The History Of Blooming Flowering Tea

The history of blooming tea is somewhat clouded in mystery, but what we do know is that it comes to us from the mountainous southern region of China in the Yunnan province. Yunnan province is said to be the birthplace of tea, which according to botanical scientists is in its modern form a hybridization of species that were present in the 19th and 20th centuries. Artisans high in the Yunnan Mountains are responsible for producing much of the flowing tea bundles packaged for markets around the world, although others outside the regions have begun replicating the craftsmanship to introduce the delicacy to a wider audience.

In China where tea is part of an ancient history of ritual and reverence, blooming tea is called Gong Yi Hua Cha, quite literally translated to “art flower tea” or also known as “flowering tea”. There is no actual written record documenting the advent of flowering tea blooms in Chinese history, so many tea aficionados claim that blooming tea is a fairly recent invention created only in the mid-1980’s. Historians claim there literary proof does exist to back up the claim that flowering tea is at least hundreds of years old. Chinese literary references in texts and pictures depict type of flower tea bloom, which supports the claim that at least the concept of shaping tea leaves into artful forms is hundreds of years old. The art of crafting display teas is a documented fact going back to the mid 10th century C.E., where display tea was used in Chinese royal courts for its visual appeal and never enjoyed as an actual beverage, but this documentation does not include mention of flowering tea.

To be certain, many of the tea blooms available today are very recent creations. Artisans today labor to produce the most elegant blooming flowering teas and are only limited only by their creativity and patience in crafting beautiful works of liquid art. Artisans in Yunnan province still hand make wonderful blooming tea bundles that when steeped in hot water slowly unfurl to produce an exquisite experience, equal parts visual, aromatic, and flavor. It’s thanks to them that the rest of the world is able to enjoy and experience these wonderful works of artistic delicacy.

Epimedium with short flower spikes and large spider-type flowers

This article in the Epimedium series catalogs Epimedium species by their plant form and flower types in order to help you select the best plants for your site. There are too many Epimediums to list in a single article so check out the others in the series to see other categories such as white Epimediums or large Epimediums. The next group are evergreen epimediums that have large flowers in pink to white, but are borne on short flower stalks. Epimedium brachyrrhizum, first described from China in 1997 is similar to another species, Epimedium leptorrhizum (Zone 5-8) that has been known since 1938. Both have spreading rhizomes with Epimedium brachyrrhizum possessing a thicker rhizome, spreading considerably slower. For us E. leptorrhizum never exceeds 6″ in height, while E. brachyrrhizum typically reaches 1′ tall. Both evergreen species are topped in early spring with very short flower spikes of 8-12 flowers ranging from pink to lavender, and occasionally white. E. brachyrrhizum (Zone 5-8) is represented in the trade by two hard to find cultivars Epimedium ‘Elfin Magic’, and soon, the white flowered PDN selection Epimedium ‘Little Angels’. The foliage of E. brachyrrhizum turns a nice shade of lavender in the winter. Epimedium ogisui(1993) (Zone 6-9) is a similar spreading evergreen species with near horizontal spikes of large white flowers. The Chinese Epimedium epsteinii (Zone 5b-8), also named in 1997, is a similar evergreen species with short, but spreading rhizomes and short flowers spikes, sporting up to 12 large bicolored inflorescences of purple cups and spurs, backed by a white outer sepal. Plants in this group make superb groundcovers, often with attractive red mottled foliage. Some of the most showy epimediums are those with large flowers on long spikes. The evergreen Epimedium acuminatum (Zone 5-8) from limestone cliffs in the Southern Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan leads this list along with its hybrid, Epimedium x omeiense (acuminatum x fangii). E. x omeiense is fairly new to cultivation, first flowering in cultivation in 1982 (W. Stearn 2002). In our studies, the primary easily visible difference is that Epimedium acuminatum has smaller, narrower leaves and is shorter in stature, 12″ tall for E. acuminatum, compared to 24″ tall for E. x omeiense. E. acuminatum flowers with 18″ long arching spikes, each adorned with up to 50 large flowers composed of long dark purple spurs, highlighted by pale lavender inner sepals. The flowers are so large, the spikes can become quite heavy, so much that their tips nearly touch the ground. For this reason, I recommend both E. acuminatum and E. x omeiense be planted atop a berm, so the flowers can be better enjoyed. Both E. acuminatum and E. x omeiense are prized for their long-pointed and wonderfully mahogany mottled leaves. Compared to the tight clumping species, this is a reasonably good spreading species. Heronswood’s E. acuminatum ‘Ruby Star’ (white sepals, lavender spurs, and a purple cup), and Darrell Probst’s E. acuminatum ‘Night Mistress’ (pink spurs, purple spurs, and a purple cup) are the two easiest to find clones on the market. Mikinori Ogisu=s wild collected clone of E. x omeiense released as Epimedium ‘Stormcloud’, Dan Hinkley’s ‘Myriad Years’ (white sepals, light lavender spurs and a purple cup), and the Japanese ‘Akane’ Epimedium are the easiest to find in the market.

