Illume Candles for Everyday and Holiday
Why do we love candles? They can evoke memories and create ambience and moods simply by their appearance, fragrance and their mesmerizing flames. Aromatherapy candles are excellent ways to improve our moods on all levels. We light a candle to invoke calm, peace [read more]
Flowers make us smile and so many reasons to send flowers! But, how to keep Valentines Day Roses looking fresh and new? With a little bit of care, your roses will last longer than a day! Most importantly, display your roses in a cool location away from direct sunlight and drafts. Cut your rose stems at an angle under water or running water about one inch from the bottom. Take off any leaves that will be below the waterline. When the stems start to brown, keep your flowers living longer by cutting them and changing the water. Pull off any outer petals that are discolored or damaged.
CUTTING YOUR ROSES
Roses should be cut and the water should be changed on day 3. Using shears, cut about an inch off the end of each stem. Hold the end of each stem under running water or submerge the stem in water while cutting at an angle to avoid the stem-end drawing in air. Be careful not to cut through or scrape the green bark on the outside of the stem or the water will not travel through the stem past the damaged point causing the rose to die.
REVIVING A WILTED ROSE
Occasionally a rose will wilt or develop a weak stem just below the bud, causing the bloom to tip over. If this happens, re-cut that stem at an extreme angle about one inch from the base of the stem, submerge the entire rose in warm water in a sink or bathtub for about 20 minutes. The rose may have absorbed enough water to revive itself and can be replaced in the arrangement. When reviving a rose in this manner, we suggest the water be hot, not boiling. Please be sure to straighten the angle of the head or it will revive with a “bent neck.”
“Flower shock” is an extreme temperature fluctuation from cold to hot that can cause all of your roses to die at once. Be careful not to move your flowers from a cool room to a high heat environment such as a hot car or into a room warmer than 70 deg.F. Always avoid placing your flowers under warm air drafts.
Check the water supply immediately upon arrival. Add lukewarm water as needed. For best results, use floral preservative, if provided. Mix the preservative with room temperature water, in the proportion recommended on the package. If floral foam is used, make sure it is always thoroughly saturated. Check your arrangement daily to make sure it has plenty of clear, fresh water. Display your arrangement in a cool location, out of direct sunlight and away from electrical appliances. Avoid particularly hot or cold areas. Flowers should be cut and the water should be changed on day (3) three.
To rearrange any flowers, re-cut the stem ends under water using a sharp knife or scissors. Then, insert each flower back into the arrangement. If floral foam is used, be sure to insert the stems firmly and deeply.
ROSE AND COLOR MEANING
Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each different color has a different meaning. It sends a silent, yet extremely important message. Here are a few helpful tips when deciding what color roses to send:
Red Love, beauty, courage and respect
White Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
Pink Appreciation, “Thank you”, grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink Admiration, sympathy
Yellow Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White Given together, these signify unity.
Red Rosebud A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud Symbolic of girlhood
Thornless Rose Signifies “Love at first sight”.
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Three New Bands You Need to Know
8mm, Sara Petite and The Jazz Punks
The New Rising Stars in Rock, Country and Jazz
When you think Rock, Country and Jazz, think 8mm, Sara Petite and The Jazz Punks. These new artists offer fresh, quality works in new recordings available at www.waresthemore.com. Most people have been listening to the same great classic Jazz, Rock and Country recordings for decades. For many, it is hard to believe that anything new can bring the same satisfaction as the Jazz recordings of the 50’s, the Rock records of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s or roots oriented Country artists that fueled Americas heartland in the 20th century. But each of these new artists carry on the traditions of their forbearers with fresh, relevant works that will stand the test of time.
Classic Rock just got better with 8mm. 8mm is currently on tour supporting their new CD, “Between The Devil and Two Black Hearts” (available at WaresTheMore.com). There is no filler on this CD as every track offers superb songwriting, great vocals and a rocking band. The production quality on this CD is outstanding, which is not a surprise as band leader Sean Beavan is a renown sound engineer and producer, with album credits with Guns and Roses, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails among many others. Juliette Beavan has a good shot of becoming Rock And Rolls’ next Diva Superstar.
Country has a new outlaw sweetheart; Sara Petite. At a time when the country airwaves are dominated by overproduced, formula based Country Rock products, Sara Petite brings us back home to the mountain and crossroad roots of country music. Her new CD, “Circus Comes To Town” will release in early January 2013 (look for an exclusive review and interview at WareTheMore.com). We were lucky to get a preview and can’t wait for the release. Her first three CD’s reveal the blossoming of an outstanding songwriter and talented artist. Join her CD Release Party at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA on January 12 from 3 – 6PM. We’ll be there!
Jazz, by its very definition, lives and thrives on innovation. The decades between the 1940’s and 1960’s produced a constantly evolving well of musical innovation in the Jazz idiom. Since then, there as been little innovation as new artists show off their chops improvising off the classics or composing around legacy formats. And, this is what makes “The Jazz Punks” new CD, “Smashups” so relevant. The Jazz Punks compose original arrangements that tastefully weave classic jazz and rock themes into an entirely new song. Whats more, is these fresh, new compositions are performed by a highly skilled jazz quintet. The result is nothing short of smashing!
You can find the latest CD’s and related merchandise for all three bands on WaresTheMore.com. What’s More: 100% of the proceeds go directly to the bands. We support 8mm, Sara Petite and The Jazz Punks because we love what they do and think you will too.