How to Significantly Lower Your Wedding Flower Costs

Written by Candice Barrigher

When planning a wedding, it is vital to keep in mind that approximately 5-10% ofrepparttar budget may be consumed by floral costs. Whether your budget is $5000 or $15,000, this percentage is a significant amount considering all ofrepparttar 113393 other things that are battling over your hard earned dollars (or, your parents’ hard earned dollars!) Althoughrepparttar 113394 thought of spending so much on an element of your wedding that may not last pastrepparttar 113395 day itself may depress you, flowers addrepparttar 113396 power of elegance and richness to your event.

“So, what do I do?” is a question that I have been asked. The answer is quite simple; you must find ways to cuts costs and maintainrepparttar 113397 same desired effect. What most do not find simple is discovering ways to cutrepparttar 113398 costs. Well, here are a few tried and true ways that will allow you to incorporate one of nature’s most glorious creations without breakingrepparttar 113399 bank.

1) One word…SILK! Silk flowers today appear to be so life-like, that I have actually had to touch and smell a bouquet just to be sure! They come is huge variations of blooms and colors. You are most certain to find silk flowers in exactlyrepparttar 113400 same bloom and color you desire for actual flowers at a fraction ofrepparttar 113401 costs.

Carnivorous Plants and Black Bears

Written by Jacob Farin

Carnivorous plants native torepparttar United States are accustomed to cold temperatures, frost and snow. That is what really makes these plants very unique. They may look tropical, but really they are as hardy as a black bear inrepparttar 113392 Rockies.

But, likerepparttar 113393 black bear, there is something that frost-tolerant plants do not like – dry freezing Arctic wind. This type of wind will pull moisture right out of your plant and cause your plant to wither away.

There are couple ways to protect your plants fromrepparttar 113394 wind, while making sure they stay in hibernation.

Wind protection is only necessary if you live in zones 5 or below and temperatures routinely go below 20°F for more than a week at a time.

Likerepparttar 113395 black bear, you can place your plants in a cave. If you do not have a cave in your backyard, place your plants in an unheated garage, tool shed or cold frame, which is essentially an unheated greenhouse.

Becauserepparttar 113396 plants are dormant and has stopped growing forrepparttar 113397 winter, light is not much of an issue. Just make surerepparttar 113398 soil is always moist. You can maintain its moisture by keepingrepparttar 113399 plant in no more than 1/4-inch of water.

Before placing your plants in your cave, so to speak, follow these important steps:

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