The Visconti Fountain Pen Where The Italian Renaissance Lives

Were legendary Florentine artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci alive in the 21st Century, chances are good that he would have used a Visconti fountain pen. These upscale, high-end fountain pens combine traditional Italian craftsmanship with the latest technology to produce a writing instrument of a level of quality that is almost unknown in this age of outsourcing to third-rate factories in China and India.

And in fact, Visconti fountain pens are manufactured in the same city in which the Italian Renaissance began over 750 years ago. Development and design of the Visconti fountain pen line is carried out in a villa in Florence that has been in everyday use since Da Vinci’s time.

The company that produces Visconti fountain pens was founded by the appropriately-named Dante Del Vecchio, himself a Renaissance man with a keen interest in historical writing instruments, fountain pens in particular. This passion for history and craftsmanship has led to fountain pens that are instantly identifiable wherever there are fine fountain pens for sale. Although his is an Italian company, Signore Del Vecchio takes inspiration for his designs from an eclectic array of sources that include medieval alchemy, the Knights Templar, modern Manhattan and even Asian influences such as ancient Beijing.

Each and every Visconti fountain pen is designed and manufactured using the latest technology and the finest materials available, using a combination of techniques that are both traditional and innovative. For example, many Visconti pens are of historic design with fine, artistic inlays while at the same time employ space-age materials such as celluloid.

Those in the fields of international diplomacy and high finance will be familiar with the Visconti pen; Visconti pens have been used to sign treaties as well as international trade agreements in recent years. It is one indicator of the high quality and visual appeal of these fountain pens, which you will find in all better upscale mercantile establishments where fountain pens are sold.

Fish and Wildlife in Water Garden Species to Choose

There are in excess of 20,000 species of fish in nature, and most of these are marine-based. A small number are freshwater fish, and only a tiny number of these are suitable for keeping in ponds. Nevertheless, of the few species available to us, there is a huge range of hybrids, shapes, colours, habits and sizes. And the good news is that every few years a new type of fish, or strain of fish, becomes available to the pond-keeper.

The common goldfish It is said that the common goldfish is the best known fish in the world and we can all instantly recognize it. It is fairly long-lived fish – 15 years is not unusual – and millions are bred annually by fish farms, which also makes them quite cheap to buy.

Originally from China and parts of Siberia, the goldfish is a hardy breed, able to withstand a range of temperatures from above 30C down to practically freezing. As a child I well remember the cold British winter of 1963. We had about eight goldfish in a large metal water tank in the greenhouse. The water froze solid, even under glass, all bar about three inches at the bottom. They were probably iced up for three or four days in total but, by speedily defrosting the ice, we managed to save most of the fish.

Goldfish can grow up to about 30cm (12in) from head to tail, if the conditions are right and the pool large enough. Fancy varieties are usually considerably smaller. The ‘normal’ goldfish is short-finned, usually orange but also in other single colour variations (although curiously not in the olive green that is the natural colour of its ancestors). Centuries of selective breeding have produced over 100 ‘official’ varieties of goldfish.

Golden orfe These, also known as the ‘ide’ fish, are perfect for larger ponds – with a minimum surface area of 4m2 (43 sq ft ). In the wild the orfe is silver, but the golden form has been bred for use in garden ponds, along with blue and marbled variants. They are native to various parts of Northern Europe, particularly the River Danube. They are fast movers, staying near the surface of the water – a very obliging form of behaviour as far as humans are concerned.

