10 Gorgeous Roses Named After Stunning Celebrities

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Did you know that the perks of fame include having a rose named after you? From Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor, here are 10 striking celebrities that have gorgeous roses named after them.

Julie Andrews

Julie AndrewsAndrews, who by co-incidence played the role of a flower seller, Eliza Doolittle in the original stage production of “My Fair Lady”, has a rose named after her. The salmon pink rose, that’s named the ‘Julie Andrew’s rose’ fits her effervescent personality, aptly.

Barbara Streisand

barbaraA rose lover herself, Barbra was very picky about having a flower named after her. The hybrid tea rose that’s named after Streisand has large blooms, a striking color and a strong scent!

Freddie Mercury

Mercury In Shepherds BushA pink, yellow, and apricot rose was named after this legendary singer. Just like the man, this rose is full of pizzazz and style!

Ingrid Bergman
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This late Swedish actress had a rose christened with her name as an honor. The Rosa ‘Ingrid Bergman’ is a hybrid tea rose, that’s velvety, dark red in color and has a fairly strong scent.

Duchess Catherine and Duke William Of Cambridge

william and kateThis royal couple has two beautiful roses named after them. The Catherine rose is of a peachy pink shade and is sweet-scented while the William rose is a vibrant red.

Paul McCartney
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The McCartney Rose was named in honor of Paul McCartney’s 50th birthday. This hybrid tea rose has large, deep pink flowers and an unmatched fragrance.

Audrey Hepburn
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This iconic actresses of all-time, has an apple blossom pink hybrid tea rose named in her honor. It’ll look perfect on your brunch table.

Marilyn Monroe
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Voluptuous, large and perfectly formed these blossoms are a creamy apricot shade and display a dash of green as they begin to open.

Elizabeth Taylor

elizabethJust like the former Hollywood starlet, this long-stemmed beauty, is a show-stopper in itself. The hybrid tea rose is of a hot pink color, and has shapely buds with smoky edges.

The price that celebrities pay for fame is nothing compared to the highs. Imagine having a rose named after you! If you’re an admirer of any of these stars, having a rose plant named after them in your garden, would make the perfect tribute.

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Stressed? Make Flowers Your Best Friend

It is said that, “The Earth laughs in flowers.” The presence of fresh flowers can brighten the gloomiest of days and often helps in bringing a smile of someone’s face. While it is commonly accepted that flowers bring out the best in people, it has now been proved by science that inhaling certain flower fragrances alters gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that reduces stress levels. So before you disregard gifting someone flowers and consider buying flowers a waste of money, think again. Below are listed flowers that will help you destress.

Lavender
Dried lavender is said to have aided in healing sleep disorders for centuries. The easiest way to bring it into practice is by sewing it into pillows or placing it in vases in your bedroom.

Daisy
In ancient Egypt, Daisies were inhaled commonly for healing the body of illnesses. If consumed with tea it aids to calm anxiety, headaches and induces sleep.


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Evening Primose
Evening Primose is known to ease depression and balance hormones.

Rose
Roses naturally smell sweet and are used to convey warm greetings. The smell of roses are said to have a calming effect.

While we’ve handpicked Lavenders, Chamomiles, Daisies and Roses to help you relieve stress, all flowers that smell sweet, are said to have healing properties and can be used to relieve stress.

Simple things like tucking a flower bud behind your ear or into your pocket if you’re a guy, making a simple wreath, or headband out of little flowers, and adding a dash of style to your otherwise boring wardrobe by circling a garland of fresh flowers around your wrist, can add color to your otherwise mundane existence.

So it isn’t simply said that one must stop and smell the roses. So go ahead and buy yourself the next bouquet of flowers you see.

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Single or Not, Here are 14 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day is Awesome

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Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by lovers only. Says who? There’s no harm in slightly tweaking traditions now, is there?  The festival in question here celebrates love, and love has been breaking traditions for centuries together. So why not give Valentine’s Day a whole new meaning?
We’ve observed that single men and women look at Valentine’s Day scornfully. But in actuality, there’s no reason to do so. Whether you’re single or not, here’s are 14 reasons why Valentine’s Day is awesome.

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1.Gifts

Apart from birthdays and anniversaries and festivals, Valentine’s Day gives you another reason to receive and give gifts to people. The joy in gifting and receiving gifts is unrivaled, so bask in it.

