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If your close friend or friend is fond of breeding and caring for indoor plants, then as a gift you need to choose those things that a true flower lover will definitely appreciate. The gift should be not only unexpected, but also useful in application.

What to give a flower lover?


For example, a book. In every bookstore there is a florist's corner where you can find books on growing houseplants or encyclopedias on rare species of flora, as well as various manuals on floriculture.


An annual subscription to a magazine about floriculture or plant growing is also a very useful gift. Every amateur florist is engaged in the study of information and new species and varieties and buys various newspapers and magazines. You just need to carefully find out which edition is the most interesting for your friend and make him a real surprise in the form of a subscription.


A diary or diary is also very useful for a lover of indoor plants. In it you can write down your achievements, methods of breeding plants, problems associated with growing them. And it will be very easy to pick up a festive, beautiful and original copy.


As a gift set, you can give a florist: fertilizers, soil mixtures, flower containers, mini garden tools, unusual garden gloves, a soil moisture level meter and sprayers for spraying plants.

Mini greenhouse

Another surprise for a birthday person can be a mini greenhouse, an unusual plant stand or a shelf for handmade indoor flowers. For rapidly multiplying and acquiring new plants, there is always not enough space in the apartment. Therefore, such a gift will definitely please the florist.

Gift Certificate

Another unusual gift, which certainly will not leave anyone indifferent, will be a gift certificate for the purchase of flower products from a popular catalog or membership in the indoor flower lovers club. A paid entrance fee to such a club can be a gift.


Every true florist will undoubtedly be happy with a new plant in his numerous natural family. As a gift, you should choose only those plants that are considered rare and unusual and are definitely not present in the birthday boy's flower collection. Perhaps the florist has a dream - an acquisition (indoor flower), which can be realized on this day.

Indoor flower

If you also share your friend's hobby and are engaged in the cultivation of indoor plants, then you can donate an indoor flower grown with your own hands. You just need to pack the pot with the plant in a beautiful package or tie it with a festive ribbon.

Each of the offered gifts will surely be appreciated by a real florist.

Representatives of the zodiac sign are distinguished by persistence, dynamics and capriciousness. We'll have to think carefully about what to give Aries. Do not forget that this is a representative of the fiery element. Therefore, a gift to Aries should be presented in a beautiful, bright, preferably in a red package.

Aries man will appreciate a set of tools, collectible knives and everything related to technology and computers. A good gift would be a tablet computer, an e-book or a mouse for a computer.

An Aries woman will appreciate a gift from the latest collection, a set of good cosmetics or a certificate to the spa. You can donate a set of scented candles. When choosing a gift for an Aries woman, ask what she wants. She will like this gesture and you will guess with the gift.

Aries will not appreciate unnecessary, useless gifts, such as cheap souvenirs. Or if he finds out that you bought it like that, at random.

What to do to quickly recover from roses from a bad winter?

There are a number of activities that need to be carried out with the onset of spring. These include the following:

  • harvesting old leaves and removing damaged or moldy shoots from bushes. If they are blackened, they should be trimmed to the very base.
  • the places of the cuts should be treated with brilliant green and garden varnish to speed up their healing
  • the soil must be treated with a fungicide to prevent the development of any diseases
  • bushes need to be shaded or covered with garden film. In a greenhouse, roses will move away from hibernation much faster and get stronger.
  • mulch the soil around the plants
  • throughout the entire rehabilitation, plants need to be provided with regular moderate watering.

If these measures are carried out on time, then all the negative consequences of wintering will quickly disappear.

How to choose a gift for my wife on March 8

When choosing a gift, proceed from her desires, hobbies and needs. Exactly in this sequence.

It is best to ask the question directly. And if you want to make a surprise, it is better to ask ahead of time and immediately, having received an answer, write down the voiced desires.

You know that the spouse does not like such questions or cannot answer them, observe her addictions. Maybe she is enthusiastically preparing the dishes of the same blogger, and he just had a book of recipes.

