even as Phase 2 had started, some of us continue to stay at home more often, be it due to being accustomed to the lifestyle after months of circuit breaker or simply being cautious by reducing social interactions. Other ways to connect...

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The History of Dried Flowers

The process of drying flowers dates back to ancient times. Flowers have historically been part of Egyptian traditions. Pharaohs adorn their war carts with flowers before being sent for war. Many types of flowers were also arranged in bouquets to be gifted or as garlands to decorate the bodies of their dead. Flowers were present in joyous occasions, sorrows and victories. The flowers were also being dried and used in aromatics and cosmetics. Perfumes were used during religious and royal ceremonies, making fragrances from herbs, flowers and grains to be sent along with their loved ones to the afterlife. The Egyptians were one of the first to recognise national plants. Lotus and Papyrus were the most iconic flowers that symbolised...

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