Brazilian Truffles!

Brazilian Truffles!

Bri-gah-day-ro!

Brazilian Truffles the perfect companion of the luxury flowers

Brigadeiro is an iconic traditional Brazilian dessert. It’s a scrumptious bite-size handmade sweet. While the most traditional version is chocolate, it also comes in a variety of flavors.

But why is it so different, you may ask? It is indeed like nothing you have ever tasted.

The traditional ingredients are condensed milk, butter and chocolate, which are cooked to perfection to achieve a velvety texture. But we, like most Brazilians, are very creative and we want to bring to you a gourmet version of delightful Brigadeiros.

We add a touch of sophistication by using the finest ingredients with a variety of flavors from chocolate, hazelnuts, Nutella, pistachio, cashews, white chocolate, to carnival strawberry. We always serve it fresh with an elegant presentation in a beautiful box. For more information, follow us in Instagram @brazilian_brigadiers

What’s a garden weed and what’s not?

What’s a garden weed and what’s not?

Common garden weeds are persistent garden invaders that will often grow back if you fail to treat them correctly. Before you are able to effectively treat/ remove them you must first be able to identify whether or not it is a garden weed. Weeds can be divided into 3 groups which can help determine the best way to identify them: read more…

11 Orchid care tips

11 Orchid care tips

Q: How often should I be fertilizing my orchids?
A: Be sure to use an orchid food that is formulated for orchids and follow the instructions on the label. In general, most orchid fertilizers recommend usage once a month. Less frequent fertilizing may stunt growth and inhibit flowering; more frequent fertilizing may burn the roots and leaves and inhibit flowering. For complete step-by-step instructions on how to feed your orchids, click here.

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What are Succulents?

What are Succulents?

A question I get asked frequently is, what are succulents? While succulents are increasing in popularity, many people are still unaware of these amazing plants. Hopefully this will give you a better understanding of what succulents are. Succulents are a group of plants that store water in their leaves. The leaves tend to be thick and fleshy, but some genus and species have thicker leaves than others.

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Top 10 spring garden tips

Top 10 spring garden tips

1. Order summer-flowering bulbs and seeds
This is the perfect task for a wet and windy day! Summer-flowering bulbs such as Lilies, Gladiolus and Ranunculus can be planted in early spring for a colourful summer display. Browse our catalogue or website for inspirational new varieties of seeds and bulbs to plant and grow this year. For more information on planting bulbs take a look at our How to plant bulbs article.

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Valentine´s day

Valentine´s day

This month, February, we did not have to look hard to find our inspiration… This month our inspiration comes from one, if not the most powerful force in the world, LOVE. Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day and yes, we also celebrate Friend’s Day in February, but our inspiration comes from all the different kinds of Love: Romantic, Friendship, Family, Self Love, Passion, Career and of course, our love for Flowers, Art and Beauty!!!

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Colombia with LOVE, Roses growing to deliver on time to Bethesda, MD

Colombia with LOVE, Roses growing to deliver on time to Bethesda, MD

Valentine’s Day in 2018 falls on a Wednesday (weekday) and the rose growers are preparing for their major sales periods of the year; as many in the U.S. floral industry believe, celebrating Valentine’s Day on a weekday is good for sales. We are very optimistic about this year, Valentine’s Day is one of the most important floral holidays of the year and We will make our official launch this season, bringing to the area of the Capital, Washington D.C. a unique and luxurious concept.

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Happy February, the month of LOVE

Happy February, the month of LOVE

Can you believe it??? The 2017 holidays are completely behind us and we are looking at the new year straight in the face with our goals and dreams. And then comes February, when we may stray a little bit… but also when we celebrate Black History Month, American Heart Month and -unofficially- the month of LOOOVE… In honor of all three we remind ourselves of the words by the beloved African-american poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 

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The Language of flowers

The Language of flowers

Flowers are beautiful treasures of Mother Nature of which we have the luxury of receiving and/or giving to others. Flowers can represent and deliver many kinds of feelings and messages. In most occasions certain types of flowers are customary to certain type of events but the reality is there are infinite ways to arrange flowers to portray beautiful tangible messages. It’s always safe to assume that the immense selection of flowers overwhelms most people. Which is completely understandable!

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