Summer Flower Bouquets – Unique and Fresh Thinking

In South Africa, summer is a time of holidays, travelling, relaxing and celebrations. The happy and excited spirit of summer is not complete without the bright and uplifting presence of flowers.

Summer flowers are a true reflection of the energised, colourful and happy atmosphere. Bright petals and dizzying combinations of floras are what help to characterise summer as a season of outdoor fun and activity, good times with friends and family and relaxation in the warm sun and jovial atmosphere.

The flowers of summer

In South Africa there is an abundance of colourful flowers to choose from. The Cape area forms one of the six floral kingdoms in the world. In South Africa there are also many other varieties such as carnations, gerberas, lilies, roses, chrysanthemums, lisianthus, amaryllis, coloured arums and incalillies.

These vibrant and refreshing flowers are often available in a range of colours to create an incredible combination of shades and hues in a bouquet. Red, purple, yellow and orange shades all contribute to interesting and tasteful arrangements of summer flowers. For example, arum lilies are available in pink, white, salmon and deep red and carnations are available in peach, red, yellow, orange and white. Gerberas are especially popular with their large petals in red, orange, yellow and white hues.

Special care

Due to higher temperatures and increased sunlight in summer, special care should be taken when receiving flowers.

Placing the flowers in ice water as soon as possible after cutting the stems diagonally is imperative, as is using a clean vase as bacteria can shorten flowers’ lives dramatically. The vase should be topped up on a daily basis with fresh water and if the flowers begin to droop, the stems should be re-cut and put back into water as soon as possible. Even the summer flowers do not react well to too much sunlight and a flower bouquet should not be left in direct sunlight, anywhere with hot temperatures or exposed to draughts.

Summer flower delivery service

Incorporate the beauty of summer flowers into gifts. A flower delivery service is a quick and reliable way of sending a gift of flowers in a time saving manner.

Summer flower bouquets and arrangements, as well as a host of other items such as gift baskets can be ordered and paid for online in just a few minutes, after which the delivery service will deliver the bouquet to the recipient on the desired delivery date. Reputable flower delivery services will provide a guarantee with their services, usually including a refund or a replacement bouquet if the service and product is not up to standard.

Summer flowers encompass the exciting and vibrant atmosphere of the season with their bright and jovial colours and wonderful fragrances. Flowers in summer are especially thoughtful as they bring the best of the summer season into the recipient’s home or office. With flower delivery services and easy online ordering, giving a floral gift in summer is a simple and thoughtful gesture. A bright, fresh bouquet of summer flowers is always enjoyed!

Have Excuse, Will Travel – Best Excuses To Go On Vacation

Do you recognize yourself in these situations?

1. In the last few years you’ve never been away from your home or your office any further than 5 miles. The most enjoyable experience you’ve had for 2007? Bowling with the officemates.

2. You’ve just signed your divorce papers or you’ve just moved out of your partner’s apartment.

3. You look like a ghost – you’ve never been under the sun in the last 2 years.

Is that you looking pasty white? You are in serious need of a vacation. What? You don’t want to? Well, here are a few excuses to go on a vacation, and I’m sure after reading them, you’ll be raring to book the next flight out of town.

Poseidon resort in 2009

“an aquatic fantasy teeming with life and beckoning adventure..”

So maybe you need a year to save up for it, but if you’re going to be splurging on a luxury vacation, Poseidon Resort in Fiji is one resort you cannot miss in this lifetime. What’s so special about this? It’s the world’s first sea floor resort! Remember when you used to watch sci-fi movies about living under the sea, elevators from the ground going down to the depths of the ocean? Well live your sci-fi fantasies my friend! This will open in 2009, and they’re already taking reservations for their underwater suites. Now if you’re not exactly excited at the prospect of living underwater, they have five-star island villas to suit you.

Because you’ve worked too hard, and you deserve a break

Admit it, you’ve been working too hard. In fact, when people ask you how’s life, all you can talk about is work. Before you sleep, you think about work. Dedication to work isn’t bad, but too much of anything is a recipe for disaster. As much as possible, it’s recommended to take a break once in a while. Too much stress at work can lead to heart related problems, ergo, it can be deadly. For people who are about to reach the point of burn out, or hate their job, a vacation can do a whole lotta good: realize the important things in life, renew your love for your work – see it in a whole new light.

Death valley’s Spring Flowers

According the NYTIMES, a lot of bloggers have been speculating about the beautiful spring flowers to come out in Death Valley this year, due to the heavy rains of the past year. Death Valley is home to 1000 kinds of plants and flowers. The net is teeming with groups organizing events, photography sessions, etc., in the area to capture the dazzling display of flowers that only Death Valley National Park can produce.

Luxury travel is just a bid away

You’ve worked hard enough to earn yourself a vacation and not just any vacation – a luxury cruise amongst the finest cruise destinations in the world. Or maybe you’d like to sip a little wine under the Tuscan sun? Well you don’t have to lose an arm and leg just to have the luxury travel experience of a lifetime. Luckily, there are luxury travel sites offering auction bidding on travel packages that’ll normally cost you several thousands of dollars.

Geocaching

If you’re more into adventure, then geocaching is for you. Geocaching is game for gps users where participants have a cache hunt – and maximize the abilities of their gps unit – while on their rv’s or other vehicles (but more users prefer rvs as these hunts go far and wide). If you have that spirit of adventure within you, and you have a gps in hand, then this is one vacation activity for you.

So many places to visit, so short a vacation. Now remember, you don’t really need an excuse to go on vacation, you know you just want one – everybody needs a break once in a while. Just make sure you’ve had your shots, you’ve made arrangements for your house, pets (if you have any), and of course your work. We don’t want you coming back to an empty house, hungry pets, and a memo at work now do we? Have a happy trip.