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Marcin Rusak's White Perma Collection casts flowers in milky white resin
London designer Marcin Rusak has cut this set of resin works into unusual shapes that are intended as "hybrids of domestic furniture".

White Perma Collection is the latest in a series of works by Polish-born Rusak that encase plants in resin.

For the new set, Rusak has arranged scrap buds, stems, petals and leaves sourced from florists into a milky white bio-resin – a resin that contains plant-based substances – which draws a stark contrast to darkness of his resin furniture pieces.

To dye for: the flower that makes food a beautiful hue of peacock blue
At the start of a new year, or decade, I can never guess how I will feel by the end of it. We might give rough estimations about how we’ll evolve, setting ambitions and goals. But we can never see the future clearly.

Time to go wild with African violets
As someone who could never be accused of being in-step with fashion, I have always found the world of horticultural trends as perplexing as they are fascinating. In some ways they fulfil a valuable function, encouraging growers to experiment with new plants and techniques they hadn’t considered before. But the flip side is that we may overlook options that could otherwise bring us a huge amount of joy.

Mum bought blooming cactus from B&Q only to find the flowers were GLUED on
A MUM bought a blooming cactus only to find the flowers were glued on.

Emily Dennys spotted the plants labelled “flowering” in the gardening section of B&Q.

Scotland boasts a wealth of wild flowers
Few countries in the world – and especially ones as small as Scotland – can boast such an amazing diversity of wild flowers, with some 3,500 varieties in total.

No wonder some of the country’s most inventive gardeners have long incorporated wild flowers into their gardens.

For such a small a country, Scotland is a botanist’s paradise. From the exceedingly rare arctic alpines found on Ben Lawers’ high slopes in Highland Perthshire, to the stunted, wind-sculpted orchids unique to the Hebrides, Scotland’s flora is richly diverse.

Flowering Plants Reached Australia 126 Million Years Ago: Study
Australia’s oldest angiosperms (flowering plants) are approximately 126 million years old, and they resembled modern magnolias, buttercups and laurels, according to new research published in the Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology.

That Keeps My Flowers Alive
A wise woman named Snooki once exclaimed, “Vodka, straight up!” when asked how she keeps herself in shape. I’m paraphrasing—her actual words were, “It sucks, but no Long Islands or margaritas when you drink. It has to be straight vodka.” Still, the idea that vodka might be a contributing factor in the art of thriving resonates with me both as a person who won’t turn down a martini and as someone who occasionally buys flowers and wants to keep them alive.

5 Fascinating Facts About Amaryllis You Probably Didn't Know
It's impossible to walk past an amaryllis in full bloom without admiring its huge flowers and bright colors. Plus they bloom for several weeks in the winter—usually just in time for the holidays. They don't need much of your attention during the busy winter season either: All you have to do is give them a little water and warm, brightly lit spot, and they'll become beautiful showstoppers in just a few weeks. Still, there's a lot of interesting info behind these captivating plants that you might not be familiar with—we rounded up five of our favorite fun facts about amaryllis to help ring in the holidays.

Robin Calmly Sits Among the Flowers at London Supermarket
Hannah Grace spied a robin sitting among the flowers at a Tesco supermarket in Perivale, London, England on December 10.

In this video, the bird can be seen calmly perched among the bouquets in the floral display section.

How flowers adapt to their pollinators
The first flowering plants originated more than 140 million years ago in the early Cretaceous. They are the most diverse plant group on Earth with more than 300,000 species. Evolutionary biologists have now analyzed 3-dimensional models of flowers and found that flower shapes can evolve in a modular manner in adaptation to distinct pollinators.

Finding Calm Photographing Gloomy Minimalist Flowers
Call it a personal project or way of finding the calm again in photographs, lately I've been shooting a portrait style “sad flower” collection and I love it. Check out the how and why and if it tickles your fancy you can give it a try too.

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