Orfe are usually sold as specimens of 8-10cm (3-4in) long, but in time they will reach 45cm (18in) if conditions are right. They need to swim in water that is oxygen-rich and for this reason they seem to enjoy the splashes from fountains and waterfalls. They can suffer when the oxygen runs low, for instance during dull, thundery weather.

BREEDING: in late spring the female scatters her eggs among fine-leaved water plants. Hatching takes place in around 20 days.

Golden tench This fish, which in the wild inhabits the still waters of rivers, large ponds and even sand pits, can grow to a massive 71cm (28in), although 30-41cm (12 – 16in) is more usual for a healthy adult in a large domestic pond. Tench are excellent scavengers and feed off the muddy bottoms of the pond. Although they are very hardy fish, during particularly cold weather they will bury themselves in the mud for some protection.

The original, if you like ‘wild’ form, was the green tench but for garden pond situations the cultivated golden tench is better, as it is more decorative and more easily seen. Tench are undemanding, being able to survive in relatively acidic water (low pH), with fairly low oxygen levels. The natural food of the tench comprises various insects, worms and young shoots of water vegetation.

BREEDING: a mature female can lay up to 900,000 adhesive eggs among aquatic plants and weed in late spring and early summer. Hatching can take between six to eight days.

Golden rudd The body of this fish is actually silver, but with a golden hue. Its scales are large and rough-looking, and make identification fairly easy. In a pond situation the rudd can grow to 41cm (16in) in length, feeding on worms, insects and certain aquatic vegetation. It is found wild in slow-running rivers in most parts of Europe north of the Pyrenees.

The rudd inhabits the surface and midwater section of the pond, and associates well with other fish, particularly orfe.

BREEDING: a large female rudd can lay as many as 200,000 adhesive eggs during spring and early summer. Hatching takes between 8 to 15 days, depending on the temperature.

Grass carp This species can grow to over lm (3ft) in length so a large pond is required. Although it is a fine fish, with certain excellent qualities, I hesitate to recommend it, a) because it consumes large amounts of most water plants, with relish, and b) because the larger fish can also leap, so it is not unusual for them to jump out of the pond and perish. In its favour, most grass carp kept in ornamental pools are albinos, which are particularly attractive against dark-sided ponds, and they will actually consume quantities of unwanted vegetation, including duckweed and algae.

BREEDING: this fish needs a temperature of around 27-29C to spawn, so is unlikely to breed in the confined ponds of temperate zone gardens (which, bearing in mind their eventual size, is quite possibly a relief to know).

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Discover More Concerning Flower Watercolor Painting

In terms of watercolor painting perhaps the most popular material must be floral settings. Some thing concerning the mixture in the extensive variety of colors and designs of diverse flowers as well as the fragile wash of watercolor painting appears to in shape this medium extremely effectively without a doubt. Here are a few recommendations regarding how to get started with flower watercolor painting.

Flower watercolor painting is among the least complicated subjects to paint. Youve got thousands of various styles and colors to pick from youll be able to experiment with how light and shadow play about the petals and leaves and you also can even consist of other objects to practice foreshortening. Regardless of whether you paint just one detailed pansy or perhaps a field of wildflowers the potential for experimenting with color light and texture are nearly countless.

When training flower watercolor painting you cannot go improper with using your personal flowers. This permits you to paint from the rooms youre most at ease with. Flowers also give you the flexibility to select rooms with particular light or atmosphere that contributes towards the painting. However it can be not a great idea to stick with basically making use of your individual flowers. Never be frightened to go out into the wilderness and paint in several outdoor settings at the same time. Seize a forest packed with bluebells or perhaps a subject of daffodils nodding inside the wind. Painting outdoors is actually a enjoyment that many get advantage of. Not only does it challenge you with diverse settings however it also offers you much more material to perform with.

When learning flower watercolor painting eventually you receive to the position where with your head the flowers no lengthier resemble flowers. Instead each and every leaf every petal can be a form to become created together with your brush. The a lot more you practice developing these shapes the higher youll get at capturing subtle changes of hue or light. When you grow a lot more competent you might want to experiment with much more abstract depictions of flowers to stretch your creativeness somewhat.