A hair dryer broke, did not appreciate the attention paid to a home flower, a favorite pan deteriorated, or, even worse, a tagine crashed - save the situation.

Flowers and International Women's Day, of course, have become inseparable in the mind. But if you have to stand in line for several hours to get these same flowers, leave this venture. Better to spend the morning with your beloved, cook breakfast, enjoy your meal and socializing, and go for a walk. Time and warmth given to each other will outshine any flowers and gifts.

The compost bin is a great gift for any gardener. This is not only functional, but can also save the summer resident a lot of money in the long run. Alternatively, you can make it yourself or buy this gift. So, if you want to please the summer resident, consider helping her prepare fertilizers in the compost container you donated.

What to give to a florist?

Choosing a gift for a grower is not always an easy task. Much depends on the degree of passion and floriculture "experience". If a person is just starting to deal with indoor plants, then he can be given something elementary, but at the same time necessary, for example:

  • a small copy of the gardener's set: a shovel, rake, pruner, spray bottle, watering can, handbag or chest for storing them will also not hurt. They look as if they were taken from a children's set, but so they are good because they are miniature - for caring for indoor plants just right. For a woman grower, you can get cute gloves for working with plants. Now there are all sorts of colorful and very comfortable gloves, often sold in horticultural departments.

  • a book on houseplants. For a beginner, buy a universal one, that is, one where different plants are described, and not just roses. Typically, such books provide basic knowledge about plant selection, transplantation, composition of land mixtures, as well as a brief description of care. I have already read to the holes of Dr. Hession and Jan van der Neer ("All About Houseplants") and Verzilin ("Traveling with Houseplants").
  • pots. It is a planter, not a flower pot. After donating a pot, there is not always a plant that is suitable for transplanting in terms of the size of the root system, it can stand idle for a long time, after losing its gift "spirit". And in the pots you can put any nondescript or old, but still usable pot that fits into it. Such a gift will decorate the interior and will not collect dust on the shelf. The planter can be taken for ampelous plants so that it can be hung, for orchids growing in transparent pots and for other others. The main thing is not to take too bright and pretentious, so that the plant does not get out of the picture. It is better not to give a cache-pot empty; it is better to put a bunch of cut flowers or a living plant in a pot in it.

  • decoration for a flower pot. Now their assortment is quite large and varied. Such decorations can be stuck into the ground, weighed on the edge of the pot, and placed on the surface of the earth.

  • you can donate the plant itself, but here you still have to get acquainted with the tastes of the florist. For beginners, they, as a rule, have not yet fully developed, a person does not always immediately determine what he loves and wants to grow, but still it is worth making sure in which direction the love for plants is going. Find out what you like more: beautiful buds, colorful leaves, or maybe unpretentiousness or fashion in general? And it is worthwhile to go shopping in advance and decide on the choice in advance, so that later you do not run and search. It is advisable to find out the name of the plant right away so that the recipient of the gift immediately knows what to look for information on care.

Finding a plant for a collector is more difficult than for a beginner. Here you need to know the preferences of the collector in advance. It is better to purchase cuttings and ready-made plants in advance and not in the store, but from the same collectors. In big cities, this will not be a problem, in a small one you will have to order, and in winter the plant can easily freeze during long-term transportation. It is still worth taking a closer look at an experienced florist and finding out what exactly he does, what groups of plants or a certain trend in floriculture he likes. A certain set of tools can also come to help here, for example, for bonsai. For a professional hobby of bonsai, there are at least a dozen tools. For lovers of florariums, you can buy a volumetric glass vase or other container suitable for creating an unusual shape.

About indoor gardening

What is the "history" of the emergence of indoor plant culture? Who was the first to grow them at home? Who Invented the First Flower Pot? Who was the first to write a book on indoor plant care and maintenance? What determines the fashion for a particular plant? And in general, what is indoor gardening? Many amateur gardeners probably want to know the answers to these questions.