2.Quality Time

Days come and go. We wake up, go to our respective offices catch up with our loved one’s on holidays. But on Valentine’s Day people take special efforts to plan their day out well for their loved ones. Nothing quite matches up to spending a day spent well with the person you adore.

3.Exclusive Day Of Love

Through out the year, we do things that time and again prove our love to someone. We also tell them how much they mean to us. But all of this is done in between life. But Valentine’s Day makes loving someone and expressing love, doubly special, simply because it’s a day that exclusively celebrates love.

4.PDA Galore

PDA on Valentine’s Day is extra special. Almost everybody in love show it. Although it might be a little difficult for Singles to digest this, sometimes it’s a good idea to be happy in the happiness of others. Even if you’re bitterly single, the sight of watch an aged couple, walking hand and hand on a street, will surely make your heart melt.

5.Taking Special Efforts To Find That Perfect Gift

From looking up several online shopping websites to taking advice from friends and experienced lovers, it’s adorable to watch lovers search for the perfect gift for their special someone.

6.Kids In Love

Regardless of how immature or mushy it may be for your taste, when you look at young, school-going  teenagers, especially kids in love, you can’t help but go all “aww” over them.

7.The Excitement Before Planning The Day

Nothing matches the excitement one feels whilst planning V-Day. You feel anxious because you want to make sure your partners loves, what you give them.

8.Overlooking the Fights You’ve Had

It’s a day that you consciously overlook all the fights you have had in the past and forgive each other, making your relationship stronger than ever before.

9. A Little bit of Valentine’s Day, everyday

Valentine’s Day makes you realize that if you would give even a fragment of the love you shower on your partner on V-Day on a regular basis, your love-relationship would be nothing short of a dream.

10. Perks of being Single

If you’re single, Valentine’s Day isn’t any less special. You don’t have to gift anybody anything. In fact you could buy yourself a gift.

11. No Guilt Trips

If you’re single, you don’t have to take any efforts to please anybody or make sure that special one, likes what you gift them. All you got to do is, sit back and relax, guilt free.

12. Go Explore

You aren’t in a love-relationship or anything that’s close to it. So what? Go ahead, have your share of fun, meet more people, get to know them. You have the exclusive privilege to go tell multiple people that you love them, and get away with it.

13. Narcissism Encore

Love yourself. You cannot love anybody else, unless you love yourself enough. Pamper yourself, go shopping, do whatever you like and do it for yourself, do it because you like doing it.

14.Ka-Ching

Think about all the money you saved because you didn’t have anyone else to please this Valentine’s, buy something that you have wanted to buy out of that saved money.

So you see, whether you’re single, in-a-relationship or married, Valentine’s Day will remain an awesome day regardless of the flak it receives from cynics. Still confused about what to gift your Valentine, go to www.flora2000.com and choose from an entire range of original and gorgeous gifting options.

We hope you have a love-filled Valentine’s, this year.

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GET COMPETITIVE THIS VALENTINE’S

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What would life be without pictures? Pictures play such an important role in our lives. Right from the time we first set foot into this world to the day we carry our grandchildren in our arms; we cannot help but be caught on camera. While pictures of our teenage years may leave us red cheeked, they’ll always remain a cherished property. Keeping the eternal relationship between people and 35mm and the Valentine’s season in mind, we’re running the Cutest Couple Contest on our Facebook page.

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It doesn’t matter how young or old you are. All we want are cute pictures of you and your beau. All entries from your high school prom photo to your 60th Wedding anniversary photo, are welcome. Send in your entries to contest@flora2000.com and we will have them published on our Facebook page. What’s more, if you get the maximum number of likes, you will win a Valentine’s gift hamper, and have it delivered to your doorstep.

Why participate in this contest you ask?

Our answer is, simply, because it’s fun and while you’re at it, you stand a fair chance to win a gift hamper. So why not participate?

If you think you two look cuter than Mickey and Minnie, then send in your entries and let the world have a glimpse of your cuteness.

Just to make this entire exercise more fun, you can follow some of the cheat codes below:

Keep it sentimental: Make sure that your picture has a sentimental value to it. Honest emotions always work.

Share with a fun tagline: Share the original link of your picture on our contest page and share it on each of your Facebook walls, preferably with a fun tagline. Something like, “Spread some love this Valentine’s, like our picture and share it too.”

Request your friends to share: Tag your friends, in your picture. Make sure you tag your friends who won’t really mind being tagged and drop them a personal message asking them to share it on their respective Facebook walls.

