Sunday, 11 October 2015
In the old days, bridal bouquets used to have identical looks. Brides were often seen walking down the aisle holding a couple of roses, some stephanotis, and a dash of baby’s breath. Fast forward to today, you’ll see brides getting bolder and more creative with their floral choices. Bridal bouquets have since become larger, looser, with far more texture and draping than before. Take a look at a few of the most creative uses the modern bride finds for fresh blooms. Geometric Bridal Bouquets A lot of brides today opt for contemporary-looking bouquets with a decidedly geometric look. Such a bouquet usually has bold colors and clean lines, be it yellow or orange roses with chartreuse dianthus and blue delphinium. Women with artistic and defined tastes opt for this type of bouquet, which also goes well with a simple, A-line gown.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Homeowners, whether in Houston or elsewhere, would always want their home to look impressive. Wowing visitors and passersby isn’t just all about pride, though; it’s often a good investment. Many people who seek to sell off their homes or rent them out want potential buyers and renters to give the house a second look. However, having a well-manicured lawn and a well-painted exterior isn’t often enough. For residents who want to spruce things up, there are a lot of things you can do add to your home’s curb appeal, like add topiary to replacing your front doors.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
"A great home isn’t as cozy and inviting without some greens and natural blooms around the place. Indoor plants are not only great to look at, but they also clean the air and even provide a natural aroma if you get the right flowers. Here are some flower choices you should look for when you arrange for flower delivery in Houston. Gardenia – This is one of the most fragrant indoor plants that you will ever encounter. The leaves are bushy and there is usually only one or two flowers growing in a small pot, but the blossom/s is pretty and aromatic nonetheless. Try placing your arrangement in your bedside table, and wake up to the sweet scent of gardenia."
Friday, 7 August 2015
"Topiary is the art of trimming and cutting foliage to create a unique and artistic design. With topiary, almost anything can be created as long as you have your imagination and a great team of landscapers, like those from River Oaks Plant House in Houston. There may be times, however, when even your imagination is on a brief break, so here are some creative and fresh ideas that you can try: Recreate Your Favorites – Are you an animal lover? You can try placing a life-size version of your favorite animal as a guardian to your beautiful garden. You can also try re-creating your favorite bands or actors; imagine a topiary version of the Beatles or Michael Jackson rocking out in your backyard. How about Batman or Iron Man for those superhero lovers out there."
Thursday, 2 July 2015
If there's one thing that's sure to turn heads when people pass your home, it’s adding a bit of topiary to your front lawn. Whether it's just a simple set of geometrically shaped plant life or elaborate green sculptures, having topiary grace your property adds greatly to its curb appeal. Even adding it to the privacy of your yard can make your home have an impression on guests. Although it might seem that topiary is created by homeowners, getting them can be as simple as contacting a dependable Houston topiary like River Oaks Plant House. They can be trusted to provide you with the necessary additions. Selecting One For Your Home When you're selecting topiary for your home, there are a few factors to consider. A trusted Houston garden center can often give you advice on what pieces to select, but in the end the decision is your own. First of all, consider where you'll be putting the topiary.
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
One of the main things that your wedding needs is flowers. From the bouquet to the decorations, your wedding will be awash with floral needs. It can be difficult to get all of that organized, though. This is where experts in flower delivery in Houston can help. Whether there are several locations to decorate or just one, you'll want it to be done quickly and professionally. Here are a few tips on how to ensure that wedding flowers look great. Get the Best Fit The first step is to locate a florist. This shouldn’t have to be a problem as there are a lot of local flower shops in Houston like River Oaks Plant House. The challenge would be in finding the one that can provide you with exactly what you need. Given how important this one day in your life is, it’s a given that you would want it to be nothing short of perfect, flowers included. Don’t settle for options that you are only half-hearted with in the first place.
Monday, 8 June 2015
Many grateful individuals lavish their moms with gifts on special occasions as tokens of their appreciation, and one of the most popular gift ideas are flowers. However, thanking the first woman in your life with flowers should not be confined to only a few days out of the entire year; you know she deserves much more than that. Move past the cliché of giving your mom a bouquet of roses solely on her birthday or on every second Sunday of May, and surprise her with the loveliest bouquet ever. Here are some ideas for you to consider before you call up your local Houston flower delivery service.
Monday, 18 May 2015
According to the Royal Horticultural Society, topiary has been used in many cultures throughout history and has even been present in Roman gardens during the ancient times. Until recently, this art form has not been very prominent, but has yet again reemerged as one of the hottest trends in gardening and landscaping. If you want to add more appeal to your backyard, some topiaries in various shapes is an excellent idea. However, a lot of work go into creating these masterpieces and a huge part of that comes from selecting the right kinds of plants. Here are some of the best plants to use for your Houston topiary masterpieces. Crawling Vine Plants Crawling vines are great for topiaries because they can be made to take just about any shape you can imagine. All that is needed is for it to properly follow a form. This way, as the vine continues to grow, it won’t lose its shape. Choose vines like the English ivy, a plant well-known for its fast growth rate and tolerance to many conditi
Friday, 8 May 2015
If the common saying is to be believed, and that April showers had indeed brought May flowers, this is the best time for you to send your loved one (or significant other) a bouquet, especially in honor of spring or Mother’s Day. Flowers are a wonderful gift you can give to those close to your heart, and if they love books, why not give them flowers inspired by their favorite literary character? Fortunately, you can find these unique blooms in leading flower shops in Houston and have them arranged for your loved one.
Monday, 20 April 2015
This past winter season was terribly harsh, and no doubt people in Houston and everywhere else in the country are just too happy to have the sun shining again, and welcoming spring with open arms. Of course, what’s spring without a burst of colors and a bloom of beautiful flowers?
Homeowners, in particular, with front lawns and backyards just getting refreshed after the icy, past several months, surely would like to breathe in some new life into it this time around. Horticulture enthusiasts everywhere, therefore, could probably use these tips for the upcoming garden trends for this year, without having to sacrifice the space’s functionality.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Since topiaries can be made into almost any form─ be it of an animal, a letter, or a geometric shape─ you can express your personal preferences and interests through this garden ornament. It is important to note, however, that simple topiaries are much more suitable for smaller front yards. The ones with complex designs can look a bit garish and ostentatious when placed in a very tiny area. Small spaces can have limitless potential if you’re willing to put in the time, effort, and imagination into creating the perfect landscape design. Plenty of Houston plant and garden stores such as River Oaks Plant House offer various topiaries and flowers that can be used to create your dream garden.
Monday, 16 March 2015
For more than thirty years, River Oaks Plant House has been crafting custom topiary masterpieces and has been known as a provider of the best services from a florist in Houston. The merger and the acquisition of two new locations is a result of the company’s drive to expand and reach even more customers. Now, with over 65 years of collective experience, River Oaks Plant House moves forward with even more services from cut flowers to floral arrangements, and everything in between. Dating back to ancient Egyptian times, the art of flower arrangement is one of the oldest traditions in the world. Through the ages, flowers have been assigned with symbolic meanings, and their added aesthetic appeal has made them ever-popular options for all sorts of purposes, from religious decorations to fashionable accessories.