As soon as youve mastered the art of capturing flower watercolors on paper you may want to move on to other mediums. By way of example the artwork of painting tiny delicate flowers on china teacups or plates is a custom that has persisted considering that the Victorian era. Youll be able to also extend your flower watercolor painting to incorporate murals or huge canvases. Never be frightened to experiment?you will never know what masterpieces you will arrive up with. Learn far more right now about how you can master the art of flower watercolor painting

Make A Wedding Flower Centerpiece Statement With These Creative Ideas

Wedding centerpiece flowers add excitement and elegance. They carry the colors, shapes and themes from the bridal party into other areas for guest to enjoy.

Just as a simple meal can be transformed into an elegant one simply by placing it on a china plate instead of a paper plate, a simple room can be transformed into an elegant romantic setting. It doesn’t always have to be an over the top arrangement filled with expensive flowers to make a statement.

It can be as simple as tall cylinder vases filled with a single floral stem or floating candles. Use a mirror circle as a base to reflect the candle or to enhance the flower stem. This will make it appear larger than it actually is.

Placing tea lights in a circle around a tall vase with a few flowers is another elegant way to bring excitement to the table.

Simple arrangements of mixed greenery can be very beautiful as table centerpieces. This idea is easier on the budget especially if cuttings come from a home garden. They can either be tall showy arrangements in trumpet vases or long, low ones. A mixture of fern, ivy, lemon leaf, pampas grass or lily grass makes a very lovely combination.

To add color to an arrangement of greenery, a single flower can be placed inside the vase with the greenery arrangement in a floral dish resting on top of the vase. Rose petals can be scattered around the vase on the table.

An added bonus of this arrangement is that it can be made well in advance especially if it is a DIY wedding. The rose petals and/or candles can be placed at the last minute for a stress free event.

A collection of cylinder or rectangular vases of different heights is probably one of the most inexpensive and effective ways to make a big statement with a small budget. Not only is is it less expensive it can be so elegant that it is often chosen when cost is not a concern.

Here are two of my favorite ways to incorporate these vases. One is to fill the vases with water and use floating candles. Place the vase on a mirror square or circle. Framed mirror in a beautiful silver or gold frame will add a warm reflection and enhance the centerpiece.

Another way is to place clear pebbles in the bottom of the vase about 1/3 from the bottom. Add water just below the top of the pebbles. Insert short stems of roses so that they are inside of the vase. Add rose petals around the vases. With a few stems of roses and a few vases, a very elegant and expensive look will wow your guests.

For a fun, whimsical centerpiece try filling vases with chocolate candy. Mirrors and candles can also be added for elegance. Any shape and size vase will work as well as any candy. Wrapped candy can be strewn around on the table in place of flower petals. Try mixing the candy. For example, if you use wrapped candy, use some with gold wrappers with some with brown wrappers.

More expensive unwrapped chocolate in white and dark can be mixed for a stunning display.

Photos of the couple from childhood through the present always makes for an interesting display. They can either be framed in small frames and placed down the center of the table, in albums, black and white photos placed directly on the table look great, or an impressive slide show can be played on a large screen. Photos taken by guests throughout the wedding can be uploaded and played on the slide show.

For low centerpieces try placing stems of fern in a random pattern down the center of the table. Add candles, flower petals, or photos. A fun theme could include small toys favored by the bride and groom with their favorite childhood candy.

An elegant low centerpiece using a simple vase of flowers is always beautiful.

Sheet moss makes a wonderful base for any centerpiece. From simple rose petals sprinkled across the top to holding elegant stems of orchid. It is an organic addition that will extend the size of the centerpiece.

