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Arrangements in pastel shades and the softest yellows, peaches, warm pinks, creamy whites and subtle greens make us feel safe, snug and loved. Consider a nurturing floral arrangement for a new mother, a sick friend or a grieving loved one – anyone who would benefit from a caring, loving embrace. See five emotional color palettes and the flowers that bring them to life.
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In Vitamin F, yellow is the primary color for Wellness energy, as it represents the sun, life force and health. Supplement a big burst of flowers with greens, which induce nature’s healing energy, and white, which reflects serenity.
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Common names: hydrangea, big-leaved hydrangea, hortensia
Description: Four-petaled flowers grow in round clusters that are usually 4 to 8 inches wide. Coarsely-toothed leaves grow 6 to 8 inches long on woody shrubs. Flowers bloom in blue, white, lavender and pink
Special care: Blooms live two to four weeks. Provide bright, indirect light. Provide plenty of water to prevent wilting and remove excess water from saucers. Maintain an evenly moist soil medium, but be cautious of over watering, which can damage the plant. Plants in bloom do not need fertilizer.
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