Share on other social media platforms: If you’re active on other social media platforms like Twitter and Google plus, share the link to your picture. And voila, you’re sure to top the charts!

Repost: Keep re-posting your own picture, everyday. Once people understand that you seriously want to win this one, the chances of them sharing your picture increases.

We’re accepting entries for the Flora2000′s Cutest Couple Facebook Contest till February 13, 2014. However we suggest you to send in your pictures right away to contest@flora2000.com, as it will give you more time for promotions. May the cutest couple win!

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HOW TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY IF YOU ARE SINGLE

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Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate your heart’s capabilities. Romance is fine, but it isn’t the only way to make your heart expand or to create joy and contentment. There are lots of ways to feel and give love on Valentine’s Day, even if you are single.

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Invite Your Loved Ones Over: Have the people you love over for dinner. Invite your club members, brothers and sisters, or best buddies over for a dinner or lunch. Make the evening a reminder of how lucky you feel to have these wonderful people in your life. Remind yourself that all kinds of love exist in the world.

Go Shopping, Solo: If you have been dying to buy something important that takes a lot of research and testing (a new TV, a watch, a bike) make this the day you accomplish your goal. It’s hard to feel bad about going solo when you are able to do things that make you happy — and remind you that you love life.

Perform a random act of kindness: Express your love for life by doing something unexpected and kind for someone else. Imagine a whole day of such small, heartfelt moments when you do something meaningful for someone who you hardly know or don’t know at all. You’ll feel ridiculously good afterwards.

Adopt a pet: If you have the emotional capacity to care and love an animal and a lifestyle that can support it, adoption will give you a great way to celebrate attachment. Granted, you can’t repeat this every year, however, a new pet could work wonders for you this February 14th. You could also help rehabilitate an abused or neglected shelter animal.

Love Yourself: Love the one closest to you, yourself! Girlfriends/Boyfriends, friends, and even family may come and go, but you will always have you. So don’t forget to spoil and treat yourself to something special. Indulge in a guilty pleasure with absolutely no apologies. Sing off-key to your favorite song. Make it a chocolate affair if you’d like to max yourself out on pure decadence for awhile. Curl up with a cup of coffee and that book you’ve been dying to read for the past few months. Lose yourself in a relaxing massage at the spa. Whatever your heart desires, be your own best Valentine.

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UNIQUE & MEMORABLE WAYS TO PROPOSE YOUR SOUL MATE

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Proposing for marriage is an event which is remembered and cherished life long. It comes in the list of the most important events of one’s life. You get ready to propose to someone when you find that person to be perfect for you, when you love that person from all your heart and when you think that person is your other half and you are incomplete without them.

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PERFECT WEDDING GIFTS FOR A PERFECT COUPLE

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They’ve never found someone who has made them so happy, they’ve never been in a relationship that’s been more perfect. Their romance is only growing, and they’ve gotten engaged. Congratulate a couple who love each other deeply. Discover a gift idea that’s perfect for them. Whether it’s a festive bottle of wine or matching watches, whether it’s gourmet baskets for a romantic picnic or their favorite perfumes, you can go online and find the perfect gift for the couple who’s about to be married.

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TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND

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Fair weather or foul, nature finds a way to create variety and interest in the garden, and winter is no exception. Whether they’re growing through a crust of snow, or showing off their bright colors­ while falling temperatures force you indoors, hardy winter flowers are doing more than just surviving when the winter rolls in; they’re thriving. These garden inhabitants create interest, texture and a touch of the unexpected in the landscape when your springtime favorites are taking a long winter’s nap, and they do it with style. Continue reading

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LAST MINUTE TIPS FOR A HASSLE FREE CHRISTMAS

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Yes, just one more day before the big man himself comes to town and we all fall asleep on the couch in an exhausted heap. It’s that time of year again when the social calendar is bursting at the seams, the to-do list is never ending and madness starts to set in. So how can you remember and do everything without collapsing under the strain? The answer is through honing your already well-oiled organisational skills and using trusted time-saving methods. As we perch on the edge of Christmas Eve, here are some tips that will help you get through the next few days with ease.

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FUN ACTIVITIES TO EXPLORE DURING THE WINTER SEASON

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A cold winter is no reason to stay inside all day. Just because the sun refuses to come out, doesn’t mean it’s time to hibernate and hide away. During colder months, it becomes more important to get the family outside and maintain activity. Besides, the holiday season brings on a whole new set of fun activities to explore. Continue reading

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