Chelsea Flower Show

Every year and everywhere there are always events that are always talked about. In the US, while there are events like the Kentucky Derby or the Academy Awards, where there will always be talk about what who was wearing. In the UK, things are different. At the Chelsea Flower Show, not too much of that …

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In An English Garden

Your typical Englishman thinks his home is his castle and woe betide anyone who crosses him!  An Englishman's garden, however is something else. Most men cut the lawn and leave the other stuff to the wife but occasionally you see the odd man weeding, mostly they like growing vegetables and flowers for showing. The English …

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Roses in Your Teacup, Pt. II

In Part I, I showed the role of roses in romance and your teacup. They also play a role in the décor of the teacups themselves. Don’t forget the teapots, sugar bowls, cream pitchers, and other accoutrements for a rosy tea time! Roses have been gracing teawares since the invention of porcelain and bone china. …

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Roses in Your Teacup, Pt. I

Roses remain a favorite way to say “I love you,” both in a romantic setting and in your teacup. In the romantic setting, the color or the roses conveys different meanings, with yellow indicating warmth and happiness, pink conveying grace and elegance, and the dark red indicating love and romance. In the teacup, the flavor …

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A Bouquet in Your Teapot, Pt. II — Herbals Made from Flowers

There’s a bouquet in your teapot, with teas having flowers added in (explored in Part I). Then, there are infusions made entirely of flowers. They bring fragrances, exotic tastes, and health benefits to your teatime — oops…I mean “infusion time.” There’s a lot of information online about the health benefits of floral infusions, also called …

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Handle with Care: Floral Tea Flavors

Ever sniffed a jasmine or rose tea and thought “How lovely!”, only to find the tea’s taste to be bitter and disagreeable? If so, you are not alone. I’ve been disappointed by floral-scented teas more than any other kind, and I know that I am not the only one! Teas flavored with flowers are like …

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