Silk Flower Arrangements

Silk flower arrangements are a wonderful way to create a mood. In your home or in your office, a tastefully done silk flower arrangement conveys a message to all those who enter. Picture a dinner party with nothing on the table but dishes and silverware. Then add a horizontal centerpiece reflecting the season or the occasion. What a wonderful and colorful addition to the ambiance. You have a wide choice of flower types and colors. You can even add candles for a more softened tone. Your silk flower arrangement can compliment your good china, your linens, or even the color of the walls. Choose an arrangement of similar palette or something on the opposite side of the color spectrum that really makes your table pop. Typically, horizontal silk flower arrangements would have one, two or three larger blooms in the center depending on the length you need, with smaller flowers surrounding it. One long arrangement or two or three smaller silk flower arrangements on a long table will add to the elegance of your dinner table. Silk flower arrangements are an excellent choice for decorating any room in your home. They are easy to clean, need no maintenance or watering, and will not affect those with allergies to plants and flowers. Flowers lift everyone’s mood. You don’t need a special or formal occasion to use them as decorations. A vase of bright sunflowers on your kitchen table, a potted hydrangea on your end table, some bright and colorful Gerber Daisies in the family room all add to the enjoyment of your home. Your choice of office dcor can also create the mood you desire. For a reception area, a nice vertical flower arrangement of perhaps roses, tulips or gladiolas, with forget-me-nots or baby’s breath and some green leaves as filler will add an elegant touch. For a receptionists desk, a smaller silk flower arrangement of one large flower such as a hydrangea or mum with a few smaller blooms around it in a low vase adds color to an otherwise bland surrounding. Whether for your home or office, silk flower arrangements offer a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and designs. They can remain beautiful for years with only an occasional dusting. They can be changed with the seasons and stored for the next year, and are much more affordable than fresh flowers.

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How To Choose The Right Vase YeFlowers

For those aesthete, there’s next to nothing worse than visiting a nubile young beauty in ill-suited couture. Nothing, except perhaps a bouquet of flowers from a mismatched vase. The horror indeed!
While many people would likely avert their eyes from such instances of floral injustice, we’ll have some proactive way of measuring offering some top methods for picking the right vase.

Tip 1: Size matters rs

Thousands would argue differently, but we’re digging our heels in with this one. Trust us, you don’t need your flowers to be just as if they’ve borrowed their chubby cousin’s glad rags; neither if you happen to try and rewrite the storyplot of Cinderella and her sisters by forcing a chunky stem into a glass slip associated with a vase that’s clearly manufactured for more petite flowers. One slightly tired gerbera pouting originating from a slinky Coke bottle will look way more glamorous compared to a healthy several freesias drowning in the giant crystal trumpet.

Tip 2: It’s what you may have and everything you do along with it that counts

Whether you have been given a gift-wrap to a dozen roughly stems you will be arranging yourself, a sumptuous hand-tied bouquet wanting to plop inside a vase, a selection of tropical flowers or perhaps a single rose, you’ll want to consider your flowers carefully for anybody who is hoping to make a maximum-impact display.

Begin by studying the model of the flowers, and don’t be shy of leaping to logical conclusions. Tall stems such as gladioli really do like taller vases, and flowers with bare stems and an abundance of flower heads succeed in trumpet-shaped containers that come with a supporting collar to reply on with the neck.

Tip 3: Shape up or ship out

Slender, curvaceous or perfectly plump – you possibly can tell considerably within the character of your vase from its shape. Ensure that you help the whimsy of vessel, or your arrangement might run aground.

The column vase – Twiggy: Here is the no-nonsense tomboy of vases: perpendicularly and down, literally plus metaphorically. Just like the 60s supermodel, the Twiggy vase is well admired ready for its versatility. It can model most situations, but is best suited to modern, geometrical shapes and clean verticals. The long, straight lines belonging to the vase accentuate the height of taller, more architectural flowers, which look particularly remarkable generally if the stems are spiraled within the base.

We recommend using some tall flowers in bright colours offset with greenery, like citrus-fresh roses and antirrhinums and deep-blue delphiniums. Those shades and silhouettes definitely reveal a classy swingin’ sixties influence, making it an excellent match for the Twiggy column vase.

For anybody who is probably going to be displaying your arrangement in a very high-ceilinged room, place vase on a mantelpiece or windowsill to emphasise the peak of both room as well as the flowers. Additionally you can let the vase of flowers stand seductively as part of your entrance hall for the great welcoming effect – a bit like those pretty girls hanging for the doorway of Studio 54.

The hourglass vase – Marilyn: The goal wasn’t film stars who look wonderful with waspish waists. The Marilyn vase contains a subtle curve in the center, doing it a most voluptuous profile. Because it possesses a fairly narrow neck and is not as tall as being the Twiggy, this vase is particularly worthy holding fewer stems without the presence of flowers looking that they’re lolling drunkenly within the sides.