Indoor plants are grown in special containers, so it can be assumed that the beginning of the history of the development of indoor gardening and floriculture is associated precisely with the emergence of technology for growing plants not in open ground, but in special containers. Indeed, in nature, their root system still has a limited volume. Apparently, at first the containers were used only as temporary containers for transportation. And then they made sure that with proper care, plants can be kept and grown in containers at all times.

Archaeologists claim that the first potted plants appeared in ancient China almost 5 thousand years ago. Evidence of this can be found in ancient treatises, poetry and painting. For example, already in those days, chrysanthemums, orchids and other traditional types of Chinese garden culture were grown as potted plants.

The art of bonsai literally means "a plant in a bowl", in other words - "a plant living in a container." But this tradition has nothing to do with European gardening.

The origins of European gardening should be sought in the culture of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, the ancient world, and the Middle East. They also knew how to grow plants in containers - ceramic vases, to arrange "hanging gardens" on rooftops and palace terraces. For example, ancient Babylon became famous for the "hanging gardens" of Queen Semiramis (810-806 BC).

The first known "collectors" (gatherers) of plants were soldiers of the army of Totmes III - the Egyptian pharaoh who ruled 3.5 thousand years ago. On the murals of the temple in Karnakh, they are depicted carrying 300 exotics, exported as trophies from Syria. Trade and colonial conquest facilitated the spread of valuable plants and the exchange of horticultural experiences.

The ancient Greeks and Romans were also familiar with the art of growing plants in containers, and their courtyards were decorated with garden vases with flowers growing in them. And the first heated greenhouses were built in ancient Rome even BC. Unfortunately, after the fall of Rome, the art of gardening fell into decay for a long time.

In the Middle Ages, when gardening and floriculture began to develop in countries with temperate and cold climates, it became necessary to shelter valuable plants imported from southern countries for the winter. Probably, it was then that these garden exotics began to be transferred to the premises for a certain time. This does not mean that they became "indoor". The very concept - "indoor plants", appeared much later.

For a long time, thermophilic plants could be fully grown only in specially arranged greenhouses at the palaces of rulers and wealthy nobles. This is how useful and decorative fruit crops, flowers, medicinal and aromatic plants from the Mediterranean and the Middle East were grown.

The first mention of the exceptional results obtained when growing plants indoors dates back to the 13th century. In the cold winter of 1240, the Dutch king Wilhelm arrived in Cologne and received a lavish reception in a hall with flowering trees and shrubs grown in flower pots. The sight was so unprecedented that the creator of this miracle, the outstanding gardener Albert Magnus, was accused of witchcraft ...

Let's skip the subsequent periods of history and go straight to the nineteenth century. It was then that the foundation was laid for the modern range of indoor plants. This was facilitated by changes in the design of houses and lighting of living quarters. Introduced into culture in Europe, oleander, begonia, fuchsia, hibiscus, aspidistra, clivia, gerbera, flowers for forcing and other plants previously grown in greenhouses, increasingly began to appear in the living rooms of townspeople from different classes.

Gardening fashion was set by Victorian Great Britain, where private gardening was actively developing. It has become fashionable to collect plants brought from distant southern colonies, to attach winter gardens to houses, and to decorate living rooms with caddy exotics. At the same time, a purposeful study of the possibilities of keeping plants in interiors began, and the development of their hybrid forms. Moreover, this was done not only by botanists, but also by amateur practitioners. Private garden nurseries and flower importing firms appeared, serving the new hobby of people. They offered them various services: production and supply of planting material, accessories, special furniture, tools, etc. Books, newsletters and guidelines for plant care began to be published, exhibitions and auctions were organized, clubs and societies of gardening lovers, including indoor gardening, appeared.

The nineteenth century is rightfully considered the "golden age" of fuchsia and "orchid fever". The peak of passion for camellias falls on its first half, for cacti - in the middle, and for palm trees and begonias - in the second half of the 19th century. From 1900 until the First World War, pelargoniums were especially popular.

Indoor plant cultivation is a very specific branch of gardening that deserves a detailed study of all stages of its development. It would be a very interesting, informative, but also voluminous work. In a single article, you can only make a brief excursion into the history of the formation and development of this hobby.

