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Everyone has different taste when it comes to flowers but we thought this week, we would shed some light on flowers outside of the ever so popular rose. Now we all know roses are the most popular flower in the world but ever what comes second, third and fourth? Well, look no further we’ve got the answer for you as you are buying flowers to be delivered!

  • Chrysanthemums: Number second to the rose, Chrysanthemums are the second most popular flower in the world. Chrysanthemum comes from Greek word “Chrys” meaning golden and “anthemon”, meaning flower. Gold is the original color of the flower but these popular flowers now come in a variety of color including red, purple and white. Chrysanthemums are tropical flowers and were originally grown in the Eurasian region.
  • Tulips: The third most popular flower after the rose and chrysanthemums. The great thing about Washington DC florists is that even though tulips are most popular during the spring, you can get tulips at Nosegay DC florist any day you want! There are around 100 species of Tulips, which actually came from the Central Asia where they grew wild. Every year billions of tulips are cultivated, a majority of which are grown and exported from Holland. For any of our tulip lovers out there, head over to Holland and see the tulips everywhere! Fun fact about tulips…if you ever run out of onions while cooking, chop up your tulips as they make a great substitute for onions
  • Lilies: These lovely flowers come in fourth as the most popular globally. They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Lilies are most popular when it comes to sending flowers as a gift to friends and families. Lilies are most associated with regal beauty and each type and color of Lilies can often symbolize different meanings. Among these popular flowers, the stargazer and cassablanca lily bouquets are the most desired floral bouquets.

 

Hope this post opened your minds to some floral arrangements outside of roses. We know there are a ton of January birthdays out there so as you’re sending birthday flower deliveries, include some of these flowers in your arrangements!

The first thing you need to know is that there are over 30,000 species of orchids that come from everywhere across the globe except Antarctica. The good news is you don’t need to necessarily know what type of species your orchid is to take good care of it. Although there are 30,000 species the most common orchids found in homes are either phalaenopsis hybrids (known as moth orchids) or dendrobium hybrids. Here are our 6 tips on Orchid care:

 

  1. The best way to water orchids is by putting 3 standard size ice cubes in the pot once a week. This will keep you from over watering as well as ensure your pot does not leak or drip.
  2. Find a place where your orchid will get strong light but not direct late-afternoon sunlight. This reflects the orchids natural habitat.
  3. Try to create regular periods of drying, alternating with drenching hydration for your orchid. This may seem odd but it doesn’t hurt to put it in the kitchen sink every so often and really soak it down. This won’t kill it as long as you let it dry it out for a period of time afterwards.
  4. When keeping an orchid in your home, remember orchids do not like to be in the same temperature all day and all night. Most homes are kept at one temperature throughout the day so keep that in mind as you think about the best care for your orchids.
  5. Orchids love humidity. This may seem like that would be hard to create in a family home but keeping your orchid near a sink or growing in the bathroom helps to recreate its natural humid environment. If you have multiple orchids or other plants in the house, keep them near each other. They release moisture into the air as they breathe.
  6. Don’t forget to clean your orchid. Always a good idea to hand wash your orchid every so often with room temperature water. It helps to get rid of any dust that may build up on the leaves and block light.

 

Keep in mind the care of orchids changes during the winter season. Make sure that during these colder months you keep your plant warm and hold back on watering. Obviously, we want to make sure the orchid stays hydrated but move towards a light mist every so often as opposed to consistent watering of the pot.

If you have any questions or would like more information about caring for your flowers, contact one of our florists at Nosegay.