You are able to build a floral tribute to Ms Monroe which has a dozen peroxide-blonde roses in the white Marilyn hourglass vase. In this famous billowing dress, the American icon caused a stir wherever she went – stealing the limelight while dining parties, lounging gracefully beside a sofa, reclining within the bedroom, attempt to looking fantastic. You’ll be prepared to learn how the same is true in the Marilyn vase.

The world vase – Ella: This jazzy not-so-little lady of glass has the world by assuming its shape: a sturdy yet graceful sphere. Like Ms Fitzgerald, the Ella globe vase boasts soft curves and melodious proportions built down a goody anywhere that kicking back and relaxing really are a priority.
As any jazz great will confirm, you will find better activities than preening and pampering; to merely get instantly to enjoying the music. Well the same for those Ella globe vase, that makes it perfectly fitted to ready-made hand-tied bouquets that is lowered in without fuss to present instant delight.

Coffee tables, dining tables and any deeply dippy lowdown surfaces are working for Ella – this vase is the most suitable to smile on from on covering the rainbow, way up high. Our favourite freestyle combination is a a hand-tie of yellow calla lilies and safari sunset; the curve in the vase finishes off of the sphere of your bouquet, with all the narrow neck holding the flowers perfectly ready. Too marvelous for words…

But when you’ve chosen your vase, what next? Purchasing a one accentuates the beauty with your flowers is about the most difficult, but i am not saying you need to so simple as throwing the flowers straight in.

Tip 4: You want to keep flower heads above water

To start, you will have to increase water (room temperature is ideal, but occurs discretion if you will find a heatwave as well as your air-con is broken) and pour using flower food. The volume of water you have is perfectly up to you. Most flowers should be in nearly their ankles instead of their necks, but adding more water adds weight and stability in your arrangement. Weak hands water can you could make your arrangement look unfinished or neglected.

Tip 5: Ensure your flowers absolutely are a cut above

That’s where it might all go horribly wrong in the event you start engaged on a whim. Pulling off any stray leaves which will be below the waterline commonly be installed enough; it’s concerning cutting the stems that trouble can take place. One snip too much is the downfall off your careful planning this far.

We recommend placing your vase to the side of a table and after that holding each flower against its side, in order that the bottom with the stem extends below the table edge. Move the flower up or down as per what amount of from it you desire protruding from the the top vase, and then make the cut. A superb trick is to use the 1/3 vase to 2/3 flowers ratio rule for column or hourglass vases, and rehearse a 50:50 ratio with spherical vases.

This system not merely prevents disaster, but will also saves time – you simply will not be repeatedly placing each stem in just the ideal position with the vase only to pull it out again because it’s not the appropriate length.

Tip 6: Bring it and leaf it

If you’re new to flower arranging, begin with the greenery. Assemble the heavier, leafy stems in first then add the flowers, separately. Foliage is ideal for adding texture; try some heart-shaped monsteria, broad aspidistra or willowy twigs.

You may as well curl fatter leaves inside the clear glass vase, but this might get messy with frequent water changes (every 3 to 4 days is a great habit), and clean stems neatly placed will be beautiful au naturel, particularly to remain hand tied.

When you are stuck for inspiration, take into account that you will never fail which has a symmetrical arrangement. You could potentially even mirror the flowers you have by having a zygomorphic or actinomorphic pattern. Which can be a little fancy technique for saying you may earn your display radially or bilaterally symmetrical.

Tip 7: Take the mood

Shape is often as essential as colour for preparing a specific floral ambience. Lofty tropicals at a Twiggy vase look dramatic and modern while slinky gerbera stems in Marilyn’s curves are classified as the secret to a display option exact the complete opposite of fuddy-duddy. If at all romance you’re after, try armfuls of sumptuous pink lilies and roses inside a giant Ella, or relax with boho-style blossoms reclining from a smaller glass orb.

Tip 8: A final rule in vaseology

You’ll such as this one – unless you might be a pedant: once you know the policies, break them. Fiddle around, have a blast to check out what you are able put together.

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