Plants in a living space are in the same living space as a person. And the needs of plants do not always fully coincide with the parameters of a comfortable environment for humans.They may experience a lack of air humidity, lack of lighting, too warm temperatures and other factors. In most cases, plants simply put up with indoor conditions and try to survive by adapting to it. A person, in turn, also adapts, takes care of them, heals, protects from those misfortunes that affect plants in nature.
What are the main problems a florist has to solve these days?
Not all plants that are called indoor plants can actually grow permanently and for a long time indoors. Many of them are seasonal, after flowering, they need to be transferred to a greenhouse or garden for resuscitation. But, more often than not, they are simply thrown away. Some plants are attractive only in the juvenile (young) stage of development, so they are also treated ruthlessly.

It should be borne in mind that not all plants can bloom and bear fruit in captivity, that they develop at a different pace, have a completely different look and proportion than in nature. So, for example, dracaena in natural conditions of growth are not at all like home "palms" ...

The assortment of indoor plants includes indoor plants themselves, as well as garden and greenhouse plants that can be temporarily kept indoors.

Plants from the tropical rainforests of Central Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, the Philippines, New Guinea, the northern coast of Australia, Polynesia, Central America, the Amazon basin and eastern Brazil feel good in indoor conditions. These are shrubs (croton, muraya, gardenia, brunfelsia), lianas (monstera, philodendrons, scindansus, tradiscantia, passionflower, stephanotis, tunbergia, clerodendrum), herbaceous plants (begonias, arrowroots, diphenbachia, and paporotnias). constant heat, diffused lighting, uniform watering, planting in nutritious and very loose mixtures are required, since in nature they grow in the rapidly overheating humus of the forest litter.

Most bulbous and tuberous plants, such as hippeastrum, clivia, gloxinia, gloriosa, are more photophilous than exotic plants from the humid tropics. They were brought from the tropical regions of the western part of Madagascar, most of Hindustan, southeastern China, Australia, certain regions of Mexico, Paraguay, Northern Argentina and Uruguay, where humid and dry periods of climate alternate, but a sufficient amount of annual precipitation remains. Therefore, these representatives of the flora have a dormant period, which we usually have in winter. At this time of the year, it is necessary to reduce their watering until it is completely canceled.

It is more difficult to grow plants imported from the subtropical Mediterranean, Africa, India, China, Japan, Australia and the United States.

Among them there are many dwarf flowering and decorative deciduous shrubs: azalea, lantana, oleander, camellia, hibiscus, aralia, aucuba, laurel, myrtle, as well as fruit: citruses, pomegranates. During the dormant period, these plants require a temperature drop to 12C. In conditions of warm winter content, they lack air humidity. In addition, they are very photophilous and suffer greatly from insufficient lighting in winter - they etiolate. The florist has to compensate for these negative factors for plants by all means. However, some exotics of the subtropics, for example, sansevier, chlorophytum, ivy, are so plastic that they can withstand all the mentioned unfavorable conditions.

Succulents and cacti thrive in very well-lit rooms. These flora from arid tropical areas are most easily tolerated by the dry air of modern indoor environments. However, they, like orchids, belong to plants with the so-called specific cultural requirements.

The choice of plant care products is quite large. You can use simple, well-known methods (an example of the successful introduction into the culture of indoor lemons in the city of Pavlovo on the Oka more than 200 years ago, showed that they are quite effective), you can also use modern technical means: an air conditioner, an air humidifier, auto-irrigation systems, artificial substrates, hormonal stimulants ... up to the creation of local ecosystems.

Indoor gardening is a very exciting and multifaceted activity. This is the thrill of constant search, and the opportunity to improve in your skills, and delight from amazing discoveries, and collecting, and the aesthetics of living quarters, and simply - a lot of positive emotions.

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There will be a cotton ball inside the flower. Next, you should attach the middle to the wire and form the petals. Stems of all colors must be wrapped in green paper. The finished bouquet can be wrapped in paper and tied with a ribbon.

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